This three-level, 105,000 square-foot new cruise terminal includes baggage staging areas, large seating areas, conference areas, Immigration and Naturalization Services Center, and a U.S. Customs inspection station.
The roof's steel framework with a curved radius was designed to be reminiscent of ocean waves.
A focal point from the exterior is the cylindrical, three-story concrete elevator shaft with a spiraling exterior stairway. Glass and aluminum panels accent the exterior.
The terminal was designed for easy embarking and disembarking of passengers and their luggage. Ships calling on the Port carry over 2,200 passengers and are over 900 feet long. The height of the on/off ramps is over 40 feet above dock height.
The wharf portion of the project required the construction of over 1,000 feet of new bulkhead. Driven king and sheet piles form the seaward face of the bulkhead and a concrete cap encasement forms the horizontal surface of the wharf.