Norwegian Epic to Sail from Port Canaveral in November 2016
Port Canaveral will homeport Norwegian Cruise Line’s (NCL) largest ship and currently the fifth largest in the world—the Norwegian Epic—starting in November 2016, offering seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries, as well as three- and four-day vacations to the Bahamas in 2017.
“As a regular port of call for NCL ships, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to homeport the Norwegian Epic and welcome NCL guests into our community,” said Port Canaveral CEO John E. Walsh. “Our focus is to continue to provide the best customer service and facilities for our business partners and their passengers. Our efforts are being rewarded with the largest ships afloat and more itineraries from Port Canaveral.”
“Bringing Norwegian Epic, our largest ship and our newest ever to homeport in Port Canaveral, represents a big opportunity for the Norwegian brand,” said Andy Stuart, Norwegian’s president and chief operating officer. “We know that there is pent-up demand from our loyal guests to cruise from Port Canaveral and we are excited to bring this spectacular ship to the Greater Orlando area.”
The Eastern Caribbean itinerary includes visits to Tortola, British Virgin Islands; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas. The Western itinerary includes Cozumel, Mexico; George Town, Grand Cayman; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas. The three- and four-day Bahamas itineraries includes Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay in January and March 2017.
“This large increase to Epic in November 2016 demonstrates NCL’s huge commitment to Central Florida and Port Canaveral,” Walsh said.
In November 2015, Norwegian Spirit will homeport at Canaveral through April 2016.