Caribbean singles cruise departs
from Port Canaveral
Norwegian Epic takes Freestyle Cruising to a whole new level. As its name implies, the Epic is one of Norwegian's largest ships, providing passengers with an even wider range of onboard activities, amenities and stateroom options. Especially worthy of note are the ship's New Wave staterooms, which offer accommodations with contemporary curved architecture, open living spaces and creatively designed bathrooms. And, 100 percent of the Epic's outside staterooms feature balconies. For the budget-conscious traveler, Norwegian offers a new category of inside staterooms called The Studios, which maximize space and feature a window that looks out on the corridor, as well an exclusive set of cabins called The Haven.
The Epic offers unparalleled evening entertainment, including a dueling piano bar and stunning professional ballroom dancing show. Those who want to indulge in the nightlife can check out the "ultimate chill" in the cruise industry's first ice bar, where the temperature never rises above 17 degrees Fahrenheit and guests are given coats and gloves to keep warm. Those who are more interested in heating up the dance floor can choose from several clubs, ranging from live entertainment and Latin dancing at Spice H20 to shadow dancers, mood-lit bowling and private gaming tables at Bliss and Ultra. With a wide range of new features and amenities, the Norwegian Epic truly represents the next generation of Freestyle Cruising.
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
This charming, British-influenced island boasts crystal-clear water and white-sand crescent beaches. Take a submarine ride and marvel at colorful coral landscapes teeming with marine life. Or, you may prefer to see the view through a glass-bottom boat. Snorkeling also is quite popular here, and sun-worshippers will be drawn to lovely Seven Mile Beach.
Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas
This private NCL island is an unspoiled paradise of white-sand beaches and coconut palms, and home to lizards, seagulls and neon-colored fish. Snooze in a hammock under a shady palm tree. Learn to snorkel in a peaceful cove where tropical fish weave around equally colorful coral and sea fans. Dance the limbo and enjoy a beachside barbecue. Circle the island in a kayak or sailboat. Enjoy the day!
This capital city is a constant reminder of British influence in the Bahamas. Shoppers will want to hit the famous straw market, while those looking for some relaxation will find their place on the white-sand beaches of Paradise Island. Snorkeling and diving excursions and outings to Crystal Cay and Blue Lagoon Island also are popular. Ships dock just steps from downtown, making it easy to explore on foot.
Port Canaveral, FL
Cruises from Port Canaveral depart year-round.
Port Canaveral, FL is about an hour's drive east of Orlando, two hours from Tampa and two and a half hours from Jacksonville. Tallahassee is just under five hours to the north. Port Canaveral is the closest city to Disney World and the other theme parks in Orlando, and is next to Cape Canaveral Kennedy Space Center. A wide variety of activities are available near the port, including several miles of beaches and parks, boating, fishing, shopping and several restaurants.
Falmouth is considered by many to be like the Colonial Williamsburg of the Caribbean. Take a stroll through Falmouth's Historic District and explore an impressive collection of nineteenth-century Georgian architecture. Visit the Greenwood Great House museum, and you'll find yourself in the middle of the 19th century. Take a romantic ride down the Martha Brae River on a 30-foot bamboo raft. Hunt for bargains in Water Square, where you'll discover the Albert George Shopping and Historical center. And a trip to Falmouth wouldn't be complete without sampling one of the over 300 different Jerk recipes.