Miami – Mar 3, 2009 — Norwegian Cruise Line today unveiled the first images of its new 153,000-gross ton, 4,200-passenger Norwegian Epic, the company’s largest and most innovative Freestyle Cruising ship to date. Currently under construction at STX Europe in St. Nazaire, France, the contemporary, balcony-rich, 19-deck ship will be 1,068 feet long, 133 feet wide, with a draft of 28.5 feet when completed in May 2010.
NCL will open Norwegian Epic’s sailings for group block bookings exclusively for travel partners later this month. Cruises are scheduled to go on sale to the public this spring.
NCL plans to unveil additional details about Norwegian Epic, including the line’s signature hull artwork, in the coming months. To view renderings and register for news, visit epic.ncl.com.
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is the innovator in cruise travel with a 43-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising, most notably with the introduction of Freestyle Cruising which has revolutionized the industry by allowing guests more freedom and flexibility.
Today, NCL has the youngest fleet in the industry with 11 purpose-built Freestyle Cruising ships, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed cruise vacation on the newest, most contemporary ships at sea.