Royal Caribbean serves 750,000 passengers annually at PortMiami or about 15 percent of the port’s total passenger traffic. With the new Terminal A, the cruise line expects to serve 2 million a year.(Michel Verdure / )
The terminal’s design includes the cruise line’s blue anchor logo, which is shown at the left.(Royal Caribbean / Courtesy)
The new Terminal A will be able to hold ships as long as 1,300 feet. That includes Royal Caribbean’s Oasis class of ships. Pictured are Harmony of the Seas, Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas offshore Port Everglades.(Michel Verdure / Courtesy)
A view of Terminal A from the east.(Royal Caribbean / Courtesy)
Terminal A will also be the home of Symphony of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship.(Royal Caribbean / TNS)
The cruise line terminal, said to be the largest in the country, features hallmarks of the Royal Caribbean design.(Michel Verdure / ©2018 Michel Verdure www.verdurephoto.com)
The security check in area and waiting area of Terminal A at PortMiami.(Michel Verdure / Courtesy)
The waiting area for passengers as they board.(Michel Verdure / ©2018 Michel Verdure www.verdurephoto.com)
The new terminal is a LEED certified facility, according to the cruise line.(Michel Verdure / )
Royal Caribbean has found a new home for its largest cruise ships.
The Doral-based cruise line unveiled its new Terminal A at PortMiami on Nov. 2.
(Check out our photo gallery of the terminal above.)
The sleek terminal, which resembles a ship, will be the base for the company’s Symphony of the Seas, currently the world’s largest cruise ship, as well as sister ship Allure of the Seas. Symphony of the Seas, which measures 1,188 feet long, has a capacity of 6,680 passengers.
“Terminal A is an important milestone in the growth of the cruise industry in South Florida and underscores our commitment to Miami, where our company was founded almost 50 years ago,” said Richard D. Fain, chief executive officer and chairman of Royal Caribbean Cruises, who attended the official unveiling of the terminal Friday.
The port handles about 750,000 passengers a year from Royal Caribbean or about 15 percent of the total port traffic. With the new terminal, the cruise line officials expect to boost that number to 2 million passengers a year.