The new Terminal Amerigo Vespucci is the first purpose-built, permanent cruise terminal in Civtavecchia (Image: Roma Cruise Terminal)
Port operator Roma Cruise Terminal (RCT) opened the first purpose-built permanent cruise terminal at Italy’s port of Civitavecchia on 18 May 2018.
Designed by Studio Vicini Architetti, the new €20 million (US$23 million) Terminal Amerigo Vespucci covers an area of 12,500 square metres, making it one of the largest in Europe. It was built during an 18-month project that started in November 2016 and involved almost 60 local companies.
Terminal Amerigo Vespucci will be able to handle large cruise ships and around 5,000-6,000 passengers. The ground floor of the terminal boasts an atrium and a 4,200 square metre luggage hall, while the first floor features a VIP area, a bar, a waiting area and 60 check-in desks. There is also space to increase the number of check-in points to 120 to accommodate any future growth in cruise traffic. In addition, there are offices for port staff and a small museum that will showcase historical artefacts from the local Lazio region.
Passengers will embark or disembark cruise ships from two passenger boarding bridges designed by ADELTE.
RCT is jointly owned by Costa Cruises, MSC Cruises and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Click here to watch a Facebook video of the new terminal.
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