Terminal For World’s Largest Cruise Ship Is Rising At PortMiami

A new state-of-the-art terminal is now rising out of the ground at PortMiami. By this time next year, the world’s largest cruise ship will be based there.

Cost to build the new terminal is estimated at over $200 million. It is being designed by architecture firm Broadway Malyan, which beat out Zaha Hadid, Bjarke Ingels and Asymptote.

Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas, which is currently under construction, and set to become the largest cruise ship in the world, will be based there, with the first sailing in November 2018. Allure of the Seas, which was the world’s largest until recently, will also be based at the terminal.

The 170,000-square-foot Terminal A has been nicknamed Crown of Miami, and is scheduled for completion in October 2018.

 

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Anonymous
3 years ago

Beautiful!

Anonymous
3 years ago

That building costs $200M? Or is there more to this that a novice might not know of?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Probably more, like dredging, gangways, build-out, etc.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Nothing to dredge, whole port is already dredged. Gangway can’t be more than a few million.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I was wondering the same, seems high

Anonymous
3 years ago

Seems like a lot for a building that doesn’t appear to be that big

Anonymous
3 years ago

can we get passenger rail to the port? Even the bus in the sky metro mover would be better than nothing but paying for cars to go there

Anonymous
3 years ago

Agreed, but the problem seems to be space limitations on the island and clearance for boats where bridges might need to be built.

suomynona
3 years ago

lol wut?

Bridges already exist to the port.

Anonymous
3 years ago

And one of those bridges is… rail!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yes, but it’s over a channel where large boats don’t pass. Unless the Metrorail stop would be a terminus, space limitations mean it would have to cross the Main Channel, where cruise ships dock, to access Watson Island and Miami Beach.

Dunlap
3 years ago

So is Port Everglades losing all the top 2 world’s largest cruise ships?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Port Everglades is keeping 1, Miami gains 2

Anonymous
3 years ago

Where is the parking garage for the 8000-10000 weekly passengers

Anonymous
3 years ago

Waste of space to build that large of garage at the port.

Anonymous
3 years ago

They forgot to mention that it is a Join between Broadway Malyan and Bermello, Ajamil and Partners (Local Firm)