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4228 Psgrs
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Built Jun 2010

What people said about this ship:

"What I loved was The Blue Man Show and the Cirque." in 71 reviews.
"I did not like having to pass through the smokey casino to get to the dining rooms." in 9 reviews.
"...I will do Moderno again and try some of the other specialty restaurant s instead of the Speigel shows." in 4 reviews.

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


Very nice experience my room was great a lots of things to do. Very organized and good food. I will do it again. The only problem that they overcharge on the poker table ( 10% per a game). 

 

 

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Epic from Barcelona

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Epic | Sail Date: Jul 13, 2014


Thought the service fee of 12.00 per guest perday  was a little much. Also did not like the way they treated guests who booked excursions with companies other than Norwegian were treated.we weren't allowed to exit on the same floor and on tenders Norweigens got first pick. everything else was very nice.

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Epic Post-Cruise Survey

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


This was my first time taking a cruise with my wife.  We have been wanting to go on a cruise for years, and decided to do the Western Mediterranean with the Norwegian Epic as my brother recommended it to me.  I was pleasantly surprised overall, with the quality of the food, especially in the main (garden cafe) buffet.  I would definitely recommend this cruise to anyone else.  The only criticism that I have of Norwegian is that the Spice H2O area, which was supposed to be the "Adult Zone" until 6pm daily on the boat, often was not enforced except for on one day.  It was nice, relaxing, and romantic for my wife and I to hang out at Spice H2O when it was the "Adult Zone" and there were no kids present in the pool or hot tub.  Other than that, the cruise was fantastic, and was everything and more than we ever imagined.  I would cruise again with Norwegian.  

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Amazing once-in-a-lifetime cruise location

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Epic | Sail Date: Jul 02, 2014


We booked the Epic in Europe for our honeymoon and it was an amazing trip. The biggest note worth making is to sign up for shore excursions if you want to "do it all" (either through the boat or through cruisesonly). We got on the boat in Rome, which we highly recommend, because with 4,000 passengers, only 1,000 are boarding in Rome. In addition, most are spending the day in Rome (the port is actually 1 hour from the city) so you have the opportunity to explore the boat and avoid the crowds.

 

Bottom line up-front: We felt that this cruise was all about location. The stops, time in port and shore excursions were the reason we would recommend it to friends.

 

Boat details:

Despite the size, we never felt overwhelmed by the amount of people on the boat. There definitely is not enough pool space, but we had no issues with chairs at 7:30 AM (started filling up around 8:30 AM). We felt day time activities were lacking (esp. with 4,000 guests onboard) and this was apparant during our day-at-sea where the weather was not ideal.

 

The evening entertainment was fantastic. We saw blue man group, which was great. The ice bar is fun, and we spent several nights at Howl at the Moon signing along with the Dueling Pianos. We were also fortunate enough to be on the boat during the World Cup and the boat was able to broadcast the games in the evening outdoors at H20.

 

The bathrooms in the staterooms are unique in that they have seperated the toilet from the shower and the sink is in the cabin. It does not leave a lot of privacy, but it does appear they have figured out how to add more storage space, which was a plus.

 

The dining rooms were our biggest complaint. The lines were enormous anytime after 7:30 (even for two) and the wait staff seemed overwhelmed. They have removed the concept of drink waiters, so waiters and their single assistant are responsible for both. This ends up causing long waits for drinks, meals, clearing tables and coffee at desert (we waited 20 minutes AFTER receiving our desert for coffee to be served multiple times). The food itself was very good and offered a wide-selection.

 

Itinterary:

In Livorno we did the Florence tour (including David statue) and Pisa tower climb. It was amazing.

In Cannes we just shopped. It rained, but it was fun. The good majority of cruisers seemed to either visit Monte Carlo or walk the streets for shopping.

In Palma, we rented bikes. There are no signs or advertisements, but about 1 mile from the boat is Palma on Bike. There is a bike path along the entire coast and you can bike on the path to the church, beautiful beaches, restaurants and gelato stores.

In Barca, we shared a cab with another couple and visited La Sagrada Familia. Cab is about 20 euro. We highly recommend buying tickets in advance for La Sagrada Familia. The line is very long and times begin selling out. We were able to find Wifi nearby and bought the tickets online :).

 

In Naples, we did a shore excursion through cruises only for the Amalfi coast and Pompeii. It was amazing. We could not recommend this more as it was our favorite stop.

