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Built Jun 2010

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We had fun DESPITE the poorly desgned ship and subpar service.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Epic | Sail Date: Mar 30, 2014


Checking in was pleasant and speedy, we were thankful for this considering our long drive in the morning and our empty stomachs!

 

Our excitement level was high upon entering the ship. We have never been on any other cruise line other than Royal so we were excited to try something new. Needless to say, the writing was on the wall upon entering the Epic ship, it was immediately apparent that this company was all about skimping where ever they can based on the first impressions of the design and materials used on the Epic...cheap linoleum in some places and overall boring design throughout the entire ship...its like all their design budget is spent on the art on the exterior of the ship and that's it. I got the impression that the Epic was the Red Roof Inn of cruise ships.

 

That said, although noticeable, we were bound not to let that spoil our impression considering we had not even made it to the room yet. We went straight to the elevator to proceed to the 12th deck, where our balcony room awaited!

 

 After waiting for what seemed like an eternity for the elevators to arrive( thinking the unusual delay was due to everyone arriving at the same time....wrong...these elevators were hellishly slow the entire trip no matter what time they were used) we decided to skip the elevators and climb the 8 floors with a few bags in tow because there was no hint those elevators were ever going to make to us any time soon...

 

Upon entering the room we instantly noticed that our cabin was much smaller than we were used to on Royal. It was a neat design and although the wife was not at all happy with it, I thought it was just fine if a bit cramped. 

 

We put our stuff away( what we carried on) and hurried to the buffet happily!

 

 Once we arrive upstairs( taking the stairs again, since elevators were still not cooperating), we entered the dining area and proceeded to feast our eyes on the cornucopia of items available to us. They were the standard fair you would find at your typical buffet and one thing we enjoyed, that Royal had never offered, is REAL Ice Cream! That was a nice treat. The dining area had awesome views and the service was decent. The tables were cleaned fairly quickly. The servers behind the counters were mostly nice, but I did run into a few here and there that gave me the impression that they would spit in your food if you gave them any perceived hassle( not saying they did, just stating I would not be surprised). They just had an attitude about them that did not convey they were happy to be there...that said, it seemed like management beat them with a stick to make damn sure they said "hello" to everyone they saw, because that was the one true consistent thing all the employees did on a regular basis.

 

 

Something I must point out that persisted the entire trip whenever I arrived at the buffet...there was always a dirty, stinky mop smell in the halls...although you got used to it, it was definitely noticeable and not very pleasant.

 

After this we took a stroll around the ship to get to know it better. This is when it really hit us that we had made a mistake in trying a new line...the ship was so poorly designed that it was very difficult to get around. Many stairways would be simply cordoned off, for what reason we had no idea. In order to get to the other side on some floors you had to go through those skinny hallways of rooms because that was your only option( the center of the ship had no access on some levels). Oh and using the elevators? Hahahahah...good luck...

 

Our biggest disappointment was the fact that there was no 6th( or 7th, whatever) deck with exterior walkway...well there was, but the ENTIRE view you would normally have of the ocean was blocked by the life boats( on Royal, lifeboats are placed way above everyone so nothing obstructs the railing views) except on one small part where they actually let you opened the view out for about 20 feet...this was a huge design flaw to us considering one of our favorite things to do after dinner is to walk on this deck( on Royal ships) and many times sit on the deck loungers to read or just relax...if you wanted to relax on the Epic, you had to go to the top floors, struggle finding somewhere to sit not in direct sunlight or simply go to your room if you had a balcony...it was a huge design flaw in my opinion and also lead to mass congregations in certain areas since there really was very few places to go on the ship. In essence, the design of the ship encouraged people to congregate in areas and made it seem like it was always crowded wherever you went...big downer. I felt real sorry for all the balcony people who had to stare at lifeboats the entire trip...those rooms should never charge for balcony views, its a crime and I was thankful we did not get one of those rooms.

 

Dinning in the evening was pleasant and the food was surprisingly good. Not excellent, but on par with what we were used to. Freestyle dining was a great feature.

 

Overall we had a good time despite our disappointment with the standards, the design and the overall perception of being nickled and dimed to death on some shows, food( like the bakery) and entertainment( they had a bowling alley but the price was silly for a family of 4 and we were used to getting such minor things included in the fair on Royal).

 

 One last icing on the cake...our cabin steward...in all my trips on Royal, I had always fond memories of how nice our cabin steward was and always rocked him/her with a great tip at the end of the trip...I stiffed our Epic cabin steward...never had I seen such a lazy attempt at taking care of our cabin...the kids beds were never turned back into couches( giving us more space during the day in an already cramped room), the coffee sugars were not replaced every other day, creamer was not replaced on several days, no hair conditioner was provided( we had to request it), shampoo and soap were allowed to run out, our fridge was never unlocked( I just decided not to even bother asking since it was just going to tempt me anyways) and our bathroom smelled like urine...

