In a surprising move, #RoyalCaribbeanCruiseLines bought 2/3 stake (66.7%) of #SilverseaCruises. With this new acquisition, it now give RCCL an ultra luxury cruise brand to add it is already robust portfolio. Starting later this month, the Silversea fleet will begin a multi year renovations and enhancements. Now with Silversea's fleet, it brings the total number of ships to 59 across all its brands with another 15 ships on order. now, you can choose not just the itinerary but the experience you want.
For those who cruise, the most time consuming part is getting on and off the ship. Many of the cruise terminals are old and outdated. In some cases barely able to accommodate the larger mega-ships that are at sea today.
Norwegian Cruise Line just broke ground on their new terminal at Port Miami which is scheduled to open in Fall 2019. This new terminal will be able to handle ships up to 5000 passengers and have state of the art technology which will support faster and more efficient embarkation and disembarkation, along with expedited security and luggage check in.
Recently, Royal Caribbean just finished with its new $247 million dollar terminal, also, at Port Miami Terminal A. It is scheduled to open in October and is set to host its Allure and Symphony of the Seas. Carnival Corporation also did a multi-million dollar renovation at its Ft. Lauderdale port at Terminal 2. This particular port hosts Princess Cruise Lines only. It boats a more streamlined design with a more interactive experience, which includes large LED TVs and a movie theather. These changes to bring cruise travel into the 21st centruy will make a big impact as we expect more renovations and buildings to come.