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  1. The Port of Galveston has been preparing its cruise terminals for COVID-safe cruising with touchless bathroom fixtures, plexiglass dividers, sanitation contracts, etc. It's primarily up to the CDC and how Royal Caribbean wants to manage its restart in terms of which ships/ports will be released to sail first.
  2. Hey @twangster! The Lyft customer will pay a $2.00 surcharge for a drop-off and another $2.00 surcharge for pick-up at the Port. Keep in mind that if you prefer Uber you can still use Uber from the airport to your Galveston hotel. And Uber can drop you off a block from the Port and you can walk from there if you prefer Uber. I've seen a lot of cruisers do that at Starbucks and on the Strand.
  3. I watched the Port of Galveston Trustees meeting today and heard the following items of interest: The Port Director stated "Royal Caribbean insists they will begin construction on Cruise Terminal 3 on April 1st (2021)." Other Cruise Terminal 3 updates: The design of roads and infrastructure for the East End Cruise Corridor is ongoing. This includes roads to Terminal 3 and roads to a potential future Terminal 4. Design of utilities to support Royal Caribbean's Cruise Terminal 3 is 90% complete. Traffic study is 90% complete. The study will recommend
  4. I watched the Port of Galveston Trustees meeting today and heard the following items of interest: The Port Director stated "Royal Caribbean insists they will begin construction on Cruise Terminal 3 on April 1st (2021)." Other Cruise Terminal 3 updates: The design of roads and infrastructure for the East End Cruise Corridor is ongoing. This includes roads to Terminal 3 and roads to a potential future Terminal 4. Design of utilities to support Royal Caribbean's Cruise Terminal 3 is 90% complete. Traffic study is 90% complete. The study will recommend
  5. Maybe Icon Class by then? I think a lot can happen in the next two years... let's hope it's good!
  6. Galveston's Port Director reported this week that they will now study the need for a parking garage at the future Royal Caribbean Cruise Terminal 3. He also reported that the Port of Galveston is continuing its commitment to Cruise Terminal 3 with surveying, engineering, traffic studies and design, and other physical work to support the new terminal. As a reminder, Royal Caribbean requested earlier this year that they be allowed to delay the terminal completion by one year.
  7. The current terminal is designed for 1,500 passengers per hour in each direction (embarking/disembarking), and the Port refers to its capacity as a 5,000 passenger terminal. Liberty and Anthem can each carry just under 5,000 passengers, while Allure's capacity is 6,780. I think it would be very crowded but it might be done with some adjustments, such as passenger arrival timing, installation of facial recognition for Customs and Border Protection, etc. Before the current terminal was expanded a few years ago they set up a large air conditioned tent to handle the overflow, for example. T
  8. Sorry, no. That bullet point was on the slide deck, but the Port Director skipped over it. It's probably too early to talk about and shouldn't have been on the public slide deck!
  9. It’s Official Port of Galveston voted this afternoon to allow Royal Caribbean a one year delay in building Cruise Terminal 3. New target completion date is September 1, 2022. Neither the Port nor Royal Caribbean wanted to cancel the contract and felt the best option was the one year delay.
  10. It’s Official Port of Galveston voted this afternoon to allow Royal Caribbean a one year delay in building Cruise Terminal 3. New target completion date is September 1, 2022. Neither the Port nor Royal Caribbean wanted to cancel the contract and felt the best option was the one year delay.
  11. I think about 70% of Galveston passengers drive to the terminal, so I agree with you and am surprised they are not planning to build a parking garage at the new Terminal 3. However, there are quite a few private off-site parking options in Galveston, and the Port of Galveston has plans to build two additional parking garages near Cruise Terminals 1 & 2.
  12. This is the first time I've seen it... I assume it has to do with Royal's request to delay the new Galveston cruise terminal by one year as they conserve cash.
  13. I'm assuming that with all the Coronavirus turmoil it would fill the gap due to the impending 1-year delay in Galveston's Cruise Terminal 3, so from late 2021 to late 2022. But that's just my opinion.
  14. Galveston's Port Director will present his monthly report to the Board of Trustees on Tuesday. There are some very interesting items in the report: The Port is working with Royal Caribbean on the possibility of receiving Anthem of the Seas at the current Cruise Terminal 2 A decision on approving Royal Caribbean's request to delay the new Terminal 3 by one year is on the agenda Target completion date would now be September 1, 2022 Royal Caribbean management has reiterated that Galveston is an integral part of Royal's strategic plan Cruise Terminal 3
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