Weighing around 153,000 tons, Norwegian Cruise Line’s Epic is the 4th largest cruise ship operating in the world today. She made her maiden voyage in June of 2010, when she crossed the Atlantic to make a stop in New York City before taking up residence in Miami for a season of Caribbean cruises. Although there are newer cruise ships than the Epic, few of those ships are able to match the Epic’s commitment to innovation. This commitment is what makes a trip aboard her one of the most modern cruise experiences that money can buy.
From the water park above deck to the throbbing restaurants, bars and nightclubs below, a passenger on the Epic will never want for anything to tickle their senses. For those who privilege exclusivity in their vacations, there are even suites that come with access to exclusive areas aboard the ship. Not that you necessarily need that level of private access, because there are 20 restaurants and 20 bars aboard the Epic, including a comedy club and a jazz club!
Collected here, you’ll find 38 pictures that show why the Epic is Norwegian’s biggest and baddest ship. Be sure to stay tuned for #36 and #37, which offer a rare glimpse at the Epic’s most exclusive accommodations: the Owner’s Suites.
1. Under Construction
Built in France by STX France Cruise SA, the Norwegian Epic was ordered in September of 2006 and touched water for the first time in July of 2009.
2. The Epic Arrives
After stopping in New York City, the Epic arrived at its home base in Miami, Florida.
3. Buzzing With Activity
Without a doubt, the hub of activity aboard the Epic is above board, where there’s plenty to see and do.