 

With all these negatives you would think we had an awe full time, but we made the best of it and despite every attempt from NCL to make this a crappy time, we decided not to let any of this get to us...we simply will NEVER sail on any of the NCL ships for the rest of our lives( unless a ridiculously, extremely, almost FREE cruise is available of course...we aint crazy, heh)...save your money, spend the extra and go with Royal Carrib...they know how to treat you right and they also know how to design their ships for maximum enjoyment...and their elevators seem to work.   

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Western Carribean cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Epic | Sail Date: Mar 30, 2014


Cruise was very relaxing. Food in the garden cafe offered wonderful choices and the ice cream was a great treat.  The entertainment was fantastic.. We truely enjoyed our nightly dinners in the manhattan room the food and service excellent. A few suggestions: We totally enjoy Norwegian martini tastings; however, I would suggest to the bar staff  on large ships to advertise tastings at two different bars at the same time and limit the number to bar and small seating area around bar. This would give guests an opportunity to form ship friendships with fellow martini tasters and enjoy the presentations by the bar staff. In the past on smaller ships the tastings gave us this opportunity and we looked forward to meeting those guests and our friendly servers at other times throughout the cruise. The tasting this time was overcrowded, about 80 people, difficult to hear the presenter and enjoy the experience.

 

We were not able to dock at Costa Maya due to the high winds and the size of our ship.  We missed our reservations at Maya Chan beach but we were reimbursed our reservation cost and we appreciated our Captain putting the safety of his passengers ahead of sticking to an itinerary. Boarding the ship was a breeze however departure was very strung out but orderly. This is the second time we docked in Jamacia and for me it will be the last. I would perfer a beach day at a clean beach rather then any tours provided by ship or outside vendor. I do not want to go to a vacation site and see used condoms  and trash of all sorts laying everywhere. It was disgusting.

 We are frequent cruisers and most always book with Norwegian. We love the frestyle cruising where each night guests have the opportunity to enjoy all sorts of activities crom leisure pub drinking to formal dining and dancing. Norwegian does it right ONe more suggestion I like to party like a Norwegian and I'd love to play bingo but the prices over the years have caused me to delete that activity. You may get more players and make more profit if you lower the price of the cards. If you don't my husband will continue to have a smile when I walk past the bingo session and tell him it is too pricey and we will spend that time sitting at the pool.

 

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Good price for Mar 30, lots of balcony, one day plan changed

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Overall, it was a wonderful trip, one day plan was cancelled and no any make up and it was changed into at sea day.Overall, it was a wonderful trip, one day plan was cancelled and no any make up and it was changed into at sea day.

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Heaven in the Haven

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Epic | Sail Date: Mar 23, 2014


We had the pleasure of staying in the Courtyard penthouse w/ large balcony rm #17006. Our room was very comfortable with lots of storage space. Only problem, there wasn't a door to the little space that the toilet sat just a pull curtain, needless to say if you need privacy or sound proofing, it's not going to happen, lol. It didn't bother us to much. The personal attention was very nice, they didn't bother you unless you called. It would have been nice to have ice without asking or to make sure our Lavazza expresso machine was ready to go, but if that was the biggest problem then we are doing great. The elevators were always a challenge to get anywhere, very frustrating but it got better after the third day. We didn't know how to calculate tipping for our Butler and Concierge, we wish our travel agent had informed us how to. Easy on and off the ship with our haven room card. The food was amazing and the Cirque Dreams show was fantastic and we had priority seating any show or specialty restaurant we went to. To wrap this up we are ruined, cruising the Haven is the only way to go! Well worth the extra money!

we are already planing our next........Hum, I think we're going to try out the MSC Davina yacht Club next to compare the competition! 

 

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A much needed vacation!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Epic | Sail Date: Mar 23, 2014


This cruise was the second I have been on and my experience was much better this time around. The whole process, from booking to disembarking was so simple and easy. On board, the staff was so nice and helpful! (When heading home I forgot that people in the real world are not always that happy) My only complaint is that the prices of alcoholic drinks were inflated but that is to be expected and they were still reasonable. I definately suggest the dinning plan! While the complementary food was good, the specialty resturants were fantastic and should not be missed! This was much needed and was exactly what we were looking for!! We will be back!

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Epic

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Epic | Sail Date: Mar 23, 2014


food was good. First freestyle cruise and it took some getting used to. we prefer having the same table staff and table mats throughout a cruise, but it was nice to not have to adhere to a strict time to eat.

