Many of the 20 Norwegian Epic bars and lounges are found indoors on decks 6 and 7, and the outdoor bars are on deck 15, making bar hopping easy on the mega-ship. For example, just on deck 7, the bars and lounges vary in atmosphere from the dark, velvety, and somewhat erotic Bliss Ultra Lounge forward to the truly cold Ice Bar mid-ship to the Wasabi Saki Bar aft.
The lounges feature excellent entertainment. Headliners Comedy Club features the improvisational group The Second City, as well as the Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos Show. The Blue Man Group and Legends in Concert share the large Epic Theater, and Cirque Dreams performs its acrobatics and musical acts in the Spiegel Tent. Blues music fans pour into Fat Cats for the nightly live blues music. It's a busy ship!
Not all of the bars are loud and busy. Some like the Shakers Martini Bar or Maltings Whiskey Bar feature either quiet music and/or comfortable seating conducive to conversation and sharing stories with cruise friends.
The Spice H2O Bar and Grill aft on deck 15 is an outdoor adults-only beach club complex that features a huge LED screen displaying video images combined with music.
Two lounges are private--the Posh Beach Club (Villas guests only) and Studio Lounge (Studio guests only).
All guests entering the Ice Bar are provided warm, hooded coats to keep off the chill.
Ice Bar reservations are for 45 minutes, but you can have an icy drink and take photos in half that time.
Ice Bar - Viking and Polar Bear
The bar, benches, and decor (ie these ice statues) are all made of ice in the Norwegian Epic ice bar.
Group Photo in the Ice Bar
Other than sipping an ice-cold drink, everyone MUST take a photo in the Ice Bar on the Norwegian Epic.
Headliners Comedy Club
The Second City improv group and Howl at the Moon dueling pianos perform at Headliners Comedy Club.
Norwegian Epic - Bliss Ultra Lounge
The Bliss Ultra Lounge and Nightclub featured on Norwegian Gem and Norwegian Pearl is also on the Norwegian Epic. Bliss features Norwegian's bowling alley at sea as part of an all-day entertainment and nightclub complex. This hotspot is great for all-day bowling on any of the three lanes, dancing, or just hanging out.
In the evening, Bliss transforms into a high-energy ultra lounge with plasma screens displaying music videos, shadow dancers entertaining the crowd, and non-stop music. A dance floor, private VIP areas, and mood-lit bowling complete this unique experience.
Bliss features Norwegian's popular White Hot Night, a dance party set in a wonderland of white. Guests are encouraged to wear white to the party and they can purchase specially designed "white hot" shirts and feather boas.
Bliss Lounge Bowling
The Norwegian Epic has two bowling alleys--this one in the Bliss Ultra Lounge and the second one in O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar & Grill.
Norwegian Epic - Spice H2O Bar and Grill
The Norwegian Epic Spice H2O Bar and Grill is an outdoor tapas bar aft on deck 15 that has its own large video screen.