Norwegian Epic Cruise Ship Image Gallery

Norwegian Epic at the Dock in Miami

Linda Garrison

Before the Norwegian Epic was launched in Europe in June 2010 and named by Reba McEntire in New York City on July 2, 2010, Norwegian Cruise Line tantalized the cruising public with artist's renderings and photos of its third generation of cruise ships, logically labeled "F3" for Freestyle Cruising, Generation 3.

The Norwegian Epic was floated out of drydock at the the STX Europe in Saint-Nazaire, France on July 11, 2009.

On April 24th, 2008 at the shipyard in France Norwegian Cruise Line laid the keel for the new ship, and the cruise line slowly released artist's renderings of some of the innovative elements of the Norwegian Epic for over a year.

Norwegian Epic Photo Galleries

The Norwegian Epic arrived in Miami from Europe (via New York and her christening) for the first time on July 7, 2010.

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Norwegian Epic Studio Cabin - Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Epic Studio Cabin
Norwegian Epic Studio Cabin (c) NCL

The Studio Cabins on the Norwegian Epic are 100 square feet and are designed for single travelers.

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Norwegian Epic Studio Lounge - Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Epic Studio Lounge
Norwegian Epic Studio Lounge Courtesy of NCL

Single (solo) travelers in Studio Cabins on the Norwegian Epic have exclusive access to the Studio Lounge.

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Norwegian Epic - New Ship Floats Out of STX Europe in Saint-Nazaire, France

Norwegian Epic Float Out
Norwegian Epic Courtesy of NCL

Construction continues on the Norwegian Epic as she "floats out" of the dry dock for the first time at the STX Europe shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France.

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Norwegian Epic Funnel

NCL Norwegian Epic Funnel
NCL Norwegian Epic Courtesy of NCL
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Norwegian Epic Funnel

NCL Norwegian Epic Funnel Arrives at Port
NCL Norwegian Epic Funnel Courtesy of NCL
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Norwegian Epic - Hull Art on Norwegian Epic Cruise Ship

NCL Norwegian Epic Hull Art
NCL Norwegian Epic Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line
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Norwegian Epic AquaPark

Norwegian Epic AquaPark
Norwegian Epic Image Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Epic, set for delivery in late May 2010 will include an expansive Aqua Park with three water slides of varying thrill factors.

One of the water slides is specifically designed for children that zips straight through the rock climbing wall; the second is a more adventurous slide that twists and turns down three stories; and The Epic Plunge, the only tube slide at sea that puts the blast of inner-tubing into the core of a bowl slide with a thrilling drop through a 200-foot long tube. Riders are then launched into the vortex of The Epic Plunge where centrifugal forces keep them high on the wall for several turns, ending in an exciting transition into a splashdown lane.

The Aqua Park also includes two main pools with arching water effects which illuminate at night; five whirlpools; a wading pool and a kid's pool in the children's Splash and Play Zone which features whimsical sculptures, water sprays and effects, along with a kiddy slide. Source: Norwegian Cruise Line, April 2009

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Norwegian Epic Bow Is Added to New Cruise Ship Under Construction

Norwegian Epic Bow Is Added to New Cruise Ship Under Construction
Norwegian Epic Photo Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line

The bow of the new Norwegian Epic was added to the new ship in April 2009.

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Norwegian Epic Sports Deck

Norwegian Epic Sports Deck
Norwegian Epic Image Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line
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Norwegian Epic Cruise Ship

NCL Epic Profile
NCL Epic Profile Courtesy of NCL
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Norwegian Epic Exterior Profile

NCL Epic Quarter Profile
NCL Epic Quarter Profile Courtesy of NCL
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Deluxe Cabin on NCL F3 Ship

Deluxe Cabin on NCL F3 Ship
Image Courtesy of NCL

NCL has nicknamed the new staterooms "New Wave Staterooms" on its F3 cruise ships. The curved walls in the cabins certainly add to the "new wave" design!

The deluxe cabins on the third generation of NCL cruise ships, currently called "F3", will include the following features:

  • Curved walls
  • Concealed contour LED lighting
  • Backlit domed ceiling
  • Seating area
  • Flat-screen television
  • Mini-bar
  • Balcony
  • Expanded living space
  • Bathroom with separate toilet, separate vanity top sink in the room, and separate bathtub and shower or luxurious shower
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NCL F3 Cruise Ship

Deluxe Cabin on NCL F3 Cruise Ship
F3 Image Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)

The curved walls of the F3 cabin are certainly interesting!