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Affordability is Key

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Epic | Sail Date: Mar 16, 2014


The cruise was a great cruise for the cost. The food was a little lacking but still great everything was great. The main issue with the cruise and it is the issue with the cruise line Norwegian as a whole is that everything onboard except the pools, Rock Wall and some of the entertainment costs extra. All the better dining options, the bowling alley, the arcade, the soda, the dinner show, the casino costs alot of money to play with very low pay outs. Then the stuff that you expect to pay for is twice as expensive as normal, like alcohol is about the price you would expect but the cups are very tiny, and on alot of the cruises there is no unlimited alcohol package and on the ones there is it is way too expensive to be worth it. All in all though the cruise was very cheap so it balances out I suppose, I just would have prefered it to be more inclusive. Now that my gripes have been addressed the cruise staff was very nice and very entertaining, going out of the way to get to know you and recognize you. The fact that there is a free Blue Man Group show on the ship is amazing. My girlfriend and I had seen them once in Atlanta and spent $100 to go and it was included on the ship and we sat in the 3rd row, it was a great time, and Second Hand City, the improv group that greats like Tina Faye got their start in was also on the ship so that was pretty awesome as well. There was a sit down with the men from the Blue Man Group, without the blue paint and they told you about the show. Just so many great things about the cruise and that is why is still got a 4 with all my gripes about extra costs.

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Norwegian Epic Cruise Mar16-23 2013

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Epic | Sail Date: Mar 16, 2014


My husband and I celebrated our first anniversary on the EPIC. This was my first cruise and my husband's first on an NCL ship. To say that we enjoyed it would be an understatement! We had a fantastic experience. The staff were attentive to detail and ensured that we enjoyed every moment on board. Our excursions that we booked through the ship were so well organised and made our shore days really fun and exciting. The food was excellent! My husband told me that he feels the food on NCL is the best from all the cruise lines. It did not disappoint. We did all the specialty dining restaurants and thought that each restaurant was amazing. The shows on board were wonderful also! We are looking forward to our next itinerary on board an NCL ship.

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Our First Cruise.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Epic | Sail Date: Mar 16, 2014


Our Experience on the Norweign Epic, was amazing. I wish my husband and I would have taken a fourteen day cruise

We are looking forward to take a cruise with all kids and grandkids next year. so they can experience the fun and excitement.

the cruise Director J.C was fantastic, two thumb up.

 

Thank you for a amazing cruise.

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Sprink break with my kids

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Epic | Sail Date: Mar 09, 2014


Great ship great service great food great value !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

we al had the best vacation ever ...............…..............

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Cabins of Norwegian Epic

Mini-Suite with Balcony on Norwegian Epic Size:
Approximately 245 sq ft. includes balcony

Amenities:
- The room features curved walls two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed additional bedding to accommodate an additional guest one upper and sofa bed luxury bath with shower or tub (unique bathroom treatment were everything is separate - shower or tub vanity sink and water closet) private balcony a flat-screen TV telephone and safe.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 14, Deck 13, Deck 10, Deck 9, Deck 8, Deck 12, Deck 11

Inside Stateroom on Norwegian Epic Size:
Approximately 128 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two lower beds that convert to a queen bed an open living space with a unique bathroom were everything is separate (shower vanity sink and water closet) a flat-screen TV telephone and safe.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 10, Deck 9, Deck 8, Deck 12, Deck 11

Balcony Stateroom on Norwegian Epic Size:
Approximately 216 sq ft. includes balcony

Amenities:
- Two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed (triples have additional bedding to accommodate one more) sitting area floor-to-ceiling glass door that open to a private balcony living space with a unique bathroom were everything is separate (shower vanity sink and water closet) a flat-screen TV telephone and safe.
- Two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed additional bedding to accommodate one more sitting area floor-to-ceiling glass door that open to a private balcony living space with a unique bathroom were everything is separate (shower vanity sink and water closet) a flat-screen TV telephone and safe.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 13, Deck 12, Deck 11, Deck 8, Deck 10, Deck 9

Family Balcony Stateroom on Norwegian Epic Family Balcony Stateroom on Norwegian Epic Size:
Approximately 216 sq ft. includes balcony
Approximately 188-248 sq ft. includes balcony

Amenities:
- Two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed a sofa bed living area with a unique bathroom were everything is separate (shower vanity sink and water closet) private balcony a flat-screen TV telephone and safe.
- Two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed additional bedding to accommodate two more living area with a unique bathroom were everything is separate (shower vanity sink and water closet) private balcony a flat-screen TV telephone and safe.
- Two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed upper bed and a sofa bed living area with a unique bathroom were everything is separate (shower vanity sink and water closet) private balcony a flat-screen TV telephone and safe.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 14, Deck 13, Deck 12, Deck 11

Family Mini-Suite with Balcony on Norwegian Epic Size:
Approximately 245 sq ft. includes balcony

Amenities:
- Two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed one upper and sofa bed living area with a unique bathroom treatment were everything is separate (shower vanity sink and water closet) private balcony a flat-screen TV telephone and safe.
- Ttwo lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed one upper and sofa bed living area with a unique bathroom treatment were everything is separate (shower vanity sink and water closet) private balcony a flat-screen TV telephone and safe.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 14, Deck 13, Deck 12

