Norwegian Epic

Explore the history of the Mediterranean, relax on the waters of the Transatlantic, or feel the balmy breezes of the Caribbean.. Whatever you choose to do, Norwegian Epic is sure to dazzle. Awarded Best Cruise Ship Entertainment by Frommer’s, Norwegian Epic keeps the bar high with Burn the Floor. Not only is Norwegian Epic offering world-class performers but a new wave of accommodations as well - from Studios, designed and priced for the solo traveler, to privacy in The Haven. Add a wide variety of dining options and you'll understand why this is Freestyle Cruising on a truly grand scale.

The Haven, Reimagined

As the very first Norwegian ship to debut The Haven in 2010, Norwegian Epic is once again making waves in redefining this luxurious enclave. In November 2020, The Haven on Norwegian Epic underwent extensive renovations. From reimagined Suites to redesigned experiences including The Haven Restaurant and The Haven Courtyard Pool & Sundeck, you can soak in true luxury at sea.


Accomodation Types

The Haven

Indulge in luxury and privacy. Modern, spacious suites perfect for the two of you or the whole family. First-class amenities include large balconies, butlers and more.

Club Balcony Suite

Spacious, stylish suites let you unwind with indulgences like fine linens, luxury bath, sliding glass doors and a private balcony.

Spa

The perfect way to experience a total spa holiday. Enjoy priority spa access and premium amenities.

Balcony

See the world unfold right in front of you. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to your own sweeping balcony. Well-appointed and spacious style awaits you back inside.

Inside

Cruise where comfort, style and value blend seamlessly. Smart, sophisticated appointments include a TV, sitting area, and more. Enjoy everything you need.

Studio

Designed and priced just right for solo travellers. Studios feature a full-size bed, separate bath area and access to the private Studio Lounge. No single supplement required.

The Haven Deluxe Owner's Suite with Large Balcony

Norwegian Epic suites with room for up to four boast all around floor-to-ceiling windows. They include a separate bedroom with king-size bed, a living room, separate dining area and a private balcony with an amazing view. You'll also have a luxurious bathroom with separate shower and whirlpool tub, additional bedding to accommodate two more guests and access to the Courtyard area, The Haven Lounge and private restaurant and bar. Includes butler and concierge service. Plus, some can connect to another Deluxe Owner's Suite with Large Balcony or a 2-Bedroom Family Villa with Balcony.

  • Deck(s): 16, 17
  • Location: Forward, Mid

The Haven 2-Bedroom Family Villa with Balcony

With a living room, dining area, separate bedroom with queen-size bed and private balcony, Norwegian Epic Villas have a maximum capacity of six and are perfect for the whole family. They feature two bathrooms, additional bedding to accommodate four more guests and exclusive access to the Courtyard area, The Haven Lounge and private restaurant and bar. Includes butler and concierge service. Some can connect.

  • Deck(s): 16, 17
  • Location: Forward, Mid

The Haven Aft-Facing Penthouse with Balcony

These Penthouses with a Balcony have so much to offer. With room for up to two, you'll have a queen-size bed and a living area, plus these Aft-Facing Penthouses offer an unforgettable view from the private balcony and include exclusive access to the Courtyard area, The Haven Lounge and private restaurant and bar. Includes butler and concierge service. Plus, these can connect to an Aft-Facing Balcony.

  • Deck(s): 10, 11, 12, 13
  • Location: Aft

The Haven Courtyard Penthouse with Balcony

With a maximum capacity of up to three, these Penthouses include a queen-size bed, some with additional bedding for one and luxury shower. In addition to the private balcony with a fantastic view, you'll also have exclusive access to the Courtyard area, The Haven Lounge and private restaurant and bar. Includes butler and concierge service. One can connect to The Haven Deluxe Owner's Suite with Large Balcony.

  • Deck(s): 16, 17
  • Location: Forward

The Haven Spa Suite with Balcony

Norwegian Epic Spa Suites, built for two, are a great way to experience a total spa holiday. These suites feature a queen-size bed and entry to the Mandara Spa experience, including complimentary access to the thermal suites. In addition to the private balcony with incredible views and luxury bathroom, you'll also have exclusive access to the Courtyard area, The Haven Lounge and private restaurant and bar. Includes butler and concierge service. Note: Guests under 18 are not allowed in the thermal suites.

  • Deck(s): 14
  • Location: Mid, Aft

Haven Penthouse Suite w Balcony

Total pampering awaits with features like a private balcony, king-size bed, whirlpool tub, soothing décor and a sitting area with a vanity. This penthouse suite is located near the aft of the ship and includes access to The Haven and all its premium amenities.


Family Club Balcony Suite

These Club Balcony Suites are perfect if you want to bring the kids. With room for up to four they feature two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, an upper bed and a sofa bed. In addition to the sitting area, luxury bath with shower or tub and your own private balcony, where the whole family can hang out and enjoy the view.

  • Deck(s): 12, 13, 14
  • Location: Mid, Aft

Spa Club Balcony Suite

Norwegian Epic Spa Club Balcony Suites can accommodate up to three guests. They feature two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, a sitting area, shower or luxury bath with shower, additional bedding to accommodate one more guest and soothing spa décor. This is where stress and muscle aches instantly disappear and you'll be pampered beyond your wildest dreams. You'll receive complimentary entry to the Mandara Spa experience, including the Thermal Suite - the perfect place to unwind either before or after your spa treatments. Here you can indulge in heated tile lounge chairs, saunas, hydrotherapy pool, whirlpools and steam rooms. Note: Guests under 18 are not allowed in the Thermal Suite.

  • Deck(s): 14
  • Location: Aft

Club Balcony Suite

The Club Balcony Suites have room for up to three, a sitting area, two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and a luxury bath with shower or tub. They also include a private balcony with an amazing view.

  • Deck(s): 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
  • Location: Mid, Aft, Forward

Sail Away Club Balcony Suite

A Sail Away Club Balcony Suite stateroom guarantees a Club Balcony Suite stateroom or better! Your stateroom may be on any deck and assigned up to one day prior to embarkation.

  • Deck(s): 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
  • Location: Forward

Spa Balcony

The Spa Balcony Staterooms can accommodate up to three guests. They include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, a sitting area, a separate shower and additional bedding to accommodate one more guest. You'll also receive entry to the Mandara Spa experience, including complimentary access to the Thermal Suite plus your own private balcony to enjoy the view. Note: Guests under 18 are not allowed in the Thermal Suite.

  • Deck(s): 14
  • Location: Mid

Aft-Facing Balcony

Norwegian Epic Aft-Facing Balcony Staterooms feature floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony. With room for up to three they include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, a sitting area and additional bedding to accommodate one more. These staterooms feature a unique bathroom treatment where every area is separate, including the shower and a modern vanity sink, plus a private aft-facing balcony where you can take in the beautiful views. Some can connect to The Haven Aft-Facing Penthouse.

  • Deck(s): 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
  • Location: Aft

Family Balcony

With room for up to four guests, these Family Balcony Staterooms are great if you want to bring the kids. They feature two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate two more. These staterooms also feature curved walls, a unique bathroom treatment where every area is separate, including the shower and a modern vanity sink, plus a private balcony where the whole family can take in the beautiful views. Plus many can connect for even more space.

  • Deck(s): 11, 12, 13, 14
  • Location: Forward, Mid, Aft

Large Balcony

These Large Balcony Staterooms can accommodate up to three guests. They include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate two more. These staterooms feature curved walls, a unique bathroom treatment where every area is separate, including the shower and a modern vanity sink, plus a large private balcony that offers you an incredible view.

