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Galveston Wharves weighs MSC Cruises agreement, gets update on Terminal 16

Galveston Wharves directors will consider an agreement with MSC Cruises and cruise terminal infrastructure items at their Jan. 23 meeting
The Galveston Wharves Board was set to consider approving an operating agreement with MSC Cruises during its Tuesday meeting.

Earlier this month MSC opened bookings for its first season from the Port of Galveston starting in November 2025 with MSC Seascape. 

Cruise Terminal 16 plans

According to his port director's report, CEO Rodger Rees is scheduled to update the board on Cruise Terminal 16, including the updated estimated budget of $69,178,281 from Hensel Phelps.

Thirty percent of the design development has been received from Bermello Ajamil & Partners, which the port hired last year in a $5.3m engineering and architecture services contract. Port staff are collecting comment and feedback from stakeholders on the plans and finishings.

Boarding bridge RFPs

The port is looking to release a request for proposals for the Cruise Terminal 16 passenger boarding bridge in February. 

Following an RFP with proposals opened Jan. 9, the board will also discuss and consider approving a contract with ADELTE for the design and installation of renovations to a passenger boarding bridge at Cruise Terminal 25, home to the new Carnival Jubliee, at a cost not to exceed $1,284,000.