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19th Apr 2024 | 10 nights | Norwegian Cruise Line | Norwegian Epic

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Civitavecchia (Rome)

With so much going on, Norwegian Epic is a cruise ship with broad appeal. The ship was one of the first at sea to be referred to as Las Vegas-esque and it's no wonder. With more than a dozen restaurants, shows that range from Broadway to The Beatles, an active casino and outdoor attractions that include water slides and rock climbing walls, there's enough to keep cruisers busy from sunup to well past sundown.

Epic's passengers delight in all the choices; they're onboard to have fun and they do so in spades, though the ship does provide a handful of quiet spots for those looking for a more relaxed vacation. Either way, be prepared to rub elbows with your fellow passengers as the most popular shows, restaurants, bars and activities are always full -- no time for napping on an Epic cruise

As with a visit to any city, Epic's passengers need to plan ahead to make the most of their time onboard. Dinners and shows should be booked ahead of sailing or you may find yourself on the outside looking in. Lines are common, and much of the onboard experience, particularly dining, costs extra.

Besides the families, couples and groups of friends who make up the bulk of Norwegian Epic's passengers, you'll also find a fair number of solo cruisers on the ship. With no supplemental fees for its single studio cabins and a lounge designed to help single travellers meet other passengers, the ship is a standout for solo cruisers.

Unless you're doing something wrong, you won't leave this ship feeling hungry or bored.

Daytime: Casual is the way to go, with shorts, capri pants, jeans, collared shirts, T-shirts and swimwear the norm.

Evening: You'll see women in casual dresses, skirts, and pants and blouses, and men in slacks or "nice" shorts and collared, sports or button-down shirts. On the optional formal night, you'll spot men in jackets, button-up shirts (with or without ties) and women in cocktail dresses and elegant pantsuits.

Not permitted: Beach-style shorts and ripped jeans are not permitted in the main dining rooms.

Day & Night

  • Daytime schedules are packed with trivia, circus skills workshops, dance classes, towel-folding demos and other similar activities
  • Three-lane, extra-fee bowling alley
  • The nighttime bar scene is happening and lively (don't miss The Beatles cover band in the Cavern Club)
  • Shows, such as "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" and "Burn the Floor," are outstanding but perhaps generally not for children
  • Busy casino with a variety of table games, slot machines and tournaments

During the day, cruisers have plenty of choices inside and out. Inside, you'll find everything from trivia and dance classes to an extra-fee bowling alley near O'Sheehan's. Outside are traditional cruise pastimes including shuffleboard, Ping-Pong, basketball challenges and pool games. There's also occasionally movies screened on the large screen in the atrium.

The main theatrical event on the ship is the Broadway show, "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert." Based on the Oscar-winning movie, it's a dazzling production with fabulous costumes and a hit parade of toe-tapping dance floor favorites. Note: It contains adult themes and is not recommended for children or the easily offended.

A second show is "Burn the Floor," with dazzling dance numbers, mainly of the Latin variety; as with "Priscilla," this show may not be for children.

You'll need to book tickets (they're free) for the theatre's headline shows before sailing; any empty seats will be opened to stand-by passengers about 10 minutes before showtime.

When not enjoying main theatre entertainment, Epic's cruisers hit up the bars and lounges in large numbers. The Cavern Club, a recreation of the legendary Liverpool club made famous by The Beatles, is one of the most popular venues; its standing room only when The Beatles tribute band is playing.

For those looking for some dinner theatre action, the colourful Spiegel Tent hosts the nightly Cirque Dreams and Dinner Show for an extra fee. You'll want to go for theatrical entertainment and gravity-defying acrobatics; the food is pretty dull and forgettable.

Other nighttime activities include ballroom dancing, karaoke, comedy, live music and nightclub dancing in the later hours.

Norwegian Epic Bars and Lounges

With a dozen bars and lounges onboard, you'll easily be able to find a spot to suit your needs. There's even an ice bar to cool you down after a hot day in the sun.

Highlights include:

O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar & Grill (Deck 6): The sun is always over the yardarm at this 24/7 pub.

Humidor Cigar Lounge (Deck 7): This cosy dark-red lounge has the feel of a gentlemen's club and has a humidor stocked with premium-brand and hand-rolled cigars. It tends to be used in the evening, and the cigar-lovers don't like it if cigarette smokers slip in for a sneaky puff.

Maltings Whiskey Bar (Deck 7): Next to the cigar lounge, this intimate bar has an old-fashioned feel and offers dozens of varieties of Canadian, Irish, American, Welsh or Scotch single malts and blends.

Wasabi Sake Bar (Deck 7): To work up an appetite for dinner at the adjoining sushi restaurant, sip some hot sake or go kamikaze with an Ichi, Ni, San (one, two, three) sake "bomb" downed in one swallow.

