The new Virgin Voyages Terminal will be located on the northwest side of the port in Miami, giving it incredible views of the city’s skyline. Construction is due to start next year and will be completed by November 2021, the beginning of the year’s cruise season.
The new 10,000 square-foot terminal will be a palm grove inspired design concept developed by the Miami-based designers from Arquitectonica. The concept will encompass a design that builds on Virgin Voyages’ design ethos of the Modern Roman of Sailing, a new take on the formal grandeur and opulence of the ocean liner heyday.
The design is inspired by Miami Beach’s iconic palm trees and the island’s historical origins as an area intended for harvesting coconuts. The rooftop is designed to resemble a palm tree grove, with rooftop pockets that will allow natural light to flow into the building.
The two-story storm-proof glass facility will be replete with lush landscaping giving the terminal a plaza-like feel with designated areas for drop-offs of VIP’s, ride-sharing and provisioning, designed to provide a seamless shore to ship experience.
Virgin Voyages has also revealed that bookings for its inaugural season of sailing will go on sale for the general public on February 14th – and February 5th for those currently holding pre-sale deposits.