Carnival Corporation which owns some of the largest cruise brands in the world has unveiled renderings of its new cruise terminal building coming in 2018.
Carnival has released new artist renderings of its new cruise terminal which will open in Barcelona in 2018. This will be the second Carnival terminal at the Port of Barcelona in Spain which will be able to cater to the growing number of larger cruise ship now and into the future including the next generation, LNG powered ships. We first reported on the new development in 2016.
Giora Israel, senior vice president of global port and destination development for Carnival Corporation, said:
“Our goal is to make travel for our guests as convenient, pleasant and easy as possible, and this new terminal is designed to meet and exceed guest expectations.” “The local architecture firm has done great work in designing a beautiful facility that will make Europe’s largest cruiseport even better.”
The new facility will be 12,500 square meters and construction started back in July 2016. Once complete the facility will increase capacity in the region and in fact, 8 out of ten Carnival brands are already using the port. The embarkation and disembarkation process will be much improved in a modern state of the art cruise terminal.
Sixte Cambra, president of the Port of Barcelona Port Authority, said:
”This terminal marks the culmination of years of partnership, since the beginning of our relationship, Carnival Corporation has shown strong success in our port and city, and 10 years after the opening of the first terminal, this has materialized in a new facility for their cruise brands. Carnival Corporation has been a loyal partner to the Port of Barcelona, bringing passengers of different nationalities and generating a strong financial impact to our local economy.”
The first ships to dock at the new terminal in April 2018 will be Carnival Horizon which is operated by Carnival Cruise Line and Aidaperla operated by German-based Aida Cruises.