It’s being reported that Port Canaveral is set for a huge boost thanks to a new agreement between Port Canaveral, Norwegian Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean.
The Port which is just a 45 minute drive away from Orlando is aiming to become one of the world leading cruise ports. A new cruise terminal is currently being built which will also increase capacity.
According to Florida Today NCL have agreed to have one cruise ship sailing out of the port. The ship will begin sailings in the Winter of 2015 and the cruise line is expected to make the announcement at next months cruise industry conference. Norwegian Cruise Lines does have ships making calls at the port but this will be the first to use Port Canaveral as a home port.
Royal Caribbean have also made a 10 year agreement with the port to bring double the amount of money compared to 2013. The cruise line as shown interest in the new cruise terminal 1 which is currently being built at the port. Royal Caribbean have also made an agreement to provide $48 Million to become the main user of the new terminal facility.
Royal Caribbean has had cruise ship sailing from Port Canaveral for a long time and this new agreement shows how dedicated the cruise line is in moving forward. The port is also used heavily by Carnival Cruise Lines and Disney Cruise Lines.