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Port Canaveral waits for Carnival’s new Mardi Gras and more

Port Canaveral waits for Carnival’s new Mardi Gras and more

A brand new Cruise Terminal 3 sits waiting for Carnival's new Mardi Gras.

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The 180,000-square-foot terminal, custom-built for Carnival, ensures that Port Canaveral has six fully operating cruise terminals ready for home-port ships.

And when the ships finally start sailing in the United States, Captain John Murray, port CEO, said he expects improvements in a November interview.

Port Canaveral was on standby, waiting to make changes and improvements to port schedules if needed, Murray said. For instance, turnaround days could become double-day turns.

The pause in service in 2020 was used to change and upgrade Port Canaveral's Cruise Terminal 8. The Disney terminal collection of updates was done with bond capital, funded just before the "No Sail" order in March.

The terminal is now more modern and larger, ready for Disney's next generation of ships, Murray said, although some of the project has been scaled back.

Maritime Business World 

 

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