Specialty Dining on NCL Epic

by admin on May 23, 2017

 

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On the NCL Epic, the Freestyle way of life really comes to life with all of the different dining options available. The Epic has 11 complimentary dining options as well as 7 specialty dining , which have a surcharge. You can purchase dining packages or in some cases, receive a dining package for free (depending on available discounts). Children can order from the kid’s menu at specialty restaurants for no extra charge or order from the specialty menu for an additional fee.

On the NCL Epic, you’ll find 7 specialty restaurants in addition to the 11 complimentary dining locations. Some of the restaurants operate with a cover charge while others are a la carte. If you’ve purchased one of the dining packages or received one as part of a promotion, ask your server about what is included with your package. Usually for a la carte restaurants, it includes a starter, a salad, an entrée, and a dessert. Additional items can be ordered, but will be subject to a separate charge. The servers are very knowledgeable about the dining packages and helpful when you order.

Two of the restaurants, Moderno and Teppanyaki, have a cover charge instead of a la carte pricing. At Moderno, the Churrascaria located on deck 7, the cover charge is $24.95 and includes unlimited alad and side bar trips as well as all you can eat meat served Churrascaria style at your table. They also have a Brazilian inspired dessert menu. Teppanyaki is a Hibachi style Japanese restaurant also located on Deck 7. For $29.95, you’ll experience a fun Hibachi dinner complete with flying shrimp and onion volcanoes.

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The a la carte restaurants include Le Bistro, a French restaurant that makes you feel you’ve transported to Paris; La Cucina, an Italian restaurant inspired by the Tuscan countryside; Cagney’s, an all American steakhouse; and Wasabi, a sushi and sashimi bar. Wasabi operates slightly differently in that there is an a la carte ordering option, or you can pay an upcharge to dine on all you can eat sushi.

Wasabi Sushi

Reservations are not required (since Freestyle cruising rules on NCL), however, reservations are taken and popular dining times do book up. Take the time of year you are cruising into consideration. Spring Break, for instance, is a very popular time to cruise, so many of the specialty dining locations were booked before we even boarded. If you have a large party, or are particular about the times you dine, make sure to get reservations prior to boarding. These can easily be done on NCL’s website.

NCL cruises are all about Freestyle cruising, cruising YOUR way! Let’s plan your family’s getaway today! Email me at Amy@TravelWithTheMagic.com or you can find me on Facebook. You can also call me at 1-800-670-4312, ext 129. I can’t wait to plan your MAGICAL vacation!

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Are you thinking about attending either Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) or Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party (MVMCP) in 2017, BUT aren’t sure which to choose? Let me assist you in your decision!

You will find a few main differences between the two parties…

  1. Décor!

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party – Halloween/Fall Decorations

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – Christmas/Holiday Decorations. It even SNOWS on Main Street!

  1. Treats included in the price of your event ticket!

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party – During MNSSHP you will have the chance to trick-or-treat and Disney does not skimp on the candy! Lit Mickey pumpkin heads mark the treat trails! Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – During MVMCP you will get to indulge in as many cookies and cups of hot cocoa as your little heart desires! Follow the glowing candy canes to find these yummy holiday treats!

  1. Temperature!

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party – The months of August, September, and October are still hot in Orlando.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – If you prefer the cooler temps of November and December, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party might be a better choice for you!

  1. Party Attire!

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party – Of course during Mickey’s  Not So Scary Halloween Party you will find both party goers and many characters in Halloween costumes.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – Do not be sad though, during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party you will see your favorite characters decked out in their holiday finery.

Now for the similarities between both parties… 

  1. Both are special ticketed events, which means you will need a ticket aside from your normal theme park tickets.
  2. Both parties sometimes sell out! If you know the date, you want to attend, make sure to snag those tickets as soon as you can!
  3. Both run about the same in price depending on the dates you choose.  The closer you attend to Halloween/Christmas the higher the price of the tickets.
  4. Both parties run from 7:00pm until midnight, BUT you can enter the Magic Kingdom at 4pm!
  5. You can meet characters that are not normally found in the parks such as the seven Dwarfs and Jack Skellington!
  6. During both parties, you will experience shorter ride wait times!
  7. Both parties give partygoers access to exclusive merchandise only available during the parties.
  8. Both offer amazing entertainment that can only be seen during the parties. The Boo To You Parade is my favorite! (In years past, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parade could be seen after all the Christmas parties were held from approximately December 23rd until December 31st – make sure to check current year’s schedule!
  9. Finally. BOTH parties are loads of fun! There is something for everyone to enjoy. You cannot go wrong with either. Moreover, if you go to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party THIS YEAR, you can go to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party NEXT YEAR!

