MSC Cruises is to build a futuristic cruise terminal in Miami that will be able to dock two megaships at the same time.
Work on the building, which will be capable of handling up to 28,000 passengers a day, is due to start early next year and be finished by late 2022.
Video animation of the new terminal
MSC Cruises’ executive chairman, Pierfrancesco Vago, said: ‘With another 13 cruise vessels due to join our fleet in the next eight years, our ambition is to have our most innovative ship classes represented at PortMiami, bringing a wealth of choice to our North American as well as international guests.
‘In particular, the new terminal – which will be one of the most innovative the industry has seen – will ensure that we can provide our guests an enhanced end-to-end, high-quality experience while both embarking and disembarking, thus adding to their ability to fully enjoy every moment of their vacation.’
MSC Cruises currently operates four vessels out of Miami – MSC Seaside and MSC Armonia all year round, MSC Divina seasonally and MSC Meraviglia, which will join the ships sailing from the port this autumn, also seasonally. With the new cruise facilities, MSC Cruises aims to bring a million guests through PortMiami each year.
expanding presence in North America and in the Caribbean in particular.