Cruise terminals

At Royal HaskoningDHV, we have an extensive history of port design and this gives us unrivalled experience in the design and development of complete cruise terminal projects.
Cruise Terminals and Associated Infrastructure

Cruise terminals need to provide a safe, seamless, and efficient experience for every vessel, passenger, and crew member using them. From design to ongoing maintenance, each terminal will have specific challenges and requirements to meet to deliver the best performance possible.

Quality cruise terminals for vessel operators and passengers alike

Smooth operational processes can make all the difference to customer and passenger satisfaction. But managing boarding and disembarking, baggage collection, and onward travel arrangements all at once can be complicated. And vessels themselves need to be able to effortlessly arrive and depart at your terminal to prevent bottlenecks and delays.

At Royal HaskoningDHV, we have an extensive history of port design – so we understand the importance of supporting all the key functions of a cruise terminal to create the best possible service. We use that experience to guide the design and development of every cruise terminal project.

By working with you to understand your specific situation, we’ll ensure your cruise terminal design is completely tailored to your site and operational needs. We also offer services in ongoing performance and operation improvement, so you can be sure our support won’t stop at the end of your project.

Optimise your cruise terminal planning and design

Our cruise terminal consultants will use their specialist knowledge to support you, wherever you are in the development process. From market research and strategic planning to construction and ongoing performance improvement, we’ll make sure you’re equipped to optimise your terminal.

We ensure technology delivers high performance no matter what demand is placed upon it, whether from the footfall of thousands of passengers and crew or from the water and environment itself. And we’ll make sure your cruise terminal is ready to meet these demands both today and tomorrow.

Our cruise terminal development capabilities

Our dedicated, expert cruise terminal teams will find the right solutions and support for your business needs.

  • We offer a complete range of consultancy services including:
  • Master planning studies
  • Feasibility studies for new and upgraded terminals
  • Detailed designs and layouts for terminal buildings, coach and taxi arrivals and departures, car parking, marshalling yards, linkspans, quay structures and passenger walkways
  • Production of tender documentation for both traditional and design and construct procurement routes
  • Supervision of construction work and equipment supply contracts
  • Safety audits and inspections
  • Quay, dolphin and fender damage reports and repairs
  • Terminal lighting studies and designs
  • Shore power, or cold ironing
Simon Lewis - Project director


Project director

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