Norwegian Epic

Norwegian Epic current position

Norwegian Epic current location is at West Mediterranean (coordinates 43.50657 N / 9.05754 E) cruising at speed of 19.1 kn (35 km/h | 22 mph) en route to IT LIV>FR CEQ. The AIS position was reported 1 minute ago.

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Current itinerary of Norwegian Epic

Norwegian Epic current cruise is 10 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Athens Florence. Prices start from USD 999 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 08 Jun, 2024 and ends on 18 Jun, 2024.

Date / TimePort
08 Jun 17:00    Departing from Civitavecchia-Rome, Italy hotels
10 Jun 13:00 - 21:30    Santorini Island, Thira, Greece
11 Jun 06:30 - 18:00    Piraeus-Athens, Greece
12 Jun 09:00 - 17:00    Katakolon, Olympia, Greece
13 Jun 12:00 - 22:00    Valletta, Malta
14 Jun 08:00 - 18:00    Messina, Sicily Italy
15 Jun 06:45 - 16:30    Naples, Italy
16 Jun 09:00 - 21:00    Livorno, Florence-Pisa, Italy
17 Jun 07:00 - 16:00    Cannes, France Riviera
18 Jun 06:00    Arriving in Civitavecchia-Rome, Italy hotels

Specifications of Norwegian Epic

Year of build2010  /  Age: 14
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderChantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint-Nazaire, STX France)
ClassNCL EPIC
Building costUSD 1,2 billion
Speed23 kn / 43 km/h / 26 mph
Length (LOA)329 m / 1079 ft
Beam (width)41 m / 135 ft
Gross Tonnage155873 gt
Passengers4228 - 5074
Crew1724
Passengers-to-space ratio31
Decks19
Cabins2114
Decks with cabins9
Last Refurbishment2015
Christened byReba McEntire
Owner(NCLH) Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd
Operator(NCL) Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Epic Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 May 29 10 days, round-trip Greek Isles Italy Santorini, Athens Florence Civitavecchia-Rome $849
2024 Jun 08 10 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Athens Florence Civitavecchia-Rome $999
2024 Jun 18 10 days, round-trip Greek Isles Italy Santorini, Athens Florence Civitavecchia-Rome $1279
2024 Jun 28 10 days, round-trip Greek Isles Italy Santorini, Athens Florence Civitavecchia-Rome $1249
2024 Jul 08 10 days, round-trip Greek Isles Italy Santorini, Athens Florence Civitavecchia-Rome $1199
2024 Jul 18 10 days, round-trip Greek Isles Italy Santorini, Athens Florence Civitavecchia-Rome $1479
2024 Jul 28 10 days, round-trip Greek Isles Italy Santorini, Athens Florence Civitavecchia-Rome $1649
2024 Aug 07 10 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Athens Florence Civitavecchia-Rome $1429
2024 Aug 17 10 days, round-trip Greek Isles Italy Santorini, Athens Florence Civitavecchia-Rome $1299
2024 Aug 27 10 days, round-trip Greek Isles Italy Santorini, Athens Florence Civitavecchia-Rome $1729
2024 Sep 06 10 days, round-trip Greek Isles Italy Santorini, Athens Florence Civitavecchia-Rome $1949
2024 Sep 16 10 days, round-trip Greek Isles Italy Santorini, Athens Florence Civitavecchia-Rome $2029
2024 Sep 26 10 days, round-trip Greek Isles Italy Santorini, Athens Florence Civitavecchia-Rome $1929
2024 Oct 06 11 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Athens Florence Civitavecchia-Rome $1549
2024 Oct 17 13 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Port Canaveral Civitavecchia-Rome $679
2024 Oct 30 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Port Canaveral $329
2024 Nov 02 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Great Stirrup Cay Dominican Republic Port Canaveral $849
2024 Nov 09 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Great Stirrup Cay Dominican Republic Port Canaveral $779
2024 Nov 16 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Great Stirrup Cay Dominican Republic Port Canaveral $879
2024 Nov 23 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Great Stirrup Cay Cozumel Port Canaveral $1149
2024 Nov 30 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Great Stirrup Cay Dominican Republic Port Canaveral $679
2024 Dec 07 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Great Stirrup Cay Dominican Republic Port Canaveral $729
2024 Dec 14 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Great Stirrup Cay Dominican Republic Port Canaveral $679
2024 Dec 21 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Great Stirrup Cay Cozumel Port Canaveral $1229
2024 Dec 28 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Great Stirrup Cay Dominican Republic Port Canaveral $1829
2025 Jan 04 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Great Stirrup Cay Dominican Republic Port Canaveral $779
2025 Jan 11 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Great Stirrup Cay Dominican Republic Port Canaveral $679
2025 Jan 18 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Great Stirrup Cay Cozumel Port Canaveral $1049
2025 Jan 25 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Great Stirrup Cay Dominican Republic Port Canaveral $679
2025 Feb 01 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Great Stirrup Cay Dominican Republic Port Canaveral $679