The deluxe cabins on the third generation of NCL cruise ships, currently called "F3", will include the following features:

  • Curved walls
  • Concealed contour LED lighting
  • Backlit domed ceiling
  • Seating area
  • Flat-screen television
  • Mini-bar
  • Balcony
  • Expanded living space
  • Bathroom with separate toilet, separate vanity top sink in the room, and separate bathtub and shower or luxurious shower
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NCL F3 Cruise Ship - Balcony Cabin

NCL F3 Balcony Cabin
Image Courtesy of NCL

The F3 balcony cabins also feature the curved walls and larger bath found in the deluxe cabins.

The balcony cabins on the third generation of NCL cruise ships, currently called "F3", will include the following features:

  • Curved walls
  • Concealed contour LED lighting
  • Backlit domed ceiling
  • Seating area
  • Flat-screen television
  • Mini-bar
  • Balcony
  • Bathroom with separate toilet, separate vanity top sink in the room, and separate shower
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NCL F3 Balcony Cabin

NCL F3 Balcony Cabin - View from Door
Image Courtesy of NCL

The balcony cabins on the third generation of NCL cruise ships, currently called "F3", will include the following features:

  • Curved walls
  • Concealed contour LED lighting
  • Backlit domed ceiling
  • Seating area
  • Flat-screen television
  • Mini-bar
  • Balcony
  • Bathroom with separate toilet, separate vanity top sink in the room, and separate shower
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Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) F3 Standard Cruise Ship Cabin

Norwegian Cruise Line F3 Standard Cruise Ship Cabin
F3 Image Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)

The standard cabins on the third generation of NCL cruise ships, currently called "F3", will include the following features:

  • Concealed contour LED lighting
  • Backlit domed ceiling
  • Flat-screen television
  • Mini-bar
  • Bathroom with separate toilet, separate vanity top sink in the room, and separate shower
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NCL F3 Standard Cruise Ship Cabin

NCL F3 Standard Cruise Ship Cabin
F3 Image Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)

The standard cabins on the third generation of NCL cruise ships, currently called "F3", will include the following features:

  • Concealed contour LED lighting
  • Backlit domed ceiling
  • Flat-screen television
  • Mini-bar
  • Bathroom with separate toilet, separate vanity top sink in the room, and separate shower
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POSH Beach Club at Night on the Norwegian Epic Cruise Ship

POSH Beach Club at Night on the NCL F3 Cruise Ship
F3 Image Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)

The POST Beach Club features nightlife both day and night. This nightclub will have a daily or weekly cover charge.

Adult guests who purchase a POSH pass for the day or the week will take a private glass elevator to enter this luxurious and exclusive outdoor entertainment complex styled with Mediterranean flare. During the day, guests can lounge on white-cushioned day beds and in private cabanas and cool off in the 35-foot long cascading waterfall while the POSH VIP Host and crew cater to every whim.

At night, things heat up as POSH Beach Club becomes an open air night club, complete with VIP bottle service, while the DJ sets the vibe for the non-stop party. Four POSH experiences a day are delivered:

  • Early Morning (6 to 9 am)– POSH Vive
    Guests awake to yoga classes and body-and-soul treatments in private cabanas as the sun rises and the day starts anew.
  • Morning (9 to Noon am) – POSH Rehab
    Guests can relax and recover from a night out with Salty Dogs, Bloody Mary's, and mimosas combined with chill out tunes.
  • Afternoon (Noon to 6 pm) – POSH Sol
    The best nightlife in the daytime with guests lounging on day beds, enjoying funky beach music and spiked POSH snow cones while chilling under a lit waterfall.
  • Evening (8 pm to whenever) – Pure POSH
    A pure, sizzling, sexy, nightlife experience where guests enjoy sparkling drinks and bottle service served on silver trays. Look out Vegas, the vibe here is hot -- guests can dance all night under the stars or lounge on a POSH bed.
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POSH Beach Club on the Norwegian Epic Cruise Ship

POSH Beach Club on the NCL F3 Cruise Ship
F3 Image Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)

The POSH Beach Club is open both day and night to those who purchase a POSH pass.

Adult guests who purchase a POSH pass for the day or the week will take a private glass elevator to enter this luxurious and exclusive outdoor entertainment complex styled with Mediterranean flare. During the day, guests can lounge on white-cushioned day beds and in private cabanas and cool off in the 35-foot long cascading waterfall while the POSH VIP Host and crew cater to every whim.

