Florida’s cruise ports are continuing to expand, with two additional cruise line companies planning new terminals to accommodate their newest ships. Celebrity Cruises will complete its new terminal at Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Fla.) in October just in time for the launch of the Celebrity Edge cruise ship. In addition, MSC Cruises has announced plans to complete a new Port Miami terminal by 2022, designed to accommodate the cruise line’s new mega-ship.

Celebrity’s terminal, Terminal 25, will be the first of its kind designed specifically for the ship’s brand. Not only will the terminal be housing the Celebrity Edge, it will be the new home to other Celebrity ships that will be deploying this winter, including the Celebrity Infinity, Silhouette and Reflection. When Celebrity Cruises is not using the Terminal 25 facility, they will open the terminal to other cruise lines, as well.

Approximately 335,000 Celebrity passengers come through Port Everglades annually, which accounts for around nine percent of the overall passenger traffic. However, after the new terminal is built, it is anticipated that the company will bring 500,000 travelers to Port Everglades.

Celebrity’s new terminal will be state of the art and will be built to make checking-in more streamlined. The terminal will also offer ‘Suite Class’ guests an exclusive lounge, which will offer elevator lobbies, host screening areas, as well as private rooftop terraces. Celebrity plans to replace two smaller and more outdated terminals with this new terminal.

In addition to the new Port Everglades terminal, MSC will be opening a new Terminal AAA at Port Miami in October 2022. This new terminal will house the new ship, the MSC Cruises’ World Class, which is currently under construction. This new ship is expected to carry up to 7,000 cruise passengers. The MSC will also dock other ships of the company’s, including the MSC Seaside, the Armonia, the Meraviglia, and Divina. The Seaside made its debut in late 2017. The Armonia is set to have its home port be in Miami starting December 2017 for the line’s first voyage from the U.S. to Cuba. The Meraviglia is set to make its North American debut in November 2019. Also, the Divina is set to return seasonally to Port Miami.

MSC Cruises is currently the world’s largest privately-owned cruise company with a fleet of 15 ships. It is also the largest cruise line in both Europe and South America.


If you have been injured on your cruise, on a wet and slippery deck, down a poorly lit staircase or steep gangway, in port on an excursion, or on a tender boat– it is important that you speak as soon as possible with a lawyer who specializes in personal injury claims against cruise lines.

Most cruise lines, including CarnivalRoyal CaribbeanCelebrityNorwegianMSCDisneyHolland AmericaPrincess, Costa, Regents Seven Seas and Oceania require that claims against them be pursued in a very specific place under very strict deadlines. Failure to comply with each individual cruise lines deadlines can result in a complete loss of any and all legal rights.

Aronfeld Trial Lawyers is a personal injury firm located in Miami, Florida since 1991.  We have fought hard to hold cruise lines accountable when they put their profits ahead of passenger safety.  We are available 24/7 and encourage you to contact us even if you are still on your cruise. The sooner we can begin our investigation and preservation of key evidence, such as the CCTV footage of your trip and fall, slip and fall, assault or other type of injury the more likely we will be able to understand and prove how the incident occurred. Remember, the cruise lines have the most aggressive and well-funded defense lawyers in the world- protecting their profits.  You need an experienced legal advocate in your corner who will fight to obtain the compensation you deserve for lost wages, medical expenses, transportation reimbursement and pain and suffering.  Call us today and speak with a cruise ship claims lawyer about your potential claim- toll free 1-866-597-4529305-441-0440, or by email. We are ready to help.

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