Norfolk's new 80,000 square foot Half Moone cruise terminal was officially opened on April 28th with the first call of the Empress of the Seas.

The Empress of the Seas at the new Half Moone cruise terminal in Norfolk.

The view from inside the terminal.

The Promenade Deck which will be open to the public when ships are not in port.

Stephen Kirkland, cruise operations and marketing manager of Half Moone, spoke at the inauguration.

Stephen Kirkland, cruise operations and marketing manager of Half Moone, and Norma Beazley, widow of collector Herbert Beazley, who lent the artifacts for the terminal's extensive cruise and ocean liner memorabilia display, consisting of ship models, documents, boarding passes and classic advertising art.

Mayor Paul Fraim of Norfolk speaking at the inauguration of the Half Moone cruise terminal.

Mayor Paul Fraim breaks the bottle - inaugurating the new terminal.

The Empress of the Seas and the battleship Wisconsin.

Passengers checking in for the Bermuda cruise.

The cargo area is separate from the passenger area.