Mid-Ship Inside Stateroom on Norwegian Epic Size:
Approximately 128 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two lower beds that convert to a queen bed an open living space with a unique bathroom were everything is separate (shower vanity sink and water closet) a flat-screen TV telephone and safe.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 13, Deck 12, Deck 11, Deck 10, Deck 9, Deck 8

Mid-Ship Balcony Stateroom on Norwegian Epic Size:
Approximately 204-221 sq ft. includes balcony

Amenities:
- Two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed additional bedding to accommodate one more guest sitting area floor-to-ceiling glass door that open to a private balcony living space with a unique bathroom were everything is separate (shower vanity sink and water closet) a flat-screen TV telephone and safe.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 12, Deck 11, Deck 8, Deck 10, Deck 9

Aft-Facing Penthouse with Balcony on Norwegian Epic Size:
Approximately 322 sq ft. includes balcony

Amenities:
- A circular queen-size bed for two luxurious bath with separate shower private aft-facing balcony a flat-screen TV telephone and safe. Additional amenities include: butler and concierge service exclusive access to the Concierge Lounge and Courtyard that features a private pool two whirlpools saunas gym indoor/outdoor dining a bar and a sun deck.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 13, Deck 12, Deck 11, Deck 10

The Haven 2-Bedroom Family Villa with Balcony on Norwegian Epic Size:
Approximately 504 sq ft. includes balcony

Amenities:
- Separate bedroom with a queen-size bed combined living and dining area children''s bedroom two bathrooms with separate shower private open-air balcony a flat-screen TV telephone and safe. Additional amenities include: butler and concierge service exclusive access to the Concierge Lounge and the Haven area that features a private pool two whirlpools saunas gym indoor/outdoor dining a bar and a sun deck.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 17, Deck 16

Family Inside on Norwegian Epic Size:
Approximately 128 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two lower beds that convert to a queen bed two pull-down beds to accommodate two more open living space with a unique bathroom were everything is separate (shower vanity sink and water closet) a flat-screen TV telephone and safe.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 14, Deck 13

The Haven Spa Suite with Balcony on Norwegian Epic Size:
Approximately 322 sq ft. includes balcony-

Amenities:
- A queen-size circular bed in suite hot tub a flat-screen TV telephone and safe and soothing spa decor. Entry to the Mandara Spa and complimentary access to thermal suites (with heated tile lounge chairs saunas hydrotherapy pool whirlpools and steam rooms) during regular spa hours. In addition to the private balcony with incredible views and luxury bathroom you''ll also have exclusive access to the Courtyard area Concierge Lounge and private restaurant and bar. Includes butler and concierge service.

Please Note: Guests under 18 are not allowed in the thermal suites.
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 14

Deluxe Owner's Suite with Large Balcony on Norwegian Epic Size:
Approximately 852 sq ft. includes balcony

Amenities:
- A separate bedroom featuring a king size-bed separate living and dining area for in-suite dining private open-air balcony all around floor-to-ceiling windows a flat-screen TV safe telephone and luxurious bathroom with vanity whirlpool tub and separate shower. Additional amenities include: butler and concierge service exclusive access to the Concierge Lounge and Courtyard area that features a private pool two whirlpools saunas gym indoor/outdoor dining a bar and a sun deck.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 17, Deck 16

Large Balcony Stateroom on Norwegian Epic Size:
Approximately 216-251 sq ft. includes balcony

Amenities:
- Two lower beds that convert to a queen bed-size bed additional bedding to accommodate two more floor-to-ceiling glass door that open to a private balcony a living area with a unique bathroom were everything is separate (shower vanity sink and water closet) a flat-screen TV telephone and safe. Rooms that accommodate three guests feature two lower beds and a sofa bed.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 12, Deck 11, Deck 10, Deck 9

The Haven Courtyard Penthouse with Balcony on Norwegian Epic Size:
Approximately 322 sq ft. includes balcony

Amenities:
- A separate bedroom with a queen-size bed separate living and dining area for in-suite dining private balcony a flat-screen TV safe telephone and a luxurious bathroom with vanity tub and separate shower. Additional amenities include: butler and concierge service exclusive access to the Concierge Lounge and the Haven area that features a private pool two whirlpools saunas gym indoor/outdoor dining a bar and a sun deck.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
16029

Available On Decks:
Deck 17, Deck 16

Studio Stateroom on Norwegian Epic Size:
Approximately 100 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Full size bed for one guest and window view to the corridor unique bathroom area with separate shower stall water closet and sink flat-screen TV telephone and safe. Additional Studio amenities include: access to the Living Room a two level lounge which features concierge bar room service two large TV screens and comfy seating to hang out read a book or enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 12, Deck 11

Aft-Facing Balcony on Norwegian Epic Size:
Approximately 205-221 sq ft. includes balcony-