Shaker's Martini Bar (Deck 7): This piano bar is a sophisticated spot to unwind with a cocktail or a flute of Champagne.

Svedka and Inniskillin Ice Bar (Deck 7): Undoubtedly the coolest spot on the ship, passengers can literally grab a cold one in the bar where everything -- bar, glasses and stools – is made from ice. Bar-goers are outfitted with cold-weather capes and woollen gloves, and the cover charge gives you a choice of two vodka-based drinks.

Norwegian Epic Outside Recreation

  • Epic has two pools, a kids' splash area and a private pool just for suite passengers
  • Adults-only Spice H20 space
  • Plenty of outdoor fun with a three-water slide water park, rock climbing wall and mini-golf

Norwegian Epic's outdoor decks are busy and noisy, particularly on sunny sea days. Cruisers of all ages flock to the main pool, with its four whirlpools, while kids love the Splash and Play Zone, a shaded oasis of fountains, wading pools and animal sculptures tucked under the Aqua Park water slides. Note: No diapers of any kind, including those marketed as "swimmers," are permitted in the swimming pools or hot tubs.

Speaking of the Aqua Park, here you'll find the Epic Plunge, in which riders step into a giant funnel before dropping suddenly through a 200-foot-long chute into a pool below. Two other slides are just as wet -- maybe not as wild, but worth the wait.

Loungers around the main pool fill up quickly. There are more located on balconies around the pool, accessed via a staircase, but there is no shade. (Tip: Head further aft to find available seating or check out the nearly hidden -- and frequently uncrowded -- sun deck on Deck 18.)

Those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the main pool area should check out Spice H2O, a tiered stage-like adults-only space with a pool, two hot tubs and plenty of loungers at the back of the ship. The Haven suite passengers have their own private pool on Deck 16.

Other outdoor diversions include a rock climbing wall (33 feet high and 64 feet wide) and an industry-first rappelling wall. The sports complex, on Deck 17, has a full-sized basketball court, bungee trampoline and Slide Spider Mountain, a two-deck climbing cage.

And don't forget the SplashGolf attraction, located in the Splash and Play Zone. This interactive water-based game combines two age-old elements of fun -- water and mini-golf -- and is a top pick for families.

Norwegian Epic Services

  • Guest and shore excursion services
  • Future cruise sales
  • Library and card room
  • Photo gallery, camera shop and portrait studio
  • Bridge viewing room
  • Internet cafe (find Norwegian Cruise Line prices here)
  • Shops: designer accessories and clothing, fine jewellery, Norwegian-branded items, toiletries, snacks, art gallery, duty-free alcohol and tobacco products
  • Meeting rooms
  • Laundry service (no self-serve facilities)
  • ATM
  • Medical centre
  • Large selection of body treatment, facial, medi-spa and salon services
  • Frequent spa specials offered, especially on port days
  • Extra-fee thermal suite features heated loungers, a pool and hot tubs
  • Full fitness centre with lots of Technogym equipment, as well as free weights, a stretching area and two classrooms (one for spinning and another for TRX and aerobics)


The expansive 31,000-square-foot Mandara Spa features a menu of more than 40 massages, facials, medi-spa treatments (Botox and the like), manicures and more, as well as a thermal suite. Prices are similar to what you'd pay in a large city.

The thermal spa comprises a pool with a selection of water jets and whirlpools; nearby are heated stone beds and an outside relaxation area with loungers. Passes are available by day or for your full cruise; although numbers are limited, the area does get crowded on sea days.

Changing rooms for men and women each have a sauna, which is free to use.

Separate from the spa is a men's barbershop situated at the back of Deck 7 that offers services such as a cut and style or shave with cleansing and exfoliation.


Next to the spa is the supersized Pulse gym, with panoramic windows that offer plenty of ocean and port views. The well-equipped space includes dozens of treadmills, cross trainers, static bikes, fixed and free weights, Swiss balls and kettle bells. There are dedicated studios for spinning classes and TRX suspension training, both of which are used for group sessions that cost extra. Free classes include stretching, Fab Abs and body conditioning. Yoga and Pilates classes cost extra, as does personal training and a three-session boot camp.

The gym area is also used for complimentary seminars and fitness talks, usually aimed at selling a product or additional services.

Passengers can stretch their legs on the outdoor jogging and walking track on Deck 7; 3.6 laps of the circuit measures 1 mile.

  • More than 14 free and extra-fee dining options, representing American, Japanese, Italian, French, Brazilian and Spanish cuisines
  • Vegetarian options always available in the main dining rooms and buffet; cruisers with other special dietary requests should let the cruise line know ahead of time
  • Room service is available 24 hours a day; while morning coffee and continental breakfast is free, all other orders incur a $9.95 charge; passengers staying in The Haven receive complimentary room service

Food on Norwegian Epic is good, and you don't need to splurge on extra-fee dining options if you simply want a tasty meal. Service, on the other hand, can be a touch patchy.