  • Deck(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Location: Forward, Mid, Aft

Balcony

Norwegian Epic Balcony Staterooms have room for up to three guests and feature floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony with an incredible view. They include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, a sitting area and additional bedding to accommodate one more. These staterooms feature curved walls, a unique bathroom treatment where every area is separate, including the shower and a modern vanity sink.

  • Deck(s): 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
  • Location: Forward, Mid, Aft

Solo Balcony

These spacious staterooms include a queen-size bed, sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open onto a private balcony. Staterooms are priced exclusively for solo travelers and include access to the private Studio Lounge.

Sail Away Balcony

A Sail Away Balcony stateroom guarantees a Balcony stateroom or better! Please note that the view from your balcony may be fully obstructed or partially obstructed. Your stateroom may be on any deck and assigned up to one day prior to embarkation.

  • Deck(s): 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
  • Location: Forward

Inside

Norwegian Epic Inside Staterooms are a great and affordable accommodation for up to two guests. They feature a separate bathroom with shower and two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed.

  • Deck(s): 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
  • Location: Forward, Mid, Aft

Family Inside

Located near our kids' area and with room for up to four, these Family Inside Staterooms are great if you want to bring the kids. They feature a separate bathroom, two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and two pull down beds to accommodate two more. Of course you'll have access to all kinds of great amenities, like 24-hour room service and much more.

  • Deck(s): 13, 14
  • Location: Forward, Mid, Aft

Sail Away Inside

A Sail Away Inside stateroom guarantees an Inside stateroom or better! Your stateroom may be on any deck and assigned between time of booking up to one day prior to embarkation.

  • Deck(s): 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
  • Location: Forward, Mid, Aft

Studio

Cool and hip, right down to the funky lighting and flat screen TV, this exclusive key card access-only category is unlike anything you have ever experienced before. These staterooms have a full size bed for one guest and a window view to the corridor. Studio guests have private key card access to The Living Room, which is a shared private lounge that boasts a bar, two large TV screens and comfy seating for hanging out, reading a book or just enjoying a drink before dinner. Plus, some Studios can connect to each other so you can stay close yet still enjoy your privacy. Awarded "Best Cruise Line for Solo Travellers" by Porthole Magazine in 2012; Norwegian Epic is the ship of choice that was specifically designed and priced for the solo traveller. (No single supplement required.)

  • Deck(s): 11, 12
  • Location: Forward, Mid, Aft

Deck Plans

The Haven

Indulge in luxury and privacy. Modern, spacious suites perfect for the two of you or the whole family. First-class amenities include large balconies, butlers and more.

Club Balcony Suite

Spacious, stylish suites let you unwind with indulgences like fine linens, luxury bath, sliding glass doors and a private balcony.

Spa

The perfect way to experience a total spa holiday. Enjoy priority spa access and premium amenities.

Balcony

See the world unfold right in front of you. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to your own sweeping balcony. Well-appointed and spacious style awaits you back inside.

Inside

Cruise where comfort, style and value blend seamlessly. Smart, sophisticated appointments include a TV, sitting area, and more. Enjoy everything you need.

Studio

Designed and priced just right for solo travellers. Studios feature a full-size bed, separate bath area and access to the private Studio Lounge. No single supplement required.

Deck 19

  • Posh Beach Club
  • Freestyle Sun Deck

Deck 18

  • Posh Beach Club
  • Sun Deck
  • Courtyard Sun Deck
  • Public Sun Deck
  • Epic Plunge
  • Climbing Walls

Deck 17

  • Sports Complex
  • The Haven
  • Fitness Centre & Spa
  • Private Courtyard
  • Private Courtyard Lounge
  • The Haven Deluxe Owner's Suite with Large Balcony
  • The Haven 2-Bedroom Family Villa with Balcony
  • The Haven Courtyard Penthouse with Balcony

Deck 16

  • Spice H2O Pool Grill & Bar
  • The Haven Restaurant
  • The Haven Lounge
  • Entourage Teen Centre
  • The Haven
  • The Haven Courtyard Pool & Spa
  • The Haven Courtyard Grill
  • Sun Deck
  • Concierge Lounge
  • Entourage Teen Lounge
  • The Haven Deluxe Owner's Suite with Large Balcony
  • The Haven 2-Bedroom Family Villa with Balcony
  • The Haven Courtyard Penthouse with Balcony

Deck 15

  • Garden Café
  • The Great Outdoors Bar & Grill
  • Spice H2O Pool Bar & Grill
  • Waves Pool Bar
  • The Marketplace
  • Video Arcade
  • Aqua Park
  • Kid's Aqua Park
  • Poolside Casino
  • Stage
  • Sun Deck
  • Splashgolf

Deck 14

  • La Cucina Italian Restaurant
  • Mandara Spa and Salon
  • Pulse Fitness Centre
  • Splash Academy Youth Centre
  • Thermal Spa Suite
  • The Haven Spa Suite with Balcony
  • Family Club Balcony Suite
  • Spa Club Balcony Suite
  • Club Balcony Suite
  • Sail Away Club Balcony Suite
  • Spa Balcony
  • Family Balcony
  • Balcony
  • Sail Away Balcony
  • Family Inside
  • Inside
  • Sail Away Inside

Deck 13

  • Bridge Viewing Room
  • The Haven Aft-Facing Penthouse with Balcony
  • Family Club Balcony Suite
  • Club Balcony Suite
  • Sail Away Club Balcony Suite
  • Aft-Facing Balcony
  • Family Balcony
  • Balcony
  • Sail Away Balcony
  • Family Inside
  • Inside
  • Sail Away Inside

Deck 12

  • Studio Lounge
  • The Haven Aft-Facing Penthouse with Balcony
  • Family Club Balcony Suite
  • Club Balcony Suite
  • Sail Away Club Balcony Suite
  • Aft-Facing Balcony
  • Family Balcony
  • Large Balcony
  • Balcony
  • Sail Away Balcony
  • Inside
  • Sail Away Inside
  • Studio

Deck 11

  • Studio Lounge
  • The Haven Aft-Facing Penthouse with Balcony
  • Club Balcony Suite
  • Sail Away Club Balcony Suite
  • Aft-Facing Balcony
  • Family Balcony
  • Large Balcony
  • Balcony
  • Sail Away Balcony
  • Inside
  • Sail Away Inside
  • Studio

Deck 10

  • Medical Centre
  • The Haven Aft-Facing Penthouse with Balcony
  • Club Balcony Suite
  • Sail Away Club Balcony Suite
  • Aft-Facing Balcony
  • Large Balcony
  • Balcony
  • Sail Away Balcony
  • Inside
  • Sail Away Inside

Deck 9

  • Club Balcony Suite
  • Sail Away Club Balcony Suite
  • Aft-Facing Balcony
  • Large Balcony
  • Balcony
  • Sail Away Balcony
  • Inside
  • Sail Away Inside

Deck 8

  • Club Balcony Suite
  • Sail Away Club Balcony Suite
  • Aft-Facing Balcony
  • Balcony
  • Sail Away Balcony
  • Inside
  • Sail Away Inside

Deck 7

  • Moderno Churrascaria
  • Wasabi
  • Cagney's Steakhouse
  • Teppanyaki
  • Bliss Ultra Lounge
  • Humidor Cigar Lounge
  • Skyy® Vodka Ice Bar
  • Maltings Whiskey Bar
  • Sake Bar
  • Shaker's Martini Bar
  • Burn the Floor
  • Jogging/Walking Track
  • Crest
  • Jetties
  • Sandbar
  • Sandbox
  • The Pointe
  • The Tides
  • Tradewinds Tax & Duty-free
  • Deck Games
  • Barber Shop

