Black Falcon to get $8m check-in area
Passengers at Black Falcon Cruise Terminal in South Boston will be waiting for their ship to come in at a new $8 million check-in area by the end of 2010 after a renovation that will expand the terminal by 40 percent.
An unused 83,000-square-foot warehouse space on the third floor will be converted into a waiting area with separate spaces for loading and unloading passengers. The renovation, approved by the Massachusetts Port Authority board yesterday, is the second phase of an $11 million makeover of the terminal. It will be funded by a $3 increase in the $11 facility charge each cruise customer currently pays, effective for the 2011 cruise season.
Nearly 300,000 travelers passed through the cruise terminal this year, an 11 percent increase over last year.