Royal Caribbean Cruises officially opened Terminal A at Port Miami yesterday, the largest cruise ship terminal in the U.S. The new terminal will serve as homeport to Royal Caribbean ships like Allure of the Seas and Symphony of the Seas, two of the biggest and most innovative cruise ships in the world.
Currently, PortMiami serves 750,000 Royal Caribbean guests per year, representing 15% of the overall passenger traffic of the port. Because of the new cruise terminal, Royal Caribbean expects to grow Miami passenger intake to about 2 million annually. This will make the port Royal Caribbean’s largest in the United States, solidifying the status of PortMiami as the world's Cruise Capital.
Terminal A will be able to accommodate the passengers of a pair of the world’s largest ships in Oasis class, the new Symphony and her sister ship, Allure of the Seas. The brand new LEED certified facility, that is the bigest and most modern in the U.S., leveraged new technologies to enhance boarding experience and waiting areas.
The design evokes the points in line’s crown and anchor logo when viewed from water; the ‘M’ of Miami when viewed from the east/western approaches; and a sense of ships passing or waves rising when viewed from the terminal side. As a result, the cruise terminal will serve as dynamic addition to the city skyline.