Speciality food-lovers can dine out for less by purchasing the Specialty Dining Package, which can be bought online or onboard.

Free Dining

Taste (Deck 5) and Manhattan Room (Deck 6) Restaurants
Meals: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Dinner (D)

Taste and the Manhattan Room are Norwegian Epic's main dining rooms. Taste is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, while the Manhattan Room is only open for dinner. The Manhattan Room has more character than Taste with an Art Deco-inspired New York Supper club feel and a polished dance floor (where professional dancers, rather than passengers, perform three times a week).

Both have open seating -- there are no fixed early or late seatings for dinner.

Breakfast features everything you'd expect in the morning; if you're heading off on a shore excursion, or time is at a premium, opt for the handy express breakfast. Lunch features a variety of dishes, from soups and salads to burgers and sandwiches.

At night, tables are set up for two, four, six or eight people (with larger tables available on request). As there are few two-tops, couples are likely to end up dining with other passengers. The main dinner menu, which is the same in both venues, always features a wide choice of American and international standards, served with a dash of contemporary flair. There is always a vegetarian option.

Garden Cafe (Deck 15)
Meals: B, L, D

Epic's casual dining buffet is a bright area with great views, a logical layout and plenty of made-to-order food stations. Although the ship was pretty full during our cruise, we never had a problem finding a seat, even if it took a bit of looking around. It's worth the walk to find a quieter spot, particularly in the attractive section that stretches across the front of the vessel.

You'll find a full breakfast spread and a lunch that features all manner of options, including excellent Asian and Indian food sections. Food is clearly marked for vegetarians. Dinner is similarly expansive, and there's always a different culinary theme each night at one of the buffet stations, such as "Taste of Asia" or a Mediterranean extravaganza.

O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar & Grill (Deck 6)
Meals: B, L, D

O'Sheehan's is always popular and features an emphasis on American favourites and comfort food. It's a nice breakfast alternative to the buffet and dining room but can get busy at lunch and dinner.

Shanghai's Noodle Bar (Deck 6)
Meals: L, D

This bar is the casual sidekick of the adjoining Chinese restaurant of the same name. Seating 15, the venue makes it easy to order: Simply tick the boxes of your choice on the order form, hand it over and wait for the chefs to prepare fresh and tasty noodles, dim sum and stir-fried dishes.

Shanghai (Deck 6):
Meals: D

This dinner-only restaurant serves a selection of pan-Asian fare.

Great Outdoors (Deck 15)
Meals: B, L, Snacks

Steps from the Garden Cafe, and almost poolside, is the Great Outdoors. This extension of the main buffet offers easy access to well-spaced tables, tucked under attractive tent-like canopies.

Spice H2O (Deck 15)
Meals: L, D

On certain days, this adults-only complex offers a lunchtime buffet and from 6 p.m. daily it serves light appetizers.

Pricing was accurate at time of review, but may have changed since.

Le Bistro (Deck 5); a la carte
Meals: D

Savour a taste of France in Le Bistro, a high-end formal and intimate dining venue. The large menu lists the dishes in French, with the English translation beneath. Good luck getting to dessert; the appetizers and entrees are rich and filling.

Cagney's (Deck 7); a la carte
Meals: D

Norwegian's signature restaurant is Cagney's Steakhouse, which shares space with Moderno Churrascaria at the back of the ship. There are some fish dishes, but it's not the place for vegetarians. Two words: Go hungry.

Moderno Churrascaria (Deck 7); $29.95
Meals: D

Across from Cagney's, passadors hauling towering skewers of beef and other carnivore cravings make the rounds at Moderno, an all-you-can-eat meat-fest. Diners are handed a green (for go) chip to put on the table to signal they want more, along with a red chip when they want to halt the feast, perhaps to rustle up some greenery from the large salad buffet.

Teppanyaki (Deck 7); $29.95
Meals: D

Culinary art is the name of the game at Japanese hibachi eatery Teppanyaki. Cruisers sit around a cooking station while the chef serves up equal amounts of food and theatrical effects, including juggling, jokes, singing and other antics.

Yakitori & Sushi (Deck 7); a la carte
Meals: D

If Teppanyaki is not your style, then stop off at the 20-seat a la carte sushi and sashimi bar at the entrance and enjoy Japanese delights in more serene surrounds.

La Cucina (Deck 14); a la carte
Meals: D

Accessed via stairs from the Garden Cafe or an elevator close to the aft cabins on Deck 14, this Italian restaurant is tucked out of the way, and a lovely surprise (once you find it). More casual than Le Bistro and Cagney's it, nevertheless, makes for a nice date-night venue.



