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Old March 3rd, 2009, 04:25 PM
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Talking Norwegian EPIC'S profile revealed

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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Old March 3rd, 2009, 04:29 PM
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 04:48 PM
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We're wondering where the hull art is at the moment.

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Old March 3rd, 2009, 04:55 PM
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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.
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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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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!
Hey Mooder.. Go here and read about the bars (if you already haven't.) Pretty cool.

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Just heard that the hull art will be announced at a later date. Any guesses?
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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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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 ***!!!!!

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

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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 ***!

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I thought she looked top heavy too but I am excited to give her a whirl
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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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I just tweeted my guesses as to whats gonna be on the Epic.
See here: http://twitpic.com/1ttjl
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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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Woah! Norwegian Epic looks UGLY! Who is her designer?????
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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.

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