Royal Caribbean recently broke ground on a new cruise terminal slated to debut next fall in Galveston.
The opening of the new, $125 million cruise terminal comes just in time for the new fall 2022 sail dates out of the Texas port announced by the cruise line.
Currently, Galveston, the sole cruise port in Texas, houses Royal Caribbean’s Independence and Liberty of the Seas.
“This new cruise terminal is a game-changer,” said Rodger Rees, Galveston Wharves port director and CEO, according to CultureMap. “This much-anticipated project will bring 800 new jobs, $1.4 billion in local business services revenue, $5.6 million in state and local taxes, and incredible business development opportunities.”
According to CultureMap, the new cruise terminal will boast modern technological features such as mobile check-in and facial recognition.