Carnival Corporation announced it had reached an agreement with Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife to become the operator of Canary Islands' and Mid Atlantic's newest cruise ship terminal.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife cruise terminal opened in 2016 and welcomed a total of 617,987 cruise passengers in 2017. In addition to offering guests modern conveniences and comfortable experience, the terminal can accommodate next-generation "green" LNG-powered cruise liners.
As one of the busiest Canary Islands' ports, it will welcome AIDAnova on her maiden voyage in December. The ship will become the first in the world that can be powered by LNG both at sea and in port.
In total, 7 Carnival Corp. brands are expected to make port calls to Tenerife: AIDA, Cunard, Costa, Holland America, P&O UK, Princess, Seabourn.
Carnival Corporation manages 2 other cruise ship terminals in Spain: Helix and Palacruceros facilities, Barcelona. The company also operates other international terminals, such as Savona, Amber Cove, Puerta Maya, Grand Turk Cruise Center, Mahogany Bay and Long Beach CA. Carnival Corp. operates 2 private destinations in the Caribbean, as well: Half Moon Cay and Princess Cays, and has a joint venture in Dubai for future operation of 2 cruise terminals.