Norwegian Epic overview
Launched in 2010, Norwegian Epic is a top choice for a romantic getaway or an epic family vacation. This one-of-a-kind ship gives passengers a classic cruise experience with some unique Norwegian touches such as Freestyle dining, top-notch performances, adults-only hangouts, and a luxurious thermal suite and spa. Epic features adult-oriented entertainment and exciting complimentary and specialty dining with an international flair, but that's not all. The ship also has plenty of sports and water park activities for kids and active adults alike.
Start the day with breakfast at the Great Outdoors buffet, a workout in the Pulse fitness center, or a brisk walk on the jogging track. Whether it's midmorning or midafternoon, there's always time to enjoy some high-energy sports on the basketball court or a quiet moment at Spice H2O, an Ibiza-inspired retreat for adults. Then, it's off to the main pool and Aqua Park before frozen cocktails at the Skyy Vodka Ice Bar and a night of world-class entertainment.
Norwegian Epic has a strong lineup of stage shows (many of which are somewhat racy), including the Tony-winning musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the sultry dance extravaganza Burn the Floor, and the Cirque Dreams Epicurean dinner show, which features live music and acrobatics. The ship's 2015 refurbishments updated many of the dining venues, including Moderno Churrascaria, Cagney's Steakhouse, and La Cucina. While Epic is somewhat more geared toward couples and singles, families can still take full advantage of the Aqua Park and Splash Academy activity center.
Norwegian Epic alternates sails both Caribbean and Mediterranean itineraries. The ship's core territory covers the southern Caribbean, including Curaçao, St. Lucia, and St. Kitts. Western Caribbean cruises visit Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Honduras, and Belize with stops in Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico. These itineraries depart from San Juan, Miami, or Orlando. Mediterranean cruises on Norwegian Epic depart from Barcelona and Rome. Itineraries range from weekend getaways to 12-day cruises that explore the shores of Malta, Greece, Italy, France, and Spain. For a vacation full of onboard relaxation, book a two-week transatlantic cruise between Barcelona and Miami or San Juan as the ship repositions for the season.
Norwegian Epic ship highlights
- Six pools and nine whirlpools
- Aqua Park featuring the Epic Plunge
- Kids' pool and mini water park
- Sports deck with climbing wall and full-size courts
- Jogging/walking track
- Splash Academy kid’s activities
- Three-lane bowling alley
- Entourage teen center
- Video arcade
- Two-story Wii Wall entertainment screen
- Multiple bars, including the Skyy Ice Bar
- Howl at the Moon sing along
- Broadway-style entertainment
- Headliners Comedy Club
- Adults-only Spice H2O area
- Mandara Spa & Salon with thermal suite
- Pulse fitness center
- Duty-free shopping
- Studio cabins for solo travelers
- Epic Casino
Before you book
Why sail on Norwegian Epic: While there’s plenty for families to do onboard, Norwegian Epic is ideal for adults traveling solo, as a couple, or with friends thanks to its ample nightlife, entertainment, and international dining.
You should know: Many cabins feature curved walls and rounded beds, which can lead to a cramped feel. Public areas, such as the Atrium and elevators, can be crowded at times, and some cabin designs are questionable.