Royal Caribbean’s new cruise terminal will feature a local art sculpture


Opened in November, Royal Caribbean Group’s new state-of-the-art cruise terminal in Galveston, Texas will be designed with works by local artists, featuring a larger-than-life sculpture.

Royal Caribbean’s $125 million zero-energy terminal will have a Galveston Beach Trio sculpture, designed by Texas-based Brad Oldham Sculpture.

Port of Galveston Royal Caribbean Terminal Art

Royal Caribbean’s new cruise terminal in Texas will feature exciting new art, a larger-than-life Galveston Beach Trio sculpture designed by Texas-based Brad Oldham Sculpture.

Forged in stainless steel and lost-wax bronze, the Galveston, Texas sculpture will depict a musical trio inspired by the rich musical heritage of the historic port city.

As the cruise line is new zero energy terminal opens in November, Royal Caribbean will pay tribute to its local community with the unveiling of its new art, celebrating its local art and culture.

Brad Oldham and Christy Coltrin, from Brad Oldham Sculpture

Vice President of Destination Development for Royal Caribbean Group, Joshua Carroll, said: “Our passion is to share the incredible destinations of the world with our customers, allowing them to experience cultures around the world, including the places where their journeys begin.”

“Showcasing the history and culture of Galveston was our top priority when creating this art installation in our new terminal, and we are thrilled to partner with Brad Oldham Sculpture to bring this vision to life. Carroll added.

The Royal Caribbean Group team enlisted Houston-based Piper Faust Public Art to create a list of Texan artists to consider for this art opportunity, selecting a one-of-a-kind trio design by the mari team. and wife of Brad Oldham and Christy Coltrin, Brad Oldham Sculpture.

Based in Dallas, Texas, Brad Oldham Sculpture creates site-specific sculptures for communities, businesses and collectors, specializing in narrative sculptures and installations.

Royal Caribbean Galveston Cruise Terminal
Rendering Courtesy: Royal Caribbean

Artist Brad Oldham said, “When we began working on design concepts for a place-making sculpture at Royal Caribbean’s new cruise terminal in Galveston, we first talked about our favorite family vacations.”

“Some of our fondest memories are of family vacations. We’re honored to create a permanent installation that cultivates the holiday vibe with an accessible musical theme, using native animals to compose the band. It’s exciting to think that the Galveston Beach Trio could make this into family vacation photos to capture the special moment together,” Oldham continued.

Royal Caribbean’s new Texas terminal

Brad Oldham Sculpture’s artwork will be available to the public when the new $125 million terminal opens on November 9, 2022, further marking the arrival of 225,282 gross tons Allure of the Seas who will sail on seven-night itineraries in the Western Caribbean.

For the cruise line’s 2022-23 winter season, Allure of the Seas will be homeported in Galveston, with its first voyage departing November 27, 2022 and the last departing April 23, 2023.

Opening next month, the 161,334 square foot Galveston Cruise Terminal will significantly expand Royal Caribbean’s presence in the region, increasing its capacity to accommodate up to 630,000 guests annually.

The presence will mark the first time Texas will host the line’s Oasis-class ships, hosting some of the largest cruise ships in the world.

In developing and operating this terminal, Royal Caribbean Group’s latest initiative, Blue Green Promise, has been kept in mind, protecting the oceans it sails on and empowering ocean communities.

As part of a partnership between Royal Caribbean International, Ceres Terminal Holdings, LLC and Galveston Wharves, construction of the 68-foot-tall terminal facade began last summer, in 2021.

When the terminal is nearing completion, it will become one of the most technologically advanced buildings for embarking and disembarking cruise ship passengers in the United States, using mobile check-in and facial recognition to improve embarkation and disembarkation.

In support of Royal Caribbean’s goals to be fully carbon neutral by 2050, this cruise terminal will be the the first zero energy terminal in the worldusing only solar power with 30,000 feet of solar panels.

Galveston Royal Caribbean Terminal

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