On November 9, 2022, RCI-Royal Caribbean International’s new $125 million cruise ship terminal in Galveston (Texas USA) opened its doors and welcomed the largest cruise ship of the Lone Star State, Allure of the Seas.
RCI held an official ribbon-cutting ceremony at Port Galveston TX to mark the opening of the state-of-the-art "Cruise Terminal 3" and the Texas debut of its revolutionary Oasis-Class vessels.
Government and port officials, Royal Caribbean executives and partners celebrated the milestone, including US representative Randy Weber, Mayor Craig Brown, Federal Commissioner Louis Sola, RCI's President & CEO Michael Bayley, Port Director Rodger Rees.
Galveston City marked the day with a proclamation, recognizing RCI’s commitment to the city and the successful partnership that started 20+ years ago when Royal Caribbean set sail from Galveston. With the Oasis Class' introduction, it is estimated the new cruise terminal will welcome as many as 630,000 passengers per year.
Royal Caribbean’s new Terminal 3 will break more new ground as the world's first LEED Zero Energy facility, generating 100% of the energy it needs via onsite solar panels. From the beginning, the design strategies used to develop the cruise ship terminal were aligned with parent company Royal Caribbean’s wholistic environmental goals, its focus to advance the sustainable infrastructure's development, and its decarbonization strategy Destination Net Zero.