At night, things heat up as POSH Beach Club becomes an open air night club, complete with VIP bottle service, while the DJ sets the vibe for the non-stop party. Four POSH experiences a day are delivered:

  • Early Morning (6 to 9 am)– POSH Vive
    Guests awake to yoga classes and body-and-soul treatments in private cabanas as the sun rises and the day starts anew.
  • Morning (9 to Noon am) – POSH Rehab
    Guests can relax and recover from a night out with Salty Dogs, Bloody Mary's, and mimosas combined with chill out tunes.
  • Afternoon (Noon to 6 pm) – POSH Sol
    The best nightlife in the daytime with guests lounging on day beds, enjoying funky beach music and spiked POSH snow cones while chilling under a lit waterfall.
  • Evening (8 pm to whenever) – Pure POSH
    A pure, sizzling, sexy, nightlife experience where guests enjoy sparkling drinks and bottle service served on silver trays. Look out Vegas, the vibe here is hot -- guests can dance all night under the stars or lounge on a POSH bed.
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Halo, the Über Bar on the Norwegian Epic

Halo, the Über Bar on the NCL F3
F3 Image Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)

Halo is a private, adult-only bar on private deck 16 of the Norwegian Epic cruise ship.

Halo, the Über Bar on the Norwegian Epic, is heavenly and very exclusive. Garden and Courtyard villa guests have exclusive VIP access to this Über Bar located at the top of the ship on the private deck 16. This Über Bar showcases the best of the best, from the best liquors around the world to the best art featured and available for purchase with jewelry-clad servers displaying the best jewelry onboard for purchase. LED screens, framed like masterpieces and placed strategically around the room, set the mood with video montages showing the best artwork, music videos, films, iconic images of celebrities, places, fashion and more. Private gaming tables, including baccarat and blackjack, add to the sexy style in this adult-only club.

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Ice Bar on the Norwegian Epic

Ice Bar on the NCL F3
F3 Image Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)

What a great idea for a cruise ship! I've visited the Stockholm Ice Bar and the St. Petersburg Ice Bar, and loved the fun at both (and the vodka).

Inspired by the original ice bars and ice hotels in Scandinavia and one of only 14 ice bars in the world, the cruise industry's first true ice bar is the ultimate chill. This frozen chamber of iced vodka is set in changing hues of blue, green and purple LED lighting that simulates the Northern Lights and creates a distinctive arctic atmosphere. The centerpiece is a giant ice cube that glows and changes colors as the hottest techno beats add to the energy of this unique nightlife attraction.

In addition, NCL's Ice Bar features a bar, walls, tables, stools, glasses and life-size sculptures all made from ice. Located on deck seven, Ice Bar will accommodate 25 guests who will be given fur coats, gloves and hats to keep them warm, since the room's temperature will not rise above 17 degrees Fahrenheit – creating the ultimate chill. To enter, guests will pay a cover charge with a drink or drinks included.

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Evening View of the Spice H20 Club on the Norwegian Epic Cruise Ship

Evening View of the Spice H20 Club on the NCL F3 Cruise Ship
F3 Image Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)

The Spice H2O Club is found at the aft pool on the Norwegian Epic. Like the POSH Beach Club and the Ice Bar, the Spice H2O Club will have a cover charge.

Infused with Latin and Asian influences, colors and vibes, this adults-only complex located at the back of the ship on decks 15 and 16 features a huge LED screen displaying vibrant video images from charging bulls to flamenco dancers, and synchronized swimmers to tap dancing Geishas all combined with dynamic music to create a truly unique and sensory experience. During the day, guests can soak up the sun in lounge beds around the pool while enjoying chill-out Asian tunes and Asian-inspired cuisine in Chinese to-go containers.

As the sun sets, Spice H20 is transformed to an Ibiza-inspired beach club with live entertainment and dinner served tableside or directly on beds. At night, the mood is red-hot with Latin mash-up vibes, dancing and unique entertainment atop the covered pool.

