Owner: Norwegian Cruise Line - USA
NCL biggest and most innovative Freestyle cruiseship to date.The order that ultimately produced Norwegian Epic was announced in September 2006 as up to two ships and a option for a third. The project was code-named F3, for third-generation Freestyle Cruising. Economic conditions changed and a dispute of costs had the construction on hold until a new agreement was reached. December 2008 STX and NCL reached a settlement that revised the F3 project to a sole ship only.
Entered service: 2010 - Refit: 2015 - Gross tonnage: 155.803 - Pass. cap. lower beds: 4100 - All berths: 5186 - Passenger decks: 15 - Length: 329,45 m.- Beam: 40,64 m. - Drive: diesel/electric: 6 diesel engines make MAK 3 type 12M43C and 3 type 16M43C total output 80.400 kW. - Propulsion: 2 Converteam induction type electric motors with conventional shafts and 5-blade propellers of 24 MW each at 135 rpm. - Post Panamax Type - Largest ship of NCL - Max. speed: 22,5 knots - Built: STX-Europe - France - Yard no:C33 - Classification:DNV - Flag: Bahamas
|Passenger space ratio all berths 30|
|june 21-2010 The arrival of Norwegian Epic into Southampton tomorrow morning has been delayed due to a technical problem on the ship. Norwegian Epic is due to leave Rotterdam on schedule this afternoon for a one-night preview cruise and had been set to arrive the next day in Southampton at 10 a.m. The ship will still set sail today, at a reduced speed, and will dock in Southampton more than seven hours late -- at 5:30 p.m. NCL has confirmed that the problems are due to technical difficulties with the bearing of propeller shaft. During construction suffered three fires while fitting out, the causes of which are under investigation. After first sea trials an engine has been replaced.|
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