Norwegian Epic – Norwegian Cruise Line
In Service – 2010 to Present
Type: Cruise Ship GRT: 153000 Length: 1080 ft Beam: 133 ft
Speed: 22 knots
Registry: Bahamas Passengers: 4228 Crew: 1710
Shipyard: STX Europe
NCL Free Style Cruising
Travelling with Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is synonymous to informality and liberty. NCL names their concept “Freestyle Cruising”. There are no classic “first and second seatings” for dinner – just feel free to dine whenever and where you like. Choose from a variety of à la card or buffet restaurants and enjoy the casual atmosphere throughout the ship. No wish for “black tie evenings”? Then NCL just suits you fine. Here is no constraint. The guests on Norwegian Cruise Line’s ships are an interesting international mix and English is the main onboard language – though usually not the only one.
Atmosphere on Board
Like on all of NCL’s ships the atmosphere is very casual. For example the only dress-code for the main restaurants is “no shorts and no swim-wear”. Nevertheless, if you love to wear a festive attire, just feel free to do it – or even attend one of the festive evenings offered in selected restaurants. NCL offers holidays that are perfectly suited for the younger (or young in mind) as well as families. Though you will find lots of sportive and fun activities and will surely have a chance to party at night you can also find quiet and calm places to relax and unwind.
MS Norwegian Epic
When the MS Norwegian Epic was comissioned in 2010 she was the largest NCL ship. The enormous vessel can accomodate 4,228 passengers. With 153,000 GRT the Norwegian Epic is one of the worlds’ biggest cruise ships. There are 20 different bars and 20 different dining options on board. An “Ice Bar” is one of the main attractions. This giant ship was designed in a very fashionable and trendy way and offers various highlights.
You may dine whenever you wish in one of the 20 restaurants on board. In some specialty restaurants a cover charge between 10 US-$ and 25 US-$ is mandatory. You may reserve a table or just drop in. With cover charge you will find a steak house, a French restaurant, a Sushi bar, a Teppanyaki- and an Italian restaurant. Without cover charge you may dine in one of the two à la Carte restaurants, the buffet, the 24/7 restaurant or the outdoor grill at the pool area. You may of course also use the 24h room service. An absolute highlight is the Cirque Dreams® & Dinner (with cover charge) where you will be dining while artists are performing around you.
You will enjoy fantastic shows every night like spectacular Broadway shows or “Legends in Concert”. A Las-Vegas-Style casino can of course be found on board as well as quiet places like an art gallery, an internet cafe or a shopping mall. From October 2015 onwards the “Cavern Club” will open its doors. Here you will feel the vibes and hear the sound of The Beatles and other legends – just as if you were in 1960’s Liverpool.Thanks to the many choices everyone will quickly find his or her favorite bar and lounge or may even go dancing at the night club.Minors have their own clubs and space for themselves, supervised and tailor-made for their respective age.
Sports and Wellness
Sports enthusiasts will find a 24/7 fitness studio with all kinds of equipment and course offers. A jogging track, a basketball-/volleyball ground, table tennis and swimming pools offer suitable possibilities for everybody.
Adventure seekers enjoy the aqua park when dashing down one of the exciting water slides. Additionally spider web, climbing wall or bungee trampolin make them run on adrenalin
For those who like it more relaxed, the Mandara Spa offers the perfect location. Beauty and wellness offers, acupuncture, hairdresser or different saunas are waiting for you. You may also have your teeths bleached or your hair straightened with an original Brasilian blow out.
All cabins are very modern and conveniently equipped in the so called “new wave design”. Inside cabins are aproximately 13 sqm and balcony cabins are 19 sqm. All cabins have two lower beds. Some cabins have an additional third or forth bed (either sofa or pullman).
Passengers in the suites and villas have their own concierge service and private areas
For MS Norwegian Epic the studio concept has been invented. Studios are small inside cabins (9 sqm) designed for single travellers. Passengers in these cabins have their own living room area with bar where they can meet and easily get to know fellow travellers.
You will feel comfortable on board if you are looking for a relaxed vacation and an international atmosphere. NCL is often chosen by young travellers and families. Also single travellers feel very welcome because of the new studio concept on board of MS Norwegain Epic