World's second-largest cruise shipowner - RCCL-Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd - has requested a year-long extension before it commences construction on a new USD 100 million "Pier 10 Cruise Terminal" at Port Galveston TX.
The new facility was initially scheduled for opening in fall 2021. However, after lengthy negotiations, the cruise port has agreed it will allow RCL to build the cruise ship terminal after the end of a 120-day due diligence period, expiring in April.
According to an RCCL spokesperson, “Due to the unprecedented impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic to the cruise and travel industry, Royal Caribbean had to make the difficult decision to delay the Galveston cruise terminal project."
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