SU-O1. – Born in France, Register in Bahamas and become an American on the 4th of July, the 5th largest, Cruise-ship in the world NCL EPIC, now at her Home Port in Miami.
The wait is over; EPIC the brand new 11th in the youngest fleet of Norwegian Cruise–Line and the newest 5th largest Cruise Ships in the world finally arrives at The Port of Miami as her Home Port.
After a great amount of challenges to become a reality, EPIC has been delivered from STX Europe Ship Yard in Saint-Nazaire, France, leaving in the past all those unfortunates events during her construction that make her strong and magnificent NCL EPIC Journey rising of the Phoenix in her arrival to America as the first largest sip in the New York Passenger Ship Terminal on July 1st Christening on July 2nd by “I’m a survivor” Academy award country start and actress Reba McEntire.
Since then EPIC is making history being in the hot spot, during the most patriotic celebration in US the 4th of July, EPIC hosted astonish Macy’s 34 Year fireworks telecasted by national NBC TV network and on the sunset of July 7th, finally the well massive advertised NCL EPIC is welcome to her home port in Miami becoming the most charming, modern, cozy high-end design with amazing amenities never before experienced on a great massive cruise-ship.
NCL EPIC has 19 decks; each one, with their own personality and full of greatest technology available in the world; incredible crystal windows walls in all state rooms in entire vessel. Since we were early birds we have opportunity to have the ship just to ourselves and we really enjoy the Freestyle NCL is offering to the passengers in the great EPIC.
Form Stern to Bow in 8 hours time with lunch and press conference breaks, we walk from Deck 5 to Deck 19, in each one them we find modern structural accessibility, different design style and ambient with great playful new feel and look décor with fine art and valuable memorabilia.International food available starting on Deck 5 In exclusive and sophisticated French cuisine in “Le Bristo” Restaurant,
where also people can acquire original pieces from great international masters like Salvador Dali and Joan Miró among others and also enjoy the amazing menu with great ocean views in this Victorian gold’s era style atmosphere.
The lively free space for Costumer Desk Shore Excursions & Guest Services are together in the Atrium
Which display a 2 Decks tall size huge plasma monitor with 3- D sensation, next door WNCL Broadcasting Studios and Master Click picture station with hundred screen monitors to choose and print pictures; in the back high end computers with Internet access.
“Taste” Retro Chic–European Restaurant with traditional and contemporary cuisine at the rear of the Deck and Epic Theater in the Front.
Going up the Open Casino in the middle aisle of Deck 6 on the way to the Stern where is the outstanding Manhattan Room Restaurant a cosmopolitan, majestic place to enjoy a luscious dinner with amazing 2 decks windows wall, giving a great back view of the ship…
Definitely a perfect space for weddings and corporate events in a sophisticated NY style. Going to the Bow still in Deck 6 you can find all sort of entertainment clubs Bow Fat Cats Jazz and Blues Club, Shanghai’s Chinese’s restaurant and noodle bar, bowling at O’Sheehan’s Bar & Grill, Spiegel Tent Dining & Entertainment showcasing Cirque Dreams ®& Dinner and across the aisle Headliners Comedy club, to arrive another elegant entrance for glamorous 2 Decks Epic Theater. 21 restaurants with exquisite menus available to all tastes.
The Cagney’s Stake House on Deck 7was the place to host members of the Press; a bold balance between elegance, antiquity and practicality with generous portions of first class meats cuts to order on the menu matching perfect wine selection suggested by the Sommelier of the house. There were no flows in any of the meals they serve; in our table we share a bite from all menu options to have an accurate evaluation of the rich food variety they offer … The unanimous verdict deliciously PERFECT 10.
Keep walking we found the incredible “17° Ice Bar” Svedka the 14th in the world with gigantic ice sculptures of a Viking and a Bear with great ice branches and Sits from where we did our cool broadcast.
Japanese in Wasabi & Teppanyaki, food options across the aisle not without enjoy stupendous wide up of the top of the huge white crystal cuts Chandelier, the largest on any ship and also the most energy efficient at sea.
It is completely illuminated by LED technology, using over 10,000 diodes. An impressive artistic functional structure, the focal point of the ship’s in 3 Decks another 10 in the score.
!!!Shopping time!!! At NCL EPIC Tradewinds in Deck 7 with exclusive brands in all imaginable products you can get on a luxury mall: Jewel, perfumes, make up, and more.