  • Room categories include: solo, inside, balcony, mini-suite, spa, The Haven suites
  • Families have limited options: cramped family insides (128 square feet), connecting balcony rooms, mini-suites and two-bedroom Family Suites in The Haven suite complex
  • Epic has 42 wheelchair-accessible rooms with collapsible shower stools, arm guards and lowered sinks
  • Extensive suite offerings via the exclusive The Haven complex; lots of suite perks make Epic attractive to suite cruisers

Epic's cabin design is unique within the cruise industry. For starters, every outside cabin has a balcony; it also boasts 128 Studios, inside rooms sized and priced for solo cruisers. Most of the cabins (the exception being insides, villas and some suites) also feature a funky "wave" design that people either love or hate -- think curvy walls and rounded queen-sized beds.

The revolutionary bathrooms -- which split the toilet and shower into two separate units, and put the stand-alone wash basin in the main cabin space -- aren't particularly popular (and the line never repeated the design on any other ships). With doors that are translucent, it's a bit awkward if you're travelling with anyone who is not your partner, though couples and travelling companions of a nervous disposition can pull across a drape that effectively shuts off the bathroom area from the rest of the cabin.

One note: Cabins feature a range of lovely lighting effects, including concealed LEDs and backlights. These can appear baffling at first, so check the helpful information card placed in every cabin.

Standard amenities in all cabins include daily steward service and evening turn-down, two twin beds that convert to a queen (except in Studio rooms), a TV, good quality hair dryer, coffee maker, vanity/writing desk and stool. There is ample wardrobe and storage space, along with plenty of mirrors. All rooms have both U.S. and European electrical sockets, but note the plugs are hidden in a cupboard beneath the desk/vanity unit.

Bathrooms feature fixed dispensers filled with liquid soap and combined shampoo/conditioner. A nifty design touch in the bathroom is a concealed basket for used towels beneath the sink (so well hidden that it took us a couple of days to discover it).

Suite passengers have additional benefits, including enhanced toiletries, a bathrobe and slippers, Champagne on arrival and priority embarkation and disembarkation.

Solo: The 128 Studio cabins are each 100 square feet, have a full-sized bed, full bathroom and plenty of storage space for a solo cruiser. The Studio rooms are all located in a two-deck complex (Decks 11 and 12) that also features an exclusive lounge, all of which can only be accessed by keycard.

Interior: The inside cabins all measure 128 square feet. Family inside cabins are located on Decks 13 and 14, near the children's area, and have two pull-down beds.

Balcony: These cabins measure 188 to 251 square feet and can accommodate up to four people. They have panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows leading to balconies that range in size from 37 to 100 square feet. Particularly attractive are the aft cabins with views over the ship's wake.

Mini-suite: These cabins measure 241 to 245 square feet, with balconies measuring 52 to 56 square feet. They feature a luxury bathroom with shower or tub, and a drape can be drawn to separate the sleeping and living areas.

Spa: People staying in Epic's spa cabins get complimentary access to the ship's thermal suite, located inside the spa. Situated on Deck 14, the balcony spa cabins measure 203 to 230 square feet, with 52- to 79-square-foot balconies. Mini-suite spa staterooms are 241 to 245 square feet, with 52- to 56-square-foot balconies. Both of these cabin categories can accommodate up to three people, but it should be noted that passengers under the age of 18 are not allowed in the ship's thermal suite.

At 322 square feet, The Haven spa suites are the largest spa cabins and accommodate two passengers. They feature a queen-sized circular bed, an ensuite hot tub, butler and concierge service and access to The Haven's private pool, lounge, restaurant and bar.

The Haven: The Haven is a 60-suite "ship-within-a-ship" complex and an oasis of calm away from the hustle and bustle of the main decks. Located on Decks 16 and 17, the space also includes a private pool, two whirlpools, a gym, a sun deck and a private restaurant. All Haven passengers benefit from butler service and private amenities including a pool, a sun deck, a lounge, a restaurant, a bar and a gym.

Courtyard Penthouse: The smallest suites in The Haven, these cabins are 319 to 322 square feet, have balconies that measure 81 to 84 square feet and hold just two people.

Family Villas: These two-bedroom suites are 504 square feet, have two bathrooms, a living room and a dining area and can accommodate up to six people. The balcony measures 54 square feet.

Owner's Suite: The ultimate splurge is the Owner's Suite, which accommodates up to four people and measures 852 square feet with a balcony of 121 square feet. It features a separate bedroom with a king-sized bed, a living room, a separate dining area and a bathroom with a separate shower and a whirlpool tub.


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Deck 10
Deck 11
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Deck 13
Deck 14
Deck 15
Deck 16
Decks 19, 18 and 17

Best for...

Active families, picky eaters, and couples/groups who love to bar hop

Not the best for...

People who can't stand crowds, or those seeking a relaxed onboard environment

Who goes on Norwegian Cruise Line cruise ships?