2025 Feb 08 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Great Stirrup Cay Dominican Republic Port Canaveral $749
2025 Feb 15 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Great Stirrup Cay Cozumel Port Canaveral $899
2025 Feb 22 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Great Stirrup Cay Dominican Republic Port Canaveral $829
2025 Mar 01 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Great Stirrup Cay Dominican Republic Port Canaveral $729
2025 Mar 08 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Great Stirrup Cay Dominican Republic Port Canaveral $799
2025 Mar 15 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Great Stirrup Cay Cozumel Port Canaveral $999
2025 Mar 22 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Great Stirrup Cay Dominican Republic Port Canaveral $799
2025 Mar 31 15 days, one-way from New York to Civitavecchia-Rome New York $1229
2025 May 08 6 days, round-trip Mediterranean Italy, France Spain Civitavecchia-Rome $649
2025 May 14 10 days, round-trip Greek Isles Italy Santorini, Athens Florence Civitavecchia-Rome $2199
2025 May 24 10 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Athens Florence Civitavecchia-Rome $1648
2025 Jun 03 10 days, round-trip Greek Isles Italy Santorini, Athens Florence Civitavecchia-Rome $1979
2025 Jun 13 10 days, round-trip Greek Isles Italy Santorini, Athens Florence Civitavecchia-Rome $2029
2025 Jun 23 10 days, round-trip Greek Isles Italy Santorini, Athens Florence Civitavecchia-Rome $1899
2025 Jul 03 11 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Athens Florence Civitavecchia-Rome $1629
2025 Jul 14 9 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini Florence Civitavecchia-Rome $1699
2025 Jul 23 10 days, round-trip Greek Isles Italy Santorini, Athens Florence Civitavecchia-Rome $1879
2025 Aug 02 10 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Athens Florence Civitavecchia-Rome $1429
2025 Aug 12 10 days, round-trip Greek Isles Italy Santorini, Athens Florence Civitavecchia-Rome $1379
2025 Aug 22 10 days, round-trip Greek Isles Italy Santorini, Athens Florence Civitavecchia-Rome $1449
2025 Sep 01 10 days, round-trip Greek Isles Italy Santorini, Athens Florence Civitavecchia-Rome $1729
2025 Sep 11 11 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Athens Florence Civitavecchia-Rome $1549
2025 Sep 22 9 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Athens Florence Civitavecchia-Rome $1599
2025 Oct 01 10 days, round-trip Greek Isles Italy Santorini, Athens Florence Civitavecchia-Rome $1749
2025 Oct 11 10 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Athens Florence Civitavecchia-Rome $1399
2025 Oct 21 11 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Athens Florence Civitavecchia-Rome $1299
2025 Nov 01 12 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Lisbon Civitavecchia-Rome $1399
2025 Nov 13 10 days, one-way from Lisbon to San Juan Lisbon $749
2025 Nov 23 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Barbados, Antigua St. Lucia San Juan $799
2025 Nov 30 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Barbados, Antigua St. Lucia San Juan $699
2025 Dec 07 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Barbados, Antigua St. Lucia San Juan $699
2025 Dec 14 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Curacao, Aruba St. Kitts San Juan $1199
2025 Dec 21 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Barbados, Antigua St. Lucia San Juan $1129
2025 Dec 28 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Barbados, Antigua St. Lucia San Juan $1349
2026 Jan 04 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Barbados, Antigua St. Lucia San Juan $799
2026 Jan 11 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Barbados, Antigua St. Lucia San Juan $779
2026 Jan 18 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Barbados, Antigua St. Lucia San Juan $729
2026 Jan 25 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Barbados, Antigua St. Lucia San Juan $729
2026 Feb 01 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Barbados, Antigua St. Lucia San Juan $749
2026 Feb 08 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Barbados, Antigua St. Lucia San Juan $779
2026 Feb 15 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Barbados, Antigua St. Lucia San Juan $849
2026 Feb 22 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Barbados, Antigua St. Lucia San Juan $829
2026 Mar 01 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Barbados, Antigua St. Lucia San Juan $879
2026 Mar 08 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Barbados, Antigua St. Lucia San Juan $849
2026 Mar 15 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Barbados, Antigua St. Lucia San Juan $879
2026 Mar 22 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Barbados, Antigua St. Lucia San Juan $879
2026 Mar 29 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Barbados, Antigua St. Lucia San Juan $879
2026 Apr 05 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Barbados, Antigua St. Lucia San Juan $879