Amenities:
- Two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed (triples have additional bedding to accommodate one more) sitting area floor-to-ceiling glass door that open to a private balcony living space with a unique bathroom were everything is separate (shower vanity sink and water closet) a flat-screen TV telephone and safe.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 13, Deck 12, Deck 11, Deck 10, Deck 9, Deck 8

Spa Balcony Stateroom on Norwegian Epic Size:
Approximately 203-230 sq ft. includes balcony

Amenities:
- Two lower beds that convert to a queen additional bedding to accommodate one more guest bath with separate shower flat-screen TV telephone safe and soothing spa decor. Entry to the Mandara Spa experience and complimentary access to thermal suites (with heated tile lounge chairs saunas hydrotherapy pool whirlpools and steam rooms) during regular spa hours.

Please Note: Guests under 18 are not allowed in the thermal suites.
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 14

Spa Mini-Suite with Balcony on Norwegian Epic Size:
Approximately 245 sq ft. includes balcony

Amenities:
- Two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed sitting area shower or luxury bath with shower private balcony additional bedding to accommodate one more guest flat-screen TV telephone safe and soothing spa decor. Entry to the Mandara Spa experience and complimentary access to thermal suites (with heated tile lounge chairs saunas hydrotherapy pool whirlpools and steam rooms) during regular spa hours.

Please Note: Guests under 18 are not allowed in the thermal suites.
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 14

Deck Plans for Norwegian Epic

 

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Deck 19 features the Posh Sundeck and Freestyle sundeck.

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3rd Person Occupancy Available
3rd and/or 4th Person Occupancy Available
3rd and/or 4th Person Occupancy Available
3rd, 4th, and/or 5th Person Occupancy Available
3rd, 4th, and/or 5th Person Occupancy Available
Up to 6th Person Occupancy Available
Up to 6th Person Occupancy Available
Elevator
Elevator
Restroom
Restroom
Equipped for Hearing-Impaired
Equipped for Hearing-Impaired
Queen Bed
Queen Bed
Convertible Sofa Bed
Convertible Sofa Bed
2 Non-Convertible Lower Beds
2 Non-Convertible Lower Beds
Double Bed
Double Bed
King Bed
King Bed

Dining

There's no better way to sum up Freestyle Dining: Eat whatever you want, whenever you want, with whomever you want. No dinner bells. No dress code. And no sitting with strangers - unless you want to. With at least 16 restaurants and dining options on every ship, Norwegian has the perfect menu and location for whatever mood you're in.

Seating Times: Check onboard for times.
Dress: Resort Casual.
Costs: No cost when dining in the main dining room. Specialty restaurants range $15 - $30 per person. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
Reservations are required for the specialty restaurants, but not required for the main dining room.

Taste on Norwegian Epic Dine on traditional and contemporary cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in this high-energy, dramatically designed main restaurant.

Seating Times: Breakfast: 7 - 9 AM, Lunch: Noon - 2:30 PM, Dinner: 5:30 - Midnight.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: No cost, but specialty drinks and alcoholic beverages are at current menu pricing.
No reservations required.

The Manhattan Room on Norwegian Epic Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic ocean views, this upbeat restaurant feels like a private New York City supper club.

Seating Times: Dinner: 5:30 - Midnight.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: No cost, but specialty drinks and alcoholic beverages are at current menu pricing.
No reservations required.

Garden Cafe on Norwegian Epic Made-to-order action stations, always-changing menu options, a fresh salad bar and a dessert bar make this way more than a traditional buffet.

Seating Times: Hours vary by itinerary.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: No cost, but specialty drinks and alcoholic beverages are at current menu pricing.
No reservations required.

O'Sheehan's on Norwegian Epic Dine on your favorite comfort foods and American classics, at this inviting restaurant open 24 hours a day. There's even a three-lane bowling alley! (Extra charge for bowling.)

Seating Times: Open 24 hours a day.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: No cost, but specialty drinks and alcoholic beverages are at current menu pricing; bowling additional fee.
No reservations required.

Children 3 years and younger always eat free. In specialty restaurants, children ages 4-12 can choose to eat from the Kid's Menu which is always free or they can choose to eat from that specialty restaurant's Specialty Kid's Menu at a discounted fare.

Cagney's Steakhouse on Norwegian Epic This classic steakhouse features perfectly prepared Black Angus T-bone, tender Prime Rib, as well as made-from-scratch jumbo crab cakes, signature truffle fries, and a variety of other temping appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and desserts.

Seating Times: Hours vary by itinerary.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6pm.
Costs: $30 charge per person. Specialty drinks, alcoholic beverages, and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
Reservations are required.

