Great news for Florida’s Space Coast (and my backyard)! Carnival Cruise Line has reached an agreement with the Canaveral Port Authority to construct a brand new state-of-the-art cruise terminal. The reason for this new cruise terminal? To homeport Carnival’s yet-to-be-built new 180,000 cruise ship, set to launch in 2020.
The still-unnamed ship will accommodate 5,286 passengers (based on double-occupancy) and will feature an array of totally new features and attractions. It will also be the first North America-based cruise ship to be powered by LNG – Liquified Natural Gas.
If you’re familiar with Port Canaveral, the new terminal (called Terminal 3) will be east of the Cove restaurant and shopping area.
Construction on the new mega-ship is scheduled to begin November 2018 with the official steel-cutting ceremony at the shipyard in Turku, Finland.
Itineraries from Port Canaveral and details on the new ship will be rolled out in 2019.