With capacity over 4,000 passengers and a host of unique entertainment and accomodation features, the Norwegian Epic, from Norwegian Cruise Lines, is more than your run of the mill cruise liner.
When she launched in 2010, the Norwegian Epic gave the cruise industry several firsts - the first studio cabin at sea, the first ice bar at sea, the first Blue Man Group show at sea, and even the first translucent bathroom! Cruise ships don’t really get more cutting-edge than this.
And the flexibility and choice offered by the Epic does not stop at the vessel’s design. With Mediterranean cruises, transatlantic passages and Caribbean voyages to choose from, the world is your oyster aboard this floating city.Read more
Take a seven day adventure around the Mediterranean and discover some of Europe’s most exciting cities along the way. Departing from Barcelona, the Norwegian Epic’s Western Mediterranean Cruise visits Naples, Rome and Florence before making the French connection at Marseille and calling in at Palma on the way back to Barcelona. When in Barcelona, take one of the city’s foodie tours around the bodegas of Las Ramblas for a dazzling culinary experience.
Alternatively, you can voyage around the Caribbean, or enjoy a transatlantic passage, with itineraries ranging from seven to 21 nights.
Facilities and Amenities
Norwegian Cruise Lines have designed the Epic to anticipate and fulfil its passengers’ every need. From the state-of-the-art fitness centre and thermal spa rooms, to the attentive room steward and complimentary room service, you can relax in the knowledge that you will be well looked after for the duration of your cruise holidays.
The SVEDKA ice bar is inspired by the first ice hotels in Sweden, and truly is as cool as it gets! One of only 14 such bars worldwide, SVEDKA offers an unforgettable drinks experience. And with dedicated onboard whiskey, sake, martini and cigar bars on board, there’s a different evening venue for every tipple!
For those who find it hard to cut off contact with the office, there’s a suite of meeting rooms and a 24-hour internet café. Shopaholics will love The Marketplace, which sells everything from simple sundries to top designer goods. Other amenities include an onboard art and photo galleries.
Activities and Entertainment
The Epic’s pool complex and Aqua Park is a marvel to behold. With twisting water flumes and spraying fountains, there’s enough here to delight even the most demanding kids and keep them coming back for more throughout your cruise. Adrenaline junkies should be sure to try the 200ft Epic Plunge, the only tube slide on the ocean waves!
There are plenty of opportunities to work up a sweat during your getaway aboard the Norwegian Epic - from the jogging track to the yoga and pilates lessons available in the Pulse Fitness Centre.
The variety of nightlife aboard the ship really has to be seen to be believed. The Cirque Dreams and Dinner experience is a spectacular extravaganza, featuring world-class acrobats and aerialists to entertain you as you indulge in the ultimate theatrical-gastronomic experience. If you are game for a laugh, ensure you make time to check out the Headliners Comedy Club.
Music buffs will enjoy the ‘Legends of Entertainment’ act, which features tributes to artists such as Elton John, Michael Jackson and Whoopi Goldberg in a series of show-stopping concerts. Another unforgettable Norwegian Cruise Line experience is the White Hot Party, where top celebrity DJs play to passengers dancing the night away poolside under the stars.
Teens aren’t left out of the party and have their own dedicated onboard space, The Entourage Lounge, which transforms from a chill-out area by day to a full-blown nightclub once the sun goes down. Other activities for older children include the video arcade, and there is an onboard bowling alley for all the family to enjoy.
Enjoy state-of-the-art cruise travel in a relaxed and informal atmosphere aboard the Norwegian epic as you discover the delights of Europe or the Caribbean.
For action packed cruise holidays the Norwegian Epic more than steps up to the mark. There’s the sprawling Aqua Park with multiple thrilling water slides, including one that passes right through the middle of the rock climbing wall. In addition you’ll find a rapelling wall, basketball and squash courts, bungee trampolines, climbing cages and a total of six bowling lanes. And if that wasn’t enough to keep the kids entertained there’s also a children’s play area and tween zone for slightly older kids. And while the children are busy you can book a treatment at the sublime spa, the largest waterborne beauty treatment zone in the world.
The Norwegian Epic is unique to the cruise industry in offering solo passengers a stateroom of their very own, with no single supplement required. Passengers travelling alone also enjoy access to the private lounge, The Living Room, which boasts its own bar, comfy seating and widescreen TVs, providing a relaxed setting in which to enjoy a good book or a glass of your favourite tipple. Other accommodation options range from compact and affordable interior staterooms, to extravagant and luxurious suites which include your own 24-hr butler service and access to the private Courtyard area and restaurant, for a truly exclusive and opulent cruise experience.
NCL are famous for their ‘Freestyle Cruising’ approach, a Scandinavian style that allows passengers the flexibility to dine when and where they please. With over 20 different dining options on board, there’s a different place to tantalise your taste buds morning, noon and night.
You will find all the information you need to know about what is on each deck, find your accommodation, which deck the pool is located on.
Cheap Cruise Holidays
With great offers on a range of cruises, booking with Cruise Thomas Cook is a must. If you’re keen to set sail check out our 2013 Cruises and Last Minute Cruises – or if you’re planning ahead browse our 2014 Cruises and 2015 Cruises. For those setting sail from the UK there’s a number of cruises from Southampton to choose from.
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