Onboard Norwegian Epic, Breakaway and Getaway there's something to enthrall everyone
When cruise lines compete, customers win.
The arms race used to be over who could build the biggest ship. Competition for the most-exciting water park activities gave us the FlowRider® Surf Simulator, crazy-twisty (and see-through) water slides and towering rock-climbing walls. The front of battle has now moved indoors, in a race to see which cruise line will offer the most cutting-edge, unusual and diverse entertainment options at sea. Let the entertainment wars begin!
Epic's Slate of Entertainment
Norwegian Cruise Line is a major contender. Aboard Norwegian Epic, passengers can experience the sizzle and passion of the Broadway sensation Burn The Floor, which has received rave reviews on Norwegian Breakaway and Getaway.
Another Broadway show on Epic is Queen of the Desert - The Musical. This comedy adventure features three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus in search of love and friendship and end up finding more than they could ever imagine. The Tony Award winning musical features over 500 award-winning costumes, 200 extraordinary head-dresses and a hit pararde od dance floor favorites, including "It's Raining Men," "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," and "I Will Survive."
Norwegian will also recreate The Cavern Club – birthplace of British pop music – on Norwegian Epic where you can rock to the sound of The Beatles, along with other international guests. The Cavern Club with debut on the October 11, 2015 sailing.
Epic's "Legends in Concert" features look-alike performers — keep an eye out for Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, Tina Turner and Jimmy Buffet imposters.
Broadway Meets Breakaway
Norwegian Cruise Line's next ship, Norwegian Breakaway, debuted in May 2013 and she’s matched (if not out-done) Epic’s slate of entertainment.
Onboard, you’ll find the electrifying Slam Allen Blues Band, formerly of the Epic. Stop by the Fat Cats Jazz and Blues Club for one or all of three nightly performances that rock the ship, especially their dynamic final set at 1 a.m. Broadway meets Breakaway with two hit shows — Rock of Ages, a musical set to classic rock from the '70s and '80s, and Burn the Floor, a steamy, Latin-infused dance show. No cover charge for either performance.
Norwegian Breakaway features a larger Spiegel Tent for their Cirque Dreams and Dinner show, this time with a jungle theme. Also back for a repeat performance is Howl at the Moon and The Second City performances.
And since the Breakaway homeport is in New York City, what entertainers could be more apt than the famed Radio City Music Hall Rockettes? With their trademark high-kicking synchronized dancing, and even aerobics classes led by energetic Rockettes, you won't want to miss a single show.
Magicians and Grammy-themed Entertainment on Getaway
When the Norwegian Getaway debuted in February 2014, she came with first-at-sea achievements. New on the Getaway was the first Grammy Experience at Sea. Norwegian Cruise Line partnered with The Recording Academy to display items from the Grammy Museum and to feature shows by past Grammy winners, nominees and others. Magicians, illusionists and special effects captivate and convince even the most skeptical audience as the Illusionarium takes center stage and replaces Cirque Dreams and Dinner.
Returning on Getaway is the sizzling Burn the Floor dance performances and the Howl at the Moon dueling pianos bar. The Broadway musical Legally Blonde will replace Rock of Ages.
With these packed programs offered aboard this Norwegian trio, sleep doesn't stand a chance.
We can't wait to see what Norwegian Escape is all about when she sets sail in the fall of 2015.