Norwegian cruise ships draw a diverse crowd, though the majority of passengers on ships sailing to the Caribbean and in Alaska and Hawaii hail from North America. You'll find a decent number of people from other English-speaking countries, and smaller numbers from South America and Europe. On European cruises, North Americans still dominate but you'll find more people from the United Kingdom and other European countries. You'll find plenty of young families onboard Norwegian ships, especially during holidays and school breaks. However, the line's newest ship, Norwegian Bliss, is less family-friendly than the line's other ships, with all the kids clubs on the lowest levels of the ship and onboard entertainment that is decidedly adult. Generally speaking, Norwegian Cruise Line attracts mostly middle-aged and older couples, as well as groups of friends of all ages.

Do I have to dress up on a Norwegian Cruise Line cruise?

Norwegian Cruise Line maintains a casual atmosphere onboard; during the day, casual wear is the norm. There's no formal dress code at night either, though most people do change into something slightly less casual for dinner. Additionally, some of the speciality extra-fee restaurants do require long pants, collared shirts and closed-toe shoes. Most evenings you'll see men in dark jeans or khakis and collared shirts, and women in blouses with slacks or skirts, or sundresses. Don't be surprised if you see people in shorts in the main dining rooms. Norwegian doesn't have any formal nights, but there is an optional Norwegian's Night Out at least once per sailing, for which passengers are encouraged to dress up. You'll rarely see a tux or gown, but suits and cocktail dresses are not unheard of. Norwegian ships also typically hold several themed nights (glow party, '70s or '80s, etc.) during a typical sailing. You might want to bring a few appropriate items, such as white clothing for the glow and white parties or bell bottoms for '70s night.

Is everything free on Norwegian Cruise Line cruises?

No. Unless you have an all-inclusive dining or beverage package (which you can buy), you'll have to pay extra for most gratuities, speciality dining, room service, all drinks (alcoholic and non, except water, select juices at breakfast, and coffee and tea), shore excursions, visits to the spa and any retail purchases, including photos. On the newest ships, you'll also have to pay for some of the entertainment options and even some of the top-deck fun: On Norwegian Bliss, for example, the laser tag and go-karts cost extra.

What are Norwegian Cruise Line's most popular activities?

On warm-weather cruises, the main pool is the line's most popular spot onboard. On ships with water slides, ropes courses, go-kart tracks and laser tag, these are also popular and often require a wait of up to 30 minutes or more. Inside, you'll find activities that range from trivia, bingo and Deal or No Deal during the day to song-and-dance revues or Broadway shows in the theatre and live music or cabaret shows in the evening. Norwegian ships also have a lively bar nightlife. There's also an always-busy casino, which opens when the ship is out to sea.

What are Norwegian Cruise Line Covid-19 policies and onboard protocols?

For the very latest information, and to find out more, speak to our team or click here.

NCL offer two simple price models. The base fare is available on all stateroom categories and includes:

  • Comfortable, well-appointed en-suite accommodation
  • Meals in the main dining rooms, snack and buffet restaurants
  • Daily stateroom attendant service
  • All entertainment unless part of a dining entertainment production onboard
  • Casino & nightclub entry
  • Access to well-appointed gyms
  • Complimentary room service continental breakfast (other times, a tray delivery charge applies)
  • Selected soft-drinks in buffet restaurants at meal times plus tea & coffee

NCL's Free at Sea option allows to you add on your choice of perks. Usually, you can choose two but during selected promotions, you may receive all perks. Prices vary by duration but start at just £149pp for a 7-night cruise. You can choose the following:

  • Premium beverages
  • Speciality dining 
  • Wi-Fi package
  • Excursion discounts
  • Guests 3 & 4 (when sharing with 2 adults) sail for taxes only - selected sailings only
    • When purchasing a Free at Sea package, all gratuities and service charges associated with the selected perk are included (some exceptions may apply in certain territorial waters)
  • Guests travelling in Suites (not Club Balcony Suites) or The Haven can take advantage of all applicable Free at Sea perks at no additional cost

Suites & The Haven Suites

Guests staying in Suites and The Haven accommodation can enjoy a host of upgraded services and amenities including:

  • Guests 1 & 2 receive all Free at Sea perks (drinks, speciality dining, Wi-Fi, shore excursion discount)
  • Haven accommodation get exclusive access to The Haven Courtyard area with private pool, sundeck, hot tub and fitness area
  • 24-hour trained and certified suite butler
  • Concierge service
  • White tablecloth in-suite dining & escort to your suite
  • Priority embarkation and disembarkation
  • Distinctive platinum keycard to ensure priority service throughout the ship
  • Priority access to onboard dining & entertainment options, plus early access to pre-booking prior to sailing.
  • Complimentary limousine service from pier to airport (Garden Villa H1 only)
  • Champagne, custom selection of spirits, fruit, bottled water & sodas (H1, H2, H3, H4 only)
  • Sparkling wine, bottled water & fruit on embarkation day (all other H & S categories)
  • 24-hour room service
  • Mini-bar and espresso/cappuccino maker
  • Special Haven menus
  • Gourmet treats delivered to the suite each evening
  • Invitations to exclusive breakfast, lunch and Cocktail part with the ship's officers
  • Bliss Collection by Norwegian™ pillow-top mattress
  • Fine linens, feather duvet and pillow menu
  • Plush bath robes, slippers and oversized towels

What's included in NCL's Drinks Package?

