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’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.
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.
Ken Yuille had worked as a concrete finisher for his entire career when he joined Haskell in 2006. He’s now a project superintendent...