With a ceremonial toss of dirt, construction officially began Friday on a $60 million new cruise terminal facility at Port Canaveral, slated for completion next July.
The $26.6 million Terminal 6 will feature a sleek, modern design with two-story atrium and be able to simultaneously embark and disembark passengers. It will include a 1100-seat waiting area and will provide space for showcasing Brevard County and the Central Florida region. In addition to the terminal, the new facility will include a new $23 million pier, $3 million gangway, and $7.5 million parking garage with a covered walkway and first-level retail shops.
In addition, Carnival Cove was just completed, a waterfront venue with shops.
The project is led by Skanska of Orlando, FL and Ivey Construction of Rockledge, FL.
Photo credit: Port Canaveral