MSC Cruises received approval to build a highly-innovative cruise terminal at PortMiami in April. The new facility will be capable of hosting two mega cruise ships at the same time, handling up to 28,000 passenger movements per day, and will support the cruise line’s expanding presence in North America and in the Caribbean in particular.
MSC Cruises currently operates four vessels out of PortMiami. With the new cruise facilities, MSC Cruises will bring a total 1 million guests through PortMiami each year. The company also has 13 new ships on order to join the fleet in the next eight years.
Work on the new terminals is due to commence in early 2020, for completion in late 2022. At that time the Company will transfer all its PortMiami operations to the new Terminal.