MSC Cruises has received approval for its planned double terminal at PortMiami, the first such arrangement at the port.
Each terminal will be able to handle 7,000 guests, enabling MSC
to berth two mega ships at a time.
The AA and AAA terminals will be just to the east of Royal
Caribbean's new Terminal A that opened last year. Designed by Miami-based
Arquitectonica, renderings show a ski-slope shaped buiding with cantilevered
fins at the eastern end.
MSC plans to move in 2022, around the same time Carnival
moves in to its new Terminal F. MSC didn’t specify what ships will be using the
terminal by then.
This year, MSC is homeporting four ships across four
different classes out of PortMiami -- the MSC Seaside, MSC Armonia, MSC Divina
and MSC Meraviglia. The Meraviglia will arrive in November.