Canaveral set for new mega-cruise ship terminal

Carnival Cruise Line has reached an agreement in principle with the Canaveral Port Authority on a new terminal able to accommodate its new 180,000-tonne ship, the largest ever constructed for the line, set to debut in 2020.

The terms of the agreement are expected to be included on the agenda of the Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners’ meeting next Wednesday. If approved, the agreement will clear the way for Carnival Cruise Line’s plans to homeport the as-yet-unnamed 5,286-lower berth ship at Port Canaveral.

The vessel will be the first North American-based cruise ship to be powered by LNG.  

Construction of the 180,000-tonne cruise ship is scheduled to begin in November 2018 with the official steel-cutting ceremony at the Meyer-Werft shipyard in Turku, Finland.


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