Carnival Corporation have released artist renderings for what their new cruise terminal in Barcelona will look like once completed in 2018.
The new terminal will be Carnival’s second terminal in Barcelona and will be designed to berth the next generation of cruise ships, including those that will be powered by LNG (Liquified Natural Gas).
The agreement for the new 12,500 square metre terminal was finalised in 2015 and the world’s largest cruise organisation will be investing more than 30m Euros into the project. Construction on the new terminal began in July 2016.
“Our goal is to make travel for our guests as convenient, pleasant and easy as possible, and this new terminal is designed to meet and exceed guest expectations,” said Giora Israel, senior vice president of global port and destination development for Carnival Corporation. “The local architecture firm has done great work in designing a beautiful facility that will make Europe’s largest cruise port even better.” Carnival said in a statement.
Sixte Cambra, President of the Port of Barcelona Port Authority was excited at the new terminal and their partnership with Carnival Corporation.
”This terminal marks the culmination of years of partnership. Since the beginning of our relationship, Carnival Corporation has shown strong success in our port and city, and 10 years after the opening of the first terminal, this has materialized in a new facility for their cruise brands. Carnival Corporation has been a loyal partner to the Port of Barcelona, bringing passengers of different nationalities and generating a strong financial impact to our local economy.”
The new terminal, which is designed by Catalan architecture firm, Battle I Roig, will see Carnival’s passenger capacity at the facilities on Addosat Wharf increase and once open, the new terminal will help the corporation see their ability to accomodate over one million passengers at the Port of Barcelona through 8 of their 10 global cruise brands.
Barcelona in April 2018 will see Carnival Horizon berth at the port for her inaugural sailings and the new terminal will help facilitate her sailings.
Source and images: Carnival Corporation