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More than 1 beverage package? What’s included?

husband drinks soda & NO alcohol. I drink alcohol (rarely any soda) & probably not more than 3 drinks/day.I have 2 teen boys that are coming as well. They’re not picky about what they drink. What’s included w/out a package? Is it only drinks in the dining area? What drinks are complimentary?
Asked by: eripol
If you are looking to compare the drink packages. the alcohol package must be purchased by all adult guests in the room. If you buy the soda package, it is not necessary for everyone to buy it. Coffee, tea, milk, OJ, cranberry juice is complimentary during breakfast hours. During lunch and dinner hours ice, tea, lemonade and a couple of sugar free juice drinks are available.
Answered by: Amit
Date published: 2019-04-21

Is there daycare or child care services on board the epic?

Asked by: rboyle
NCL offers group babysitting service for kids above the age of 3. Here's the link for more information on it https://www.ncl.com/why-cruise-norwegian/family-cruises/youth-programs
Answered by: Amit
Date published: 2019-03-26

SPA MINI-SUITE

I’ve booked 14116 which is a spa mini-suite, does it have a refrigerator with a mini bar?
Asked by: Scottm
Yes, each stateroom includes a mini-fridge furnished with a variety of beverages and snacks.
Answered by: TravelingMan
Date published: 2019-02-28

what is a bcgty stateroom

Asked by: Gramcol
B designates balcony stateroom. The second letter specifies the location of the room on the deck. GTY is for guaranteed stateroom where you are guaranteed the type of stateroom but you cannot select the room yourself. It will be assigned to you.
Answered by: Amit
Date published: 2019-03-17

Food Provided?

Hello, will food be a complimentary service or do we have to purchase them? Thank you
Asked by: LCTR
one of the major selling points about a cruise is the food is free and you can completely pig out of you wish. there are 2 main dining rooms, the buffet for breakfast lunch and dinner, an out door grill during the day, a chinese restaurant, so i assure you you wont go hungry. there are also an italian restaurant, a steak house, a japanese teriyaki restaurant, and a fancy french restaurant (le bistro) as well as a sushi bar and a brazilian . these however are all extra and most are a la carte. that being said, the steak house (cagney's, teppanyaki, and the brazilian are well worth the extra dollars. C'mon, youre on vacation, splurge a little
Answered by: complawyer
Date published: 2020-02-03

Does Norwegian let you know if you get upgraded or not

Asked by: Stevejeffries
If you made an offer for the upgrade, you will be notified when it is upgraded.
Answered by: Amit
Date published: 2019-04-21

THEY HAVE A LARGE SCREEN AT THE SPICE H20, DO THEY PLAY MOVIES?

Asked by: Rollerskater
There is a large screen in the atrium that they use for presentations. They use it to screen movies at night. The screen in H2O is used during the late night parties as a background.
Answered by: Amit
Date published: 2019-03-03

Are reservations required for the Main Dining Room?

Asked by: Dgreeney
The seating in the main dining room is on a first come first serve basis just like in a regular restaurant. Most of the time you get a table within 5 min unless you have a large group.
Answered by: Amit
Date published: 2019-03-26

Does the couch pull out to a bed in a balcony room for 3 people? My research indicates it does not and only sheets/blanket is placed on the seat.

Asked by: DelawareTravelers
Depending on the configuration of the room, some rooms will have a sofa bed and others will have a bunk bed attached to the ceiling.
Answered by: Amit
Date published: 2019-02-28

Are there Vegan Options available in the dining rooms and buffet on Norwegian Epic

Plant based diet - no dairy, no meat, no poultry, no fish, no eggs
Asked by: DBFORMAN
All restaurants have at least one vegetarian dish. However, it may not qualify as a strict vegan dish. If you have any other special dietary requirements contact NCL about a month in advance and inform them about the dietary requirements. Follow up with NCL a week before the cruise as a reminder. Once on board, contact the restaurant manager to ensure that they are aware of it.
Answered by: Amit
Date published: 2019-03-17

Does the mini fridge have a freezer?

Asked by: Melodee
No. The mini-fridge doesn't have a freezer.
Answered by: Amit
Date published: 2019-03-17

Is there a fee to access the fitness center?

Asked by: prudence
The fitness center is complimentary for any guest over the age of 16. However, there is a small fee for any classes they hold in the fitness center.
Answered by: Amit
Date published: 2019-04-21

What does the MC category stand for on the room category?

Asked by: Hassler
M is for mini-suite. The second letter denotes the location of the stateroom on the deck.
Answered by: Amit
Date published: 2019-03-31

Where are the smoking areas on epic

Asked by: Lwise
When we were on the Epic last year the only designated smoking area I noticed was on the port side of the pool on Deck 15.
Answered by: TravelingMan
Date published: 2019-03-21

When we last cruised the Epic, there was a bar and outdoor area specifically for Haven guests. It now appears that this area is the Posh Beach Club.

Are the Haven guests given access to this area or do they have to purchase the passes as well?
Asked by: Havenbound
All Haven guests over the age of 18 have access to the Posh area. There are a few Posh passes also made available to gen pop.
Answered by: Stefmaia
Date published: 2019-12-29

Can you bring bottled wine on board and pay a corking fee?

