Celebrity Cruises reports that its first-ever brand-designed cruise terminal will open this October in Port Everglades, Florida. Terminal 25 will host the cruise line’s newest ship, the Celebrity Edge, and will incorporate a number of new features for guests.
Developed in collaboration with Broward County’s Port Everglades and architectural firm Bermello Ajamil & Partners, Inc., T25 will incorporate a number of high-tech touches, such as a Frictionless Arrival check-in process and an interactive light wall art installation. T25 will also offer Suite Class guests an exclusive experience along the path to The Retreat, with a dedicated lounge, elevator lobbies, screening areas and a private rooftop terrace.
T25 also has a 1,463 sq. ft. GKD Mediamesh that will wrap the terminal’s exterior, juxtaposing the more than 18,000 sq. ft. of outward facing glass, and the first purpose-built crew lounge of any Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. terminal. This crew lounge will have complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity, TV access, optimized storage, quiet places for employees and more.
Scheduled for completion in late October 2018, T25 will be the new home to many Celebrity ships during their winter deployment, including Celebrity Edge, Celebrity Infinity, Celebrity Reflection and Celebrity Silhouette. Along with these ships, the terminal will be LEED certified and able to accommodate up to a 1,150-foot-long ship. When Celebrity is not using T25 the facility will be open to other cruise lines.
Currently, Port Everglades welcomes on average approximately 335,000 Celebrity guests annually, representing about 9 percent of its overall passenger traffic. Once the new cruise terminal is completed, it is anticipated that Celebrity will generate nearly 500,000 travelers at Port Everglades – representing no less than 14 percent of the port’s projected passenger traffic.