Open Bar (Premium Beverage Package) $99 per day - unless part of the Free At Sea promotion~.

Enjoy a wide selection of soft drinks, beers, spirits, cocktails, wines by the glass and bottled or draft beer up to and including $15 during your entire cruise.

Beers: Angry Orchard, Blue Moon, Bud (Light & Regular), Coors Light, Corona – Extra/Light, Dos Equis Lager, Goose Island IPA, Heineken/Light, Lagunitas Little Sumpin, Michelob Ultra, Modelo Especial, Molson, Newcastle Brown, Peroni, Pilsner Urquell, Red Stripe, Sam Adams, Strongbow, Plus 4+ brands on draft.

Gins & Vodka: Beefeater London Dry, Bombay Sapphire, Tanqueray Special, Absolut, Absolut Citron, Belvedere, Ketel One, Krakus Polish vodka, Grey Goose, Russian Standard, SKYY, Smirnoff, Stolichnaya, Stolichnaya Vanil, Tito’s Handmade, Voli 305.

Whisky, Brandy & other Spirits: Bulleit Kentucky Straight, Canadian Club, Chivas Regal 12 Years, Crown Royal, Dewar’s White Label, Fireball Cinnamon, Glenmorangie Original Single Malt, Jameson Irish, Jack Daniels Old No. 7, Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey, Jim Beam Kentucky Straight, Johnnie Walker Black Label, Johnnie Walker Red Label, Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt, Seagram’s 7 Crown, Seagram’s VO, Hennessy VS, Harvey’s Bristol Cream, Hidalgo Reserva 12-YearSpanish Brandy, St Rémy VSOP French Brandy, Sandeman Founders, Reserve Porto, Sandeman Tawny Porto, Tabernero Pisco Puro, Tío Pepe Spanish Sherry, Gekkeikan Sake, Momokawa Pearl Sake, 1800 Reposado, 1800 Silver, Cazadores Blanco, José Cuervo Gold Los Corrales Silver, JAJA “HaHa” Blanco, Patrón Silver.

Rum: Atlántico Platinum, Bacardi 8, Bacardi Black, Bacardi Limón, Bacardi Oakheart, Bacardi Superior, Brugal Añejo, Captain Morgan Spiced, Captain Morgan White, Flor De Caña, Gosling’s Black Seal, Malibu Coconut, Mount Gay Eclipse, Myers’s Original Dark, Pusser’s, Zacapa Ámbar.

Liqueurs/Cordials: Aperol Apéritif, Averna, B&B, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Brogan’s Original Irish Cream, Bottega Limoncino, Chinola Passion Fruit Liqueur, Campari, Cedilla – Açai, Cointreau, Disaronno Amaretto, Drambuie, Dubonnet Rouge, Fernet-Frangelico, Grand Marnier, Jagermeister, Kahlúa, Licor 43, Pernod, Pimm’s No. 1, RumChata, Southern Comfort, Tuaca.

Plus, hundreds of cocktails, over 20 wines by the glass & sodas, tonics & juices.

Premium Plus Beverage Package $128 per day or upgrade from Premium Package for $29 per day

Includes everything in the Premium Package, plus:

Tequilla & Rum: Patron Añejo, Patron Reposado, Don Julio Reposado, Don Julio Blanco, Cazadores Añejo, Mezcal Gracias A Dios, Zacapa 23, Pryrat Cask 1623, Wyland

Vodka & Gin: Cîroc, Ultimat, Hendrick’s, The Botanist Islay Dry, Tanqueray Ten, Ableforth’s Bathtub Small-batch Gin.

Scotch, Whiskey & Bourbon: Whistle Pig Rye, Bookers, Woodford Reserve, Gentleman Jack, Macallan Quest, Paul John Indian Single Malt, Johnnie Walker Platinum 18 YO, Glenfiddich Reserve Single Malt, Glenfiddich Select, The Glenlivet Founders Reserve, Dewar’s 12yr Malt/Grain Blend, Talisker 10.

Cordiales, Brandies & Cognac: Chambord, Remy Martin VSOP, Remy Martin 1738, Armagnac Cles Des Ducs VSOP, Courvoisier VSOP.

