Celebrity Cruises has unveiled its first-ever brand-designed cruise terminal, Terminal 25 (T25). Designed to complement the line’s newest ship, Celebrity Edge, the terminal is located at Broward County’s Port Everglades in Hollywood, Florida.
“When designing the revolutionary Celebrity Edge, we knew we wanted to design a terminal that complemented the ship and matched its one-of-a-kind experience,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO, Celebrity Cruises. “With cutting-edge technology, in service of a gorgeous design, T25 is that perfect new home. T25 also happens to be Celebrity’s first ever brand-designed cruise terminal, which not only represents a milestone for Celebrity, but also presented us with the opportunity to set yet another standard in design and create the perfect guest experience.”
Celebrity Cruises, Port Everglades and architectural firm Bermello Ajamil & Partners Inc. collaborated on the development and design of T25. Industry-leading features of the new terminal include:
- “Frictionless Arrival” technology, which will make the check-in process seamless;
- an interactive light wall art installation;
- an exclusive lounge, elevator lobbies, screening areas and even a private rooftop terrace for Suite Class guests;
- a 1,463-square-foot GKD Mediamesh wrapping the terminal’s exterior;
- 18,000 square feet of outward facing glass;
- and the first purpose-built crew lounge of any Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. terminal.
Scheduled for completion in late October 2018, T25 will be LEED certified and able to accommodate ships up to 1,150 feet long. It will be the new home to many Celebrity ships during their winter deployment, including Celebrity Edge, Celebrity Infinity, Celebrity Reflection and Celebrity Silhouette. When Celebrity is not using the terminal, it will be open to other cruise lines.
“This is the largest financial investment that Port Everglades has made in a cruise terminal, and we fully anticipate that Terminal 25’s iconic design will be a showcase for Broward County and Celebrity Cruises as we strive to create an inviting and fun environment for the millions of cruise passengers who visit here,” said Broward County Mayor Beam Furr.
“We are replacing two smaller and outdated cruise terminals with an innovative facility that is inspired by the sleek, futuristic design of Celebrity Edge and can accommodate some of the world’s largest cruise ships,” said Port Everglades chief executive and port director Steven Cernak. “The time was right to build a new Terminal 25 that uses cutting-edge technology, such as electronic media-mesh for innovative messaging, to attract contemporary travellers who want to explore the world.”