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A brand new cruise terminal for Port Canaveral in Florida could be coming in 2019 as long as it is approved.

The Florida Today is reporting that Port Canaveral which is a popular cruise homeport in Florida is set to develop a brand new terminal facility. The port is seeking approval from commissioners on Wednesday to design a new cruise terminal which can handle large vessels.

The cruise terminal will be able to cater for 8,000 passenger capacity cruise ships, this would include the new LNG generation from Carnival and larger ships from MSC Cruises and Royal Caribbean. The new facility will also have at least 1,200 parking spaces and will replace the current terminal 3 building.

Funding has been put in place for the new development with $150 Million available. The new terminal is expected to be completed towards the end of 2019 but before that, the planning and design phase must be completed so construction can begin next year.

Port Canaveral is a popular homeport for cruise ships which is located around 45 miles east or Orlando in Central Florida. We’ll keep you updated on any new developments of this future cruise terminal.