Hotly anticipated new ship Norwegian Epic will set sail in Europe in 2011

Hotly anticipated new ship Norwegian Epic will set sail in Europe in 2011

NCL Freestyle Cruising is bringing its largest and most innovative ship to date to Europe for summer 2011. Debuting in June this year, Norwegian Epic will spend summer in the Mediterranean as part of her 2011 / 2012 deployment.

The 153,000 tonne ship will sail a seven-day Western Mediterranean itinerary from Barcelona, Spain from May until October 2011.  Ports of call include: Florence/Pisa (Livorno); Rome (Civitavecchia); Naples, Italy; and Palma, Majorca, Spain, along with two full days at sea.


UK guests and travel agents will be able to pre-register their interest in Norwegian Epic’s Europe sailings by visiting 



“By bringing the ship to Europe during her second season, we are combining the excitement of Norwegian Epic with a very popular European itinerary,” says Kevin Sheehan, NCL’s chief executive officer.


“With her world-class entertainment, wide range of accommodation, incredible amenities and plethora of dining options, Norwegian Epic will offer the best cruise experience for a wide range of travellers looking to enjoy Europe in a whole new way.”


World-class entertainment is Norwegian Epic’s hallmark.  For the first time at sea, Blue Man Group will perform their exhilarating fusion of comedy, theatrics and paint, exclusively on the ship.


In addition to world-class entertainment, the 4,200-passenger Norwegian Epic incorporates innovations such as several new types of accommodation – including the recently announced Studios for solo travellers, the largest luxury Villas suite complex at sea, and spa and family-friendly staterooms. 


Kids will have a blast with Nickelodeon at Sea offering Nickelodeon-themed family entertainment and programming including character meet and greets and interactive game shows.