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Port Canaveral’s new $64 million terminal received its first cruise ship Monday

Excerpt from Florida Today

Aug 15, 2012 9:09 am

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The port is used primarily by Carnival Cruise Lines who hope to sign a new multiyear agreement with the port so they can continue to rake in profit that comes from advertising a brand new embarkation point.

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Port Canaveral’s new Cruise Terminal 6 received its first cruise ship Monday morning, as the Carnival Ecstasy came into port. It sailed out later in the day at full capacity.

The $64 million terminal and parking garage complex will be used primarily by Carnival, which has three ships based at Port Canaveral. Carnival also uses Brevard County’s seaport for port-of-call stops by some of its other ships.

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