Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest and most innovative ship Norwegian Epic will be featured on the season premiere of Discovery Channel Canada’s popular show “Mighty Ships.” For the premiere of its fifth season, “Mighty Ships” will air its Norwegian Epic episode on Wednesday, July 20 at 8 p.m. ET (10 p.m. PT) on Canada’s Discovery Channel.
In the hour-long episode, viewers will have a chance to get an in-depth look at the new 155,873 gross ton ship, including a behind-the-scene look at areas such as the laundry facility, ballast tanks, galley and the bridge. The show follows key ship personnel as Norwegian Epic sails a weeklong Western Caribbean cruise that took place in February. Viewers will see Hotel Director Klaus Lugmaier interact with the 4,200 guests on board; Entertainment Director Simon Murray manage world-class entertainment including Blue Man Group and Cirque Dreams and Dinner™; as well as Captain Hakan Svedung navigate through a narrow harbor with crosswinds.
Each episode of “Mighty Ships” goes on board and behind-the-scenes of a different ship. Season five of Mighty Ships sails like never before, with incredible vessels ranging from the billion-dollar Norwegian Epic to an exclusive look inside the newest missile destroyer in the U.S. Navy, the USS Gravely. Audiences experience a unique combination of “high stakes, high seas and high drama.” The episode will air in the US and internationally in the coming months.
Norwegian Epic is currently sailing from Barcelona, Spain to the Western Mediterranean through October 23, 2011. Beginning November 5, 2011, Norwegian Epic will return to Miami and sail seven-day cruises to the Eastern Caribbean calling on St. Maarten, Virgin Islands; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; and Nassau, Bahamas.