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Norwegian Epic To Offer 11 Complimentary Dining Options

Miami   -    Mar 17, 2010   ---   

Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that its largest, most innovative Freestyle Cruising ship to date, Norwegian Epic, will feature an extensive number of complimentary Freestyle dining options - 11 out of 21 total - that are included in the cruise fare. The additional 10 dining options will have a nominal cover charge.

Guests on board Norwegian Epic can select from a variety of cuisines, dining styles and atmospheres on board with a total of 21 dining options. Those that will be free of charge are:

  • -Taste, the atrium restaurant serving traditional and contemporary cuisine;
  • -Manhattan Room, reminiscent of an elegant supper club complete with music, dancing and entertainment;
  • -O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar & Grill, serving American favorites and comfort food, 24 hours;
  • -Garden Café, Norwegian's signature action station casual restaurant;
  • -Great Outdoors, the pool-side grill;
  • -Spice H20, serving Latin and Asian-influenced cuisine in the adults-only complex;
  • -Atrium Cafe and Wine Bar;
  • -Studio Lounge, serving snacks and light fare;
  • -Epic Club, the elegant, exclusive eatery available to Norwegian Epic's Suite and Villa guests;
  • -Courtyard Grill, the more casual, outdoor area of the Epic Grill, open for breakfast and lunch; and
  • -24-hour room service.

"It's important for our guests to know that Freestyle Cruising on Norwegian Epic will offer the ultimate in freedom and flexibility, especially when it comes to dining," said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line's chief executive officer. "With that flexibility comes a wide-range of complimentary dining venues and options."

In addition, Norwegian also announced the cover charges for Norwegian Epic's specialty dining/entertainment venues:

  • -La Cucina, Tuscan-style eatery serving regional Italian specialties, $10 per person;
  • -Cirque Dreams & Dinner, two shows nightly including a three-course meal, $15 for general seating/$20 per person for preferred seating;
  • -Shanghai's, Norwegian Epic's new Chinese restaurant serving a delicious mix of Chinese dishes and noodle bar specialties, $15 per person;
  • -Shanghai's Noodle Bar, a la carte pricing;
  • -Wasabi, expansive sushi and sake bar, a la carte pricing;
  • -Le Bistro, Norwegian's elegant bistro serving classic French cuisine with an American flair, $20 per person;
  • -Moderno Churrascaria, expansive salad bar and choice of a variety of meats served by tableside passadors, $18 per person;
  • -Cagney's Steakhouse, the line's signature American steakhouse, $25 per person;
  • -Teppanyaki, the largest signature Japanese experiential restaurant at sea, $25 per person; and
  • -Pizza delivery, $5, available 24 hours around the ship.

"With our specialty restaurants, some guests may choose to dine in one of these venues just once or twice during their cruise to celebrate a special occasion," added Kevin Sheehan. "At the same time, others may want to sample a different specialty restaurant each evening to experience a new type of cuisine. That's the great thing about Freestyle Cruising ? the choice is up to our guests to decide how they want to customize their trip."

Norwegian Epic

World-class entertainment is Norwegian Epic's hallmark. For the first time at sea, Blue Man Group will perform their exhilarating fusion of comedy, theatrics and paint, exclusively on Norwegian Epic. In the only "big top" at sea, Cirque Dreams and Dinner will present a one-of-a-kind interactive theatrical dining experience with music, mayhem and acrobatic imagination. Legends in Concert, the original and world's greatest live tribute show, will be featured for the first time at sea in more than a decade on Norwegian Epic, along with The Second City improvisational comedy and Howl at the Moon, the world's greatest rock 'n roll dueling piano show that encourages audience participation.

In addition to world-class entertainment, the 4,200-passenger Norwegian Epic incorporates many innovations including several new types of accommodations ? the curved New Wave staterooms; the largest Villas suite complex at sea, comprising 60 suites and villas on two private decks at the top of the ship; and spa and family-friendly accommodations. Kids will have a blast with Nickelodeon at Sea? offering Nickelodeon-themed family entertainment and programming including: character meet and greets; interactive game shows; and more.

The ship also boasts unique nightlife options with the first Ice Bar at sea and Spice H20 with non-stop entertainment day and night; an expansive Aqua Park with the only tube slide and largest bowl slide at sea -- The Epic Plunge; seven decks of Freestyle Family Fun with highlights including a 33-foot high, 64-foot wide extreme rock climbing wall and the first ever rappelling wall at sea; the most bowling lanes at sea with six in two venues; a mixed-use sports deck with the ability for guests to engage in eight different athletic activities; as well as three separate kids' and teen activity areas. In addition, Norwegian Epic will offer the next generation of Freestyle Dining with 20 dining choices and 20 bars and lounges.

For more information on Norwegian Epic as well as to book a cruise on the ship, please call Norwegian at 866-234-7350, visit http://epic.ncl.com, or contact a travel professional.

About Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line(Norwegian)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, Norwegian has the youngest fleet in the industry with 10 purpose-built Freestyle Cruising ships, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed cruise vacation on the newest, most contemporary ships at sea.

Norwegian is presently building Norwegian Epic, the company's largest and most innovative Freestyle Cruising ship to date, for delivery in June 2010. Norwegian Cruise Line is the official cruise line of Blue Man Group, debuting for the first time at sea on Norwegian Epic.

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AnneMarie Mathews
Vice President of Public Relations
Public Relations Department
7665 Corporate Center Drive
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