Port Welcomes Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas
By Space Coast Daily // November 13, 2014
homeporting at Port Canaveral through March
ABOVE VIDEO: Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas is a modern marvel as it accommodates 3,114 passengers, gross tonnage is 138,000, is 1,020 feet long and its cruising speed is 22 knots.
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA — Starting Friday, Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas begins homeporting at Port Canaveral through March 2015, offering a new 9-night itinerary that reaches further into the southern Caribbean with stops in Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao and Haiti.
Other itinerary options include 4-, 5-, and 8-night Caribbean cruises.
Canaveral also is homeport for Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas and Enchantment of the Seas.
Royal Caribbean is slated as the main tenant of the new Cruise Terminal 1, and will host the Quantum of the Seas (4,905 passengers), Enchantment of the Seas (2,446 Passengers), Explorer of the Seas (3,114 passengers) and Freedom of the Seas (3,634 passengers).
“We are pleased that Royal Caribbean continues to provide innovative ships and diverse itineraries for our community, Orlando and other central Florida residents and visitors,” said Port Canaveral CEO John E. Walsh.
“We look forward to welcoming Royal Caribbean’s fleet into its new home at Cruise Terminal 1 next month when our state-of-the-art facility opens.”
The completion and opening of Port Canaveral’s $100 million Cruise Terminal 1, located on the south side of Canaveral harbor, will open next month.
“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 CEO John Walsh.
Cruise Terminal 1 is strategically located on the south side of Port Canaveral and will allow passengers and crew to walk to nearby dining and entertainment options for the first time in the Port’s 60 year history.
The project, designed as the most efficient cruise terminal in the world, features deep concrete pile foundations, concrete pile caps, concrete slab on grade, concrete tilt wall panels, structural steel frame and an iconic sail feature.