It has been announced that the port for Rome, Civitavecchia, will be building a brand new cruise terminal in order to cope with the demand of cruise ships calling in at the port.
Roma Cruise Terminal, in collaboration with consortium, Itinera/Zambonini, have announced that construction of the new terminal should begin in November and should be completed by 2018.
Costing around 20 million Euros, the new terminal will be one of the largest terminals in Europe, with 10,000 square meter area.
The new terminal will be spread over two floors. The ground floor with have a passenger and luggage screening area with luggage hall. On the first floor, there will be 60 check-in desks with a VIP area with seperate check-in desks, a bar, restaurant and plenty of seating for embarking passengers. There will also be office space on both floors for users of the terminal.
There will also be two seperate passenger bridges and a 200 ft walkway, which will allow the embarking and disembarking of passengers.
The new terminal has been designed by Studio Vicini of Genoa and will allow a more smoother transition of embarkation and disembarkation within the port. Cruise lines were actively sought to gauge their opinions and advice and those were incorporated into the final design structure.
John Portelli, general manager, Roma Cruise Terminal, expressed his delight at the prospect of Civitavecchia gaining a brand new cruise terminal:
“We are looking forward to the start of the construction of the new terminal. The new terminal will further consolidate the primary role of Civitavecchia, the port of Rome at the forefront of the cruise industry.”
Civitavecchia is currently Europe’s third busiest cruise port and acts for both turnaround calls and also port of call for visiting cruise ships.