VIDEO: New Cruise Terminal 3 Takes Shape As Construction Works Towards May 2020 Completion
By Space Coast Daily // June 8, 2019
will be home of the 180,000-ton XL-class Mardi Gras
ABOVE VIDEO: A view of Cruise Terminal 3 construction as seen from the Port Canaveral channel.
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Port Canaveral released a new video earlier this week showing progress of the Cruise Terminal 3 construction as seen from the Port Canaveral channel.
The terminal is set for completion in May 2020.
The new terminal, dubbed the Launch Pad, will be home of the 180,000-ton XL-class Mardi Gras, the cruise line’s newest and most innovative ship, beginning in 2020.
Port Authority Commissioners and the Port’s leadership team joined Carnival Cruise Line executives for the ceremonial groundbreaking at the project site as NASA’s “Spaceman” planted a Carnival Cruise Line flag on a simulated lunar landscape.
The event theme, “Go for Launch,” was a nod to the Port’s key role with the U.S. space program and the terminal’s futuristic design, which was inspired by nearby Kennedy Space Center.
The $163 million terminal project – the largest in the Port’s 65-year history – is scheduled for completion in May 2020 and will be ready for the arrival of Mardi Gras to her year-round Port Canaveral homeport in October 2020.
Merritt Island-based Ivey’s Construction was awarded the contract to build the two-story, 187,000 sq. ft. terminal facility and adjacent six-story parking garage.
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