Royal Caribbean announces $55 million port expansion

30 May 2014

Royal Caribbean Cruises is to expand its Cape Liberty Cruise Port in New Jersey, US, adding a new terminal, additional parking and pier improvements at a cost of $55 million.

The project will be adjacent to the current terminal in Bayonne and is slated to be finished in November 2014, in time for the debut of the cruise line's newest ship, Quantum of the Seas.

The new terminal will feature 125,000ft2 of space for check-in, customs and immigration, and luggage processing, and the parking garage will have capacity for 900 cars, reports Cruise Critic.

Ships that currently use Cape Liberty include Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas and Celebrity Summit. Legend of the Seas will run New England and Canada cruises from the port in September.

Quantum of the Seas will use Cape Liberty as a homeport from November through May 2015, before it heads to Shanghai. Also in 2015: Liberty of the Seas will sail year-round to the Caribbean and Anthem of the Seas will arrive in November after an inaugural season in Europe.

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