Norwegian Epic emerged from a three-week dry dock in October 2015 with significant enhancements to its already impressive nightlife and entertainment lineup. Awarded Best Cruise Ship Entertainment by Frommer’s, Norwegian Epic keeps the bar high with two new Broadway shows: Ballroom Blitz and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. The 19-deck mega-ship provides endless opportunities for entertainment or a quiet place to sunbathe, read, or enjoy a philosophical debate among friends.
- Aqua Park with a 200-foot Epic Plunge
- Bowling Alley
- Sports Complex
- Wii Wall
- Cirque Dreams Epicurean
- Ice Bar (One of only 14 in the world)
- Vegas-style Casino
Things to Do
While we would love for you to dine with us in the main dining room each evening, you can find many other options if you like. Epic offers about 20 different dining options, from fancy to super-casual.
Free dining options include the ship’s two main restaurants, the Manhattan Room and Taste; the Garden Cafe buffet restaurant; O’Sheehan’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill, which serves comfort foods throughout the day; and an outdoor grill and pizzeria called The Great Outdoors. Several other places on board, including lounges dedicated to guests in certain stateroom and suite categories, also serve meals and/or snacks. There’s also room service and, in a nice twist, 24-hour pizza delivery, available for $5 per pizza anytime and anywhere on the ship — bar, lounge, casino, out on deck, or wherever.
At the high end, there’s the classic Cagney’s Steakhouse; the South American–style Moderno Churrascaria, where servers bring various meats to your table on skewers; the family-style Italian restaurant La Cucina; the fancy French restaurant Le Bistro; a Chinese restaurant called Shanghai’s and an attached Noodle Bar; a Japanese-style Teppanyaki grill; and a sushi bar called Wasabi. All charge between $10 and $25 per person, or price à la carte.
Nightlife & Lounges
At night, Epic really hops. Aside from the entertainment choices already mentioned, there’s a huge assortment of bars, lounges, and activities. The Bliss Ultra Lounge is a hip nightclub full of velvet drapes and day beds, with day-glow bowling alleys off to one side. On the cooler side, the Svedka Ice Bar is kept at 17 degrees Fahrenheit so the ice furniture, ice artwork, and ice goblets don’t melt. Patrons get a complimentary parka as they enter.
Down the corridor, are the more conventional Maltings Whiskey Bar, Shakers Martini Bar, and Humidor Cigar Lounge, while one deck below is O’Sheehan’s bar and the ship’s expansive Casino. There’s even an outdoor nightclub up on deck 15, with a dance floor, bar, and a giant TV screen projecting mood-enhancing visuals.
Pools, Fitness & Fun
Just For Kids
Shows to Entertain
Ballroom dancing on board, and much, much more! Burn the Floor takes traditional ballroom, adds a bit of spice, and dazzles with excitement and high-speed dancing and scintillating style. You’ll hear some of your favorites peppered with a few classics (and never a step out of place) when you enjoy this 45-minute performance.
Rock of Ages
Five-time Tony Award nominated action, excitement and, of course, rock ‘n roll hits the Norwegian in the form of Rock of Ages. Take an electrifying ride through the 80s—big-hair, boy meets girl and realizing dreams against the world. Don’t forget to sing along!
Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy
Thanks to Broadway, Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy has now made its way over to the Norwegian fleet so cruisers can enjoy the high-flying, mind-boggling action of this incredible entertainment option. Try something a bit vibrant, a little exotic and a whole lot of fun with Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy in the Spiegel Tent.