Planning a trip to Walt Disney World and need a little assistance? I am here! My name is Lizeth and I am a Disney Travel Specialist. Contact me at Lizeth@TravelWithTheMagic.com, on Facebook or by phone at 1-800-670-4312, ext. 143 

 

 

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What Not to Forget When Packing for Disney

November 3, 2016

Your vacation is paid off, your MagicBands have arrived and now it is time to start packing. You don’t want to forget a thing. You’ve read about what clothes to pack, to bring ponchos for those rainy days and not to forget your sunscreen. Here are some things that you may have forgotten to add […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

November 2, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of November 2, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Haunted Mansion Splash Mountain Liberty Square Riverboat Walt Disney World Railroad Hall of Presidents Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to […]

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Epcot’s Frozen Attractions: The Royal Sommerhus & Frozen Ever After

November 1, 2016

Frozen lovers unite! In early Summer 2016, Walt Disney World opened the much anticipated Royal Sommerhus AND Frozen Ever After attractions. These two Frozen fan must-dos are located in Epcot’s Norway pavilion. The Royal Sommerhus, Princess Anna and Queen Elsa’s summer home, is adorable. The inside of the Royal Sommerhus is decorated with beautiful woodwork […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

October 26, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of October 26, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Haunted Mansion Splash Mountain Liberty Square Riverboat Walt Disney World Railroad Hall of Presidents Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

October 20, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of October 19, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Swiss Family Treehouse Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Haunted Mansion Splash Mountain Liberty Square Riverboat Walt Disney World Railroad Hall of Presidents Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If […]

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All the Medals!

October 20, 2016

Grabbing All The Medals was a goal I set out to obtain in 2015 when a series of exciting races were announced: runDisney’s Kessel Run Challenge and Castle to Chateau Challenge! If you know me, you know that I’ve been a Big Star Wars Fan since it all began. I saw Star Wars: A New […]

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Baby’s 1st Haircut at Magic Kingdom!

October 18, 2016

I am always looking for something new to include in each of my own Disney vacations. Now that I am a mom, I have a whole new list of experiences on my Disney “bucket list” and this experience has been on my list long before I became a mom. It’s been so fun to see […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

October 14, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of October 12, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Swiss Family Treehouse Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Haunted Mansion Splash Mountain Liberty Square Riverboat Walt Disney World Railroad Hall of Presidents Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If […]

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Minnie’s Halloween Dine

October 13, 2016

Are you looking for a little Halloween fun for your next Disney trip? Make sure to add Minnie’s Halloween Dine to your fall bucket list! The Hollywood and Vine restaurant at Disney’s Hollywood Studios hosts this special seasonal character dining experience from September 12 until November 6th. Join Minnie and friends for a frightfully fun […]

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8 Things to do on a Port Day with Disney Cruise Line

October 11, 2016

Everyone assumes that on a port day, you should get off the ship for as long as you can. While I do recommend getting off at least for a few minutes to put your feet on steady ground, there are certain ports where we would much rather stay onboard and enjoy an “empty” ship. Not […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

October 10, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of October 10, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Swiss Family Treehouse Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Haunted Mansion Splash Mountain Liberty Square Riverboat Walt Disney World Railroad Hall of Presidents Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

October 7, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of October 7, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Haunted Mansion Splash Mountain Liberty Square Riverboat Walt Disney World Railroad Hall of Presidents Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to […]

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Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa: A First Timer’s Guide

October 6, 2016

  So, you’ve decided to go to Disneyland with your family and you’re trying to select the right hotel for you. Your travel agent (that’s me, Jeri May) sends you pricing for several different hotels and the most expensive one on the list is Disney’s Grand Californian. Why would you choose the most expensive property […]

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Save up to 25% on Rooms at select Disney World Hotels this Winter

October 5, 2016

Save up to 25% on Rooms at select Disney World Hotels this Winter! You can save up to 25%* on rooms at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels for stays most nights Dec. 15 – 23, 2016 and Jan. 1 – April 8, 2017 when they book Oct. 3 – Dec. 21, 2016. Booking Window: Oct. 3 […]

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A Preview of Adventures by Disney “Southern California Backstage Magic”

October 4, 2016

Adventures by Disney is an amazing way to see the world with a Disney difference. Your tour will have two Adventure Guides take you into VIP access areas and to private events and cultural experiences that only the Disney name can unlock. Also included with your Adventure are most meals, admission fees to attractions, transportation […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

September 30, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of September 28, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Swiss Family Treehouse Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Liberty Square Riverboat Walt Disney World Railroad Hall of Presidents Jul.6 – Sep. 29, 2016 Aug. 8 – Nov. 18, 2016 Jan. 3 – 12, 2017 Jan. 9 – Feb. 16, 2017 Jan. 17 […]

