MSC Cruises Gets Approval, Showcases First Images for Miami Terminal

by Daniel McCarthy
MSC Cruises Gets Approval, Showcases First Images for Miami Terminal

The new terminal will host two of MSC’s mega-ships, as well as the line’s other vessels homeporting in or sailing out of Miami. Photos: MSC

MSC Cruises’ plans to launch a new, multi-ship cruise ship terminal at PortMiami are officially on track, with the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners having approved the plans on Tuesday.

Work on the terminal will kick off early next year, with completion targeted for late 2022.

The new terminal will be able to host two of MSC’s mega-ships, including the 4,500-passenger MSC Meraviglia, which will sail from Miami later this year; and the 5,696-passenger MSC Bellissima, which debuted earlier this year.

Right now, MSC’s presence in Miami includes MSC Seaside and MSC Armonia, which homeport out of Miami year-round; and MSC Divinia, which also sails out of Miami seasonally.

MSC Cruises terminal Miami

“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,” MSC Executive Chairman Pierfrancesco Vago said in a statement.

“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.”

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