Carnival Corporation has opened its new cruise terminal at Port of Barcelona. A ceremony was held for the new Helix cruise center opening and now cruise ships across the Carnival brands will begin using the new facility.

Carnival Cruise Terminal Opens

We usually post about investments in the U.S and upgrades to cruise terminal there but for a change, the leading cruise company in the world has celebrated opening its second cruise terminal at Port of Barcelona in Spain.

The new terminal facility is 12,500 square feet and overall along with Carnival’s other terminal the cruise company has invested over 46 million Euros. This is a huge commitment to the major cruise hub in Europe and brings a state of the art building to cater for thousands of cruise ship passengers not just for Carnival Cruise Line but sister lines too.

The Helix Center will be able to manage those super large 180,000 gross ton new LNG ships which Carnival has ordered for several cruise brands. There will be the port’s first public parking facility which will have 300 parking spaces and it’s opening shortly.

Giora Israel, senior vice president of global ports and destination development for Carnival Corporation, said:

“After years of working closely with our extraordinary partners in Barcelona, including the port, its  support network of local businesses and the city, we are absolutely thrilled to introduce our world-class Helix cruise center to welcome guests from around the world to Europe’s best-loved cruise port and to Barcelona, one of the world’s greatest cities and regions,”

“As the world’s largest cruise company with more than 100 ships that sail to over 700 destinations across the globe, our goal is to provide our guests with extraordinary vacations, and we are confident that our new terminal will help us enhance the overall experience for our guests. The terminal stands as a tribute to the remarkable appeal of Barcelona and the entire country as one of the world’s most beautiful, vibrant and compelling destinations. We are proud of the work that has been accomplished together with the port, city, government, business and community. We now look forward to working with the port of Barcelona and its community partners to make the cruise terminal a highly efficient and customer-friendly operation.”

The Helix cruise center, located on the port’s Adossat wharf, is a tribute to extraordinary local expertise, talent, and vision, as Carnival Corporation teamed with local officials and companies to design and build one of the world’s most spectacular and functional cruise terminals.

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Eight brands from Carnival Corporation – AIDA Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Costa Cruises, Cunard, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn and P&O Cruises (UK) – visit Barcelona throughout the year, with six of those eight brands operating full or partial homeporting in Barcelona in 2018. Carnival Corporation is expecting to accommodate over one million passenger movements at the port in 2018, with 289 calls by 38 different ships.