The expansion of PortMiami wins support

By ,   September 20, 2015 ,   Cruise Industry

Miami-Dade County (Florida) commissioners granted their support to the deal seeing Royal Caribbean's massive expansion at Port Miami.

According to Miami Herald, in a meeting on Wednesday (September 16), county commissioners had embraced the deal as a way of enticing the newest and largest ships of the line from Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale). 

Adam Goldenstein, RCL chief operating officer, announced that it was not they were leaving Port Everglades, but the majority of Royal Caribbean's business would shift to PortMiami for foreseeable future.

The deal will see the company finance and build a new Terminal A in port's northeastern section, which is now dedicated to cargo. The US$ 100 million investment could see Royal Caribbean sending its biggest Oasis-class vessels to PortMiami, this way doubling the number of cruisers sailing from the port.