 

 

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GOOD BUT

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Epic | Sail Date: Jun 29, 2014


Room was OK. Some dust was on the lamp and table. Food tasted good but the Garden Room tables were in short supply.  Seat down eating was OK but not on a par with Holland America or Princess Ships.

Did not have a great deal of time for Ship shows(except for Blue Man Group). Six ports to explore in 7days! We were able to get on and off this big Ship with ease. A real plus. Would recommend non-ncl tours. Better and alot less costly.

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Barcelona Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Epic | Sail Date: Jun 29, 2014


Overall the cruise was good but I was perturbed by NLC allowing for the sale of wine after going through security to register for the cruise and then taking the wine away at the security when you entered the ship and returning the wine on the last night of the cruise. The sale of wine should not have occured if you were not allowed to consume it during the cruise.

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Amazing

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Epic | Sail Date: Jun 22, 2014


I have been on several cruises and this one definitely tops them all! The food was amazing, the shows were great, prices weren't too extreme compared to other cruiseliners...All of the staff was always in an upbeat and positive mood and always ready to assist. Overall the best cruise I have ever been on.

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Terrible customer service overall

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Epic | Sail Date: Jun 22, 2014


I will not be sailing Norwegian again. The staff was not friendly and they always acted like you were bothering them. Poor service! The only good thing I have to say about the boat was that the spa was nice and the rooms were done well. Other than that, it was no better than a Carnival cruise.

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Mediterranean Cruise: Beautiful Places, Cruise leaves something to be desired

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Epic | Sail Date: Jun 18, 2014


First let me start by saying my wife and I are some what snobby when it comes to food, we consider ourselves to be "foodies".  We boarded the cruise and went straight to the main buffet and found had one look at the meat which they served and knew we were in trouble.  The hamburgers looked like it was basically a "Bubba Burger" or something close to that low quality, the deli meats looked to be lower quality than those meats used at Subway or Oscar Myers and the chicken and beef used for the chinese food was worse than your low-end neighborhood chinese restaurant.  So upon seeing this we went straight to the front desk and upgraded to the "Ultimate Dining Package", thinking that the speciality restaurants served different food, higher quality, since they are charging you extra for it.  To our suprise this was not the case, the food at these restaurants were not of higher quality, only provided a set menu for the cruise whereas the main dining halls offered revolving menu's each day.  We did find however one good meal during our time on the cruise which was at Le Bistro, the french restaurant on board.  The whole dining experience there was good except for the cirque du soleil going on above us during our meal.  You could hear everytime anyone jumped, the music, everything.  So overall, the food was a major disappointment and not at all worth the upgrade to the "Ultimate Dining Package".  If we would have known the food was going to be this low quality when we spent this much money for the cruise we would have definately made an effort to find the closest Disney Cruise in the area!! 

The ship overall was modern, had many ammenities, and was acceptable.  The thing which caught us off guard was the missing pool.  The ship had about 3 to 5 pools on the entire ship (which is fine, but the size of these were ridicolous).  The pools were the size of most kiddie pools you would find anywhere.  The layout was not very accomodating, I have been on many smaller cruise ships which had much better layouts with a much better pool set up.  This was disappointing as we were on the ship a good time going port to port.  

The shows, were a bright spot for us on the cruise.  We elected to purchase the dinner show for Cirque du Soleil and found it to be very good.  You could definately tell that you were in Europe in regards to the show as it was a little risque, but overall was very well done.  The dinner on the otherhand, I will not discuss as I have talked about the overall food earlier (Lets just say it was not the best).  The Blue Man Group was good, same show as it is in Orlando, Florida or I suppose anywhere else.  The other entertainment was good, the casino was large and seemed to pretty well set up.  

The duty free shop on board due to it being a cruise within the EU was a joke due to the issue of having a VAT tax of 20% on all goods.  So these shops did not make any since unless you were spending large sums of money on overpriced goods that you could get back home or at the airport without the tax.  

The room, was good but not great.  Let me explain, we elected to upgrade to a balcony which we found the balcony to be nice and accomodating.  The interior of the room left somethings to be desired though.  The room was very narrow due to the TV and bathroom sink to be about a foot to the end of our bed not allowing much room to pass by to get to your closets as well as balcony.  Overall the room was good, much better than any Carnival or older Royal Carribean Ship I have been on but not to the standards of a Disney or one of the New Royal Carribean ships. 

