Royal Caribbean has made an agreement with the Port of Galveston on plans to build a new state of the art cruise terminal. the new facility is set to pone in 2021 and be able to cater for the largest cruise ships in the fleet.
New Royal Caribbean Galveston Cruise Terminal
Port officials and Royal Caribbean have entered into a memorandum of understanding to build a new state of the art cruise facility at the Port of Galveston, Texas.
The agreement will lead into a long-term presence at the popular cruise port with the cruise line even able to send the large Oasis-class vessels there.
Port Director/CEO Rodger Rees said:
“This new cruise terminal to be built by Royal Caribbean allows the Port to continue investing in our infrastructure while growing our cruise business exponentially. This partnership will bring both larger class ships as well as more visitors to the City of Galveston and the region.”
“This long term lease agreement represents Royal Caribbean’s confidence in the Port of Galveston’s efficient cruise operations and the ability to attract passengers on its current and future sailings. Galveston is on course for being a global destination for cruising and we are thankful for partners like Royal Caribbean.”
The new cruise terminal which will be built by Royal Caribbean will be approximately 200,000 square feet and located on a ten-acre piece of land in the southeast area of the port known as Pier 10. The port will need to make improvements to the pier bulkhead and apron to back up a stunning new cruise terminal which we’re expecting from the cruise line.
The facility will include a staging and loading area, bus and taxi drop-off areas along with a large packing facility. The new facility is scheduled to open in fall 2021.
At the moment Royal Caribbean has Liberty of the Seas and Vision of the Seas based out of the port sailing Caribbean cruises. More details about the terminal plans and specific features will be announced at a later date.