First Look Inside $215M ‘Pearl Of Miami’ Where Glass Is Now Being Installed

Photos have been released of the iconic “Pearl of Miami” cruise terminal now under construction at PortMiami.

The terminal will feature a spiraled facade inspired by the nautilus that will be lit up at night. The elaborate design is causing time and budget overruns, however.

Construction could now cost $215 million or more (compared to an earlier estimated of $165 million), Norwegian Cruise Line told county officials. Norwegian will reimburse cost overruns.

A substantial completion date of February 10, 2020 (originally November 2019) can also no longer be guaranteed, according to a county memo.

In addition to covering cost overruns, Norwegian is agreeing to increase their minimum passenger count and make other concessions.