Deck 6

  • O'Sheehan's Bar & Grill
  • Shanghai's Chinese Restaurant
  • The Manhattan Room Restaurant
  • Shanghai's and Shanghai's Noodle Bar
  • Cascades Bar
  • The Cavern Club
  • Headliners Comedy Club
  • Burn the Floor
  • O'Sheehan's Neighbourhood Bar & Grill Bowling Alley
  • Epic Casino
  • Entertainment Kiosk
  • Spiegel Tent
  • Bowling
  • Epic Theatre
  • Spiegel Tent

Deck 5

  • Taste Restaurant
  • Le Bistro French Restaurant
  • Starbucks®
  • Atrium Bar
  • Epic Theatre Bar
  • Perspectives Studio
  • Professional Portraits
  • Click Photo Gallery
  • Epic Theatre
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Wii Wall
  • i-Connect Internet Café
  • The Photo Gallery
  • The Collection Art Gallery
  • Library
  • Card Room
  • Shore Excursions
  • Cruise Consultant
  • Guest Services


Dining

COMPLIMENTARY DINING

Serving a wide variety of culinary delights to please every palate, our complimentary dining options include two main dining rooms, a help-yourself buffet and a variety of casual cafés, grills and on-the-go choices. Plus, our Main Dining Rooms offer a menu that changes daily, Chef's Signature Dishes and carefully selected wine recommendations, guaranteeing a different culinary adventure with every visit.

Every cruise fare includes beautifully crafted menus in our two main dining rooms, a help-yourself buffet and a variety of casual cafés, grills and on-the-go choices. From fresh-baked breads, desserts and pastries to our chefs' original dishes made with the freshest ingredients, your dining can be as fine or fun as you want.

SPECIALITY DINING

Enjoy a night of gastronomic proportions at one of our many speciality restaurants. Sip your favourite cocktail as you select from choice cuts of Angus beef at Cagney's Steakhouse. Enjoy delicious pasta made with the freshest ingredients inside our rustic and chic Italian eatery, La Cucina. Or savour French cuisine at Le Bistro. No matter what you choose, our speciality dining options feature the tastes you'll crave.

Dining aboard Norwegian is about having choices. Enjoy delicious comfort foods as well as more exotic choices from our many complimentary dining options. Or widen your palette further and choose from our speciality restaurants for a cover charge or á la carte. Whether it's a cheeseburger you have a desire for, or Coq au Vin, your dinner is ready when you are. And if you book a Speciality Dining Package, you can savour an array of our speciality restaurants for one special price.

Garden Café

Experience complimentary · Cuisine cafe

Whatever you’re craving, chances are you will find it at the Garden Café. This complimentary, indoor buffet restaurant serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner

Great Outdoors

Experience complimentary · Cuisine cafe

Get your daily dose of fresh ocean air along with a great view of the Aqua Park as you dine on dishes from around the world. Enjoy the delicious buffet for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

La Cucina

Experience cover · Cuisine italian

Buona Sera! Enjoy the finest ingredients at our vibrant Italian ristorante. Dine on Italian classics and indulge with a rich homemade Tiramisu. Your good evening just got better.

Price Per Person: À la carte

Le Bistro

Experience cover · Cuisine french

Romance is in the air at our signature French restaurant. Elegant interiors, crisp white linens and attentive servers make this an intimate dining experience. By the end of your meal, you might just be proclaiming c'est magnifique!

Price Per Person: À la carte

Moderno Churrascaria

Experience cover · Cuisine bbq

Looking for a unique experience? Our authentic Brazilian churrascaria is a must. Start with an impressive salad bar, but save plenty of room for our slow-roasted meats carved tableside by our Passadores.

Price Per Person: Cover Charge Applies.

Shanghai's and Shanghai's Noodle Bar

Experience cover · Cuisine asian

Enjoy a complimentary Asian restaurant featuring freshly prepared noodles, delicious wok fried dishes, authentic soups and more

O'Sheehan's Bar & Grill

Experience complimentary · Cuisine gastro

Dine on Irish pub classics whilst sipping your favourite draft beer, all in a casual atmosphere open 24 hours a day. There's no charge to dig into your favourite comfort foods such as Shepherd's Pie or Fish n' Chips or throw some darts whilst taking in a sports game.

Shanghai's Chinese Restaurant

Experience cover · Cuisine asian

Enjoy a complimentary Asian Fusion dining venue featuring freshly prepared noodles, delicious wok fried dishes, authentic soups, and more.

Taste

Experience complimentary · Cuisine varies

Serving a wide variety of cuisine, Taste offers a stylish and contemporary atmosphere. Plus, with a menu that changes daily and carefully selected wine recommendations, you'll experience a different culinary adventure with every visit.

Teppanyaki

Experience cover · Cuisine japanese

Sit at a lively shared table as a skillful chef perfectly prepares shrimp, steak, chicken and fried rice on a large steel grill. And you've got a front row seat to all the sizzles and surprises in our Japanese restaurant.

Price Per Person: Cover Charge Applies

The Manhattan Room

Experience complimentary · Cuisine themed

One of three Main Dining Rooms, The Manhattan Room is where guests can enjoy specially curated modern and classic dishes made with the freshest ingredients.

Wasabi

Experience cover · Cuisine sushi

In the mood for sushi? Pull up a chair at this contemporary sushi and yakitori bar for some traditional Japanese culinary bites.

Price Per Person: À la carte

Cagney's Steakhouse

Experience cover · Cuisine steakhouse

Premium cuts are the standard at our American steakhouse serving Certified Angus Beef®. Sip your favourite cocktail and don’t forget to order our famous Parmesan dusted truffle fries!

Price Per Person: À la carte

The Haven Restaurant

Experience complimentary · Cuisine fine

Enjoy a private fine dining experience for guests of The Haven, serving unique signature dishes and wine offerings from our impressive selection.

Price Per Person: Complimentary for guests of The Haven

Room Service

Experience cover · Cuisine room

Available 24 hours a day, simply pick up the phone and order breakfast, lunch, dinner or late-night munchies. A room service fee may apply.

Price Per Person: Room Service Fee may apply.


Entertainment

Award Winning Entertainment

When it comes to the award-winning entertainment on board Norwegian Epic, you won't believe your eyes or even your ears. Experience the legendary Liverpool venue where the Beatles performed, The Cavern Club.

Bars & Lounges

With so many bars and lounges to discover, finding your favourite may take a few days. Feel the energy of the pumping music and pulsing walls as you dance till the wee hours at Bliss Ultra Lounge. Chill out, literally, inside the Ice Bar. Or just belly-up and order a cold one to go at Waves Pool Bar. Whether you're looking to meet up with friends or make new ones, there's always an opportunity to mix it up.

Entertainment

When it comes to the entertainment on Norwegian Epic, get ready to experience a show that explodes with jaw-dropping choreography, heart-pounding music and breath-taking moves. Watch the sizzle and passion of ballroom dancing unfold with Ballroom Blitz. Or let loose at Howl at the Moon, the World's Greatest Rock N' Roll Duelling Piano Bar. It's showtime. All the time.

Activities

From top to bottom and from bow to stern, Norwegian Epic has enough onboard activities to fill every minute of your cruise. Think you're brave? Visit Aqua Park and feel the exhilaration as you slide down 200 feet on The Epic Plunge - the only bowl slide at sea. Heat up your day or night at Spice H20, our adults-only beach club at the back of the ship. Wanna get lucky? Bet it all at our award-winning Casinos at Sea®. And when all is said and done, enjoy a pamper session at Mandara Spa. With so much to do, we'll always have you coming back for more.

Onboard Shopping

Forget to pack something? No worries! Our gift shops onboard carry everything you'll need for fun in the sun. Shop from a variety of souvenirs, cosmetics, clothing, snacks and sundry items. Treat yourself at our duty-free shops full of fantastic savings on fine jewellery, accessories, perfume, liquor and tobacco.

