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Norwegian Epic cruise ship will debut with new entertainment reservation system

Norwegian Cruise Line won’t claim originality with its pre-cruise online entertainment reservation system onboard the upcoming Norwegian Epic.

Royal Caribbean took that honor last November when the gargantuan Oasis of the Seas debuted.

Yet, coupled with the debut of its unique lineup of original cruise ship entertainment, including cruise line entertainment with unprecedented and world-class on-board entertainment, including Blue Man Group, Cirque Dreams™ & Dinner, The Second City® Comedy Troupe, Legends in Concert, Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos Show and Nickelodeon™ at Sea, NCL continues to ramp up the anticipation for Norwegian Epic’s debut next month.

"Norwegian Epic will redefine cruise ship entertainment with its wide variety of world-class entertainment," said Kevin Sheehan, NCL's chief executive officer. "We believe there will be a huge demand for the on-board entertainment and to ensure that guests can see the performances of their choice, we created a special pre-booking mechanism. We feel that this will further the Freestyle Cruising experience, offering guests unsurpassed flexibility and convenience."

Passengers can book entertainment options online 45 days prior to sailing date. Reservations for entertainment events with no cover charge will be held until 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time when they will be released to other guests on a first-come basis. Reservations with a cover charge must be canceled 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund.

Once onboard, guest can book shows through their stateroom television system, or the old-fashioned way – at the box office.

Online reservations are currently available for Norwegian Epic’s June 24 transatlantic sailing. The ship begins alternating Eastern and Western Caribbean seven-day sailings from Miami on July 10. To book a cruise on Norwegian Epic, visit NCL online; call 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784); or contact a travel professional.

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