Royal Caribbean's new cruise ship terminal in Galveston TX to begin construction Spring 2021

   December 23, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

RCI-Royal Caribbean's new cruise ship terminal in Galveston Texas is still on track to start construction works in Spring 2021, following a 1-year delay.

During the recent monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of Galveston Wharves, Port Galveston reported that its Cruise Terminal 3 was still scheduled to begin construction in April so that it could be ready to open in October 2022. 

Galveston Port Director Rodger Rees revealed he had spoken with Royal Caribbean in early December and had been told that not only does the cruise line have plans to start construction works in April, but they had set aside money on their balance sheet to pay for the works.

Galveston's new Terminal 3 will be built on ten acres of land at Pier 10. It will be exclusively used by Royal Caribbean.

The Allure of the Seas was mentioned as the ship will be assigned to the terminal / homeported in Galveston for Western Caribbean cruises.

Allure Of The Seas cruise ship

In December 2019, Port Galveston and Royal Caribbean Group signed a long-term agreement to build a USD 100 million 150000-ft2 cruise terminal.

The new cruise ship terminal was originally slated to open in November 2021. In late March 2020, RCI asked the Port to delay the start of the new terminal by one year.

In April 2020, Galveston Wharves Board Meeting approved a delay in the building of Royal Caribbean's terminal, with a new target completion date of September 1, 2022.