Epic Theatre

It takes a world-class venue to attract Broadway shows like the heartwarming musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Add in the sizzle and passion of ballroom dancing in Ballroom Blitz and you'll have a night you'll never forget in the Epic Theatre.

Headliners Comedy Club

Sing along with Howl at the Moon, the World's Greatest Rock 'N' Roll Dueling Piano Show. In the Caribbean you can also spend an evening or two with The Second City comedy troupe and their unique form of comedy or experience authentic European entertainment with a variety of world-class acts whilst cruising the Mediterranean.

Spice H20

Soak up the sun by day around the pool and dine on the delicious fare of outdoor buffet at our adults-only Ibiza-inspired beach club at the back of the ship. The entertainment is non-stop as the pool floor rises to become a dance floor and giant screen projects hypnotic visuals under a starry sky.

Epic Casino

Spin your way to the jackpot playing the most popular slots including reel and video slots. Or pull up a chair at your favourite table game, from blackjack to craps and more. Whatever games you choose, you can bet on a good time in our award-winning casino.

Video Arcade

Stop by the Video Arcade and step into a world of fun and games. Capture a few aliens, fly a fighter jet, take the lead in a car race and more. We dare you to set the highest score.

Skyy® Vodka Ice Bar

Now this is as cool as it gets. Inspired by the original ice hotels in Scandinavia, the Skyy Vodka Ice Bar is a unique arctic-like frozen chamber where the bar, seating and glasses are made entirely from ice. The bar is kept at 17 degrees Fahrenheit and features speciality drinks made from Skyy Vodka, guaranteed to give guests the ultimate chill.

The Haven Lounge

There's nothing quite like The Haven Lounge. Guests of The Haven have exclusive access to this private bar showcasing premium liquors and a salute to the good life.

Maltings Whiskey Bar

Be it Canadian, Irish, American, Welsh or Scotch, Maltings Whiskey Bar offers dozens of varieties of the complex spirit for you to savour.

Posh Beach Club

A first of its kind beach club at sea.

Sake Bar

The Sake Bar at Wasabi is the closest you can get to a trip to Japan without getting on a plane. Experience the simple joys of hot sake or go kamikaze with an "ichi. . .ni. . .san" sake bomb.

Shaker's Martini Bar

Unwind after a long day of doing whatever and join the martini crowd for a sophisticated cosmopolitan or something more adventurous. Appletini, anyone?

Humidor Cigar Lounge

Comfortable seating, a fully stocked humidor, signature cocktails, and an extensive drink menu helps to make this the perfect environment to enjoy a good smoke.

Epic Theatre Bar

It's "bottoms up" before or after the curtain goes up at this captivating and cordial bar inside the Epic Theatre.

Waves Pool Bar

Forget life on land, relax in a lounge chair, work on your tan and sip on a frozen drink at this poolside bar.

Bliss Ultra Lounge

High-voltage tunes make everyone want to dance, custom loungers are the perfect spot to cap off the evening with a cocktail.

Cascades Bar

Stay close to the action at the Epic Casino's friendly, full-service bar. It's the perfect place to toast your good fortune and let the good times roll.

Courtyard Grill Bar

This is the more casual, outdoor area of the Epic Club, exclusive to Suite & Villa guests.

Studio Lounge

Serving snacks and light fare. Exclusive to guests staying in the Studios.

Starbucks®

Kick-start your day with a Caramel Macchiato. Grab a Teavana® Shaken Iced Green Tea Lemonade to sip whilst lounging poolside. Or recount the day's excitement with your friends over freshly brewed coffee. Come on by Starbucks to make your holiday even sweeter.

Atrium Bar

Amid the hustle and bustle of the Atrium, treat yourself to a mid-day Bloody Mary or your drink of choice. This is a morning and late-night favourite serving beer, wine, cocktails and more.

The Cavern Club

Step into the legendary Liverpool club where the Beatles performed. Experience a vibrant rock-and-roll scene, featuring live music and even a Beatles cover band.

Burn the Floor

Burn the Floor sizzles on board Norwegian Epic! An international championship cast show off their best ballroom dance moves with plenty of European flair. From Grand Viennese waltzes to the sensual Tango and provocative Rumba, experience all their passion as they heat up the stage.

Howl at the Moon

You won't want the night to end once you step into the World's Greatest Rock N' Roll Duelling Piano Bar. And it won't take long before you're belting out favourites from the 70's or rock and hip-hop classics, right along with our ivory-ticking entertainers.

Aqua Park

Suit up and splash down at our first ever Aqua Park. Choose from two pools, five hot tubs, kid's pool, three multi-story water slides including the the 200-foot Epic Plunge, the first bowl slide at sea.

Stop by the Photo Gallery to find your candid photos taken throughout your cruise.

The Haven

Your enclave awaits. Settle into your luxurious suite with a large balcony. Enjoy the privacy of The Haven Courtyard with two levels of private beach club ambiance and a private pool. And call upon your certified butler anytime - day or night.

Wii Wall

Fulfil your sports fantasies or watch Hollywood hit movies on our two-story Wii screen.

i-Connect Internet Café

Our 24-hour Internet Café offers you the comfort and convenience of staying in touch via the Internet whilst you are Freestyle Cruising®.

Perspectives Studio

At Perspectives Photography Studio, we celebrate love, life and human connection creating spectacular portraits that will be handed down for generations. Your onboard Portrait Artist(s) will capture your unique spirit in our private studio or on location, it's your choice. Visit us to learn more about this personalised portrait experience.

Professional Portraits

Take advantage of this time together while onboard to create beautiful photographs that will last a lifetime. Our professional photographers set up studios in the atrium and around the ship each night so you can have a variety of images to choose from. Relax, have fun and build your digital portfolio - it's always free to try! Visit the Photo Gallery to learn more, view your photos and enjoy great deals on photography packages, frames, wall art, 3D Crystals, binoculars, mobile accessories and more!

O'Sheehan's Neighbourhood Bar & Grill Bowling Alley

Dine on reinvented Irish pub classics whilst sipping your favourite draft beer, all in a casual atmosphere open 24 hours a day. There's no cover charge to dig into your favourite comfort foods and savoury Daily Specials, such as Prime Rib and All-You-Can-Eat Ribs, or shoot a game of pool whilst taking in a sports game. Location, Deck 6 Mid.

Get a strike or spare at sea on one of our newest, most modern ships. Please note that additional charges apply.


Enrichment

Listen and learn in a lecture held by a guest speaker, Norwegian Cruise Line ships have much to offer to enhance your learning and senses.

Meeting Rooms

The ship has two meeting rooms - Biscayne A and Biscayne B - with a capacity for 20 guests each.


Health & Fitness

Jogging/Walking Track

Run circles around the other guests or get in your daily walk whilst you're at sea. Breakfast always tastes better after a good walk or run, right?

Mandara Spa & Salon

When we say "full-service spa," we mean full-service spa. Soothe your body and soul with a hot stone massage, a rejuvenating facial, mani/pedi, acupuncture, BOTOX® and teeth whitening and lots more.

Pulse Fitness Centre

Stay in shape with your favourite workout equipment including treadmills, ellipticals and free weights or even yoga, pilates and spinning.

Sports Complex

The Sports Complex has not one, but two decks to play on with a full-sized basketball court, rock climbing wall, the first-ever rappelling wall at sea and a 24-foot enclosed climbing cage.

Aqua Park

Suit up and splash down at our first ever Aqua Park. Choose from two pools, five hot tubs, kid's pool, three multi-story water slides including the the 200-foot Epic Plunge, the first bowl slide at sea.

Hot Tubs

There are six outdoor hot tubs where you can relax under the sun. There are four located in the Aqua Park/poolside area and two in the Spice H2O area.

