Norwegian Cruise Lines has recently announced their decision to reposition the Norwegian Epic to Port Canaveral this winter, in response to the growing demand for Caribbean sailings. Starting from December 17, 2023, the ship will offer seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries, providing guests with unforgettable experiences in these sought-after destinations.
“Thanks to our great partnership and strong collaboration with Norwegian, we’re delighted to welcome back Norwegian Epic. She’s a terrific addition to our fleet of homeported ships offering a variety of Caribbean sailings to meet the surging demand,” stated Capt. john Murray, Port CEO. “We’re proud to be the preferred port for millions of cruisse guests, and proud of the confidence in our Port to deliver a high-quality experience.”
In an announcement, a Norwegian Cruise Line spokesperson said, “we are committed to providing exceptional vacation experiences, both aboard our ships and by taking our guests to some of the most sought-out destinations around the world.”
The Norwegian Epic, belonging to the Epic-class of ships, boasts impressive specifications, including a gross tonnage of 155,873 GT, a length of 1,081 feet, and a height of 200 feet. With 19 decks, the ship can accommodate 4,100 passengers (based on double occupancy) and 1,724 crew members.
The Norwegian Epic offers a range of unique and captivating features, such as the Haven, the first ship-in-a-ship enclave. Guests can also enjoy amenities like a bowling alley, an Ice Bar, and The Epic Plunge, the only bowl slide at sea. These exciting features provide ample entertainment for guests during their extra day at sea.