Virgin Voyages to Build New Cruise Terminal at PortMiami

Virgin Voyages has unveiled plans to build a shiny new cruise terminal at PortMiami, Florida. The modern new facility will cater to the first ever Virgin cruise ship named Scarlet Lady in 2020.

New Virgin Voyages Cruise Terminal

The port has only recently welcomed the futuristic new Royal Caribbean terminal and now Virgin Voyages has unveiled plans for a modern new facility too. As long as the development gets approval from the Board of County Commission Virgin Voyages will build a new terminal which will cater for Scarlet Lady.

Also Read: Quick Peek Behind the Scenes at Construction of Scarlet Lady

The Fort Lauderdale based cruise line has partnered up with Miami-based architecture and design firm Arquitectonica to bring the vision to reality. The terminal has been inspired by Miami itself using tropical elements like sizzling sun, splashing salt and dizzying winds.

Virgin Voyages Miami Terminal
Rendering By: Virgin Voyages

The terminal roof will resemble a palm tree grove with pockets of natural light flowing into the building during those constant sunny Miami days. At night the roof will beam out lights including the Virgin Voyages logo.

The Virgin cruise terminal will be two-stories high and feature storm proof glass. There will be palm trees and lush landscaping to compliment the building. There will also be a dedicated VIP drop off location along with a ridesharing area and for provisions.

Virgin Voyages Miami Terminal
Rendering By: Virgin Voyages

The Virgin Voyages Miami cruise terminal is expected to be completed ready for when Scarlet Lady begins offering week-long Caribbean cruises. The first ever Virgin cruise ship will also offer an extended call to Havana, Cuba on select sailings.

Also Read: Make a Plan for Cruising to Cuba

At the moment the 110,000 gross ton ship is currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa, Italy. The ship is set to change how people cruises offering new features and experiences not seen on other cruise lines. Virgin Vouaegs is even ditching the traditional dining room and buffet concept.

We’ll likely get even more details about the future new terminal in the coming months so do keep checking Cruise Hive.


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