US$27 million facility scheduled to open in 2016
The Port of Barcelona and global cruise company Carnival Corp. have announced the build of a new $27 million cruise terminal at the Spanish port.
The new terminal, scheduled to open in 2016, will cover an area of around 107,000 square feet and will be capable of accommodating 4,500 passengers and the call of post-Panamax sized vessels.
Carnival, who already operates a cruise terminal in Barcelona, will invest $27 million into the new terminal development. The port will allocate $2.7 million to upgrade road links in the surrounding area and other related infrastructure, while a further $2 million will be spent on signage.
Barcelona’s new cruise terminal will be built on the Adossat Wharf adjacent to the existing Carnival complex, which will also be expanded by approximately 14,000 feet.
Currently the fourth largest cruise port in the world, Barcelona is expected to welcome as many as 2.6 million individual passengers this year.