Cruise NewsNorwegian Epic Returning to Florida, Headed to Port Canaveral

Norwegian Epic Returning to Florida, Headed to Port Canaveral

Norwegian Cruise Line’s largest cruise ship, Norwegian Epic, is returning to Florida in November 2016 and will sail out of Port Canaveral for the first time. The ship previously sailed out of PortMiami and is currently in Europe sailing to the Mediterranean.

Norwegian Epic will sail three, four, six, and seven night cruises to the Bahamas, Eastern and Western Caribbean.  The interaries will be as follows:

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  • Three and Four night cruises – Stops in Nassau, Bahamas and Great Stirrup Cay (Norwegian’s private island)
  • Eastern Caribbean – Stops in Great Stirrup Cay, St, Thomas, and Tortola.
  • Western Caribbean – Stops in Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios, and Great Stirrup Cay.

At just over 155,000 gross tons, Norwegian Epic has been the largest ship in Norwegian’s fleet since 2010. The vessel will remain Norwegian’s largest until Norwegian Escape (164,600 gross tons) makes her debut in November.  Norwegian Escape will sail six through eight night cruises to the Caribbean out of PortMiami.

Norwegian will also move Norwegian Jade to Tampa beginning in 2016 replacing Norwegian Star. The ship will offer seven night cruises to the Western Caribbean with a few 10/11 night cruises to the Eastern Caribbean.  Photo credit: Norwegian Cruise Line

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Cruise NewsNorwegian Epic Returning to Florida, Headed to Port Canaveral


  1. All puns intended, this is Epic news to those of us in close proximity to Port Canaveral! Thanks for the heads up!!

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