Norwegian Cruise Line (NCLH) has started the construction of its dedicated terminal at PortMiami, US.
Construction of the 166,500ft² terminal began after securing approval from the Miami-Dade County Board of Commissioners in the US.
Scheduled to be completed next year, the terminal will be designed to accommodate ships with the ability to carry up to 5,000 passengers.
The terminal will be equipped with improved technology to support faster and efficient embarkation and disembarkation, as well as speed up security screening and luggage check-in.
It will feature a dedicated lounge and service area for the arriving guests, in addition to a parking garage and valet parking area with direct access to the terminal to improve the entire arrival and departure process.
US-based firm Bermello Ajamil and Partners has designed the terminal.
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Norwegian Cruise Line president and CEO Frank Del Rio said: “This iconic terminal represents our continued partnership with Miami-Dade County, our commitment to excellence and Miami as a world capital.
“As a global cruise company, we’re transforming and elevating guest experiences through design and innovation on our ships, and this new terminal at PortMiami is the next step in that journey.”
Set to be built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver standards, the Norwegian terminal will feature a Fibonacci nautilus design.
When completed, the spiralled and multi-level façade, transcendental and glass-encased building will provide ocean views.