Moderno Churrrascaria on Norwegian Epic This Brazilian-style steakhouse features a variety of grilled and slow-roasted meats carved tableside. Moderno Green and Red Place Cards control the carving - green side up and the professional “Passadores” continue to stop at your table with succulent skewers of meats, red side up and they'll stop. Moderno Signature Salad display is a traditional part of any churrascaria, and you’ll find a mouthwatering, bountiful selection of freshly prepared salads, along with artisan cheeses and more.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: $20 per person, specialty drinks, alcoholic beverages, and soft drinks are offered at current menu pricing.
Reservations required.

Le Bistro on Norwegian Epic Featuring modern classical and contemporary gourmet French fare served amidst the art of Monet, Van Gogh, Matisse and Renoir, Le Bistro is truly a feast for the senses.

Seating Times: Hours vary by itinerary.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: $20 charge per person. Specialty drinks, alcoholic beverages, and soft drinks are offered at current menu pricing.
Reservations are required.

La Cucina on Norwegian Epic Sit back and relax in this fun, bright restaurant with the kind of menu you'd expect to find in New York City's Little Italy - no cab fare required!

Seating Times: Hours vary by itinerary.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: $15 per person charged. Specialty drinks and alcoholic beverages are at current menu pricing.
Reservations are required.

Teppanyaki on Norwegian Epic The sizzles and surprises never cease at this authentic Japanese Hibachi restaurant. Sit around a lively shared table as a skillful chef slices, chops and grills steak, seafood and chicken on a large steel grill right before your eyes and enjoy a chilled, sake-infused Wasabi Cocktail if you dare.

Seating Times: Hours vary by itinerary.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: $25 charge per person. Specialty drinks, alcoholic beverages, and soft drinks are offered at current menu pricing.
Reservations are required.

Shanghai's Chinese Restaurant on Norwegian Epic Enjoy traditional Chinese cuisine, noodles, wok fried dishes, dim sum and more, freshly prepared in a lively open kitchen.

Seating Times: Hours vary by itinerary.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: $15 charge per person. Specialty drinks, alcoholic beverages, and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
Reservations required.

Wasabi on Norwegian Epic Watch the chef create traditional Japanese culinary delights right before your eyes at this contemporary sushi and sashimi restaurant.

Seating Times: Hours vary by itinerary.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: This restaurant features an a la carte menu (an additional cost per item). Specialty drinks, alcoholic beverages, and soft drinks are offered at current menu pricing.
Reservations are required.

Shanghai's Noodle Bar on Norwegian Epic Satisfy your craving at this noodle bar serving delicious noodles, wok dishes, dim sum, and more.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: A la carte cuisine is at current menu pricing. Specialty drinks, alcoholic beverages, and soft drinks are offered at current menu pricing.
Reservations required.

Spiegel Tent - Cirque Dreams & Dinner on Norwegian Epic One-of-a-kind theatrical dining experience of opulent entertainment and fine cuisine combined with spectacle and celebration.

Seating Times: 5:15 PM & 8:45 PM - Sunday thru Friday.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: $29.99 charge per person for standard seating, $39.99 charge per person for premium seating. Specialty drinks and alcoholic beverages are at current bar menu pricing. (please note: prices subject to change)
Reservations required.

The Haven Restaurant on Norwegian Epic For guests staying in the Haven Suites, this restaurant offers private dining with delicious meals and wine selections, served in an atmosphere of cool sophistication and flair.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: No cost, but specialty drinks and alcoholic beverages are at current menu pricing.
Exclusive private dining for guests staying in the Haven.

The Courtyard Grill on Norwegian Epic Exclusive to Haven Suite and Villa guests, Courtyard Grill is the more casual, outdoor area of the Epic Club.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: No cost, but specialty drinks and alcoholic beverages are at current menu pricing.
Exclusive private dining for guests staying in the Haven.

Enjoy the fresh ocean air and a view of the Aqua Park while dining on dishes from around the world.

Seating Times: Hours vary by itinerary.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: No cost, but specialty drinks and alcoholic beverages are at current menu pricing.
No reservations required.

The ocean's very first Pizza Delivery Service is offered 24 hours a day onboard. Our Pizza Team is happy to deliver a piping hot, homemade pie with your favorite toppings directly to your table, your stateroom, or your favorite bar or lounge. Just ask your server or call room service to place your order. "Fresh and Freestyle, that's Pizza 24/7."

Seating Times: 24-hours a day.
Dress: Casual.
Costs: $5 Delivery Charge.

At this intimate coffee bar you can choose from a wide variety of specialty coffees, teas, pastries and cookies, or sip a chilled glass of Chardonnay.

Seating Times: Hours vary by itinerary.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: A la carte pricing; specialty drinks and alcoholic beverages are at current menu pricing.
No reservations required.

Choose from a number of delicious items from the room service menu that will be prepared and brought straight to your stateroom door.

Seating Times: 24 hours a day.
Dress: Always casual.
Costs: No charge for orders delivered between 5AM and 11:59PM. There is a $3.95 per room service charge for orders delivered between midnight and 5AM. Specialty beverages, beer, wine and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
No reservations required.

