Galveston Looks to Add Bigger Cruise Ships with New Cruise Terminal
The Houston Chronicle is reporting that Royal Caribbean will build a nearly $100 million cruise terminal in Galveston that will allow for the port to homeport larger cruise ships.
Earlier this year, Cruise Fever reported that Royal Caribbean was looking into bringing an Oasis class ship to Galveston. Without a third and new cruise terminal, the port would not be able to handle a cruise ship of that size.
Royal Caribbean now plans to build a 200,000 sq. ft cruise terminal in Galveston that will open in the fall of 2021. Galveston is currently the fourth busiest cruise port in the country behind PortMiami, Port Everglades, and Port Canaveral.
The Houston Chronicle stated that a memorandum of understanding has been signed for the new terminal but still needs to be approved by the Board of Trustees of the Galveston