Carnival Corporation just announced that it plans to build a second Barcelona cruise port terminal. The company is investing over thirty million Euros in the high-tech terminal that will span over 12,500 square meters of space.
The terminal, which will be part of the largest cruise port in Europe, is being designed by Battle I Roig, a Catalan architectural company. The drawings of the new terminal convey a contemporary style that features a minimalist and streamlined design.
Construction on the Barcelona Cruise Port Terminal officially started in July 2016. Once the terminal opens, it will make it easier for Carnival cruise guests to embark or disembark the cruise line’s next-generation ships –vessels that will be fully powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). LNG is the cleanest-burning fossil fuel in the world.
The deployment of the LNG-powered ships was done to complement the Port of Barcelona’s Air Quality Improvement Plan, which was developed to reduce emissions at the port facility. Carnival is cooperating fully as it plans to construct seven LNG-fueled cruise ships over four of its ten cruise brands to meet the port’s requirements.
The new Barcelona cruise port terminal will be located on the Adossat wharf – a site that will allow Carnival to enhance the number of passengers it receives at the port. In fact, the cruise line expects to welcome over one million visitors at the port in Barcelona once the new cruise terminal is open for business.
When the new port terminal opens in 2018, it will play host to the first sailings of Carnival ships such as the Horizon, which is the newest vessel in the line. The Horizon features such attractions as an IMAX Theatre and the SkyRide.
The construction of the port will open up employment opportunities for 150 people at the site. Plus, the addition of the new terminal will make it that much easier for Carnival guests to enjoy Barcelona attractions like the Sagrada Familia Cathedral, or Catalonian attractions such as the Girona historic quarter and Benedictine abbey.
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