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$48m upgrade expands Port Canaveral's Terminal 5

The expanded Cruise Terminal 5 - to be used by Carnival Valor and Carnival Sunshine (Photo: Port Canaveral)
After undergoing a $48.38m transformation to handle larger and newer ships, Port Canaveral's Cruise Terminal 5 opened this past weekend, hosting Carnival Valor.

The pier was extended 120 feet and other improvements include an expanded terminal, a new 1,044-space parking garage and new mobile passenger boarding bridges.

Carnival Sunshine also will berth at Terminal 5.

Renovation of the 1991-built terminal began in August to enable the terminal to handle ships carrying up to 3,500 passengers, up from its previous capacity of 2,500.

Port Canaveral said the projects involved a majority of local workers consisting of 37 companies with a construction crew of 500 on the terminal and 50 companies with a crew of 450 on the parking garage for a total of 265,000 hours with zero injuries.