Spice H20 will serve up four spicy vibes per day:

  • Morning (8 to 11 am)– Sunny Spice
    Spicy Bloody Mary's and Spicitinis combine with breakfast and relaxing tunes.
  • Afternoon (11 am to 4 pm) – Aqua Spice
    Guests enjoy the energy of the in-crowd as they sun the day away with Asian margaritas, bottle service and beers from around the world. Asian-inspired food is served in Chinese to-go containers.
  • Late afternoon/early evening (4 to 9 pm) – Sunset Spice
    A perfect sunset every day – either live or via the big screen. Live entertainment, flowing champagne and an eclectic menu that isn't available anywhere else on the ship. As the sun sets, it becomes a more intimate environment with Spanish guitars and red-hot dancers setting the vibe.
  • Evening (9 pm to whenever) – All Spice
    The entertainment is non-stop throughout the evening in this outdoor amphitheater. A visually captivating aerial ballet video comes to life as the pool floor rises and aerial performers mix dance moves with acrobatic choreography inside a metallic sphere to create a mesmerizing experience. Then guests can dance the night away on the covered pool.
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Spice H20 Club on the Norwegian Epic Cruise Ship

Spice H20 Club on the NCL F3 Cruise Ship
F3 Image Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)

The Spice H2O Club will have a cover charge, but this adults-only club at the aft of the ship near the pool, is open all day and night.

The Spice H2O Club, an adults-only complex located at the back of the ship on decks 15 and 16, features a huge LED screen displaying vibrant video images from charging bulls to flamenco dancers, and synchronized swimmers to tap dancing Geishas all combined with dynamic music to create a truly unique and sensory experience. During the day, guests can soak up the sun in lounge beds around the pool while enjoying chill-out Asian tunes and Asian-inspired cuisine in Chinese to-go containers.

As the sun sets, Spice H20 is transformed to an Ibiza-inspired beach club with live entertainment and dinner served tableside or directly on beds. At night, the mood is red-hot with Latin mash-up vibes, dancing and unique entertainment atop the covered pool.

Spice H20 will serve up four spicy vibes per day:

  • Morning (8 to 11 am)– Sunny Spice
    Spicy Bloody Mary's and Spicitinis combine with breakfast and relaxing tunes.
  • Afternoon (11 am to 4 pm) – Aqua Spice
    Guests enjoy the energy of the in-crowd as they sun the day away with Asian margaritas, bottle service and beers from around the world. Asian-inspired food is served in Chinese to-go containers.
  • Late afternoon/early evening (4 to 9 pm) – Sunset Spice
    A perfect sunset every day – either live or via the big screen. Live entertainment, flowing champagne and an eclectic menu that isn't available anywhere else on the ship. As the sun sets, it becomes a more intimate environment with Spanish guitars and red-hot dancers setting the vibe.
  • Evening (9 pm to whenever) – All Spice
    The entertainment is non-stop throughout the evening in this outdoor amphitheater. A visually captivating aerial ballet video comes to life as the pool floor rises and aerial performers mix dance moves with acrobatic choreography inside a metallic sphere to create a mesmerizing experience. Then guests can dance the night away on the covered pool.
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Bliss Ultra Lounge and Nightclub on the NCL F3 Cruise Ship

Bliss Ultra Lounge and Nightclub on the NCL F3 Cruise Ship
F3 Image Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)

NCL brings the bowling alleys and other features from the Bliss Lounges on the Norwegian Gem and Norwegian Pearl and adds gaming tables and dealers.

NCL takes its popular Bliss Ultra Lounge and Nightclub, featured on Norwegian Gem and Norwegian Pearl, to the F3 ships. Bliss features NCL's signature bowling alley at sea as part of this all-day entertainment and nightclub complex with the feel of a decadent Las Vegas nightclub.

Located on deck seven, this hotspot is perfect for all-day bowling, dancing or just hanging out. In the evening, Bliss transforms into a hip, 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 seagoing experience. Bliss features NCL's popular White Hot Night, the ultimate 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 on the F3 ships feature the addition of gaming tables with dealers.

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Bliss Ultra Lounge Bowling Alley on the NCL F3 Cruise Ship

Bliss Ultra Lounge Bowling Alley on the NCL F3 Cruise Ship
F3 Image Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)

NCL takes its popular Bliss Ultra Lounge and Nightclub, featured on Norwegian Gem and Norwegian Pearl, to the F3 ships. Bliss features NCL's signature bowling alley at sea as part of this all-day entertainment and nightclub complex with the feel of a decadent Las Vegas nightclub.

Located on deck seven, this hotspot is perfect for all-day bowling, dancing or just hanging out. In the evening, Bliss transforms into a hip, 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 seagoing experience. Bliss features NCL's popular White Hot Night, the ultimate 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 on the F3 ships feature the addition of gaming tables with dealers.

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