July 29, 2019
The Port of Seattle released an RFP for the proposed $200-million cruise facility at Terminal 46 to the three shortlisted teams announced in May. These teams will compete to become the winning firm that will co-invest with the Port to build and operate the facility, utilizing the northern third of the terminal property for a single-berth cruise terminal.
The three teams are:
-Cruise Industry Leaders Group, a partnership between Royal Caribbean Cruise Ltd., MSC Cruises S.A., Carnival Corporation and SSA Marine, Inc., a subsidiary of Carrix, Inc.
-Global Ports Holding Plc and Civil & Building North America, Inc.
-Ports America, teaming with Jacobs Engineering Group
The Port expects to announce the winning team early next year, with delivery of the new facility for the 2023 cruise season.
Seattle serves as the hub for Alaska cruises, with 45% of the cruise market and seven cruise brands serving Seattle. The Port says maintaining that market share and meeting future demand requires new infrastructure. The new cruise terminal would deliver capacity to accommodate the growing demand for Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, and West Coast itineraries.
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