Port Everglades Signs Terminal Renovation Deal

Cruise Terminal 25
Cruise Terminal 25, Port Everglades.

Published Mar 14, 2017 8:38 PM by The Maritime Executive

Port Everglades in the U.S. has negotiated a new long-term business agreement with Royal Caribbean Cruises that will include complete, customized renovations of the Port's Cruise Terminal 25.

The works are targeted for completion by October 31, 2018.

On Monday, Royal Caribbean announced that its newest Celebrity Cruises ship Celebrity Edge will homeport in Port Everglades beginning in the fall of 2018. Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas, the newest Oasis class ship, began sailing from Port Everglades in November 2016.

The deal must now be approved by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners. It will then become effective on January 1, 2018, and expire on September 30, 2026 with options for a four-year extension, followed by another five years.

Located in the second largest county in Florida, Broward County's Port Everglades is consistently ranked as one of the three busiest cruise ports in the world with more than 3.8 million passengers in 2016. Ten cruise lines, one ferry service and more than 40 cruise ships sail from the South Florida seaport including: Balearia's Bahamas Express (ferry), Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Cunard Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Seabourn and Silversea Cruises.