Asked by: kris0778
Yes, you are allowed to bring wine and champagne bottles onboard the ship after paying a corkage fee Corkage Fee: https://www.ncl.com/faq#alcohol-consumption
Answered by: Amit
Date published: 2019-05-19

Has anyone found a way to cover glass doors on shower & toilet area on Epic

Asked by: SHYGIRL
I haven't tried that, but there is a privacy curtain which separates the toilet and shower area from the rest of the stateroom. Hope this helps.
Answered by: TravelingMan
Date published: 2019-08-28

I am staying in room 9243 on the Epic Ship, I am claustrophobic will i be ok in the shower and the toilet area I heard they are small

also in the stateroom, I have been on the Norwegian SKY and also on the ESCAPE, I did fine on those ships
Asked by: ShellyF
The showers on the Epic are the smallest of any NCL ship. They are only about two feet in diameter, barely enough to extend your arm or raise your leg. They are not large enough for me to bend over to touch the floor. You may feel claustrophobic in them.
Answered by: TravelingMan
Date published: 2019-08-26

What time should I be at the cruise port?

Our flight gets there at 9am and the ship departs at 6pm.
Asked by: Ilovecruises22
In general, the check-in process starts around 11 AM and they allow boarding around 12 noon. You have to complete check-in and be onboard at least two hours before departure. You have plenty of time provided your flight doesn't get delayed.
Answered by: Amit
Date published: 2019-05-23

Do US spec phone chargers work on the ship?

UNited States uses different outlet configuration than Europe. Do I need to bring adapters?
Asked by: Keekee
There are both US standard 110 volt and European standard 220 volt outlets in each stateroom.
Answered by: TravelingMan
Date published: 2019-06-13

Is there an emergency phone number that can be called in the event family need to reach us (for an emergency) on board in Europe?

Leaving from Barcelona
Asked by: NewATLworldtraveler
Yes, the number will appear on your room key card which you will receive when you check in for your cruise. Your cell phone should be able to receive calls anytime you are in a port, but perhaps the best way to contact you would be via email. You would need to purchase a WiFi plan to be able to access the internet while on board the ship, but it would give your family the ability to contact you 24 hours a day.
Answered by: TravelingMan
Date published: 2019-09-17

what is the difference between the beverage package and premium beverage package?

Asked by: kat28
Please see this link for full information on all beverage plans offered by NCL: https://www.ncl.com/onboard-packages/beverage-packages
Answered by: TravelingMan
Date published: 2020-01-04

What is the price of a typical highball?

Asked by: JZubes
Unfortunately, NCL's rules for this passenger forum prohibit specific mention of any prices. You may be able to get some idea of prices, however, by conducting an internet search for "NCL drink menus." You may be able to find some photos posted by previous passengers which show the prices of beverages.
Answered by: TravelingMan
Date published: 2020-01-01

Does the Epic have a Library and /or Games Room/Card Room?

I am sailing on November 22 - December 8, 2019 on a Transatlantic Repositioning Cruise.
Asked by: Tangochica
Yes, the Library and Card Room are located on the Starboard side of Deck 5 Forward. You can click on the Deck Plans link above to view the ship's layout.
Answered by: TravelingMan
Date published: 2019-10-25

hairdryers

we sail on Sun the 12th of May on the Epic and wondering if there are hairdryers in the cabins?
Asked by: clwjrw12
All staterooms have hair dryers. The amenities the ship's stateroom is just as in any hotel. Mini-fridge(not available in studio), phone, TV, coffee maker (not in studio,inside & ocean view staterooms), ice bucket, beach towels, mini-safe, hair dryer, liquid soap and shampoo.
Answered by: Amit
Date published: 2019-05-18

Is the Thermal Spa Available to all guests? If no, how dies one gain access?

Asked by: Katlars
Admission to the spa is restricted to those who have a spa pass. The pass may be purchased at the spa on board the ship, and is available by the day or for the entire cruise. Guests traveling in a stateroom designated as a "Spa Balcony" or "Haven Spa Suite" receive a free spa pass as part of their cruise fare. Other passengers will need to purchase a pass.
Answered by: TravelingMan
Date published: 2020-01-14

If we sail from Puerto Rico and ship return arrival is 5:00 AM, what is the earliest suggested flight out of San Juan?

Asked by: jlcllove93
NCL usually suggest at least 6 hours after the ship docks. On one of our Alaskan cruise with another company we weren't allowed to disembark before 7 AM even though the ship docked at 5 AM just because there were no customs officials or employees at the dock. Not sure if that is true at Puerto Rico. In any case, 11 AM would be a safe bet.
Answered by: Amit
Date published: 2019-05-19

What is weather like on the transatlantic cruise from April 27-May 14 to Portugal and Spain?

What kind of clothes do I need to pack?
Asked by: Jackietheexplorer
I suggest you look up the weather on any weather related website. The websites show detailed forecast for 10 days but you can get a general weather outlook for any time of the year. You can expect typical summer weather but it can get chilly when you are out in the ocean. You can get more information on what to pack here http://www.ncl.com/freestyle-cruise/prepare-for-your-cruise/what-to-pack http://www.ncl.com/faq#packing
Answered by: Amit
Date published: 2019-03-20

does the Epic offer a behind the scenes ship tour? If so what is the cost, what does it cover? how do you book it?

Asked by: Jimmyjet
Behind the scenes tours are available on all NCL ships. They usually include visits to the ship's laundry, the main galley, the auditorium back stage area, plus other locations such as the bakery, butcher shop, and crew lounge. For safety reasons, neither the bridge nor engine room are included on the tour. The tours are free to frequent NCL passengers who have reached the Platinum level in the Latitudes program. Other passengers may purchase a behind the scenes tour from the Shore Excursion Desk on board the ship. Unfortunately, NCL's rules for this passenger forum prohibit specific mention of costs.
Answered by: TravelingMan
Date published: 2019-12-29

Can my child be with me in the casino?

Can my child be with me when i gambling?
Asked by: Josue
No, it is not allowed.
Answered by: Mickeynutz
Date published: 2019-09-22
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