Galveston, Royal Caribbean Ink Long-Term Agreement for New Terminal
The Port of Galveston has signed a long-term contract with Royal Caribbean Cruises for a new $100 million cruise terminal, Cruise Industry News reports.
According to the publication, through the public-private partnership, Royal Caribbean will build the terminal, then lease it from the port for an initial term of 20 years, with four 10-year extension options.
“The two-story terminal will have a footprint of approximately 170,000 square feet on 10 acres in the eastern section of the port known as Pier 10. Construction is expected to begin in April 2020. Anticipated to open in fall 2021,” the report indicates.
The information posted on Cruise Industry News also points out that Improvements to the pier bulkhead and apron will be made to safely accommodate the cruise line’s largest vessels. In addition, a staging and loading area, bus and taxi staging areas and substantial parking will be constructed.
In November 2021, the newly completed terminal will welcome the Allure of the Seas following her $165 million amplification. The Allure will sail seven-night Caribbean itineraries from Galveston.