Entertainment

Aqua Park on Norwegian Epic Deck: Deck 19
Type: Pool
Description: Suit up and splash down at our first ever Aqua Park. Choose from two pools, five hot tubs, kid's pool, three multi-story water slides and the 200-foot Epic Plunge, the only tube slide at sea.

Art Gallery on Norwegian Epic Deck: Deck 9
Type: Shop
Description: Original works of art by a wide range of well-known artists are on display and can be purchased.

Bliss Ultra Lounge on Norwegian Epic Deck: Deck 11
Type: Entertainment
Description: High-voltage tunes make everyone want to dance, custom loungers are the perfect spot to cap off the evening with a cocktail. There's also a bowling alley.

Bowling on Norwegian Epic Deck: Deck 11
Type: Sports
Description: What could be more fun than having a few cocktails and trying to score a perfect ten? Our four-lane bowling alley with funky lighting and neon-colored bowling balls are simply striking. Exceptional value, worth the price. Available for guests 6 years of age and older.

Bowling on Norwegian Epic Deck: Deck 10
Type: Sports
Description: What could be more fun than having a few cocktails and trying to score a perfect ten? Our four-lane bowling alley with funky lighting and neon-colored bowling balls are simply striking. Exceptional value, worth the price. Available for guests 6 years of age and older.

Casino on Norwegian Epic Deck: Deck 10
Type: Gaming
Description: Our largest, most elegant full-action casino offers high-roller ambiance, no matter what your game. Choose from poker, black jack, roulette, craps and hundreds of more-exciting-than-ever slot machines.

Cigar Lounge on Norwegian Epic Deck: Deck 11
Type: Health
Description: Step into the world of rolled premium cigars, cognacs and spirits at the Havana Club. This is one place where it is completely acceptable to light up in public. Comfortable seating, a fully stocked humidor, signature cocktails, and an extensive drink menu helps to make this the perfect environment to enjoy a good smoke.

Climbing Wall on Norwegian Epic Deck: Deck 19
Type: Sports
Description: Head up to the top decks and give the climbing wall a try. It's an excellent workout and boasts the best views on the ship... if you make it.

Epic Theatre on Norwegian Epic Deck: Deck 9
Type: Entertainment
Description: It takes a world-class venue to attract a world-famous act like Blue Man Group. Yes, you heard us right. Blue Man Group. Now showing at The Epic Theater.

Epic Theatre on Norwegian Epic Deck: Deck 10
Type: Entertainment
Description: It takes a world-class venue to attract a world-famous act like Blue Man Group. Yes, you heard us right. Blue Man Group. Now showing at The Epic Theater.

Fat Cats Jazz And Blues Club on Norwegian Epic Deck: Deck 10
Type: Entertainment
Description: Take five at this happening place with a split personality featuring both jazz and the blues. By day, jam with the performers - at night, the professionals hit the stage.

Fitness Center on Norwegian Epic Deck: Deck 18
Type: Health
Description: Get your heart rate up using state-of-the-art machines while enjoying a view through floor-to-ceiling windows. In addition, you can participate in aerobics, spinning and exercise classes.

Hair And Beauty Salon on Norwegian Epic Deck: Deck 18
Type: Health
Description: This full service hair and beauty salon offers a full range of services for your hair.

Headliners Comedy Club on Norwegian Epic Deck: Deck 10
Type: Entertainment
Description: If you love to laugh, you're going to love Headliners. With acts like The Second City comedy troupe.

Ice Bar on Norwegian Epic Deck: Deck 11
Type: Bar
Description: Now this truly is as cool as it gets. Inspired by the original ice hotels in Scandinavia, The Ice Bar is one of only 14 in the world and the only true ice bar at sea.

Maltings Whiskey Bar on Norwegian Epic Deck: Deck 11
Type: Bar
Description: Be it Canadian, Irish, American, Welsh or Scotch, Maltings Whiskey Bar offers dozens of varieties of the complex spirit for you to savor.

O'Sheehans Neighborhood Bar and Grill on Norwegian Epic Deck: Deck 10
Type: Shop
Description: This place is so inviting, everyone here really may eventually know your name. Dine on American classics as well as your favorite comfort foods, served 24 hours a day. There's even a three-lane bowling alley.

Photo Gallery on Norwegian Epic Deck: Deck 9
Type: Other
Description: Our selection of beautiful photographic prints is worthy of any wall. Photos on display are available for purchase.

Recess Kid's Area on Norwegian Epic Deck: Deck 18
Type: Kids Zone
Description: Recess is built for the young ones, with a gigantic kid's area and a special area just for tweens. Includes Wii, Playstation 3, a dance floor and much more.

Shaker's Martini Bar on Norwegian Epic Deck: Deck 11
Type: Bar
Description: Unwind after a long day of doing whatever and join the martini crowd for a sophisticated cosmopolitan or something more adventurous. Appletini, anyone?

