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Today, MSC Cruises unveiled its plans for a new highly-innovative, multi-cruise ship terminal at PortMiami that will support its expanding presence in North America and the Caribbean.

The agreement, which was approved today by the Miami-Dade Board of Commissioners, states that MSC Cruises will design, construct, operate, and maintain a large building, which will host two cruise terminals (AA and AAA) and two berths. The new PortMiami terminals, designed by Arquitectonica, will be capable of hosting two mega cruise ships at the same time, which will allow MSC Cruises to conduct two turnaround operations simultaneously, handling up to 28,000 passenger movements per day.

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MSC Cruises plans new multi-ship terminal at PortMiami. (Photo courtesy of MSC Cruises.)

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 guest,” said Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruises executive chairmanm in press materials. 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.”

The new terminals are expected to begin construction in early 2020 with an estimated completion by late 2022.

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