Royal Caribbean’s ‘Crown Of Miami’ Nearing Completion

Royal Caribbean’s new cruise terminal at PortMiami is now said to be just weeks away from opening.

The 170,000-square-foot angular glass terminal is being designed by England-architect Broadway Malyan. A parking garage with 1,000 spaces is also being built.

It is nicknamed the ‘Crown of Miami,’ thanks to the crown-like shape seen when passing by on the water side. When viewed from the east or west, the “M” shape for Miami is supposed to be visible, while a sense of waves rising or ships passing is said to be evoked from the terminal side.

Suffolk Construction is the contractor.

Royal Caribbean has previously said that the cost of the terminal is $200 million, with opening planned for November. Once opened, it will host the largest cruise ship in the world, with passenger count for RCL expected to more than double.