It seems Florida’s Port Canaveral is too good to pass up. A popular port on the Sunshine State’s Space Coast is ready to welcome Norwegian Cruise Line’s. Text of the Norwegian Epic to its fleet home for the winter of 2023-24 after the European winter season ended soon.
Ship to Sail Eastern, Western Caribbean Series
Norwegian Cruise Line will send Text of the Norwegian Epic to Port Canaveral next winter, offering cruises to the Eastern and Western Caribbean, according to a May 30, 2023 report in Seatrade Cruise News. Several weekend cruises will be operated, although port calls have not yet been announced.
Travel watchers remember that last week, Norwegians banned 4,100 tourists. Norwegian literature the entire European season, which is due to start in December 2023 and continue until mid-April 2024.
With thousands in refunds for repairs, the ship’s operators only told disgruntled guests where the change was due to the redeployment of ships.
Instead the cruise line has decided to move the ship to Port Canaveral due to the growing demand for Caribbean cruises this winter. Text of the Norwegian Epic had to sail several Mediterranean cruises from Rome and Trieste, Italy; Haifa, Israel; and Lisbon, Portugal.
It was the second time in recent years that Norwegian Cruise Line has canceled multiple cruises. Early May, that is nix The spirit of Norway all season 2024 Alaska. In that case, the line revealed that it has decided to allow all ships, which means that the ship will still operate on those trips, without reservations.
Text of the Norwegian Epic it was already planned for Port Canaveral in the winter of 2024-2025, and those plans have not changed. It seems that the same port that calls the train is to be made again in the next season which will be winter season, 2023-24.
The ship will make two separate voyages in 2024. One voyage calls at Cozumel, Mexico; George Town, Grand Cayman; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas. The second has ports of call in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; and Great Stirrup Cay.
Some of the ships, Norwegian Escapewith a capacity of 4,266 guests, is scheduled to depart from Port Canaveral from December 2023 to February 2024. The ship’s 7-day cruises will visit the same ports mentioned above, unless rerouted elsewhere, although there has been no information on such plans. for now.
Port Canaveral’s Popularity Continues to Grow
Port Canaveral continues to grow in popularity as more cruise lines move domestic ships to the central Florida port. On May 9, Princess Cruises announced its first home port deployment Caribbean Princess stay at Port Canaveral from November 2024 to April 2025, offering several Caribbean cruises.
Port Canaveral has been recently the world’s busiest passenger port, than PortMiami, which held the top spot for years. In total, 4,072,396 multi-day visitors passed through Port Canaveral in 2022, giving PortMiami a total of 4,022,544 multi-day visitors.
The port is an hour’s drive from Orlando, with many restaurants and other entertainment venues, and its international airport, making it an excellent addition to the base and cruise line.
The port’s future plans include building a new marina, which is expected to cost $175 million. Port officials are looking at a construction site on the south side of the port, but have not disclosed the size or timeline of construction.
It is also unclear which ships will be located at the new location. The new facility will allow the port to handle thousands of passengers each week, and officials say the port will be able to handle 6.4 million passengers a year. In the financial year 2022-23, the port is expected to receive 5.8 million visitors.