Construction Starts On New Cruise Terminal 1 At Port Canaveral

By  //  January 3, 2014


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Boat ramps open, parking area relocated

In addition to the two-story terminal, the project will include a 1,400-foot-long berth and parking for 1,000 vehicles, also slated to be completed by November 2014. (Port Canaveral Image)

In addition to the two-story terminal, the project will include a 1,400-foot-long berth and parking for 1,000 vehicles, also slated to be completed by November 2014. (Port Canaveral Image)

BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Construction has begun on the new estimated $50.5 million Cruise Terminal 1, the first to be located on the south side of Canaveral harbor and that will allow passengers and crew to walk to nearby dining and entertainment options for the first time.

Current boat ramps at Freddie Patrick Park in the Cove will remain open during construction with parking relocated directly south of the current parking area. (Port Canaveral image)

Current boat ramps at Freddie Patrick Park in the Cove will remain open during construction with parking relocated directly south of the current parking area. (Port Canaveral image)

Port Canaveral commissioners unanimously approved selection of local firm Ivey’s Construction of Merritt Island, Florida to build the 187,500 square foot facility, which is scheduled to open in November 2014.

In addition to the two-story terminal, the project will include a 1,400-foot-long berth and parking for 1,000 vehicles, also slated to be completed by November 2014.

“The new cruise terminal complex will handle the largest cruise ships currently sailing as well as the 6,000-passenger vessels in design,” said Port Canaveral officials.

Cruise visitors will be able to walk outside the terminal to enjoy Port destination options or depart from the terminal and Exploration Tower to enjoy area excursions.

John Walsh

John Walsh

“No specific ships are in mind, but we will be able to accommodate all new ships coming for home port and port of call, including the Quantum coming here in fall 2014 for Port of Call visits from New York,” said. Port Canaveral CEO John E. Walsh

BOAT RAMPS WILL REMAIN OPEN DURING CONSTRUCTION

Current boat ramps at Freddie Patrick Park in the Cove will remain open during construction with parking relocated directly south of the current parking area.

“We are fulfilling our pledge to our community to build a better boat ramp complex to continue Port Canaveral’s heritage of recreational fishing and boating for residents and visitors,” said Commission Chairman Tom Weinberg.

This temporary parking will be in place until the new boat ramp facility is constructed just west of Jetty Park near the entrance of the Port’s harbor.

Tom Weinberg

Tom Weinberg

“We are fulfilling our pledge to our community to build a better boat ramp complex to continue Port Canaveral’s heritage of recreational fishing and boating for residents and visitors,” said Commission Chairman Tom Weinberg.

The new boat ramp facility is expected to be complete in July 2014.

“This is an exciting time as we expand our operations to meet the demands of our customers and the resulting jobs and economic impact for our community,” said Weinberg.

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