Celebrity Cruises has revealed the designs of its new cruise terminal at Port Everglades.
Terminal 25 (T25), which is scheduled for completion in October 2018, will be fitted with technology to improve the check-in process, and offers suite-class guests an exclusive lounge, screening areas and private rooftop terrace.
It will also welcome the Celebrity Edge ship, which is due to launch in November this year.
“When designing the revolutionary Celebrity Edge, we knew we wanted to design a terminal that perfectly complemented the ship and matched its one-of-a-kind experience,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO, Celebrity Cruises.
“With cutting-edge technology, in service of a gorgeous design, T25 is that perfect new home. T25 also happens to be Celebrity Cruises’ first ever brand-designed cruise terminal, which not only represents a milestone for the brand, but also presented us with the opportunity to set yet another standard in design and create the perfect guest experience.”
Port Everglades chief executive and port director Steven Cernak: “We are replacing two smaller and outdated cruise terminals with an innovative facility that is inspired by the sleek, futuristic design of Celebrity Edge and can accommodate some of the world’s largest cruise ships.
“The time was right to build a new T25 that uses cutting-edge technology, such as electronic media-mesh for innovative messaging, to attract contemporary travellers who want to explore the world.”
T25 also features a 10,400 sq. ft. separate luggage annex and the first purpose-built crew lounge of any Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. terminal. This crew lounge will have complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity, TV access, optimised storage, quiet places for employees, and more.
The terminal will be the new home to many Celebrity ships during their winter deployment, including Celebrity Edge, Celebrity Infinity, Celebrity Reflection and Celebrity Silhouette. In addition, it will be LEED certified and able to accommodate up to a 1,150-foot-long ship. When Celebrity Cruises is not using the facility, it will be open to other cruise lines.