MSC Cruises Showcases Plans for New Terminals at PortMiami

Courtesy of MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises has announced details of two new cruise terminals at PortMiami—increasing the company’s presence in North America and in the Caribbean in particular.

The terms of the agreement have received approval from the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners. MSC Cruises will design, construct, operate and maintain a large building that hosts two cruise terminals (AA and AAA), along with two berths. Designed by the award-winning global architecture firm Arquitectonica, MSC Cruises’ new PortMiami terminals will be able to house two mega cruise ships simultaneously, allowing the company to administer two turnaround operations at the same time, handling up to 28,000 passenger movements per day.

MSC Cruises currently operates four vessels out of PortMiami: MSC Seaside and MSC Armonia year-round; MSC Divina seasonally; and MSC Meraviglia, which will join the ships sailing from Miami this fall, seasonally. Because of the new cruise facilities, MSC Cruises will bring a total of 1 million guests through PortMiami each year.

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Work on the new terminals is slated to begin in early 2020. MSC Cruises currently estimates that the work will be completed by late 2022, at which time the company will transfer all its PortMiami operations to the new Terminal.

In other MSC Cruises news, the company hosted a coin ceremony for the new MSC Virtuosa along with a naming ceremony for the line’s new flagship, MSC Bellissima.

For more information, visit https://www.msccruisesusa.com/en-us/Homepage.aspx

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