Royal Caribbean receives approval to build new cruise terminal in Italy
Royal Caribbean will be able to build a new cruise terminal in Ravenna, Italy.
The Ravenna Port Authority has awarded the tender for the construction of a new cruise terminal and the concession of its cruise operations in Porto Corsini to RCL Cruises Ltd., a subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Group.
The process began in the summer of 2020. RCL Cruises Ltd. presented a public-private partnership option to develop the port of Ravenna, which includes a revitalization of its seafront in Porto Corsini. A new terminal integrates the natural environment of the seaside resort.
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Planned completion of the transformation and construction of the new terminal, the port will be a world-class facility that can be integrated into routes as well as serve as a home port for ships.
When the port is fully operational, the port will be able to accommodate more than 300,000 guests per year.
The port offers convenient access to Bologna, Forlì, Rimini and Venice, Italy.
The new cruise terminal features integrated landscaping, public green spaces, walking and cycling trails, and entertainment areas for residents and visitors. The plans call for LEED certification and focus on water and energy efficiency, renewable energy production, recycling and waste management, and sustainable material sourcing.
Speaking at a press conference, Daniele Rossi, President of the Ravenna Port Authority, said: “The fact that an international cruise operator of such global significance as Royal Caribbean Group has decided to invest in our port is an important signal for the whole Ravenna region.
“We are very honored to partner with the Ravenna Port Authority on this exciting cutting edge project that will restore growth to Ravenna and usher in a new era of cruising in the region. Royal Caribbean has assembled a world class team who are committed to high quality experience through sustainable development while embracing the extraordinary natural beauty and warm hospitality for which this region has become so known. races, unspoiled nature and beaches, international nightlife and an Italian culinary tradition, ”said Joshua Carroll, vice president, Destination Development at Royal Caribbean Group. “We would like to thank the Port Authority, the municipality of Ravenna, the region of Emilia-Romagna and the entire port and community of the city who welcomed us and supported our project. We are also delighted to partner with our investors from the VSL Club in Italy who will join us in this adventure. “