Carnival Corporation released artist renderings of its second cruise terminal at the Port of Barcelona. The terminal is designed to accommodate Carnival Corporation's new class of "next-generation" green cruise ships that will be fully operated by Liquefied Natural Gas. The new terminal is designed by Catalan architecture firm Battle I Roig and is scheduled to open in 2018.
Construction on the project officially began in July 2016. Carnival Corporation is expecting to accommodate over one million passengers at the Port of Barcelona once its second cruise terminal is open in 2018.
Carnival Corporation's deployment of LNG-fueled ships to the port supports the Air Quality Improvement Plan proposed by the Port of Barcelona in November 2016 to effectively reduce emissions from port activities. In total, Carnival Corporation now has agreements in place to build seven fully LNG-powered cruise ships across four of its 10 global cruise brands in coming years.