Thermal Spa Suite

The Thermal Suite offers a unique experience benefiting the mind and body. Feel the weightlessness and kneading effect of water in the Thalasso Therapy Pool and enjoy a warm waterfall cascading onto your shoulders in the Vitality Pool. Take a dip in the hot tub and leave the world behind as the warm water relaxes you. Then head to the steam room to relax stiff joints, improve your immune system and alleviate pains. If detox is what you crave, sit down in the dry heat of the sauna to sweat out your cares as your heart and sweat glands work together to purify your body. Then relax and bring your body to temperature with a nap on heated mosaic lounge chairs.

Thermal Suite Pass

Experience the ultimate in relaxation and heat therapy at the Thermal Suite where you can refresh and recharge.

Prices vary based on voyage length.

Treatments

Aroma Spa Seaweed Massage - 100 minutes

Indulge in this detoxifying wrap and massage to reduce fluid retention and cellulite and replenish your body's systems with vital trace elements. This treatment concludes with a full body massage.

Aroma Spa Seaweed Massage -75 minutes

Indulge in this detoxifying wrap and massage to reduce fluid retention and cellulite and replenish your body's systems with vital trace elements. This treatment concludes with a full body massage.

Aroma Stone Therapy - 50 minutes

Heated Basalt Stones are applied to key points of the body, whilst your therapist massages your body with warmed, fragrant aromatherapy oils.

Aroma Stone Therapy - 75 minutes

Heated Basalt Stones are applied to key points of the body, whilst your therapist massages your body with warmed, fragrant aromatherapy oils.

Bamboo Massage - 50 minutes

Imagine warm bamboo shoots of various sizes soaked in essential oil rolling, sliding and massaging your muscles into pure bliss. Getting into the belly of the muscle, this deeper tissue massage targets specific areas, releasing the build-up of tightness using sliding and rolling techniques across the body, hands and feet, kneading away soreness to your specified level of pressure.

Bamboo Massage - 75 minutes

Imagine warm bamboo shoots of various sizes soaked in essential oil rolling, sliding and massaging your muscles into pure bliss. Getting into the belly of the muscle, this deeper tissue massage targets specific areas, releasing the build-up of tightness using sliding and rolling techniques across the body, hands and feet, kneading away soreness to your specified level of pressure.

Couture Touch Face and Body Treatment - 100 minutes

Condition your skin and condition your muscles with this all-embracing hands-on experience. Includes a ELEMIS hands-on TOUCH facial with your choice of a Deep Tissue Muscle Massage or an Aroma Stone Therapy.

Couture Touch Face and Body Treatment - 50 minutes

Condition your skin and condition your muscles with this all-embracing hands-on experience. Includes a ELEMIS hands-on TOUCH facial with your choice of a Deep Tissue Muscle Massage or an Aroma Stone Therapy.

DYSPORT® Cosmetic Wrinkle Treatment - Crow's Feet

Soften the wrinkles around the outside corner of the eyes with this targeted wrinkle treatment.

DYSPORT® Cosmetic Wrinkle Treatment - Forehead Lines

Smooth horizontal forehead lines with this targeted wrinkle treatment.

DYSPORT® Cosmetic Wrinkle Treatment - Frown Lines

Soften wrinkles between the eyebrows with this targeted wrinkle treatment.

Deep Tissue Muscle Massage - 50 minutes

Using muscle-melting warmed oils and deep pressure massage movements, we massage deep into the belly of the muscle, erasing stress, tension and lactic acid build up.

Deep Tissue Muscle Massage - 75 minutes

Using muscle-melting warmed oils and deep pressure massage movements, we massage deep into the belly of the muscle, erasing stress, tension and lactic acid build up.

ELEMIS Deep Cleanse Grooming Treatment with Shave

This grooming treatment for men will deeply cleanse the skin to prepare it for the closest shave ever!

ELEMIS Dynamic Resurfacing Precision Peel

Experience the age-defying benefits of marine-charged Padina Pavonica whilst targeted massage encourages optimum cellular function.

Express Shave

A quick, clean, silky shave for the man who wants to be smooth!

Fire and Ice Manicure

Beautify your nails with this invigorating manicure that will warm your spirit and cool your stress.

Fire and Ice Pedicure

This super rejuvenating pedicure will warm your senses and cool your tension, leaving your nails and skin looking beautiful.

GO SMILE™ Teeth Whitening Treatment

Are you ready to smile? Then try our advanced tooth-whitening treatment available at the spa.

Intensely Cleansing Salt Scrub - 50 minutes

The extraordinary cleansing power of salt goes to work releasing toxins in this body polishing treatment. Choose from Frangipani Monoi Salt Scrub or Lime and Ginger Salt Glow with a 25 minute massage.

Intensely Cleansing Salt Scrub - 75 minutes

The extraordinary cleansing power of salt goes to work releasing toxins in this body polishing treatment. Choose from Frangipani Monoi Salt Scrub or Lime and Ginger Salt Glow with a 50 minute massage.

Ionithermie Cellulite Reduction Treatment

Reduce the appearance of cellulite and firm and tone the skin with this Parisian treatment that offers substantial inch loss in just one session.

Nutritional Consultation

If you are ready to enhance your well-being with a sensible diet and exercise programme, our fitness professionals can provide you with the in-depth information you need to get you started.

Personal Training

After conducting a Body Composition Analysis, our personal trainers will design a nutrition and exercise plan that will help you achieve the results you've always wanted.

Pro-Collagen Age Defy

This anti-aging facial combines the benefits of exotic ingredients to plump out fine lines and reduce skin-fatigue - helping relax wrinkles, whilst an age-defying peel-off mask encourages the highest cellular function, visibly improving firmness and elasticity for beautifully nourished, younger looking skin.

Pro-Collagen Grooming Treatment with Shave

Our most opulent grooming service for men, this is simply the shave of all shaves combined with the facial of all facials! Your skin will be left perfectly smooth.

Restylane® Lip Enhancement Treatment

Add volume to uneven or small lips. This treatment provides you with a fuller, natural looking lip instantly.

Restylane® Lip Lines Treatment

This treatment softens the border of the lip for a smoother lip line.

Restylane® Marionette Lines Treatment

Restore youthful contours by softening the lines from the corners of the mouth to the chin with this FDA approved dermal filler.

Restylane® Smile Lines Treatment

Restore youthful contours by softening the lines from the corners of the nose to the mouth.

Swedish Massage - 50 minutes

This relaxing Swedish massage uses techniques that will smooth away stress and tension.

Swedish Massage - 75 minutes

Enjoy this deeply relaxing Swedish massage for a full 75 minutes.

Thai Herbal Poultice Massage

This energising, rhythmic massage utilises scented herbal poultices, heated and applied to the body at pressure points to relax the muscles and release tension.

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture - 1 session

Curious about acupuncture and how it can benefit you? Try this special introductory treatment.


Kids & Teens

Families play better together on Norwegian. From dodgeball to cupcake decorating, there are lots of activities all over the ships. Plus, with complimentary youth programmes, kids can learn to juggle at Circus School in Splash Academy and teens have the coolest themed parties in Entourage. Add exclusive NickelodeonTM entertainment at sea for kids of all ages – even the grown up ones – and your family holiday gets awesome. While the kids are having fun, so can you, indulging in a spa treatment, enjoying a leisurely meal or just switching off. And when it comes to bedtime, family-friendly accommodation gives everyone the elbow room they need. Night, night.

Entourage Teen Centre

Guaranteed to attract all teens, Entourage is designed like an adult lounge minus the adults. All play during the day, but at night Entourage turns into a teens-only nightclub.

Splash Academy

Splash Academy is built for the young ones, with a large kid's area and a special area just for tweens. Kids can play Wii and Playstation 3, dance the day away on the dance floor and much more. The Splash Academy drop off age is 3-12 years old.

