If you are thinking of going on the Norwegian Epic cruise ship and would like to know what it is really like, then ignore all the advertising that is provided to promote the Norwegian Epic and get the real story with our Norwegian Epic review. Our cruise magazine team have has looked at everything the Norwegian Epic provides.
The Norwegian Epic Berltiz, which won the Best Overall Individual Cruise Ship Award is a step above other cruise ships such as the Marella Discovery or the Marella Discovery 2. This popular cruise ship has everything you could ever want from a cruise holiday and is ideal for people of all ages including children, young adults, and the older generation. With 20 different dining options, nightly entertainment, casino, kids activities, three different water slides at the Aqua Park, and a state of the art Sports Complex, what is not to like?
About Norwegian Epic
Activities Onboard The Norwegian Epic Cruise Ship
There is so much to see and do onboard the popular cruise ship that will suit people of all ages. The sports complex is a great addition which features a basketball court and even an American style baseball cage for those that would like to practice their swing. You can even have a go at dodge ball if that is your thing.
I must say, the designers of this popular Norwegian cruise ship have thought of everything when it comes to leisure activities. If you don’t mind heights then check out the climbing wall which is 33 feet high.
If you love water then the Aqua Park is just for you. It contains two main pools, water sprays, a wading pool, three multi-storey water slides, and five hot tubs.
Fancy relaxing and having some quality time to yourself then the on-board spa is the perfect choice. It has a selection of treatments available which include hot stone masses, pedicure and acupuncture and facials and manicures to name a few.
There is also a dedicated play area for children and teens where they can play games, use the interactive dance floor, sing on the karaoke, gaming stations and they even have their own cinema.
- Award-winning entertainment
- Family-friendly interconnecting accommodations
- Multiple pools and hot tubs
- Wide range of youth clubs for 6 months-17 years
- On-board bowling alley
- Late-night club for kids aged 3-12 years
- Freestyle dining with kids’ menus for 4-12 years
- Kids under 3 eat free!
- SplashGolf™ water-based game for all the family
- Multi-slide Aqua Park and Sports Comple
Norwegian Epic Restaurants
There are 20 different dining options on the Norwegian Epic cruise ship, all serving high quality food in a great atmosphere. For a small fee you can also choose specialty dining.
The restaurants onboard the Norwegian Epic cruise ship include: Le Bistro, a French bistro, Teppanyaki is the on-board Japanese restaurant, La Cucina Italian restaurant, Cagney’s Steakhouse, Atrium Café, Moderno Churrascaria Brazilian restaurant and Wasabi sushi restaurant.
Norwegian Epic Cruise Ship Entertainment
This is what I really love about the Norwegian cruise ship. The entertainment and the activities are second to none. You have a whole host of shows which is like going to the West-End. Each night there is a different show. As well as professional West-End shows you can also expect comedy nights, Karaoke, and great singers.
There is a total of 16 bars and lounges on-board the cruise ship which includes the Ice Bar. The Bliss Ultra Lounge is great if you want to party all night until dawn. If you fancy a place that is just for adults then you have the H20, which is a popular nightclub. For those that fancy a flutter, then you have the on-board casino. There is so much entertainment that you will be hard to get bored.
Norwegian Epic Cabins
There are a range of cabins to choose from, and as our Norwegian Epic cruise review reveals. You will find every type of cabin that you could ever imagine onboard the Norwegian cruise ship to suit all budgets. They include inside, outside and also balcony staterooms, and for those that really want to push the boat out there are also suites available. (Read our article on How To Get A Cabin Upgrade On A Cruise Ship.)
The Norwegian cruise ship also caters for single travelers, so if you are looking for a cabin as a solo traveler then there are lots available.
Norwegian Epic Inside Stateroom
Decks: Deck 11, Deck 12
Norwegian Epic Inside Stateroom measures approximately 128 sq ft. Occupancy: 2: There are two lower beds that can convert into a queen bed and open living space with a unique bathroom were everything is separate (shower vanity sink and water closet) a flat-screen TV is also included.
