NCL Epic is large ship, bursting from bow to stern with fun activities. From pools to bowling to trivia, there is plenty to do from sun up to sun down (and even after)!
Pools – The pool areas on NCL Epic are much more than just pools. There are 2 main pools (one in the adult only section), 5 hot tubs, water slides, and an aqua park for the youngest cruisers. The slides include 2 body slides and 1 tube slide, including the Epic Plunge, the only tube/bowl slide at sea. The Aqua Park includes splash areas and slides for little ones as well as Aqua Golf, a combination of miniature golf and a splash park. (Please note that the slides have a minimum height requirement of 42”).
Sun Deck – In addition to sunbathing, there are fun activities to be found on the Sun Deck. You can try your hand at shuffleboard or challenge a friends and family to a giant chess match. There’s also a jogging/walking track.
Sports Complex – NCL Epic has a fun sports complex that includes a full-sized basketball court, batting cage, rock climbing wall, a rappelling wall (the first at sea) and an enclosed climbing cage. If you want to brave the climbing wall, be sure to bring closed toed shoes. You cannot climb in swimwear. The Climbing Wall is complimentary.
Bowling – In O’Sheehan’s, you’ll find a 3 lane bowling alley which is perfect to challenge your family and friends (who are over the age of 5). Games are first come, first served and shoes are included in the lane fees. . For the average bowler, this is a very unique and cool opportunity, but for you competitive bowlers, the waves will add a whole new challenge to your game. Bring your own socks!
Activities – All day (and most of the night), all over the ship, there are plenty of activities going on. The Atrium is where you can find trivia, movies on the large screen, and even Wii tournaments. The staff from the nighttime shows even gives dance lessons! Ever want to learn how to make the awesome towel animals your stateroom attendants leave you? You can do that too! Just keep an eye on your Freestyle Daily. There are also plenty of activities on the Pool Deck, like the Sexy Legs Competition, dance parties, and live music.
Casino – The Casino on NCL Epic is hard to miss. You’ll find slots and table games and even tournaments. Members of the Casino at Sea rewards program can attend special events, just for them.
Theater – There are two main theaters on the NCL Epic, the Epic Theater and the Spiegel Tent. In the Epic Theater, you’ll see Priscilla Queen of the Desert in the evening along with magicians and comedians. The Spiegel Tent hosts the Cirque Dreams Epicurean, a dinner show featuring an amazing Cirque show. You can also experience a unique escape room challenge at the “Escape the Big Tent”. (Please note there is a charge for the Cirque dinner show and Escape the Big Tent).
Bars/Nightclubs – NCL is also home to many bars and nightclubs. In Headliners, you can either sing along at Howl at the Moon, the dueling pianos, or laugh at some of the best comedians at sea. Most of the other bars have live music. The Cavern Club features a Beatles tribute band. You can also brave the cold (the bar is maintained at 17 degrees Fahrenheit) in the SVEDKA and Inniskillin Ice Bar – one of only 14 in the world and the only one at sea. There is a charge for the Ice Bar and reservations are required. Parkas are provided, but you should bring long pants and closed toed shoes if you would like to participate. The entire family will enjoy family karaoke in the Bliss Lounge before it turns into an adult only space in the late evening.
NCL cruises are all about Freestyle cruising, cruising the way YOU want to! 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!