For Full Story: The Miami Herald
Article By: Taylor Dolven
The world’s largest cruise ships finally have a place to park in Miami.
Dubbed Terminal A, the newest addition to PortMiami will be able to accommodate Royal Caribbean’s massive Oasis-class ships and get all 5,500-plus passengers boarded in record time. Previously, the ships — named for the cruise line’s Oasis of the Seas — sailed from PortEverglades in Fort Lauderdale.
“We are excited to be adding this beautiful building to the Miami skyline,” said Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., Richard Fain, who is celebrating 30 years with the company.
From the causeway, the new terminal resembles a ship itself with an angular, glass structure. At night, its three stories of floor-to- ceiling windows glow from interior lights. Global architecture firm Broadway Malyan spearheaded the design for the terminal, which took a little over a year to build.