Photo: Sitework Underway At Miami’s Biggest Ever Cruise Terminal

Sitework is now underway at MSC Cruise’s new PortMiami Terminal, set to become the biggest ever in Miami.

The new facility is expected to cost $415 million.

It will be nearly double the size of Royal Caribbean’s recently completed “Crown of Miami” terminal at the port.

Once the facility is completed, it will handle up to three of the latest generation cruise ships simultaneously, with up to 36,000 passengers per day.

The facility will also be equipped to handle ships powered by LNG, and will have environmentally friendly shore power hookups

There will also be office areas, and a 2,400 space parking garage

Completion is scheduled by December 2023.

 


(photos: Ryan RC Rea)

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

shore power!

Anonymous
1 month ago

looks good. Dredging of government cut and construction of tunnel have proved to be worth untold millions of dollars of economic benefit to Miami-Dade.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Probably the one thing the local government got right in building that Tunnel. Hopefully the new 836/95 intersection will alleviate traffic more

Anonymous
1 month ago

You can’t alleviate traffic by creating more capacity.

Anonymous
1 month ago

agree, but sad about the environment

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami needs a coupla casinos. If the city of Miami gets tens of millions of visitors coming by airplane and train (amongst others) a year, then take the most advantage of it possible while the city have that momentum.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The market for gambling is saturated, too many Indian casinos and sports betting apps now.

Anonymous
1 month ago

There’s Indian casinos in Miami?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Ever hear of Miccosukee Resort and Gaming? Gulfstream Casino? Or how about the 2 Seminole casinos next door in Broward? Or the Casino at Dania Beach or The Big Easy Casino on Pembroke Rd?

Ever hear of Casino Miami at Miami Jai Alai? Oh, and the Florida State Lottery?

How about FanDuel?

Like my post says, market saturation. But keep cashing those lobbyist group checks. I understand, you gotta eat.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Genting has huge lots on the water near the Adrienne Arsht Center where they want to build a huge casino resort.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Again, there’s “Indian casinos in Miami?”

Anonymous
1 month ago

There sure are in the Metro area. Its a big world outside your mamacitas spare bedroom, I know.

Anonymous
1 month ago

So the correct answer would have been “no, there are none in Miami, but there are some in neighboring Broward County.”

Sidenote: Do you think everyone visiting Miami also wants to visit Broward County?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Post never claimed there are Indian casinos within Miami city limits, so your question is null and void.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The comment said “Miami needs a coupla casinos. If the city of Miami gets tens of millions of visitors… ”

Are you the one that posted about “Indian casinos?”

Anonymous
1 month ago

^^^Miami=Metro Miami

People with money to gamble don’t care about city limits signs even if you do.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^
Again, the comment said – “””Miami””” needs a coupla casinos. I know reading is not a few of guy’s strong point but just try a little bit to comprehend.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The former Hynes convention center site at MWC would be perfect for a casino. Think of all the thousands of retired people taking the train down from boca, delray, palm beach, Orlando, Tampa, etc that would spend money there.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^^why would they pass several Indian and pari mutuel casinos along the way to go to one in the middle of no-Americano Miami?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Well ask yourself this.. why do people right now pass up “several Indian and pari mutuel casinos along the way” to get to no-Americano Miami?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Surely not to gamble, since they would be passing multiple gaming locations, which is the point. And people from Delray at Port St. Lucie and Orlando aren’t vacationing in downtown Miami no matter what.

Anonymous
1 month ago

That’s right
No Americano makes us interesting, exotic, different.
No wonder the world loves us.
Wonder why after NYC we’re no. 2 in European traffic.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami is in America.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami is in the “United States of America.”

Anonymous
1 month ago

In America, we speak English.

Anonymous
1 month ago

So?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah, that’s why tourist haven’t been going to Paris ever since it became Paristan, and would rather go to Kyoto, Reykjavík, or other First World city not overrun with goblins.

Anonymous
1 month ago

What casino’s are you even talking about? the Hard Rock? It’s not connected to transit……old rich retired people want to take a train into Miami, gamble, do some shopping at MWC, and then go on their cruises. Maybe even take in a concert at FTX. It’s all one packaged experience. That is why.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Thank you!

Anonymous
1 month ago

How do you know old rich retired people from Boca want to take public transit to a casino? Because they’ve told you they really wish they could wait at a train station in Overtown with their winnings in their wallets or purses? Come on.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“How do you know old rich retired people from Boca want to take public transit to a casino?”

And how do you know they won’t?

Anonymous
1 month ago

You’re the one making the statement they do. Back it up.

Anonymous
1 month ago

And you’re the one making the statement they won’t. Back it up.

Anonymous
1 month ago

So, you cannot back up where you got that rich retirees want to take a train to and from casinos. Got it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^
So you cannot back up where you got it that rich retirees won’t take a train to and from casinos. Got it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Brightline’s station is perfectly safe lmao calmate

Anonymous
1 month ago

Cities are more fun than freestanding gaming in small towns or suburbs. Bright Lights, Big City.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You think the cruise industry here would allow the competition? Don’t be naive.

Anonymous
1 month ago

So the cruise industry runs the city of Miami or all of MiamiDade county?

Anonymous
1 month ago

^They have huge financial and political influence. Why do you think there are no casinos downtown? Or on the beach for that matter. Follow the money.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“Why do you think there are no casinos downtown?”

Have you been living in a log cabin somewhere in the everglades for about the last fifty years? The battle for casinos has been going on with NIMBY’S for decades in Miami.

Melo is sigma and Chad
1 month ago

Terminal row

Anonymous
1 month ago

Beautiful!! Let’s hope these cruises bring in some classier tourists!

Anonymous
1 month ago

You can worry about the class of tourist while the cruise terminals count the money passengers spend.

Anonymous
1 month ago

In their floating casinos…

Anonymous
1 month ago

And at their PortMiami terminals.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Who is designing this?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Outsourced to Italian company fincanari….italian mafia

Anonymous
1 month ago

Ugly, but better looking that the current parking lot.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Ugly, but better looking “THAT” the current parking lot?”

Anonymous
1 month ago

Fantastic. This brings more tourists with purchasing power to the city, generating jobs, opportunities, income and taxes. Before the pandemic, Miami was already the capital of Latin America. Now, the world looks favorably on Miami.

Anonymous
1 month ago

And jump on the momentum with some or a resort casino.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Shore power?

Anonymous
1 month ago

MSC is Europe’s version of Carnival

Anonymous
1 month ago

Which basically makes them equal to Royal Caribbean since Europe does everything that much better lol

Anonymous
1 month ago

The terminal looks long but distinguished (like my johnson).

Anonymous
1 month ago

Love to play with it