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Port Everglades, Carnival renegotiate, putting a cruise terminal in play

An amended agreement between Port Everglades and Carnival Corp. & plc provides relief from passenger guarantees during the COVID-19 pandemic and also puts a cruise terminal in play.

Broward County commissioners will consider a motion to approve the agreement at their meeting next week.

Berth 4

The amended agreement removes Berth 4 and its adjoining cruise terminal and a fifth non-designated preferential berth from the list of preferential berths for Carnival Corp. Instead, the company will get a fourth non-designated preferential berth.

Carnival's designated berths/terminals include 2, used by Princess Cruises, and 21 and 26, used by Holland America Line and other brands. The agreement additionally revises the work letter for Terminal 21 improvements.

The amended agreement eases pressure on Carnival Corp. to meet previously guaranteed minimum passenger counts during a time when cruises are not operating and in a future recovery period.

Opening the door for another cruise line? 

It also would effectively put in play Berth 4, potentially opening the door for another cruise line at Port Everglades.

Terminal 4, just south of Terminal 2, was previously used by MSC Cruises before its shift to PortMiami several years ago.