Aqua Park Kid's Pool

Your kids will surely enjoy splashing around here.


Useful Information

Disabled Facilities

We welcome guests with special needs. The information you are provided with about your holiday (which may be on our website, in our or elsewhere) before you make your booking will include a general indication of the suitability of the holiday for someone with reduced mobility. However, reduced mobility of course means different things to different individuals as we fully appreciate that individual capabilities, restrictions and requirements will vary considerably. If you suffer from reduced mobility or any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday, please give us full details before booking so that we can provide you with precise information as to the suitability of the holiday taking into account your specific needs. Guests who have significant mobility impairments should travel with someone who will take responsibility for any assistance needed during the cruise and in the event of an emergency. Any assistance provided by Norwegian Cruise Line, its team members or service providers does not form part of the contracted services unless agreed differently in writing or where required by legal regulations (for example, in accordance with EU regulation 1107/2006 dated 5 July 2006 on the rights of disabled persons and persons with reduced mobility when travelling by air and EU regulation 1177/2010 dated 24 November 2010 concerning the rights of passengers when travelling by sea). Any special requirements which we have accepted will be specifically confirmed as accepted on your confirmation invoice. Unless and until specifically confirmed as accepted, all special requests and requirements are subject to availability and do not form part of the contracted services.

We have a limited number of staterooms per ship that are wheelchair accessible with grab rails in the bathrooms, lower sinks and toilets, shower seats, raised beds, adjustable hanging rods in wardrobes, tilting mirrors and extra wide doors for easy access.

If you do use a wheelchair, you must bring your own and it must be collapsible. If you do not wish to bring your own wheelchair on board, please contact our U.S.-based supplier Scooteround on 001 (888) 441 7575 to arrange delivery of one to the ship. All wheelchairs and scooters must be stored in your stateroom; they cannot be left in the hallway or any other public area. To ensure the safety of our guests and crew, wheelchairs may not be used to transfer from the ship to a tender. Guests in wheelchairs may consequently not be able to participate in certain activities or shore excursions in tender ports. Norwegian Cruise Line can only accept certain types of wheelchairs on board. Please see www.ncl.eu/about/accessible-cruising for further information. All guests who require medical equipment to be brought on board must advise Norwegian Cruise Line before sailing. Failure to do so may result in equipment not being cleared before departure.

For hearing-/ vision-impaired guests, we have a limited number of staterooms with vibrating alarm clocks and a flashing light system alerting guests to fire alarms. For the vision-impaired, we allow registered guide dogs on all Norwegian Cruise Line ships (airline and international quarantine restrictions may apply and should be checked before booking your cruise).

Guests who need oxygen or require oxygen therapy are welcome on all Norwegian Cruise Line ships; however, you must supply your own oxygen. U.S.-based Special Needs at Sea is the only company allowed to deliver and supply oxygen to Norwegian Cruise Line ships. Let us know at the time of booking that you'll be bringing oxygen on board, then contact Special Needs at Sea at 001 954 585 0575 to arrange delivery to the ship.

Any physical challenge or medical condition that requires special treatment or attention must be reported to Norwegian Cruise Line at the time of booking. For certain conditions we ask for medical declaration and liability forms. Due to unpredictable circumstances at sea, Norwegian Cruise Line must reserve the right to refuse or revoke passage to anyone who, based upon objective standards, is in a physical or mental condition that jeopardises the safe operation of the vessel, who poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others or who may require care beyond that which Norwegian Cruise Line can provide.

For guests with diabetes, refrigerators suitable for storing insulin are available in all staterooms except Studios (category T1 and T8).

If you are on a low calorie diet, breakfast, lunch and dinner menus feature low calorie, haute cuisine dishes. Sugar-free and fat-free desserts are also available. Gluten-free, lactose-free, sodium-free, Kosher and dairy-free diets can also be catered for and must be requested at least two months before your cruise. For further information see www.ncl.eu.

Special Dietary Requirements

If you have any food allergy or a dietary requirement that requires Kosher meals or gluten-free food product, please advise a Norwegian Reservations Agent, or your Travel Agent at the time of booking. Obtaining the product for many of these requests requires 30-days notice prior to sailing, and we want to ensure that we are able to fulfil your request. We cannot guarantee Kosher Meal requests made within 30 days of sail date. For the protection of all of our guests, it is not permissible to bring aboard any food items that would require preparation by the ship's staff, or food items that would require cold storage in our kitchen facilities.

Alcohol and Beverage Policy

On itineraries that include a port in the United States of America, Canada or China, guests must be 21 years of age or older to purchase or consume (terms and conditions may vary on alcoholic beverage packages, please check at the time of booking). Alcoholic beverages as part of Premium All Inclusive are only included for guests of 21 years of age and older. On all other itineraries this regulation applies to guests aged 18 or above with the exception of guests who are citizens of the United States of America, Canada or China. On cruises that include a port in the United States of America, Canada or China but with the exception of Alaska and Hawaii itineraries, Norwegian Cruise Line permits young adults between 18 and 20 years of age to purchase and personally consume wine and beer only whilst on board and with the consent of an accompanying parent. Authorisation will be given only when the accompanying parent completes the Young Adult Alcoholic Beverage Waiver form. This form can be obtained and completed at the Guest Services Desk on embarkation.

Smoking Policy

As the health and well-being of our guests and crew is of the utmost importance, indoor public areas, with the exception of the cigar lounges and the casino, throughout all our ships are smoke-free. Dedicated outdoor areas are assigned to smoking.

Indoor Areas

Cigar Lounge: Cigar smoking is permitted in the designated cigar lounge. Cigarettes, pipe, electronic cigarettes and vapour smoking devices are not permitted in the cigar lounge. Cigar and pipe smoking on board Norwegian Sky, Norwegian Sun, Norwegian Star and Pride of America is permitted only in designated outdoor areas as there is no cigar lounge onboard.

Casino: Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Encore have a designated smoking room within the Casino. On all other ships, active Casino players may smoke cigarettes, electronic cigarettes and vapour smoking devices in the Casino during gaming hours. Cigar and pipe smoking is not permitted in the Casino.

Staterooms: Guests are not permitted to smoke cigarettes, cigars, pipe, electronic cigarettes and vapour devices in their staterooms or on their balconies. Smoking inside your stateroom or on your balcony will result in a $250 USD cleaning charge added to your onboard account. If cigarette burns on furniture, linens, towels or carpeting are detected; guests will be advised and charged for the damages. Guests in the Garden Villas may smoke in their private garden and on their private sun decks.

Outdoor Areas

Smoking, including cigars, pipe, electronic cigarettes and vapour smoking devices, is not permitted in or near venues serving food, the jogging track, outdoor sporting venues, children's pool areas, Vibe Beach Club, Posh Beach Club or The Waterfront.

The Haven: On ships with The Haven complex, smoking is not permitted in The Haven courtyard area, but is permitted in The Haven Sun Deck area (forward) on Breakaway Class and Breakaway Plus Class.

On Breakaway and Breakaway Plus Class ships and Norwegian Epic:

On Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Getaway and Norwegian Epic, cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, pipe smoking and vapour smoking devices are permitted on deck 15 mid-ship, port side (limited area) and Spice H2O, starboard side.

On Norwegian Escape, cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, pipe smoking and vapour smoking devices are permitted on deck 16 mid-ship, port side (limited area) and Spice H2O, starboard side.

On Norwegian Bliss and Norwegian Joy, cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, pipe smoking and vapour smoking devices are permitted at Spice H2O, starboard side.

On Norwegian Encore, cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, pipe smoking and vapour smoking devices are permitted in the Smoking Room on Deck 8, portside.

On Jewel and Star Class ships and Norwegian Spirit:

The designated smoking areas for cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, pipe smoking and vapour smoking devices are permitted on deck 13 forward port side.