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Halloween at Tokyo Disneyland Resort

September 29, 2016

Halloween at any Disney theme park is an exciting time, and fun for the entire family. But if you’re willing and able to travel to Japan, you’re in for a very special treat! Halloween has only been celebrated here for the past twenty years or so, but the people have really embraced the holiday in […]

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10 Halloween Activities for Your Fall Disney World Vacation

September 27, 2016

The fall is my absolute favorite time to visit Walt Disney World. The decor, the seasonal treats, and the Halloween fun are the BEST! Which of these will you be adding to your Disney Halloween must-do list? Minnie’s Seasonal Dine at Hollywood and Vine! From September 12th until November 6th join Minnie and friends for […]

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Universal Islands of Adventure Jurassic Park

September 22, 2016

At Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park, you’ll find thrills of all kinds from superheroes to the Wizarding World, and even the prehistoric variety. In Jurassic Park, you can come face to face with the dinosaurs, just as John Hammond intended. When you enter through the gates at Jurassic Park, the movie’s iconic theme song […]

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5 Hip Reasons to Stay at the Hard Rock Hotel, Universal Orlando

September 20, 2016

Hip Hotels help create a truly memorable, unique experience for the traveler. And the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando is the Hippest Hotel that Universal has to offer! Here are my Top 5 Hits of the Hard Rock Hotel that will keep you coming back! The Atmosphere The rock-and-roll theme envelopes you from the […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

September 19, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of September 19, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Swiss Family Treehouse Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Jul.6 – Sep. 29, 2016 Aug. 8 – Nov. 18, 2016 Epcot None Disney’s Hollywood Studios Pizza Planet Rock N Roller Coaster Jan. 19 – Late 2016 Oct. 27 – Nov. 9, 2016 Disney’s […]

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Disney Resorts: Old Key West vs. Saratoga Springs

September 15, 2016

Disney’s Old Key West and Saratoga Springs Resorts There are 2 Resorts at Walt Disney World that often have last minute availability AND are cheaper per night than most other Deluxe Resorts. I get a lot of questions about these properties so here are some basic pros and cons about each. The bottom line: These […]

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5 Tips for Arrival Day at Walt Disney World

September 13, 2016

For most travelers, your arrival time to Walt Disney World will not be first thing in the morning. Depending on where you are traveling from, you may arrive around lunch, or sometimes in the afternoon. I know you may be ready to start your vacation and ride some rides, but hang tight! If you are […]

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Frozen Pre-Show Package Will Melt Your Heart!

September 8, 2016

  There’s a show at Disneyland California Adventure that will melt your frozen heart! It’s Frozen Live at the Hyperion Theater! This new show will dazzle you with its’ retelling of Disney’s newest classic movie. The costumes and the characters and the set are like nothing you’ve ever seen. Anna and Elsa fans will fall […]

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10 Tips for Your First Disney World Vacation

September 6, 2016

  Planning your first trip to Walt Disney World can be overwhelming. I remember feeling that way when we decided to take our family for the first time. I had been there before, but so much had changed and bringing my kids would make it a whole new experience. Here are 10 tips that will […]

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Four Classic Not To Be Missed Shows at the Magic Kingdom

September 1, 2016

  Whether it’s your first or hundred and first visit to the Magic Kingdom you can’t overestimate how much walking is involved. At some point in the day you will need to rest and, especially in the summer months, find a nice place to cool off. I have four perfect locations where you can do […]

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5 Overlooked Experiences at Walt Disney World

August 30, 2016

Some attractions and experiences at the Walt Disney World Resort are just a given… dining with the princesses at Cinderella’s Royal Table, going to Town Square Theater to meet Mickey Mouse, and grab Fast Passes for the more popular attractions. But what are some of the more overlooked experiences that you can take part in […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

August 25, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of August 25, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Monorail – The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should check to be sure of the best option […]

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5 Reasons to Stay at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

August 25, 2016

When choosing a resort for your Disney vacation, it’s important to get one that’s just right for your family’s needs. I’d like to give you 5 Reasons to choose Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort for your next stay! The Basics: This is one of Disney’s Moderate Resorts, with a Spanish Colonial Mexican theme. It’s a very […]

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Minnie’s Seasonal Dining at Hollywood & Vine

August 23, 2016

Hollywood & Vine has long been home to the Disney Junior characters at breakfast and lunch. But you can now join Minnie and friends in a fun, festive, themed dinner buffet! Hollywood & Vine is a buffet celebrating the bounty of California. The menu includes lots of salads, fresh vegetables, savory meat dishes and more. […]

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