The ships of the fleet that sail for the Caribbean Sea will increase as early as this autumn. Besides, MSC Cruises presents the project for the new terminal in the Miami homeport.
The company has recently unveiled the details of its new innovative cruise terminal at PortMiami which will support the company’s growing presence in North America and the Caribbean Sea.
Under the terms of the agreement approved by the Miami-Dade County Commission, MSC Cruises will follow all the stages from design to operational management of a large building that will include two cruise terminals and two berths. The project shall be designed by the award-winning international architecture firm Arquitectonica. The construction shall be started in early 2020 and completed by the end of 2022.
The new terminal exclusively for MSC Cruises in PortMiami will have the possibility of simultaneously hosting two large cruise ships which allows the company to carry out two passenger boarding and disembarking operations simultaneously. This translates into a movement that can exceed 28 thousand passengers a day.
The company’s executive chairman, Pierfrancesco Vago, explained the goal of the new terminal and the plans for the coming years: “With 13 other cruise ships entering the fleet over the next eight years, our ambition is to bring the most innovative ships to PortMiami, further enriching the options for guests from all over the world who will choose to leave with us for a cruise from Miami. In particular, the new terminal, which will be one of the most innovative the industry has seen, will allow us to offer our guests a complete and high level experience both during boarding and disembarkation, which will allow them to enjoy the holiday in every moment ”.
MSC Cruises currently operates in PortMiami with four ships: MSC Seaside and MSC Armonia which are basic in the city with Caribbean itineraries throughout the year; MSC Divina seasonally and MSC Meraviglia that seasonally will sail from Miami starting from this autumn. With the new infrastructures, MSC Cruises expects to transport about 1 million passengers per year via PortMiami.