Norwegian Cruise Line Announces New PortMiami Terminal

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Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has revealed the design of the new Norwegian Cruise Line terminal in Miami, Florida. Pending the final approval from the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners, the project will begin in May, and is scheduled to be completed by fall 2019. Its finish will coincide with the debut of Norwegian Encore as she hits Miami for seasonal cruises to the Caribbean.

The Miami-based firm Bermello Ajamil & Partners Inc. was selected to design the new terminal. The project will be constructed to LEED Silver standards, focusing on innovation in design and terminal operation to create a platform that will optimize energy performance, indoor air quality, water efficiencies, and maximize the use of local resources and materials.

The modern architecture draws inspiration from a nautilus, with its spiraled and multi-level fasçade, opening up to ocean views. Innovative lighting, inviting waiting areas, and other guest-focused elements will enhance the guest experience during both embarkation and debarkation.


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At nearly 166,500 square feet, the terminal will accommodate ships of up to 5,000 passengers, and featuring new technology to expedite the processes there, including security screening and luggage check-in. There will be a dedicated lounge for large groups and charter, a new parking garage, and new valet parking area.

“PortMiami is proud to be recognized as the Cruise Capital of the World, welcoming more passengers than any other port in the world,” said Chairwoman of the Miami-Dade County Economic Development and Tourism Committee Rebeca Sosa.  “Norwegian Cruise Line’s partnership is a big win for the growth and expansion of tourism in Miami-Dade County.  We are honored by our partner’s commitment to PortMiami and Miami-Dade County.”

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Renderings: Norwegian Cruise Line

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