Norwegian Cruise Line’s largest ship and currently 3rd largest in the world, Norwegian Epic, will sail from Port Canaveral starting November next year. The Epic will offer 7-day Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises, as well as 3- and 4-day Bahamas sailings in 2017.

John E. Walsh, Port Canaveral CEO, said that as a regular call port for NCL ships, they were "thrilled to have the opportunity to homeport the Norwegian Epic". He added that their focus was to continue to provide the best service and facilities for their business partners and passengers. All efforts were being rewarded with the biggest ships afloat and new itineraries from Port Canaveral.

In November this current year, Norwegian Spirit will be homeported at Port Canaveral through 2016, April.

Walsh added that the large increase to Norwegian Epic in November 2016 demonstrated NCL’s commitment to Port Canaveral and Central Florida.

Epic's Eastern Caribbean itinerary features visits to Tortola, St. Thomas and Great Stirrup Cay. The Western itinerary offers visits to Cozumel, George Town, Ocho Rios and Great Stirrup Cay. The 3- and 4-day Bahamas itineraries include Great Stirrup Cay and Nassau in January and March 2017.