Then more fun in the Bliss ultra–lounge, with the most mixture in design: gold dance floor, Chinese bed lounge, practically a showroom of fancy, comfy modern amazing furniture; unbelievable variety in loveseats, armchairs, ottoman, chaises, sofas, divans, Andromeda, Mars, Lateran among other design chairs a billiard table in one side and an electrifying bowling in the other, definitely a place with so much to have fun.
From Deck 8 to Deck 13 are the greatest staterooms in the sea, and all of them with great ocean views, family and Deluxe Balconies, Amazing area in the ship it comes from Deck14 to the top.
Deck 14 has the astonish “Fitness Center, Pulse” free space, great wall windows, “zero” impact gravity playground in the largest ever gym on the sea.
Well strategically design treat for exercise discipline, is the utmost large SPA in the Ocean “Mandara Spa & Salon” is heavenly pampering full, really full Spa Services, Botox, whitening thee all kind of rejuvenation treatments; private male and female separate steam rooms and family ones,.
Multi-treatment pool and thermal benches with Jacuzzi and single steam room with ocean views, that’s NCL Freestyle enjoyment with private access and services in the Spa-Suites.
NCL EPIC also has the extended area and attention of Kids–Care in “Recess” where toddlers have their own area and Nickelodeon’s characters such SpongeBob, are on charge of the entertainment and teens can have fun with all safe technology available to them.
Restaurant on the Deck 14 is precisely on the Bow with airy beautiful views in a garden décor, delicious smell of variety in fresh basil and all sort of herbs combinations in “La Cuccina” the Italian option in the EPIC which offer huge long salads fountains with crispy lettuce and gleaming vegetables, what a temptation, the best combination on the richest alternative in all sort of fresh Italian pastas; from “La Cuccina” you can access to Deck 15 at the “Garden Café” on the Bow of the Ship with amazing ocean views, where you can find international pastry or delicious Italian sweets, sorbets and ice-cream, to keep fresh in the wide open sky Deck 15 full of activities to every taste and age, Aqua–parks for kids and adults, pool bar, pool casino, solariums, market place, kids arcade and arriving to the Stern to find the Spice H²O Pool Bar& Grill Theater.
Up to Deck 16 with also more open activities Entourage teen–club, climbing wall, first high 3 Decks water slide and sun loungers all over, to get a well deserve nap and tan in 2 third parts of the Deck, in the 3rd up front secctor it is the exclusive
EPIC CLUB an entrance to selected Decks, 16,17, 18 and 19 on the top-end in the Bow, preferential area to the members of this selective unique club; hosted personally by NCL Executive VP Andrew Stuart in which NCL EPIC brings the absolute paradise in The Villas
A selective sector in top Bow of the ship with the most outstanding views, private elevators, enclose balconies, intimate pool area, luxurious suites, an opulent restaurant with high-end worldwide delicacy menu and wines selections.
In this leisure ambiance fill up in details and exquisite pieces of art there is elegant and fancy courtyard and fitness center, Jacuzzi, sun deck. Theses penthouse facilities have of course concierge services for the private beach club “Posh” a combination of the sizzle of South Beach and the Ritz of the Riviera. This is another level available in the freestyle to the members of this select EPIC CLUB.
CEO of Norwegian Cruise Lines Mr. Kevin S. welcomes to the members of the press in the NCL EPIC Theater with The Director of the Port of Miami, both more than satisfy since the time expectations for the arrival of the NCL EPIC has been more than precise.
Miami Dade Commissioners Rebecca Sosa and Jose “Pepe” Diaz give away a declaration in the opening day as de NCL EPIC day in Miami Dade County.
Master Capitan Trygve Vorren also receives recognition for his 30 years on the company and the one to have on charge each one of the new fleet of the NCL.
After formal ceremony time to get exclusive interviews with the big players.
Without doubt the Freestyle of NCL EPIC cast the nature of entire company where the leaders of this humongous corporation can be reliable and at the same time respectable charming; they are great hosts that makes everybody being at ease around in their signature Freestyle.
Definitely is a good indicative why costumers are loyal to this amusing travel experience to go visit new countries and get a delightful trip in these entertaining cities on the sea.
And for the ones who haven’t try the 11th Norwegian Cruise Line–Freestyle experience, NCL EPIC is a life time adventure with style and efficient friendly upscale services, with great fares for an encounter that anybody shouldn’t miss it.
If you want to be part of the !!WOW !! in the sea… NCL EPIC is your destination.
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