BREAKING: Royal Caribbean has just released plans to build a new Oasis Class cruise terminal in Miami, Florida.
The new terminal, Terminal A, will be a glass angular building at the northeast end of the port that features a 1,000 spot parking lot. The terminal is planned to be finished by 2018 and, like it’s Oasis Class ships, will be the largest and most advanced cruise terminal in the world.
Royal Caribbean will spend $247 million on the project, in addition to the $7.5 million annual rent they must pay. However, before the deal is finalized, the Miami-Dade County Commission must vote on the annual $7.5 million rent.
Royal Caribbean’s current dock in Miami is only 1,000 feet long, and therefore, cannot accommodate an Oasis Class cruise ship, which is 1,200 feet long. The new dock will be 1,300 feet long.
There has been no word yet on which Oasis Class cruise ship will be home ported in Miami. However, whichever ship sails from Miami, it will bring an additional 1,000,000 Royal Caribbean passengers through the port a year. They currently have 800,000 passengers go through a year. That will bring the grand total to 1,800,000 Royal Caribbean passengers through the Port of Miami each year.