Carnival Cruise Line Unveils Plan For $195M Terminal Expansion At PortMiami, Bringing Total Port Construction To Over $1B

Miami-Dade county commissioners approved a deal with Carnival Cruise Line for a $195 million expansion of terminal F at PortMiami.

Carnival wants to expedite construction of the terminal so that it can accommodate their biggest Excel class ships upon delivery. Completion of the newly expanded facility is expected in October 2022.

The new ship will be powered by liquefied natural gas. It remains unnamed, but will be a sister ship to Carnivals’ Mardi Gras.

Terminal F will become the third facility at the port dedicated to Carnival, which is currently the largest cruise operator in Miami.

Carnival will pay $120.3 million towards the expansion, and an additional $429m in fees over 20 years is expected as revenue towards the county. Carnival will also have two 7 year extension options. The county will be responsible for construction cost overruns.

Terminal F is visible from the MacArthur Causeway, with tent-like structures that are illuminated at night will be expanded.

The terminal will have a simple and open design which maximizes  the use of facial recognition technology and other elements to move guests through the embarkation process.

Berenblum Busch Architects of Miami is designing the terminal expansion.

In total, there is now nearly $1.2 billion in new cruise terminal space coming to PortMiami, which is already the biggest in the world. In addition to the $195 Carnival terminal, there is:

  • Royal Caribbean’s Crown of Miami ($250 million, completed last year)
  • MSC Cruise Terminal and US HQ ($300 million+, budget approved last week)
  • Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pearl of Miami ($239 million, budget increase approved last week)
  • Virgin Voyages Palm Grove Terminal (179 million, budget increase approved last week)

Other projects at PortMiami include a Virgin Trains station and a $300 million Royal Caribbean Global Headquarters.

 

Terminal F expansion:

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Anonymous
2 years ago

with all due respect the design is terrible. Compared to the new terminals being built at the port.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Who books a cruise based upon the terminal?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Cheap Tourists = Cheap Terminal

Anonymous
2 years ago

It’s Carnival what do you expect?

Anonymous
2 years ago

The other terminals make this one look like a flea market.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Not as over the top as the hype suggested but still nice. I expect the Disney terminal can exceed this design.

Anonymous
2 years ago

” I expect the Disney terminal can exceed this design. ”

It would be pretty amusing if it is Star Wars themed. Like a giant Darth Vader helmet as the termninal and people walk in through Vader’s mouth piece lol

Anonymous
2 years ago

One word : Death Star ! yes, I know that’s 2 words. 😉

Anonymous
2 years ago

That would be great! lol

Anonymous
2 years ago

It will have a Giant set . And mouse ears to.

Anonymous
2 years ago

It will. You can count on it.

Anonymous
2 years ago

>The terminal will have a simple and open design which maximizes the use of facial recognition technology

Welcome to China.

Anonymous
2 years ago

So that’s what the Mayor was doing while visiting China!

Anonymous
2 years ago

This design looks 15 years old.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Pretty boring compared to other cruise lines!

Anonymous
2 years ago

The county will be responsible for construction cost overruns. **8 dun dun dunnnnn

Interested
2 years ago

MIMO Warehouse Chic?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Welcome to Miamis newest Flea market… this is garbage ? Failed Design, this has to be a joke!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Uninspired design.

Anonymous
2 years ago

1990 is calling here!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Meh!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Horrible cheap design, fire the architect, increase your budget simply hideous.

Anonymous
2 years ago

News to me that MSC is moving American HQ to their new port….interesting. Increase of jobs/ office space downtown is nice

Anonymous
2 years ago

This is the one and only time I’m rooting for Disney

POLO
2 years ago

This is more of a facelift of the current terminal than a new terminal.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Ugly and already looks outdated! If only they got rid of the stupid tent looking design I mean seriously is it really necessary to have it?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Garbage design!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Terminal F = Terminal Fail.
$200M for a warehouse shed? Someone is making a lot of money on this refugee camp.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Better have shore power.. whatever that means

Anonymous
2 years ago

This is what Miami International should have looked like 20 years ago…that’s how OUT DATED MIA IS

Anonymous
2 years ago

carnival overhyped this and undelivered in the end. if you havent already, take a look at the terminal that MSC will be building which is orders of magnitude better than this glorified warehouse.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Cruise Capital

Anonymous
2 years ago

Nothing design but at least it has a solar power component.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
2 years ago

Meh.

Anonymous
2 years ago

o/u 1 year delay and 50% cost increase?

Magazine
2 years ago

Is global warming back off now?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Don’t worry, the cruise lines will have made their profits by then. :/

Anonymous
2 years ago

If MIA was a cruise terminal…

Anonymous
2 years ago

We need a bigger pier and terminal in Charleston Badly
Please we need a much bigger pier in Charleston
Not in Florida

Anonymous
2 years ago

ehh