Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd has signed a long-term contract with the Port of Galveston for the construction of a new $100 million cruise terminal.
The new two-story terminal will be constructed at Pier 10 in the eastern portion of the Port of Galveston. Construction is expected to begin in April of 2020, with anticipated completion in fall of 2021.
RCL will build the terminal, then lease it from the Port of Galveston for an intial 20 year term with four 10-year extension options following that.
The new terminal will be approximately 170,000 square feet in size. The terminal will meet LEED sustainability standards, will employ state-of-the-art technology such as mobile check in and facial recognition, and will have the capacity to accommodate Royal Caribbean’s largest ships.
Following completion of the new terminal, Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas will sail from Galveston.
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines has announced that their Adventure of the Seas cruise ship will home port in Galveston, Texas in 2020.
The Adventure of the Seas will sail 4 and 5 night trips to Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico.
Popular amenities aboard the Adventure of the Seas include Perfect Storm water slides, Flow Rider surf simulator, an ice rink, and a variety of dining choices that include specialty dining such Chops Grille, Giovanni’s Table, and Izumi in addition to casual and main dining room options.
Explorer of the Seas, which currently sails from Galveston, is scheduled to undergo renovations and then make Miami its home.
Royal Caribbean is currently offering multiple ways to save on cruises from Galveston.
Book a cruise October 18, 2017 through 11:59 p.m. EST October 22, 2017 for a sailing departing on or after November 18, 2017 and get 50% off cruise fare of second guest booked in the same stateroom as a first guest who books at full fare. The offer also includes 25% cruise fare savings for 3rd guests and higher booked in the same stateroom as the first two qualifying guests. Continue reading →