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Carnival Corporation to Operate New Spanish Cruise Terminal



Carnival Corporation & plc announced Tuesday it had reached an agreement with the Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife to become the operator of the Canary Islands’ and Mid Atlantic’s newest cruise terminal.

The Santa Cruz de Tenerife terminal opened in 2016 and welcomed 617,987 cruise passengers last year. In addition to offering passengers a comfortable experience and modern conveniences, the terminal can also accommodate next-generation “green” cruise ships powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).

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As one of the busiest cruise ports in the Canary Islands, it will welcome the AIDAnova ship on its maiden voyage in December. The vessel will become the world’s first that can be powered by LNG both in port and at sea.

In total, seven Carnival Corporation brands will make port calls to Tenerife, including AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn and P&O Cruises UK.

“Carnival Corporation has long been a valued partner with the Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the Canary Islands, and we are confident that they will be a wonderful steward of our recently built cruise port,” Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife president Pedro Suarez Lopez de Vergara said.

“Thanks in large part to Carnival Corporation ships, the cruise market generated an economic impact to the Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the city of Santa Cruz of €24 million ($27.1 million) in the 2018 cruise season, an increase of €6m from the 2017 cruise season, and we look forward to continuing to share our beautiful island with visiting cruise passengers coming through this cruise terminal,” Lopez de Vergara continued.

Carnival Corporation also manages two other cruise terminals in Spain; the Helix and Palacruceros facilities in Barcelona.

In addition, the company operates other international terminals, including Savona in Italy; Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic; Puerta Maya in Cozumel, Mexico; Grand Turk Cruise Center in Turks and Caicos Islands; Mahogany Bay in Roatan, Honduras; and Long Beach in California.

Carnival Corporation also operates two private destinations in the Caribbean (Princess Cays and Half Moon Cay) and has a joint venture in Dubai for the future operation of two cruise terminals.

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