Royal Caribbean Cruises negotiates new cruise terminal with PortMiami

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Royal Caribbean Cruises negotiates new cruise terminal with PortMiami

Royal Caribbean is negotiating a deal with Miami-Dade County (United States) to develop a cruise terminal PPP project in the northeast section of PortMiami.

According to deputy port director Kevin Lynskey, the new cruise terminal will be 400 meters long and could fit Royal Caribbean International's Oasis of the Seas class cruise ship, the largest cruise ship in the world.

The project would involve the design, build, finance and operation of the new facilities. The proposed deal would be between 20 and 60 years and there is no indication yet which ships would be coming to the port, but both sides have expressed interest in having one of the megaships based in Miami.

The total project investment is estimated at approximately US$100 million.

The new terminal would be called Terminal A and would be ready to open in late fall 2018, due to the fact that two existing ships are berthed for most of the year at Fort Lauderdale's Port Everglades but Royal Caribbean's lease there expires in 2018.

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