Massive Norwegian Epic To Homeport At Port Canaveral Starting In Nov. 2016
By Space Coast Daily // October 15, 2015
155,000 TONS, 1081 FEEET LONG
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Port Canaveral will homeport Norwegian Cruise Line’s largest ship and currently the fifth largest in the world — Norwegian Epic — starting in November 2016, offering seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries, as well as three-and four-day cruises to the Bahamas in 2017.
As a regular port of call for Norwegian Cruise Line ships, we are thrilled to have the oppor-tunity to homeport Norwegian Epic and welcome Norwegian Cruise Line 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 buiness partners and their passengers. Our efforts are being rewarded with the largest ships afloat and more itineraries from Port Canaveral.”
The Eastern Caribbean itinerary includes visits to Tortola, British Virgin Islands; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; and Great StirrupCay, Bahamas. The Western itinerary includes Cozumel., Mexico; George Town, Grand Ca.yinan; Och.o Rios, Jamaica; and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas.
“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 three-and four-day Bahamas itineraries includes Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay in January and March 2017.
This large increase to Norwegian Epic in November 2016 demonstrates a huge commitment to Central Florida and Port Canaveral,” Walsh said.
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