Norwegian Epic debuts advanced online ticketing

Norwegian Epic debuts advanced online ticketing

Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship Norwegian Epic will feature a pre-cruise online reservation system for its on-board entertainment.

Guests booking on Norwegian Epic can now pre-book reservations for performances of Blue Man Group, Cirque Dreams™ & Dinner, The Second City® Comedy Troupe, Legends in Concert, Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos Show, Nickelodeon™ at Sea,  Nickelodeon™ Slime Time Live!, Breakfast with Nickelodeon™ and the Murder Mystery “Presumed Murdered” lunch in the ship’s Spiegel Tent.

Guests can make a reservation for each show once per sailing prior to their cruise simply by visiting, logging in to the “My NCL” section and visiting a special entertainment page where they can select and reserve their desired performance. Online pre-booking opens 45 days prior to sailing date.

“Norwegian Epic will redefine cruise ship entertainment with its wide variety of world-class entertainment,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s chief executive officer.

“We believe there will be a huge demand for the on-board entertainment and to ensure that guests can see the performances of their choice, we created a special pre-booking mechanism.  We feel that this will further the Freestyle Cruising experience, offering guests unsurpassed flexibility and convenience.”


Online reservations for entertainment are currently being accepted for Norwegian Epic’s June 24 transatlantic sailing.  The ship begins alternating Eastern and Western Caribbean seven-day sailings from Miami on July 10 through to 2011, and she will then homeport in Barcelona as part of her 2011 / 2012 deployment.   

Guests will have many entertainment options and venues to choose from on board Norwegian Epic.  Blue Man Group will perform eight shows per sailing; Legends in Concert, six performances; Legends Unplugged, three shows; Nickelodeon SlimeTime Live, three shows; Cirque Dreams & Dinner will be performed 12 shows per cruise; Second City, 14; Howl at the Moon, four shows; and there will be Breakfast with Nickelodeon on three mornings per sailing.  Amongst the 13 entertainment venues is the first big top at sea, the Spiegel Tent, which will be home to Cirque Dreams & Dinner, created and directed by Neil Goldberg.  A special Murder Mystery, called “Presumed Murdered,” presented by The Second City will also be featured in the Spiegel Tent one time per cruise.