On Norwegian Sky and Norwegian Sun:

The designated smoking areas for cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, pipe smoking and vapour smoking devices are permitted on deck 12 forward by the entire bar. During inclement weather, deck 11 forward port side by the towel station is the temporary alternative location.

On Pride of America:

The designated smoking area for cigarettes, cigars, pipe, electronic cigarettes and vapour smoking devices are permitted at Waikiki bar on deck 13 aft.

Packing Tips / Dress Code

When it comes to what to wear, you can go resort casual or get decked-out and look your best - it's your call. Feel Free to wear what you like. We even have special "Dress-Up or Not Night." It's the perfect opportunity to get your portrait taken with your family, that special someone or even with the ship's Captain.

Cruise Casual: the Freedom of Freestyle Cruising

Dress cruise casual anytime during the day, in the buffet and in most speciality restaurants. For women, it includes summer and casual dresses, skirts, regular or capri pants, shorts, jeans and tops. Khakis, jeans, shorts and casual shirts are fine for men. Swimwear is acceptable at the buffet and outdoor restaurant, but a shirt or a cover-up and footwear are required.

Be sure to pack a sweater - the air conditioning can be chilly. Kids 12 and under are welcome to wear nice shorts in all our restaurants.

Please Note: We want you to be comfortable, but tank tops for men, flip flops, baseball caps, visors and jeans that are overly faded, with holes or tears and worn below the hips are not permitted in main dining rooms or speciality restaurants.

All Decked-out: Smart Casual

Dress smart casual in our more formal dining room or in our more upscale speciality restaurants. For women, it includes slacks or jeans, dresses, skirts and tops. For men, it's jeans or slacks with a collared shirt and closed-toed shoes. Kids 12 and under are welcome to wear nice shorts in all our restaurants.

Ready for Adventure: Shore Excursions

Think about the shore excursions you'll be taking and pack accordingly, including comfy walking shoes. For kids and adults it's good to pack a pair of closed-toed shoes. You can check within the specific shore excursion for more information.

Special Events: Theme Nights and Parties

Our newest event, Norwegian's Night Out, is the perfect opportunity to get dressed up for an evening of cocktails, fine dining and great entertainment. You may also want to pack an all-white ensemble for our iconic White Hot Party.

Sail & Sustain - Our Commitment

We remain committed to preserving our oceans and protecting the environment, people, and communities that are vital to each and every Norwegian Cruise Line voyage. Our commitment extends far beyond our ships, transforming how we operate on a day-to-day basis by injecting sustainability into all aspects of our approach. Without this, we'd be unable to offer the unrivalled guest experience that defines a Norwegian Cruise.

We understand that protecting our environment and our oceans is not only vital to our industry but also to our planet. Our Safety, Security, Health and Environmental Protection policy establishes our commitment to conduct our operations safely, securely and with sensitivity to the environment around us. Preserving our oceans and protecting our environment is one of our core company values that we strive to meet through our daily goals:

  • Prevent accidents and incidents involving pollution of the environment
  • Reduce the environmental impact of our operations
  • Dispose of rubbish and materials in accordance with national and international rules and regulations
  • Recycle and reuse materials
  • Continually improve our ISO 14001 certification objectives and targets

Across our fleet, we have implemented many of the most innovative environmental policies and technologies in the cruise industry. As such, we meet or exceed all international, national, state and local port regulations, including those set by MARPOL, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). We are also accredited to the international ISO 14001 standard for Environmental Management Systems. This achievement recognises that we utilise a core set of standards for an effective environmental management system that reduces our environmental impact and increases our operating efficiency.

Water Conservation & Management

Onboard Production

Onboard our vessels, water is primarily used by our guests and crew in their staterooms for showers, bathtubs and sinks but is also used for galleys, laundry, pools, whirlpools, spas and cleaning public spaces. We have focused our efforts on increasing water production on board with sophisticated plants that use seawater as the source, which reduces the need for the bunkering of fresh water. This is particularly important in countries where fresh water is limited and best reserved for local communities.

  • Reverse Osmosis (RO) produces fresh and technical water from seawater using high-pressure pumps and sophisticated water filters and treatment components.
  • Evaporators produce fresh water from seawater utilising heat sources such as Exhaust Gas Boilers, Oil Fired Boilers or Wasted Heat recovered from the main engine high-temperature cooling system.
  • Bunkered Water is potable water acquired in port for use on board.

Wastewater Treatment Systems

To treat wastewater onboard, all Norwegian Cruise Line's ships are equipped with Advanced Wastewater Purification systems (AWPs). Wastewater is run through these systems and treated prior to discharge, resulting in effluent that meets or exceeds international regulations and many municipal wastewater facility standards. Our newest ships are equipped with the leading AWP technology that meets the stringent Baltic Standards. Every ship's wastewater is tested quarterly by a third-party, and our environmental officers also conduct weekly water quality tests to ensure we continue to meet all standards.

Bilge Water

Wastewater collected in machinery and engine spaces is known as bilge water. Collected bilge water is held in storage tanks and can only be discharged after meeting international, national and company regulations. To ensure compliance, all ships are equipped with an automatic stopping device and an oil content metre, which work to confirm the ship's compliance. This equipment will analyse and record the oil content of the bilge. If the bilge water does not meet these requirements, discharging is automatically stopped and the bilge water is recirculated until these standards are met. The remaining bilge water that cannot be discharged is collected and landed ashore to an approved vendor.

Ballast Water

To operate safely and comfortably, ships perform an operation known as ballasting, which helps to ensure trim, stability and structural integrity. Filling ballast tanks with ocean water helps stabilise ships, providing comfort to guests and crew. As water is discharged or as fuel is consumed, ships take on seawater to assist with stabilisation. During this operation, some species are able to "hitch a ride" on ships and transfer to many areas of the world, including areas where they are non-native or invasive. Treating ballast water before release removes tiny organisms that may have been picked up in transit in order to safeguard local ecosystems.

Waste Mitigation

Our ships call on sensitive areas of the world, and we strive to lead by example as we strive to continue to be effective stewards. Norwegian enforces a zero-tolerance policy for any items thrown overboard. If an environmental incident is observed, guests, crew and shoreside employees are encouraged to use our environmental hotline.

Proper implementation of a progressive waste management programme lessens the environmental impact of our operations, reduces pollution, promotes diversion of material from landfills, conserves natural resources, saves energy and lowers ship fuel use. Waste is reduced through reusing and recycling, with clear benchmarks serving as our measurement for waste minimisation.

Over the past decade, as the availability of recycling programmes and options has increased, we have taken advantage of these programmes wherever possible. One example is when Norwegian partnered with Waste Management in 2010 to develop an industry-first Live Load offload operation. This partnership reduces offload time of waste, truck on-site time, port congestion, transportation costs and the use of pier-side containers. Our ships that used the Live Load model in 2017 were able to conserve the following:

Norwegian Employees Working To Mitigate Waste

  • Both shoreside and shipboard employees have been involved in food and clothing drives
  • Our shoreside employees and various crew members participate in beach clean-ups and community clean-ups throughout the year
  • During ship refurbishment, options to recycle and donate both technical equipment and hotel furniture are always explored

Fuel & Energy Efficiency

Climate change is one of the defining issues of our time. How governments, organisations and individuals choose to respond to it will have lasting effects for not only our lifetime, but future generations. Knowing this, we believe it is our obligation as leaders in the cruise industry to do our part and help mitigate actions that may influence changes to our climate on a large scale. We are always focused on continuous improvement and are ready to explore new opportunities as our fleet grows.