Norwegian Epic Review

Review of Norwegian Epic

The 2010-built Norwegian Epic cruise ship belongs to a unique vessel class and has no sisters by design. NCL Epic was the fleet's largest vessel until the arrival of the new Breakaway-Plus class ships.

The vessel (IMO number 9410569) is currently Bahamas-flagged (MMSI 311018500) and registered in Nassau.

History - construction and ownership

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is a subsidiary company of the shipping corporation Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NCLH). NCL was founded in 1966, headquartered in Miami (Florida USA) and publicly traded (NASDAQ) company listed on NYSE (NYC). NCLH's major shareholders are the corporations Apollo Global Management (American), Genting Group (Malaysian) and TPG Capital (American). In 2017, the brand NCL had a worldwide cruise market share 8,7% (passengers) and 8,4% (revenue). NCLH (shipowner) owns the brands NCL, Oceania and RSSC-Regent.

NCL Norwegian Epic cruise ship

The 4200-passenger ship Norwegian Epic is the latest cruise ship owned by Norwegian Cruise Line before the launch of Norwegian Breakaway (2013). Epic became operational in June 2010. The vessel pioneered the ice bar at sea. She sails the most in the Caribbean and Europe offering new experience and entertainment proposed by the Blue Man Group at sea. Norwegian Epic offers new things like the Studios, planned for people traveling solo, and the private Haven. There are also a lot of options for dining such as traditional fine dining, endless buffets plus gourmet French, Japanese Teppanyaki, a traditional steakhouse and more.

Decks and Cabins

Norwegian Epic staterooms (2114 total, in 38 grades) include 348x Suites, 1086x Balcony, no Oceanviews, 560x Inside and 128x Studios (single cabins). NCL Epic ship featuress 75x “The Haven” staterooms and the biggest number of single-occupancy cabins (for solo travelers) - a total of 128. The ship is also unique for lacking Oceanviews. Most staterooms are sized 125-155 ft2 (12-15 m2). The largest accommodations are The Haven Deluxe Owners Suites (730 ft2 / 68 m2, with wraparound terrace sized 120 ft2 / 11 m2).

The boat has 19 decks, of which 15 are passenger-accessible and 9 with cabins.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

NCL Norwegian pioneered the freestyle dining concept (eat whenever, with whomever and wherever you want). The concept is taken to a new level on the Epic. Expect to pay extra for the speciality restaurants, though there are plenty of spots included in the cruise fare. Most mega-ships feature a massive dining hall with big tables, but Epic goes another route. Closest to the standard here is the 592-seat Manhattan Room, with its two-story windows and a polished dance floor.

Follows the complete list of Norwegian Epic restaurants and food bars.