Premium Wines, Champagne & Cava

• Veuve Clicquot BRUT “Yellow Label” Champagne, France
• Nicolas Feuillatte ROSÉ NV Champagne, France*
• Moët & Chandon BRUT “Impérial” Champagne, France*
• Isabel Mondavi CHARDONNAY Carneros, California
• Pascal Jolivet SAUVIGNON BLANC Sancerre “Clos du Roy” Loire, France*
• Il Borro CHARDONNAY “Lamelle” by Salvatore Ferragamo Tuscany, Italy*
• Louis Jadot CHARDONNAY Pouilly-Fuissé Burgundy, France*
• Silverado Vineyards CHARDONNAY Napa Valley, California
• Terrazas de los Andes CHARDONNAY “High Altitude Vineyards” Reserva Uco Valley Mendoza, Argentina*
• Chateau Ste. Michelle & Dr. Loosen RIESLING “Eroica” Columbia Valley, Washington*
• Hampton Water ROSÉ by Bon Jovi Languedoc, France*
• Castello Banfi SANGIOVESE Brunello di Montalcino Tuscany, Italy
• Isabel Mondavi PINOT NOIR Carneros, California*
• Emblem, CABERNET SAUVIGNON California
• Luce della Vite BLEND “Lucente” Tuscany, Italy
• Recanati CABERNET SAUVIGNON Galilee,Israel*
• Oberon CABERNET SAUVIGNON Napa County, California
• Silverado Vineyards CABERNET SAUVIGNON “Estate Grown” Napa Valley, California
• Louis Jadot PINOT NOIR Bourgogne Burgundy, France*
• Bodegas Federico Paternina TEMPRANILLO “Banda Roja” Reserva Rioja, Spain*
• Dogliotti 1870 NEBBIOLO, Barolo Piedmont, Italy*
• Spellbound, PETITE SIRAH California*
• Il Borro SYRAH- SANGIOVESE “Pian di Nova” by Salvatore Ferragamo Tuscany, Italy*
• Simi CABERNET SAUVIGNON Alexander Valley, California*
• Château Cantenac BLEND St.-Émilion Bordeaux, France
• Dow’s VINTAGE PORT “Quinta do Bomfim” Douro, Portugal 2015
• Inniskillin VIDAL ICE WINE Niagara Peninsula VQA, Ontario, Canada
• Chateau D’Armajan des Ormes SAUVIGNON-SEMILLON Sauternes Bordeaux, France
• Louis Raynald CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE Rhône, France*
• Terrazas de los Andes MALBEC “Reserva” Mendoza, Argentina*

Terms & conditions

Restrictions apply. Please read the Open Bar Terms & Conditions. Not available for sailings of 2 days or less. A 20% gratuity and beverage service charge will be added at checkout. (not applicable, if the Beverage Package has been selected as part of the Free at Sea upgrade). Beverage packages must be purchased for all guests staying within the same stateroom, additional stateroom, adjoining stateroom or travel with. Individuals under the age of 21 will be required to purchase the Soda Programme. *These wines are also available by the bottle with dinner ** Wine by the glass availability by location.~Taxes may be payable in selected destinations and territorial waters.

Free At Sea

Free At Sea

Feel Free to experience the utmost in freedom and flexibility at sea with so much included in the cruise fare. Plus, with Free at Sea, you can elevate your cruise experience to the next level. Guests staying in Suites or The Haven receive all perks as standard (for the first two guests only).

Premium beverages* - see below for a sample of what's included
Speciality Dining^ - Enjoy a night of fine dining in one of their speciality dining restaurants
Wi-Fi** - Keep in touch with friends and family back at home
Excursion discounts - See the sights the world has to offer with $50 per stateroom discount, per port of call
Family & Friends Offer# - 3rd & 4th guests pay only the applicable taxes for their cruise

Open Bar drinks

Enjoy an unlimited amount of drinks priced up to $15 per serving. Gratuities are taken care of in the package, so it's included if it's under $15! 

Beers & Ciders: Angry Orchard Cider · Blue Moon · Bud - Light & Regular · Dos Equis · Heineken/Light · Lagunitas Little Sumpin · Modelo Especial · Newcastle Brown · Sam Adams · Strongbow and many more

Whiskey, Brandy & other spirits: Canadian Club · Jameson Irish · Jack Daniels · St Rémy VSOP · Sandeman Tawny Porto · Johnnie Walker Black/Red · Seagram's VO · Courvoisier VS Cognac · José Cuervo and many more

Gin & Vodka: Beefeater London Dry · Bombay Sapphire · Absolut · Grey Goose · SKYY · Smirnoff · Stolichnaya · Tito's Handmade · Voli 305 and many more

Rum: Bacardi 8 · Bacardi Superior · Captain Morgan Spiced · Gosling's Black Sea · Mount Gay Eclipse · Pusser's and many more

Liquers / Cordials: Aperol Apéritif · B&B · Bailey's · Bottega Limoncino · Cointreau · Disaronno Amaretto · Grand Marnier · Pernod · Southern Comfort and many more


