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#1
Leuven, Belgium
285 Posts
Joined Dec 2005
Check it out on http://www.f3.ncl.com/

"March 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. "
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#4
Upstate Beautiful South Carolina
4,072 Posts
Joined Jun 2007
The structure they built up top that juts out is as strange as the hair on Donald Trump's head.

I'm still going to sail her someday.
#5
Connecticut
6,729 Posts
Joined Feb 2005
Originally posted by AWinkler
The structure they built up top that juts out is as strange as the hair on Donald Trump's head.
LOL. So true, but I certainly don't care what she looks like when I'm sailing so like you I look forward to the day!
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#7
Boston, MA
1,075 Posts
Joined Jul 2007
Just heard that the hull art will be announced at a later date. Any guesses?
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#8
6,216 Posts
Joined Jul 2005
Oh, God.... that is one ugly @$$ ship.

Please, don't talk about the dreaded hull art or I'll have to claw my mind's eye out!

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#9
Lowell Massachusetts
1,728 Posts
Joined Aug 2005
That truly is one ugly ship. There was a black and white rendering floating around here a while back, it was ugly as sin, never thought that would prove to be the actual ship though .

The double smokestacks, whats up with that, i mean, i could understand if they want to have them but it looks like they took the 2 smokestacks off the NCL Sun/SKY and just put 2 of em on the EPIC.

Instead of Norwegian Epic, it should be called the NCL ***!!!!!

JMHO
#10
583 Posts
Joined Jan 2008
I must admit, I don't really care what the outside of a ship looks like -- I'm all about what amenities are on offer inside. But I have to say, I'd like to nickname this ship "Flattop." It's so square!

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#11
Upstate Beautiful South Carolina
4,072 Posts
Joined Jun 2007
Originally posted by Luv4dacruise

Instead of Norwegian Epic, it should be called the NCL ***!!!!!

JMHO
Priceless!!
#12
3,434 Posts
Joined Jul 2005
Good Lord!

What's with the two top-heavy looking decks above the bridge?! It looks like it's going to tip over!

Minus the two decks above the bridge, it looks a little like a cross between Celebrity Solstice and MSC Fantasia. It also looks like the promenade deck has been done away with as well.

Dual smokestacks - nice touch to see that coming back into style, but the whole thing just looks so - I don't know - awkward and mismatched.

I'll also second NCL ***!
#13
Charleston, SC
5,133 Posts
Joined Jan 2009
I thought she looked top heavy too but I am excited to give her a whirl
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#14
Connecticut
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Joined Feb 2005
Originally posted by AWinkler
Hey Mooder.. Go here and read about the bars (if you already haven't.) Pretty cool.

http://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=809
I know I think it sounds like a blast! I really prefer to cruise out of NY but I'll make an exception for this experience.
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#16
5,062 Posts
Joined May 2007
It's a toaster, which apparently became magnetized, and attracted some blue cylinders and a mini-toaster on top, plus a "bow-shaped" piece hanging from one side! Not exactly a vision of streamlined loveliness, is she?

PS Maybe the name should have been the Norwegian Oh Yeah We Forgot.... or the Norwegian Afterthought?
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#17
Fort Worth, Texas
2,772 Posts
Joined Nov 2008
Woah! Norwegian Epic looks UGLY! Who is her designer?????
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#18
Medford, NY, USA
1,140 Posts
Joined Aug 2003
That ship is ugly as sin!!!!

I love trying new experiences, but, the Epic will probably not be one.

Can you imagine all the passengers filling the stairwells to get on tenders....with 4,200 others? I just can't see it.

For the rest of you, enjoy your voyages.
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#19
Upstate Beautiful South Carolina
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Originally posted by bermuder
I know I think it sounds like a blast! I really prefer to cruise out of NY but I'll make an exception for this experience.
CruiseCritic Booze Cruise 2011?? LOL
#20
Connecticut
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Joined Feb 2005
Originally posted by AWinkler
CruiseCritic Booze Cruise 2011?? LOL
Sign me up!! Or am I supposed to say, I'm down!? I never know if I'm up or down, but I wanna go!!!
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UPCOMING:
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GREAT MEMORIES:
(27) NCL Gem to S. Caribbean, November 20, 2016; (26) Celebrity Summit to Caribbean, October 18, 2015; (25) NCL Breakaway to Fl/Bahamas, February 22, 2015; (24) NCL Jade to W. Mediterranean, March 1, 2014; (23) Celebrity Constellation to Key West, January 2, 2014; (22) NCL Jewel to W. Caribbean, October 27, 2013 - BOO!; (21) NCL Breakaway to Bermuda, July 21, 2013; (20) NCL Jewel to Nowhere, February 1, 2013; (19) NCL Dawn to Western Caribbean, December 2, 2012; (18) NCL Star (2 night) CTN, April 27, 2012; (17) NCL Gem CTN, January 28, 2012; (16) NCL Jade to E. Mediterranean, November 16, 2011 (The 3-2-1 Cruise: 3 Continents, 2 Women, 1 Ship); (15) CCL Glory to Canada/New England, June 9, 2011; (14) NCL Gem CTN, May 7, 2011; (13) NCL Jewel Cruise to Nowhere, February 12, 2011; (12) NCL Gem to Greek Isles, May 8, 2010; (11) NCL Gem Cruise to Nowhere, January 23, 2010; (10) NCL Dawn to Bermuda, June 21, 2009;(9) NCL Dawn (2 night) Cruise to Nowhere, May 1, 2009; (8) NCL Dawn Cruise to Nowhere, April 30, 2009;(7) NCL Gem to Florida/Bahamas, February 23, 2008; (6) NCL Spirit Cruise to Nowhere, September 1, 2007; (5) NCL Dawn Cinco de Mayo Cruise to Nowhere, 2007; (4) NCL Pearl to W. Caribbean, December 2006;(3) NCL Dawn to E. Caribbean, March 2006;(2) NCL Crown to Bermuda, June 2005;(1) NCL ?? to Bahamas, March 1993