Norwegian Cruise Line Cruise Terminal B

PortMiami, Florida

Cruise line plans for modern port terminal unite function and form.

Cruise ship passenger experience begins before guests board the ship. The complex and often time-consuming process of embarkation starts in a county facility like PortMiami, which serves over 5 million passengers each year. Mindful that how passengers experience arrival, check-in and screening areas will impact their cruise, Norwegian Cruise Line turned to Haskell and joint venture partner NV2A Group for help with construction of a flagship terminal set to host one of their newest, nearly 5,000-passenger luxury ships.

Haskell planned and managed delivery of the $225 million investment.

Haskell’s pre-construction and CMAR services brought the 166,500-square-foot structure online in just over 26 months, including $18 million in value engineering to bring the design into budget. The project, which required coordination among 12 different permitting agencies, touched every area of the terminal from wharf and waterside improvements to wayfinding. With a gently curving visual echo of a nautilus, the ocean experience begins in the terminal with expansive windows and stunning ocean views while the latest technology and amenities offer guests speed, ease and comfort as they board and disembark the ship.

Collaborative culture ensured project stakeholders were part of the project team.

In spite of the project’s vast scale, complexity, aggressive schedule and multitude of stakeholders, the terminal earned LEED Gold designation for optimizing energy, water efficiency, air quality and utilization of local materials and resources. In addition to preconstruction and CMAR services, Haskell procured more than 8,800 tons of steel and self-performed steel erection in this contemporary, multi-level cruise terminal.

  • 166,500 SF delivered on fast track schedule
  • Built around continuously operating cruise wharf & port operations
  • Separate 750-car parking structure
  • Virtual Construction/BIM modeling ensured minimal field change orders
  • Terminal will be LEED Gold certified
  • Haskell’s steel shop provided more than 8,800 tons of steel
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The project team has demonstrated an incredible capacity to lead a multifaceted preconstruction process and deliver on its commitments. Their work culture of consensus and collaboration has made all the project's stakeholders a part of the team."

Alicia Cuervo
Vice President, Construction Project Management, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings
Interior of NCL passenger terminal

The project team has demonstrated an incredible capacity to lead a multifaceted preconstruction process and deliver on its commitments. Their work culture of consensus and collaboration has made all the project's stakeholders a part of the team."

Alicia Cuervo
Vice President, Construction Project Management, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings
Exterior of NCL passenger terminal

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