June 16, 2018


When it was built for Norwegian Cruise Line in 2010, the Norwegian Epic was the third largest ship in the world. The specs alone are impressive: 329 meters long, 61 meters height, 155,800 tons, 22 knots, 1,738 crew and 4,100 passengers. For all intents and purposes it was a floating small town. Crammed into its 19 decks were 20 restaurants, sports facilities, outdoor movie theater, spa, casino and swimming pool. We boarded the Epic in Barcelona for a 7-day Mediterranean cruise that took us to Naples, Rome, Livorno, Cannes and Palma de Mallorca. It was a great time specially the optional shore excursions that took us to Florence, Cinque Terre, Monaco and Nice. With all the nonstop activities onboard whose agenda changed daily, there was no time to get bored. Neither was there a time to go hungry what with the unlimited food in the restaurants that you could have either during the day or night.

The Epic docks offshore in Cannes and we had to take boats to shuttle us to the dock.
The ferry boat maneuvers thru the busy Cannes harbor.
We leave the port of Livorno at dusk.
Seafood offerings in the restaurant.
Getting the stage ready for the band.
Aqua Park had a large pool and a water slide.
Our stateroom came with an ensuite bathroom and amenities.
One of the nightly entertainments featured concerts.
These are the lifeboats which are also used to ferry passengers to shore.
Leaving Civitavecchia at night for the next port in Livorno.
One of the lounges.
Main lobby.
Wide corridor with overlooking foyer.
Docked in Mallorca.
With some of the crew at the boarding entrance.
Dining area.
Sample of the various food that you can have at the buffet restaurant.
You pay for alcoholic drinks.
Fun at the waterslide.
Rock climbing wall.
There’s a well-equipped gym, too.
Passing through some of the docked ships in Civitavecchia.
Movies are screened here every night.
Watching the sunset while passing thru some islands.
A chef demonstates his skill.
One of the fine dining restaurants where you pay for your order.
This ballroom is right at the end of the ship.
Night lounge.
Leaving Barcelona on Day One.
Breakfast buffet restaurant.
The Beatles show with look-alike musicians was a crowd favorite.
On the top deck.


  1. Thanks! Suffice to say that this being our third cruise, it was the best and of course the next one – hopefully – would be even better. 🙂

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