Emission Abatement

One innovative technology our ships use to decrease exhaust emissions is the Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS). This technology reduces the amount of sulphur oxide and particulate matter emitted from the ship by cleaning, or scrubbing, the emissions before being released from the stack. Ships equipped with this technology are able to reduce SOx emissions by up to 99 percent. As of December 2020, the following ships have been equipped with this technology: Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Encore, Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Jade, Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Sun and Pride of America.

Whilst in port, our cruise ships continue to generate their own power, providing heat, air conditioning, lighting and hot water for guests and crew, similar to a hotel.

A small number of ports around the world have installed infrastructure for cruise ships to connect to the onshore electrical power grid to supply much of the power needed when the ship is docked. This is known as Cold-Ironing, which can reduce emissions from a ship whilst docked. Out of the 450-plus ports we visit, less than 1% are equipped with this technology. As of December 2020, Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Encore, Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Star are equipped with cold-ironing capabilities.

Energy Savings

Data is collected from all our ships to track the largest energy consumers on board and to assist in establishing Key Performance Indicators to identify where energy efficiency improvements can be made. Our goal is to focus on the large energy consumers and explore solutions to optimise operations and lower consumption.

Shipboard Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP)

The SEEMP is a ship-specific plan that focuses on improving energy efficiency. We do so through improving voyage planning, speed optimisation or operating engines on their most economic loads, optimisation of the air conditioning system and improving our ships' hydrodynamic capabilities by upgrading the propulsion systems with more efficient propellers. Onboard energy management meetings are also held quarterly to discuss energy conservation projects, tracking energy efficiency initiatives and future projects.

One of the most successful programmes implemented on our ships is Wasted Heat Recovery (WHR). This process works by recovering heat from the engines and transferring it to freshwater piping, which allows us to utilise a free source of energy for improving water production and saving fuel.

Accessibility

Norwegian believes that the fun and excitement of Freestyle cruising should be able to be enjoyed by everyone. That's why we are committed to providing all of our guests the freedom of choice to cruise your way. In order to assist you with any special requirements you may have, Norwegian has a seasoned group of cruise professionals who are specifically trained to meet your needs through our dedicated toll free number for accessible travel 01 541 0297). Norwegian's team of Access Coordinators at the Access Desk have experience in furthering Norwegian's mission to provide a safe and accessible cruise experience for all guests with special requirements to the extent that is feasible. The Access Desk Coordinators will discuss with you your needs and expectations for your cruising experience. You or your travel agent will be contacted so that we can try to meet your needs prior to your cruise as soon as we receive your Special Accommodation Requirements Information form available from our Access Desk. In order to make your cruise experience as enjoyable as possible and so that we can try to meet your specific needs, call 01 541 0297 (voice), fax (305) 468-2171, send an email to accessdesk@ncl.com or have your travel agent contact us.

Service Charges

We are confident that you will enjoy your Freestyle Cruising experience and that our entire crew will provide you with the standard of service for which we are known. A discretionary service charge will be automatically added per guest per day (for guests three years and older) to your shipboard account for all staterooms: all ships US$ 16 per guest per day (for guests 3 years and older) for Studios, Inside, Oceanview and Balcony Staterooms. For Club Balcony Suites, the service charge will be US$ 18 per guest per day (for guests 3 years and older) and for Suites and The Haven Suites as well as the Concierge staterooms, the service charge will be US$ 20 per guest per day (for guests 3 years and older). This charge will be shared amongst those staff members, including the restaurant staff, stateroom stewards and other behind-the scenes staff who provide services that enhance your overall cruise experience.

These service charges can be paid in advance of your cruise. If you have any concerns about the service you receive during your cruise, please let our on-board Guest Services Desk staff know right away, so we can address any issues in a timely manner. In the unlikely event that we can't resolve your issue, you can have the service charge adjusted on board. Where your service charge has been pre-paid before departure, refunds are not available on board and you must apply for a refund, if applicable, after you return home by writing to our Guest Relations department.

Certain staff positions (e.g., concierge, butler, youth programme staff and beverage service) provide service on an individual basis to only some guests and do not benefit from the overall service charge. We encourage those guests to acknowledge good service from these staff members with appropriate gratuities.

Additionally, there is a 20% gratuity and spa service charge added for all spa and salon services, as well as a 20% gratuity and beverage service charge added for all beverage purchases and a 20% gratuity and speciality service charge added to all speciality restaurant dining and entertainment based dining e.g. Cirque Dreams® and Dinner (does not apply to Free at Sea dining and drinks packages).

Medical Facilities

A physician and nurse are on each ship to provide medical care and services at customary charges. Commonly used medications are kept on board and may be prescribed by the ship's doctor.

Wi-Fi & Internet Access

All our ships are equipped with 24 hour Internet Cafés. Click here for more information on rates and services. Wireless internet (also known as WI-Fi) is also available throughout Norwegian's entire fleet.

The central telephone number for our ships is 001 732 335 3280 (from US$ 7.95 per minute; please have ship name and your credit card number at hand).

You can also stay connected on the high seas using your own compatible mobile phone. International roaming charges are billed to your home account. Final rates are determined by your service provider and not NCL. For further information please check your provider directly.

Services

Beauty parlour and spa services include hair styling, manicures, pedicures, facials and massages in our Mandara Spa Salon. Gift shops feature duty-free shopping, with fine jewellery, perfumes, clothing, cosmetics and limited drug store items. Laundry & dry-cleaning services. Internet Café. Art auctions. Photographs taken throughout the cruise.

Age Restrictions

All requirements stated below apply at the time of embarkation. Infants sailing on board a Norwegian Cruise Line vessel must be at least six months of age. However, for voyages that have three or more consecutive days at sea, the infant must be at least 12 months old.

When on board, a minor is defined as an individual under 18 years of age at the time of embarkation. A young adult is defined as an individual between the ages of 18 and 20. Please note that this does not relate to child pricing, where the age is 2-17 years old.

Company policy states that on itineraries that include a port in the United States of America, Canada or China guests under 21 years of age must be accompanied in the same, connecting, or side by side stateroom by a guest who is 21 years of age or older at the time of embarkation (staterooms opposite of each other are not applicable under this policy). For all other cruises this regulation applies to all guests under 18 years of age with the exception of guests who are citizens of the United States of America, Canada or China. For guests under the age of 18 travelling with an accompanying adult, who is not the minor’s parent or legal guardian, a Parent/Guardian Release Form (available here: www.ncl.eu/ParentGuardianForm) that authorises the minor’s travel and further authorises medical treatment in case of an emergency must be given to a Norwegian Cruise Line representative at the pier during check-in. Failure to present the completed form at embarkation may result in boarding being denied, with no refund provided.

On cruises that include a Canadian port, guests under 18 travelling with a single parent have to provide a letter of approval (preferably notarised) from the parent not travelling. Note: Two people under the age of 21 may travel together in the same stateroom if they are a married couple and provide proof of marriage to a Norwegian Cruise Line representative at the pier before embarkation.

Children under 16 years of age are not allowed to enter the fitness centre. The minimum age for use of the Casino and the Thermal Spa (sauna, steam room, hot tubs) is 18. Some bars and lounges on board Norwegian Epic and Breakaway (Plus)-Class ships, for example Spice H2O, are adult only (18 and over). Lifeguards monitor the family pools during scheduled pool hours. However it is strongly recommended that all children under 12 have adult supervision at all times. The safety of all children (up to the age of 18) is the responsibility of their parent(s) or other accompanying adult(s) irrespective of whether a lifeguard is on duty.

For safety reasons children must not be left unattended on board when their parents or other accompanying adults go ashore.

Ship Facts
  • Ocean Cruise Ship
  • Large Size
  • Resort Style

  • Launched in 2010
  • Refitted in 2020
  • Currency USD
  • 4100 Passangers
  • 1724 Crew
  • 15 Decks
  • 2114 Cabins
  • 42 Accessible Cabins

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