This last thing really got me, this cruise elected to charge passengers $5 for 24 hour dinning per order.  This was the first time I had ever heard of such a thing, the next thing was that most to almost all cruises I had been on before had a large, expansive room service menu which you were allowed to order the entire night.  This cruise did not have any of that.  They really did not offer any late night dinning options (anything past 12 am) which I found very odd, as all other cruises had plenty.  Also, they did not offer breakfast in the dining halls for an actual sitdown breakfast, the only offering was for you to eat the breakfast buffett (which was not an option by the end of the 3rd day, we ended up electing to eat breakfast as soon as we got off the ship at each port).

 

Overall, we were pretty unsatisfied of our experience on the Norwegian Epic.  I would go as far as that we will not be embarking on anymore "Freestyle Crusing" most likely ever again.  

 

I will say that one bright spot on the cruise was Norwegians staff and customer service was definately the best part of the cruise.  All staff were very friendly, easy to find and took notice of all guests problems that we encountered.  

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Wonderful Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Epic | Sail Date: Jun 15, 2014


We had a rocky start on our cruise due to Orbitz loosing our airline reservations and lost luggage. But, once we got on the boat we were met with incredible staff who not only helped us track our luggage, they provided kits etc to make the day without our luggage better. The ship itself is incredible with all of the options for things to do, I found myself wishing we had a little more time on board. But, the ports were incredible and it was the BEST way to do Europe instead of hopping flights and struggling to find hotels. The food was magnificent and entertainment was great. We were a little disappointed with the "Legends in Concert" as Shakira is not a legend in our opinion. But otherwise it was amazing and Blue Man Group & Circ Dreams shouldnt be missed!! We cannot wait to take another NCL trip!

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Welcome to Rome! Cannes Port View from our balcony

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Service and Staff: 66%
Ship Quality: 63%
Destinations & Excursions: 61%

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Cabins of Norwegian Epic

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 12, Deck 11, Deck 9, Deck 8, Deck 10

Reviews:

4 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Inside Stateroom

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 10, Deck 9, Deck 8, Deck 12, Deck 11, Deck 14, Deck 13

Reviews:

16 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Mini-Suite with Balcony

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

Amenities:
- 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 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 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 12, Deck 11, Deck 14, Deck 13

Reviews:

6 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Family Balcony Stateroom

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

Amenities:
- 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.
- 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 8, Deck 10, Deck 9, Deck 13, Deck 12, Deck 11

Reviews:

28 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Balcony Stateroom

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 9, Deck 8, Deck 11, Deck 10, Deck 13, Deck 12

Reviews:

5 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Mid-Ship Inside Stateroom

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 12, Deck 14, Deck 13

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 10, Deck 9, Deck 8

Reviews:

7 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Mid-Ship Balcony Stateroom

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

Reviews:

1 Review from travelers who stayed in a Family Inside

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

Reviews:

2 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Large Balcony Stateroom

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

Reviews:

2 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Spa Mini-Suite with Balcony

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

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

Reviews:

4 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Studio Stateroom

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

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

Reviews:

2 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Aft-Facing Balcony

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 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

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

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

Deck Plans for Norwegian Epic

 

Deck 19

Deck 19 features the Posh Sundeck and Freestyle sundeck.


Handicapped-Accessible Facilities
Handicapped-Accessible Facilities
Connecting Staterooms
Connecting Staterooms
3rd Person Occupancy Available
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
Deck 19

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 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.

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.

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

164 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.

Never had a problem at any of the dinner restaurants. Be sure to come early, as after 8pm it starts to become a long wait to get seated.

Try the food at Cagney's and Wasabi . Order room service for breakfast to avoid the crowds and poor service.

I wasn't sure if I would like the free style dinning, but it worked out great. I would gladly do it again.

The breakfast buffet outside was our favorite as it was fast with beautiful scenery.

When in port, get to breakfast buffet early (6-6:30am) or order room service (continental breakfast only) the night before to avoid the mob scene! Heard a lot of people complaining about what was included with the adult beverage package so be sure to check before you buy.

Explore the many venues for sunbathing to find your favourites, then go there early to get it. Book your shows before you sail, and use the box office to get into shows that you cannot book on-line. As soon as the shows in the comedy club has started you can sneak in and see it even if it's sold out

Travel in The Haven... if you can afford the price... by all means do it! You won't regret it.

FYI.. Banana splits and hot fudge sundaes were excellent on the O’Sheennan café!

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.

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