Ship Classifications, and NCL's Epic mistake

Norwegian Cruise Lines should sell their ship, The Epic. I've never been on her, but she was a huge mistake, and this is how you can tell.

The Epic was built as an Epic Class ship. 155,873 GRT / 4100 pax cap.

The Breakaway Class includes the Breakaway & the Getaway. Each is roughly 146,000GRT and just under 4000 pax. Both are a bit smaller than the Epic Here comes the odd part:

2 ships are currently classified as Breakaway Plus Class ; the Escape & the Bliss ( coming in 2018 ). Each is over 160,00 GRT, and each carries roughly 4000 passengers. Notice they are both larger than the Epic, but not called Epic Plus.

There is no point to all of this, other than to point out NCL may have realized their error, and by classifying ships as Breakaway Plus they are trying to separate themselves from a huge monstrosity called the Epic.

Admittedly, if you read this, I have wasted your time, and that's 5 minutes you'll never get back. Sorry.

13 Answers

Information that might help someone is NEVER a waste of time. You are bringing us news, and that makes the rest of us happy. See! You did good! No time waster.

I don't think of my time here as wasted.

Although my boss may have a different opinionBig Smile

No time wasted. I learned something new.

Good information about NCL. It will be a nice reference if we ever make that line. It took you longer to "write" than it took me to read.Wink

Interesting information... You did not waste my time. Thanks for posting.

For me, the Epic was a great ship for my first NCL experience. The Haven 2-bdrm Family Suite easily accommodated our 6-member family and the crew provided excellent service!

Sounds like an Epic fail....

I have talked to a number of friends that have sailed on the Epic and they loved it. They preferred it to the Breakaway. The killer for the Epic was that is has no azipods and uses the old style screw propeller. This means it needs an escort into and out of most ports and there are a few it cannot do. It also means more vibrations in the aft cabins and rooms.

I sailed on the Epic and would not do so again. On the plus side, the entertainment was great. On the negative side, believe it or not, the stateroom bathroom facilities were awful. The very shallow sink (lots of splashing) was in the middle of the room. The toilet (behind a frosted glass wall) was on one side of the entryway and the shower (also behind frosted glass) was on the other side of the entry way. Really, there was NO bathroom or privacy. On a side note, the design of the ship looks terrible. It looks like they just took a big block of rooms and stuck it up on top of the ship. It's a very ugly ship.

No waste fo time, kind of interesting.


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