Long Beach Now Busiest Cruise Terminal in AmericaRelease Date: 2017-04-12
Every year our Long Beach Cruise Terminal welcomes passengers arriving from and departing to a host of locations including Baja California and Alaska.
I am excited to share with you that we officially celebrated the start of the multi-million dollar renovation of the Spruce Goose Dome. This project will more than double the cruise terminal facility from approximately 66,000 square feet to 142,000 square feet. The expansion and new design for the facility will dramatically improve efficiency and meet high tourism demands, while providing a more pleasant visitor experience.
We take pride in being the busiest cruise terminal in North America; that’s why the City of Long Beach and Carnival Cruise Line are embarking on a terminal expansion to accommodate the growing demand for tourism on our iconic waterfront. In fact, last year was one of the busiest years for tourism, with 6.8 million people attending Long Beach attractions and $26 million in revenue generated for our City budget.
Tourism is an important part of our economic growth and it starts with investing in our busiest points of entry where visitors can invest locally.
With developments on our iconic oceanfront and historic downtown core, we expect to see more visitors enjoying all the exciting new attractions our city has to offer.
We look forward to a long and happy partnership with Carnival Cruise Line and to continuing to welcome guests from across the world to our wonderful shores. As part of the larger Queen Mary Island development in partnership with Urban Commons, the Cruise Terminal is just another reason Long Beach is a prime location to start a business, find a home, or enjoy a visit.
Go Long Beach,
Mayor Robert Garcia