The Haven Spa Suite with Balcony
Decks: Deck 14
The Norwegian Epic Haven Spa Suite with Balcony Cabin size is Approximately 322 sq ft. The cabin is suitable for 2. 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
Norwegian Epic Aft-Facing Penthouse with Balcony
Decks: Deck 11, Deck 10, Deck 13, Deck 12
Norwegian Epic Aft-Facing Penthouse with Balcony is a nice choice. The Cabin size is Approximately 322 sq ft. Included is a nice balcony and the cabin is suitable for 2: A circular queen-size bed for two luxurious bath with separate shower private aft-facing balcony a flat-screen TV telephone and safe.
Norwegian Epic Inside Stateroom
Decks: Deck 10
The Norwegian Epic Inside Stateroom is a good size measuring approximately 128 sq ft. The cabin is for 2 people. standard 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
Norwegian Epic Inside Stateroom
Decks: Deck 9
The size of cabin is approximately 128 sq ft. The inside cabin on deck 9 is suitable for 2 guests: Two lower beds that convert to a queen bed an open living space with a unique bathroom where everything is separate (shower vanity sink and water closet) a flat-screen TV
Inside Stateroom On Norwegian Epic
Decks: Deck 8
The cabin size for the Inside Stateroom on deck 8 is 128 sq ft. It is suitable for 2 guests: 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
Aft-Facing Balcony On Norwegian Epic
Decks: Deck 9,Deck 11,Deck 8,Deck 10,Deck 13,Deck 12
The Aft-Facing Balcony on The Norwegian Epic Cruise ship is a great choice with the cabin size approximately 205-221 sq ft. The cabin includes balcony and is suitable for three people. Two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed (triples have additional bedding to accommodate one more) sitting area floor
Norwegian Epic Mid-Ship Balcony Stateroom
Decks: Deck 11,Deck 12
The size of this cabin is approximately 204-221 sq ft. It includes a balcony and is suitable for 3 guests. There are two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate one more guest.
Norwegian Epic Balcony Stateroom
Decks: Deck 11,Deck 13,Deck 12
This cabin is available on Deck 11, Deck 12, and Deck 13. The cabin is approximately 216 sq ft. The Norwegian Epic Balcony Stateroom includes a balcony and is suitable for 3 guests. There are two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed (triples have additional bedding to accommodate one more).
Family Mini-Suite with Balcony On Norwegian Epic Cruise Ship
Decks: Deck 14,Deck 13
This cabin is perfect for a family of three. The cabin size of the family mini-suite is approximately 245 sq ft. It includes a balcony There are two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed one upper and sofa bed living area with a unique bathroom treatment where everything is separate
Mini-Suite with Balcony
Decks: Deck 9,Deck 8,Deck 10,Deck 14,Deck 13
The Norwegian Epic Mini-Suit with Balcony is approximately 245 sq ft. It is suitable for up to 3 guests. 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.
Other cabins available include: Spa Mini-Suite with Balcony, Mini-Suite with Balcony, Family Balcony Stateroom, to name a few.
Norwegian Epic Dress Code
One of the biggest questions people ask about the Norwegian Epic cruise ship is the dress code. So, we have provided below details of the Norwegian Epic Dress Code.
Daytime: Casual with shorts, capri pants, jeans, collared shirts, T-shirts and swimwear is the norm.
Evening: Women can wear casual dresses, skirts, and pants and blouses. Men can also wear casual clothes.
Formal night: Is smart dress where men will wear jackets, button-up shirts (with or without ties) and women in cocktail dresses and elegant pantsuits.
Note: You cannot wear beach-style shorts and ripped jeans in the main dining rooms.
What is included with your Norwegian Epic cruise price:
- Two dining rooms, meals at O’Sheehan’s and the buffet
- All theater shows, except for those in the Spiegel Tent
- Use of the Aqua Park and mini-golf
- Access to Spice H2O adults-only sun deck
- Most daily activities unless noted below
- Use of the gym
What is not included with the Norwegian Epic cruise price:
- Automatic beverage and spa tips (20 percent for both)
- Ice water, tea (including iced tea), coffee and select juices in the buffet
- Cirque Dreams dinner shows in the Spiegel Tent
- Spa treatments and most fitness classes
- Shore excursions
- Late night (after 10:30 p.m.) group babysitting
- Activities including, but not limited to, wine and whiskey tastings, bowling at O’Sheehan’s, arcade games and bingo
- Photos and artwork
The Norwegian Epic cruise ship is value for money. When we did our review of the Norwegian Epic we were not expecting to receive so much for our money. There is something for everyone on-board the ship, and it’s very easy to make new friends.
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