Details of that mystery maiden voyage for Norwegian Epic have been revealed. The ship, carrying up to 4,200 passengers and 60 per cent bigger than any other vessel in the company’s fleet, will leave Southampton on June 24 next year, and arrive in New York on July 1.
And because construction work, at the STX yard in St Nazaire, France, is ahead of schedule, the ship will begin sailing regular Caribbean cruises a week earlier than planned, with the first now leaving Miami on July 10.
Passengers who put their names on the waitlist for this “pre-maiden” were given the chance to make firm bookings from yesterday. Tomorrow, members of NCL’s loyalty club, Latitudes, will be able to book, and the cruise goes on general sale from Thursday.
Fares start at £1,019 including flights and transfers, or £469 for cruise only, based on two sharing.
More information about the ship and its itineraries are at epic.ncl.co.uk