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Port of Galveston Breaks Ground on New Royal Caribbean Cruise Terminal BELIZE ADDS MEDICAL TRANSFER PROTOCOLS FOR CRUISE SHIPS The Ministry of Tourism and Diaspora Relations (MTDR) and the Belize Tourism Board (BTB), with the guidance of the Cruise Tourism Task Force, have established Health and Safety Protocols for the Safe Restart of Cruise Operations in Belize. The document outlines the process for preventing and managing COVID-19 positive cases upon restart of cruise ship activities in Belize and includes protocols for the transfer of any passenger from a ship in the case of a medical emergency.

PORTMIAMI CELEBRATES RETURN OF NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE Norwegian Cruise Line officially returned to PortMiami on Aug. 15, with Norwegian Gem docking at Cruise Terminal B, the Pearl of Miami, for sailings to Harvest Caye, Roatán and Cozumel. “The Cruise Capital of the World is back! We thank Norwegian for its incredible partnership,” said Port CEO Juan Kuryla. PORT EVERGLADES TO HOST THREE REGULARS Port Everglades is welcoming cruising back to the United States this summer with three ships sailing regularly: Celebrity Edge, Celebrity Equinox and Royal Caribbean’s new Odyssey of the Seas. “It’s starting to look a lot like a cruise port here again,” said Chief Executive and Port Director Jonathan Daniels. “After no passengers or revenue for at least 15 months, and significant job loss, it is a greatly welcome kick-off.”

The Port of Galveston, the fourth most popular cruise port in the US, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Aug. 14 to mark the start of construction of Royal Caribbean International’s $125 million cruise terminal. This much-anticipated project will

PORT NOLA WELCOMES RETURN OF CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE Port NOLA welcomed the return of Carnival Cruise Line sailings from New Orleans when Carnival Glory departed to the Eastern Caribbean, with visits to the ports of Key West, Freeport and Nassau, during its seven-day sailing. Glory resumed with enhanced safety protocols and a 95 percent vaccination rate. Carnival Valor is also scheduled to resume in November, as well as Norwegian Breakaway.

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. The terminal will homeport Allure of the Seas and is expected to be completed in fall 2022.

PORT CANAVERAL’S COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE Port Canaveral is a best-in-class cruise port, hosting nearly 5 million passengers annually through our state-of-the-art terminals. We are proud to be homeport for some of the world’s best known, most popular and technically sophisticated cruise ships. Cruise guests love our easy access, ample parking facilities, and efficient arrivals and departures. Our long-standing commitment to continuous improvement and customer service excellence delivers consistently high-quality guest experiences. THIRD QUARTER 2021 | TRAVEL & CRUISE 23