Norwegian Cruise Line has announced the launch of the newly renovated Norwegian Epic following a three-week drydock in which the ship received shipwide enhancements.
The new features come as Norwegian Epic readies for its winter and summer season sailing the Mediterranean from Barcelona, followed by its return to the United States and its new home in Port Canaveral in the fall of 2016.
Norwegian Epic now has a new entertainment outlet The Cavern Club, bringing the legendary Liverpool venue where the Beatles saw their popularity skyrocket to life. Following the addition of Broadway show Burn The Floor earlier this year, Norwegian Epic was outfitted with a second new Broadway show during the dry dock, Priscilla Queen of the Desert - The Musical. Based on the Oscar-winning movie, the show is a comedy adventure about three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship.
Dining enhancements for the ship include renovations to the existing Moderno Churrascaria, Cagney’s, La Cucina, Le Bistro, Garden Café, Manhattan Room restaurant and Taste restaurant. Many of the onboard dining venues received a refreshed look with new carpeting, reupholstered furniture, new décor and more.
Norwegian Epic was also outfitted with a brand new photo gallery, library and card room. Guests looking for a “cool” adventure can tee up at the new SplashGolf, which was installed in the ship’s Kids Aqua Park. Additionally, the vessel received major renovations and enhancements to the Mandara spa, Bliss Ultra Lounge, pool deck Marketplace, Epic Theater, Casino, and the Haven suite complex; including new lighting fixtures, artwork, wall covering, furniture and more.
Technical modernizations and maintenance also took place during the dry dock. The ship received a new pair of “Becker rudders” together with more efficient propeller caps, and state-of-the-art energy efficient hull paint. Additional significant technical and safety updates include: lifeboats and tender boats release systems upgrade; thrusters and stabilizers full maintenance, air ducts upgrades as well as improved storerooms’ refrigeration systems.