The new PortMiami terminal represents the continued relationship between NCL and Miami, which has been company’s home since its establishment in 1966. Pending the final approval by Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners, this project will commence in May, and is scheduled for completion by 2019 fall, as the newest ship of Breakaway Plus class, Norwegian Encore, debuts in Miami with seasonal voyages to the Caribbean.
As a result of the relationship, Miami-Dade County will invest US$100 million to build a new cruise terminal dedicated to NCL, with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings augmenting county’s allocated funds with its contribution to PortMiami.
The Miami-based Bermello Ajamil & Partners Inc. was hosen to design the new cruise terminal. The modern terminal draws inspiration from a nautilus, with spiraled and multi-level facade, opening up to ocean views. Once completed it will be the new “pearl” of PortMiami, redefining the landscape of city. Innovative lighting, inviting waiting areas and various guest-centric elements will enhance the passenger experience.
At almost 166,500 ft2, the debuting Norwegian cruise terminal will accommodate vessels of up to 5,000 passengers, and boast new technology to support faster and efficient embarkation and disembarkation processes, expedited security screening and luggage check-in.