  • Taste Restaurant (forward Dining Room, complimentary, with Your Time dining)
  • Le Bistro (French speciality dinner-only restaurant; reservations-only; US$20 cover charge)
  • Teppanyaki (Japanese Hibachi speciality, reservations-only restaurant; US$25; open for Lunch and Dinner; features live cooking demonstrations)
  • The Manhattan Restaurant (aft-location Dining Room; complimentary; Freestyle dining, Dinner only)
  • O’Sheehan’s Neighbourhood Bar & Grill (sports bar, with 24-hour American cuisine - burgers, steaks, desserts; complimentary)
  • Shanghai’s Noodle Bar (Asian cuisine complimentary restaurant inside O’Sheehan’s Pub area)
  • Wasabi Sushi Bar (25-seat, a la carte charge)
  • Cagney’s Steakhouse (speciality dinner restaurant for prime steaks and gourmet seafood specialities; reservations-only, US$30 cover charge per person and free Kids Menu)
  • Moderno Churrascaria (Brazilian steakhouse; reservations-only; US$20 per person cover charge; with outdoor seating waterfront area)
  • La Cucina (Italian speciality restaurant; reservations-only, US$15 cover charge; with outdoor seating waterfront area)
  • Garden Cafe (complimentary buffet restaurant with various cuisine stations)
  • The Great Outdoors (outdoor buffet restaurant, complimentary)
  • The Haven Restaurant (Haven guests only, complimentary)
  • Courtyard Grill & Bar (more casual area of The Haven, exclusive to Villa-Suite guests, complimentary for The Haven passengers)
  • Spice H2O (pool grill & bar).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Most Norwegian Epic shows, even the free ones, need tickets though these can be booked at the box office on Deck 6 or online. The later the show, the smaller the audience, so better go later if you are in a big group and prefer to sit together. For karaoke, billiards and late-night dancing, there is adults-only Bliss Ultra Lounge, featuring three bowling lanes, non-stop music and plasma screens. The Cirque Dreams & Dinner show is set in the 2-floor Spiegel Tent. The show is a mix of shrill singing, acrobatics and food, with tickets starting at $29.99. This space also hosts the Second City's 3-times-a-cruise and murder-mystery lunch for $20. The ship has a total of 9 jacuzzis and 7 pools. Entertainment options also include the NCL's FIREWORKS show (on each voyage), "Rock of Ages", "Cirque Dreams", "Illusionarium" (magicians show).

Additional amenities include: Complimentary 24-hour Room-Service, Supervised Kids Program ("NCL Kids"), Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry. NCL Epic tipping/gratuities are US$12 pp per day. The Epic cruise ship does not allow onboard weddings.

NCL Norwegian Epic cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Norwegian Epic lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Epic Theatre (680-seat; features Broadway-style musical productions; two grand-shows per night)
  • Spiegel Tent (theatrical entertainment dining venue, with grand-style aerial acrobatics; surcharge $30-40 PP)
  • Entertainment Kiosk (special venues, games bookings - Spiegel Tent, Blue Man Group, Murder Mystery, Second City Comedy)
  • Atrium (3-deck midship hub area with a big-size LED screen, dance area and live entertainment)
  • Atrium Cafe & Bar (speciality tea & coffee bar)
  • I-Connect Internet Cafe (24-hour); Art Gallery; Click Photo Gallery & Shop
  • Headliners Comedy Club & Lounge
  • Fat Cats Jazz & Blues Club
  • Sake Bar; Maltings Whisky Bar; Shaker’s Martini Bar; The Humidor (cigar lounge); SVEDKA Ice Bar; Waves Pool Bar; Studio Lounge
  • Epic Casino (served by Cascades Bar)
  • Tradewinds Shops (tax and duty-free boutiques); The Marketplace (shopping alley)
  • Bliss Ultra Lounge & Nightclub; Concierge Lounge
  • Cavern Club (Beatles-themed nightclub) added during refurbishment 2015
  • Kids venues, club lounges (Kid’s Aqua Park, Splash Academy for kids 3-12 yo, Guppies Nursery for kids 6 months to 2 yo); Recess Kid’s Area (club venue for arts&crafts, movies, karaoke, PlayStations, PCs, kids play area, a special area for teens); Entourage Lounge & Club (teen-only area)
  • Mandara Spa & Fitness (Thermal Suite, Snow Room, Salt Room, Medi Spa, Smile Spa, Treatment Rooms, Beauty Salon, Barber Shop, fitness classes)
  • Courtyard Fitness & Spa complex (Villas-guests only, Steam Room, Gym)
  • Spice H2O (adults-only area)
  • “The Haven” (Suite- and Villa-passengers only complex; consists of The Haven Courtyard, The Haven Restaurant, The Haven Lounge)
  • Posh Beach Club (private sundeck, adults-only area for Suite-Villa guests)
  • Rock Climbing Wall; Jogging Track; Sports Complex (Spider Web - enclosed 24ft/7m tall kids' climbing wall with a spiral slide, Bungee Trampoline, 9-hole Mini Golf course).

The ship's Aqua Park has 2 swimming pools, 5 whirlpools/hot tubs, a kids' pool, 3 waterslides (including the Epic Plunge bowl slide). The SplashGolf is a retrofit to the ship's existing splash pad (part of the Aqua Park area). It is located under the waterslides on pool deck 15 and combines 2 water fun attractions (splash pad and miniature golf) into one interactive water play facility for toddlers and small kids.

