Additional cruise line may be coming to Jacksonville soon, JaxPort CEO says

A second cruise line may begin offering service in Jacksonville soon, News4JAX news partner Jacksonville Daily Record reported.

JaxPort’s CEO Eric Green Green told the Jacksonville Port Authority board in a meeting on Monday that the incoming cruise company was seeking approval from the JaxPort Cruise Terminal.

He said the company wanted to be put on the Monday agenda, but documents for the deal couldn’t be completed in time for the meeting. Green also said the cruise line was “anxious” to finalize the agreement and requested a special meeting to expedite the approval, the JDR reported.

Board Chair Daniel Bean agreed to set a special meeting in the next two weeks.

JDR reported that after the meeting, Green said the incoming company would operate a ship larger than Carnival Cruise Line’s Elation, which is the only ship sailing from JaxPort’s Cruise Terminal, and it holds about 2,400 passengers.

“This is not Carnival saying we’re going to bring in a bigger ship,” Green told the JDR. “This is an added service from another cruise line.”

The JaxPort Authority could not confirm the company’s name.

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