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Norwegian Epic is a cruise ship of the Norwegian Cruise Line built under that line’s F3 Project by STX Europe Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France.[3] When built she was the third largest cruise ship in the world.

Two ships in this Epic class were ordered by NCL in November 2006, with an option for a third vessel that was not exercised. A dispute between NCL and STX initially resulted in the construction of both ships being placed on hold until a new agreement was reached. The agreement called for the completion of the first ship; the second ship was canceled in 2008.

Each of the Norwegian Epic cruise ship deck plans are conveniently combined with a legend (showing cabin codes) and detailed review of all the deck’s venues and passenger-accessible indoor and outdoor areas. A separate link provides an extensive information on Norwegian Epic staterooms (cabins and suites), including photos, cabin plans and amenities by room type and categories

Norwegian Epic (2010-built, last refurbished in 2015) was the largest among the Norwegian Cruise Lines ships – until the arrival of the new Breakaway-Plus class vessels Escape (2015), Joy (2017), Bliss (2018), Encore (2019). The mighty NCL Epic ship belongs to a unique vessel class (no sisters by design) and was one of the Norwegian “Nickelodeon” ships – together with Breakaway and Getaway, and also Gem and Jewel.

Norwegian Epic cruise ship deck plan shows a total of 2114 staterooms for 4228 passengers (max capacity is 5074) served by 1720 crew-staff. The boat has 19 decks (15 passenger-accessible, 9 with cabins), 20 dining options (7 complimentary), 20 lounges and bars, 6 swimming pools, 3 waterslides (including 1 bowl slide), 9 Jacuzzis (outdoor whirlpool hot tubs), 16 elevators.

NCL Epic deck plan changes 2015 refurbishment review

Follows the list of deck plan changes after the 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, headdresses 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.

PHOTOSNorwegian Epic

Norwegian Epic Dining

Norwegian Epic Cabins

Norwegian Epic Aqua Park (Photo: Norwegian Cruise Line)

The Haven on Norwegian Epic


  • F3 I (2008–2010)
  • Norwegian Epic (2010–present)
Owner Norwegian Cruise Line
Operator Norwegian Cruise Line
Port of registry Nassau Bahamas
Ordered 9 September 2006[1]
Builder STX France Cruise SAChantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard, Saint-Nazaire, France
Cost $1.2 billion
Yard number C33
Laid down 19 June 2008[1]
Launched 10 July 2009[1]
Status In Service
General characteristics [1]
Class and type Epic-class cruise ship[2]
  • 155,873 GT
  • 146,495 NT
  • 10,850 DWT
Length 329.45 m (1,081 ft)
Beam 40.64 m (133 ft)
Height 61 m (200 ft)
Draft 8.7 m (29 ft)
Depth 21.6 m (71 ft)
Decks 19
Installed power
  • 3 × MaK 16M43 (3 × 15,200 kW)
  • 3 × MaK 12M43 (3 × 11,400 kW)
Speed 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph)
Capacity 4,100 (double occupancy)
Crew 1,724

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