The expansion is expected to support Carnival's new Excel class ship – clearing the way for the new sister ship of the LNG-fueled Mardi Gras to be homeported in Miami when it is delivered in 2022.
The new vessel will be Carnival's next LNG ship in North America and the sister ship to Mardi Gras, which arrives in August 2020 and will be homeported at Port Canaveral after inaugural sailings from Europe and New York.
Today's vote assures that the new ship and terminal expansion will both arrive in time for Carnival's 50th anniversary in 2022,
...said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.
Carnival Cruise Line is the largest cruise operator in Miami. When completed, Terminal F will be the third cruise terminal at PortMiami dedicated to Carnival operations.
Expansion plans will result in Terminal F being Carnival's largest terminal in North America.
All renovations are set for completion by October 2022.