Hundreds of cocktails, over 20 wines by the glass, sodas, tonics & juices. In addition, buy wines by the bottle and receive a 20% discount

Terms & conditions

Available on all sailings and for all categories, including IX, OX, BX and MX (Sail Away Categories) but applicable terms vary for certain ships and sailings. Upgrade charge depends on cruise length. £149pp is applicable for cruises of 7-9 days. Applicable to 1st and 2nd guests sharing a stateroom only (unless otherwise stated). **Amount of minutes is subject to the length of the cruise. ^Number of meals subject to the length of the cruise and type of stateroom booked. #Select sailings only. *Selection may differ on Pride of America. Brands are subject to change. Age restrictions apply. Exclusions apply including energy drinks, room service, mini-bar, freshly-squeezed juices, premium coffee, bottled water, wine dispensers and vending machines. Taxes may be payable in selected destinations and territorial waters.

Prices based on:


  • Sleeps up to 2
  • Convertible queen-size bed
  • Sitting area
  • Unique bathroom treatment where every area is separate, including the shower and modern vanity sink
  • Approximate size 11 sq. m
  • Family Inside
    Family Inside

    • Perfect for the family, these staterooms offer easy to the kids facilities onboard
    • Sleeps up to 4
    • Convertible queen-size bed
    • Pulldown beds for 3rd & 4th guests
    • Sitting area
    • Unique bathroom treatment where every area is separate, including the shower and modern vanity sink
    • Approximate size 11 sq. m


  • Sleeps up to 3
  • Convertible queen-size bed
  • Sitting area
  • Curved walls for a sense of greater space
  • Unique bathroom treatment where every area is separate, including the shower and modern vanity sink
  • Large private balcony with stunning views
  • Approximate size 17-33 sq. m. Balcony size approximately 3-12 sq. m
  • Family Balcony
    Family Balcony

    • Perfect for the family, these staterooms offer easy to the kids facilities onboard
    • Sleeps up to 4
    • Convertible queen-size bed
    • Sitting area
    • Curved walls for a sense of greater space
    • Unique bathroom treatment where every area is separate, including the shower and modern vanity sink
    • Private balcony with stunning views
    • Approximate size 19-28 sq. m. Balcony size approximately 5-7 sq. m

    Large Balcony
    Large Balcony

  • Sleeps up to 3
  • Convertible queen-size bed
  • Sitting area
  • Curved walls for a sense of greater space
  • Unique bathroom treatment where every area is separate, including the shower and modern vanity sink
  • Large private balcony with stunning views
  • Approximate size 18-24 sq. m. Balcony size approximately 4-10 sq. m
  • Aft-Facing Balcony
    Aft-Facing Balcony

    • Sleeps up to 3
    • Convertible queen-size bed
    • Sitting area
    • Curved walls for a sense of greater space
    • Unique bathroom treatment where every area is separate, including the shower and modern vanity sink
    • Private aft-facing balcony with stunning views
    • Approximate size 19-28 sq. m. Balcony size approximately 5-7 sq. m

    Club Balcony Suite
    Club Balcony Suite

  • Club Balcony Suites typically offer a little more space than Balcony Staterooms. All feature two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed
  • Sleeps up to 3
  • Convertible queen-size bed
  • Sitting area
  • Extra bedding available to sleep 3rd guest
  • Luxury bathroom with bath or shower
  • Private balcony
  • Some connect with adjacent staterooms
  • Approximate size 22-28sq. m. Balcony size approximately 5-7 sq. m
  • Family Club Balcony Suite
    Family Club Balcony Suite

  • Club Balcony Suites typically offer a little more space than Balcony Staterooms. All feature two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed
  • Perfect for the family, these staterooms offer easy to the kids facilities onboard
  • Sleeps up to 4
  • Convertible queen-size bed
  • Sitting area
  • Extra bedding available to sleep 3rd and 4th additional guests
  • Luxury bathroom with bath or shower
  • Private balcony
  • Some connect with adjacent staterooms
  • Approximate size 22sq. m. Balcony size approximately 4-5 sq. m
  • The Haven 2-Bedroom Family Villa with Balcony
    The Haven 2-Bedroom Family Villa with Balcony

    • Includes Free at Sea upgrade: Premium Beverages Package, Speciality Dining Package, Shore Excursions Credit, WiFi Package, Friends & Family sail at a reduced rate
    • Sleeps up to 6
    • Master bedroom with king-size bed
    • Luxury bathroom with separate shower and whirlpool tub
    • Living room, and separate dining room
    • Children's bedroom with en-suite bathroom
    • Full butler and concierge service
    • Private balcony. Some may have solarium (enclosed balcony) instead.
    • Access to The Haven private courtyard area, The Haven Lounge and private restaurant and bar
    • Priority services throughout your cruise
    • Some connect to adjacent villas
    • Approximate size 79 sq. m. Balcony size approximately 11 sq. m.

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