jjcruise - Great to hear from you again! We are scheduled to sail on the NCL Sky in Feb. 2010 and it was great to learn that she is still in great shape. We are looking forward to the cruise very much! Hopefully you will be giving us a brief cruise review so that all our fellow cruisers will get the latest info on your adventures!
You've got to be kidding me! Have you guys read about the "128 of the cabins in all built around the communal, two-story area called the Living Room." It sounds as though they're packing 'em in as tight as possible. I guess they want to be ready for the spring breakers.
Hi, Did you go to the spa? I was wondering if there was a pool at the spa.
Originally posted by jjcruise:
Just off the NCL Sky and they have incorportaed the beds with rounded corners in the rooms. They were very nice, very firm and the rounded corners is a great idea, especially when walking around in the cabin. We had a balcony stateroom. I understand they will be the same type as on the new Epic.
The Norwegian Epic is STX C33, very similar at the hull level to STX A33 and B33 designs, MSC's Fantasia (A33) and Splendida(B33).
Here's a photo of the Fantasia.
Note there are at least 4 decks above the bridge, which per the deck plans is located on Deck 14. The lowest deck open to passengers is Deck 5. They have 18 decks. On Deck 15 above the bridge is the spa. On Decks 16, and 17 there are VIP Suites. On Deck 18 is the VIP sun deck. The main swimming pools are on Deck 14. The Fantasia is listed at 133,500 gross tons.
There appears to be at least 5 decks above the Bridge, which per the deck plans is on Deck 13. The lowest deck open to passengers is Deck 5. It has 18 decks too. On Decks 14 and 15 above the Bridge are restaurants. On Decks 16 and 17 are VIP suites. On Deck 18 is VIP sun deck. On the very small Deck 19 platform is the Freestyle sun deck. The main swimming pools are on Deck 15. The Epic is listed at 150,000 gross tons.
The Norwegian Epic has one more full deck vertically than the MSC Fantasia, which is why it's listed with 17,500 more gross tons.
It's no more top heavy than the two large MSC ships. The main difference between these ships are the forward facing lines of the ship. MSC continues the slope, where NCL rises vertically above the Bridge.
Engineering wise, form is following function, the vertical bulkhead allows more suites and room in the VIP area.
I'll admit the Epic looks ugly from a distance, but from an economic viewpoint, it's beautiful. It looks much taller topside because the Bridge is located one deck lower than the MSC ships.
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