Spa on Norwegian Epic Deck: Deck 18
Type: Health
Description: When we say full-service spa, we mean full-service spa. Soothe your body and soul with a hot stone massage, a rejuvenating facial, mani/pedi, acupuncture, BOTOX and teeth whitening and lots more.

Spice H20 on Norwegian Epic Deck: Deck 19
Type: Pool
Description: Soak up the sun and the exotic flavor of this adults-only, two-level beach club.

Spiegel Tent - Cirque Dreams and Dinner on Norwegian Epic Deck: Deck 10
Type: Entertainment
Description: You are cordially invited to a one of a kind theatrical dining experience. The evenings special isopulent eccentricity al entertainment extravaganza presented with an array of world class talent, Broadway acrobatics, a touch of whimsy and tasteful participation. Enter a world where personality and presentation are served with spectacle and celebration in an unforgettable dining sensationCirque Dreams and Dinner.

Theater Bar on Norwegian Epic Deck: Deck 9
Type: Bar
Description: Full bar outside the theater. Grab a drink and watch the show!

The Atrium Bar on Norwegian Epic Deck: Deck 9
Type: Bar
Description: Whether you're in the mood for a glass of chardonnay or a vanilla latte, this is the place to see and be seen. Sit back, relax and watch the hustle and bustle all around.

The Collection Art Gallery on Norwegian Epic Deck: Deck 9
Type: Shop
Description: Browsers, buyers and bidders are all equally welcome at the on-board art gallery, where works of well-known and emerging artists are on display, and on sale in the lively art auctions.

Video Arcade on Norwegian Epic Deck: Deck 19
Type: Kids Zone
Description: Stop by the video arcade and shoot a few aliens, win a car race, play pinball and fly a jet fighter. Let your imagination run wild at Video Zone.

Waves Bar on Norwegian Epic Deck: Deck 19
Type: Bar
Description: Forget life on land, relax in a lounge chair, work on your tan and sip on a frozen drink at this poolside bar

Tips for Norwegian Epic

We wish the ship would have allowed us to buy pictures at a later date online. They are very expensive and most of the time at the end of the ship you have spent all your money. We know we would have bought online at a later time if we had the opportunity to do so.

Get a room near the front, the forward elevator goes right into the buffet, and don't miss the free liquor tasting each night at 8, they give out increasingly better scotch in the liquor shop each night.

Go to dinner early to avoid a wait at taste and manhattan

bring extra money to pay for the ice bar and other things and dont forget to make your reservations to see all the shows before you bord

Check out the adult only cushioned lawn chairs at the front of the ship. Also less windy there. Make your theater reservations at home early. Although you can make reservations in your cabin on the TV, we saw long lines at the theater box office for the first 3-4 days.

adult areas are quiet

If you are getting a balcony ensure it is deck 10 or higher! If you can, find out before you book if the cabin bed is toward the outside wall or next to the toilet alcove. The outside works much better.

Pay the extra $ for the Haven, it's worth it not to look for deck chairs or over crowded pools not to mention all the personal attention!

the ship itinery was excellent . it would show who and what going on. my suggestion for first timers is to bring your luggage aboard with them so they can change and be comfortable and not wait till 6pm for the luggage to arrive by staff, theyre to many passenger to expect luggage to be in room.

The poolside buffet is open early so you can make a breakfast plate and sit outside and enjoy the ocean view while eating your breakfast.

Try the specialty resturants, Excellent Chinese, Brazilian, Steak House.

Find your way to the 18th deck at the bow of the ship. elevator to 17 and walk up one flight. Keep moving to the bow. This is a quiet zone and has very comfy lounges and an amazing view.

Do not book multi city excursions, they are too rushed.

Go to the adult pool and avoid the noise

Go a day early, We did not have the time to explore Rome.

The sit down restaurants had the better breakfast. For quieter sunbathing, the upper deck (18) is best.

FIND THE ADULT ONLY AREA ON DECK 18, ABOVE THE POOL. WHAT A HIDE OUT !!

the cirque de soile dining show was fantastic! Specialty dining were never full, way better food! Ice Bar was fun, a little too pricy (same cost as specialty dining) for the short amount of time we were able to stay

Book your excursions after you leave the ship: you will save a lot of money. An example would be Atlantis Waterpark. Onboard: Adult $159, Child $119. At Atlantis: Adult $129, Child $80.

For Breakfast we recommend the Garden Café where you will be entertained every morning by two energetic sanitizer greeters. They were a lot of fun. The food here was great. Outside on Deck 14 was the waterslides, hot tubs, and lounge chairs, as well as food. You will not go hungry. We recommend the Le Bistro Restaurant. Fabulous. The Circus /Dinner in the Spiegel Tent was something else. Great! Also you must see the Blue Man Group. They were excellent. A little loud but great. Hospitality out of this world. .

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