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Miami-Dade County, FL, commissioners have granted their support to a deal that would see Royal Caribbean massively expand its presence at PortMiami, The Miami Herald reports. In a meeting Wednesday, county commissioners embraced the deal as a way of luring the line's newest and largest ships from Port Everglades.
“It’s not that we’re leaving Port Everglades,” Adam Goldenstein, RCL’s chief operating officer, told county commissioners and The Miami Herald Wednesday. “But the majority of our business will now shift here to PortMiami for the foreseeable future.”
As Travel Agent reported earlier in the week, the deal would see Royal Caribbean finance and build a new cruise Terminal A in the northeastern section of the port, which is currently dedicated to cargo. The reportedly $100 million investment could see the line sending its largest Oasis-class ships to PortMiami, doubling the number of passengers sailing from the port.
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