Norwegian Cruise Line’s largest ship, Norwegian Epic, has arrived in Barcelona, Spain, to begin its summer season of seven-night Mediterranean sailings.
The ship has a new entertainment lineup for its new homeport, debuting throughout 2015. Two new Broadway shows will take the stage as headliners: Burn the Floor and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – The Musical, coming in October. The ship will also have an all-new British pop music entertainment experience, The Cavern Club, bringing the Liverpool venue where the Beatles performed to life at sea.
Burn the Floor will bring ballroom dancing to Norwegian Epic with “Ballroom Blitz”, an all-new show specifically designed for European guests. Based on the Oscar-winning movie, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – The Musical is a comedy adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and features a hit parade of dance floor favourites, including “It’s Raining Men,” “I Will Survive” and “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” The show will open on the ship’s October 18, 2015, voyage, along with a whole new entertainment venue created through an exclusive partnership with the owners of Liverpool’s The Cavern Club.
Until November 22, 2015, Norwegian Epic will offer seven-night cruises from Barcelona or Civitavecchia (Rome) to the Western Mediterranean, including stops in Naples (Pompeii), Italy; Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy; Cannes, France; and Palma, Mallorca, Spain, between May 3 and November 22. During the winter season between November 29, 2015, and April 7, 2016, Norwegian Epic will sail alternate 10-night cruises to Morocco, the Canaries, Madeira and Málaga (Granada), and 10-, or 11-, 12-night cruises to the Western Mediterranean including stops in Sardinia, Sicily and Mallorca.
In addition, Norwegian Epic will sail two cruises to and from Southampton, England, in 2015, marking the first time that the ship has visited the port since the inaugural celebration in June 2010. The ship’s six-night sailing will depart Barcelona on September 20, 2015 and arrive in Southampton on September 26, 2015, with ports of call including Cartagena, Spain; Málaga (Granada), Spain; and Lisbon, Portugal. Following a 22-day dry dock in France, Norwegian Epic will embark on a seven-night Iberian Peninsula cruise from Southampton to Barcelona on October 18, 2015. The ship will visit ports of call including Vigo, Spain; Lisbon, Portugal; Málaga (Granada) and Cartagena, Spain.
Guests looking to celebrate Christmas 2015 onboard Norwegian Epic can do so on a nine-night Canary Islands & Morocco itinerary which will be offered on December 19, 2015, and those planning to cruise through the New Year can set sail on December 28, 2015, from Barcelona on a six-night cruise.