NCL Epic's SplashGolf was designed by Adventure Golf Services (a company specializing in the design and construction of mini-golf courses). The facility was installed in October 2015, during the ship's drydock refurbishment in Brest France. Instead of traditional solid mini-golf balls, SplalshGolf's balls are larger-sized and floating. The hole cups are also larger.

Itineraries

Norwegian Epic itinerary program is generally based on Mediterranean voyages (leaving roundtrip from homeports Civitavecchia-Rome and Barcelona) and 7-day Caribbean itineraries out of homeport San Juan Puerto Rico. Transatlantic crossings (RepositionCruises.com) between Europe and the Caribbean are offered seasonally, in spring and fall.

In winter 2023-2024 (December-April) NCL homeported the ship in Port Canaveral/Orlando (Florida USA). The winter schedule included 7-day Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries, all of which visiting NCL's Bahamian island Great Stirrup Cay, in addition to popular island destinations like St Thomas USVI, Puerto Rico, Dominicana (Puerto Plata), BVI (Tortola), Mexico (Cozumel), Jamaica (Ocho Rios), Grand Cayman.

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Epic is NCL's unique "F3 Project" liner and has no sisterships. The vessel is exactly 32% smaller by GT in comparison to Royal Caribbean's (and world's) largest Oasis-Class ships.

Ship's Inaugural Cruise (Maiden Voyage) was a Cruise to Nowhere from NYC New York (itinerary July 2-4, 2010). This so special event also featured Macy's (luxury department stores chain) 34th Annual "Fourth of July" NYC fireworks show - on the ship! Note: Macy's Stores sponsor NYC's 4th of July fireworks since 1976.

Ship's first Transatlantic crossing (Southampton to NYC) started on June 24, 2010. Epic was at that time the largest passenger vessel to visit NYC's Manhattan Cruise Terminal.

All outside staterooms have balconies. Epic is the first cruise ship ever to have (and so many of them) "studios". All solo cruise cabins are bookable with single occupancy rates.

NCL Epic refurbishment 2015 review

Follows the list of deckplan changes after ship's drydock 2015 refurbishment (September 27 to October 17) done at Damen Shipyard Brest (France).

A new club lounge was opened under the name “The Cavern Club”. The venue is via a partnership with the original British club’s owners. It offers music inspired by "The Beatles" (live performances by international musicians).

New evening entertainment options are also introduced at the ship’s theatre (deck 5). Among those are the musical “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” and the Broadway-style dance show “Burn the Floor”.

“Burn The Floor” show is also offered on the NCL newest ships Breakaway and Getaway. It is a ballroom dancing type of theatrical entertainment, with 14 professional dancers and 2 singers performing together with a live band.

“Priscilla Queen Of The Desert” show is a musical type of comedy entertainment. The spectacle features numerous costumes, head-dresses and dancing classics, such as “It’s Raining Men”, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”, etc.

Extensive restaurant renovations were done to the Moderno Churrascaria (Brazilian steakhouse), Cagney’s (steakhouse), La Cucina (Italian), Le Bistro (French), Taste (dining room), Manhattan (dining room), Garden Cafe (buffet). Dining venues enhancements include new carpeting and decors, and their furniture was reupholstered.

Major renovations were done to the Mandara Spa (deck 14), Bliss Ultra Lounge (promenade deck 7), Marketplace (lido deck 15), Epic Theater (deck 5), Casino (deck 6). The Haven Suite exclusive complex (decks 16-17) was updated with new furniture, lighting, wall covering, artworks.

The list of new (redesigned) facilities includes a photo gallery (deck 5), library (deck 7), card room (deck 7) and the new SplashGolf (kids mini-golf course). The SplashGolf is a retrofit to the ship's existing splash pad (part of the Aqua Park area). It is located under the waterslides on pool deck 15 and combines 2 water fun attractions (splash pad and miniature golf) into one interactive water play facility for toddlers and small kids. Epic's SplashGolf was designed by Adventure Golf Services (a company specializing in the design and construction of mini-golf courses). Instead of traditional solid mini golf balls, SplalshGolf's balls are larger and floating. Hole cups are also larger.

Among the technical entertainments and upgrades are the 2 new rudders (by Becker), new propeller caps, hull repainting (robot UHP blasting technology, new type silicone paint improving fuel efficiency). General maintenance works affected the release systems of all service boats (lifeboats, tenders), thrusters, stabilizers, diesel generator exchange, cooling water connections, the cabin air-conditioning system.