Carnival Cruise Line and PortMiami held a groundbreaking ceremony for Terminal F’s expansion project at the end of January.
This terminal will serve as the homeport for ‘Carnival Celebration’, the company’s next Excel-class ship.
Currently under construction in Finland, ‘Carnival Celebration’ is due to to be delivered in 2022, as part of the line’s 50th birthday festivities.
Miami-Dade Mayor, Daniella Levine Cava and Carnival President, Christine Duffy, along with county commissioners and construction partners,officially marked the beginning of construction on the 471,000 sq ft facility, which will be Carnival’s third terminal at Miami and its largest in South Florida.
“I’m grateful to Carnival Cruise Line and Lemartec for their partnership with Miami-Dade County,” said Mayor Cava. “Despite the global pandemic, today’s groundbreaking is another example of the growth happening at PortMiami – The Cruise Capital of the World – and how together, we can and we will continue to thrive.”
“We are proud of Carnival’s role in making Miami the cruise capital of the world, and today marks the continuation of an incredible 50-year partnership with PortMiami and Miami-Dade County.
“This expanded terminal built specifically for ‘Carnival Celebration’ will make an incredible addition to the existing facilities at our largest embarkation port. My most sincere thanks to Mayor Levine Cava and all of the Miami-Dade officials who made this day possible,” Duffy said.
“Both Lemartec and MasTec, like Carnival Cruise Line, are the classic American dream story, born in Miami. We are proud to have been chosen by PortMiami and Miami-Dade County to build this iconic terminal,” said Manny García-Tuñón, Lemartec Corp President, a MasTec Company, which is acting as the general contractor.