PortMiami will soon have its Terminal V in order to accommodate the cruising hub for Virgin Voyages.
The alphabetical reshuffling that is renaming Terminal H as Terminal V, is actually part of a previously announced agreement for a US$150 million Virgin Voyages cruise terminal at the county-owned port, among a package of development deals given approval on Thursday, September 19, by Miami-Dade commissioners.
Virgin Voyages already has its name on the for-profit train running out of Miami to West Palm Beach, and the hotel-development arm of the company has an office in Coconut Grove.
The first ship of the cruise line, Scarlet Lady, will sail from Miami FL starting April 2020.
Other cruise terminal agreements with Carnival Corporation, MSC Cruises, NCLH-Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, and cargo shipper Terminal Link had been announced, but Thursday’s meeting was called to give final approval of deals negotiated by Juan Kuryla, Gimenez port chief, that is expected to generate about US$5 billion in port revenues during the coming decades.