Port Canaveral Commissioners have given the OK to construct a new, state of the art cruise terminal at the south side of the port.
The new terminal is expected to cost between $80-85 million according to a press release from the port. The terminal will be approximately 185,000 square feet, allowing it to handle the largest cruise ships in the industry, and will include a 1,000 spot parking garage. The new terminal is planned to be built at the south side of the harbor in the Cove restaurant and retail area. (See right)
“Couple this month’s opening of the new Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral with the restaurants, retail, and entertainment currently available, then add in our plans for additional Cove expansion, and the passengers and crew who will sail from this new terminal will have destination options available for the first time within walking distance of their ship,” said Port Canaveral CEO John E. Walsh.
Construction of the new terminal is expected to begin in January of 2014 and should be completed by November of 2014.