(11:30 a.m. EST) -- Norwegian Cruise Line has confirmed its largest cruise ship -- Norwegian Epic -- will offer winter itineraries to Morocco, the Canary Islands and the Western Mediterranean from its year-round homeport of Barcelona.
Epic will be based in Barcelona from November 29, 2015 through to April 7, 2016 and offer 10-day Canary Islands and Morocco itineraries, and six-, 10-, 11- or 12-day Western Med itineraries.
Ports of call on the Morocco and Canary Islands cruise will include Tangier, Morocco; Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain; Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife, Spain; Funchal, Madeira, Portugal; and Málaga (Granada), Spain.
Ports of call on the 11-day Western Med itinerary include: Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy; Carthage, Tunisia; Palermo, Sicily, Italy; Naples (Pompeii), Italy; Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy; Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy; Palma, Majorca, Spain; and Barcelona, Spain, and will be available on 13 January, 3 and 24 February 2016.
“Norwegian Epic is the perfect ship to bring to Europe year-round and the ship's new Europe itineraries are sure to be a hit among cruisers looking to explore this spectacular part of the world,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line's chief executive officer. “These new itineraries provide exciting experiences and sights for our guests, while giving them a chance to spend more time exploring more of the beautiful cities that Europe is known for.”
Norwegian Epic's new Europe itineraries will open for sale in the UK in early April 2014.
--by Adam Coulter, UK Editor