Announcing Norwegian Epic 29 May – 5 June 2011

The Norwegian Epic in Rotterdam just before out first encounter.


Gross Register Tonnage:155,873Overall Length: 1,080 ft / 329.5 mDraft: 28.5 ft / 8.7 m Engines: Diesel ElectricCruise Speed:22 knotsGuests: 4,100 (double occupancy)


This is our first cruise of 2011 and it will once again be on the Norwegian Epic, we managed to get a good price for half term May 2011 and so will be joined by little Alex (10) for his second cruise. One night simply wasn’t enough in 2010 and we liked what we saw so have decided to give her another go. What little Alex doesn’t know is we will be joined by his older sister for this cruise. He will only know when we get to Barcelona Airport when we rendezvous for the trip to the cruise port.
For this cruise we booked directly with NCL who only asked for a £50 deposit per person. We also have the option to move this deposit to another cruise should we not be able to make this one. No commission on the use of credit cards either even when paying the balance. I hope the other cruise lines are taking note!


    The itinerary is


Sun May 29 Barcelona, Spain 6:00pm
Mon May 30 At Sea
Tue May 31 Florence / Pisa (Livorno), Italy 7:00am 7:00pm
Wed Jun 1 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 7:00am 7:00pm
Thu Jun 2 Naples (Capri), Italy 7:00am 7:00pm
Fri Jun 3 At Sea
Sat Jun 4 Palma de Mallorca, Spain 8:00am 6:00pm
Sun Jun 5 Barcelona, Spain 5:00am


As we sort of know the ship then then we it will be as enjoyable for us to share it with our younger companions. As far as excursions go the only port we have anything booked is for June 2 Naples where we have booked a tour with AP Tours which will include visits to Pompeii, Vesuvius and a cliff top restaurant just outside Positano.

Leave a Reply