Highlights include a large fitness center, rock climbing wall, and a sports complex
The fitness center features 37 treadmills and 18 cross-trainers, as well as weight equipment, free weights, and several aerobic studios and stretching areas.
Different classes are available throughout the week, most complimentary. Some, like boot camp or Zumba classes, have a service charge of $12, $20 or $69. Other classes include Pilates, yoga, and spinning. Nutritional consultations and metabolism testing is also available.
According to Norwegian, the Epic’s rock climbing wall area includes the only U.S.-rated climbing wall afloat, and it also features the only rappelling wall at sea. There are races to reach the little bells on top, the shorter route is easier, the longer one more difficult.
Both Bliss Ultra Lounge and O’Sheehan’s have bowling alleys — a Norwegian Cruise Line signature (the line remains the only one with bowling alleys on its ships). There are two lanes at Bliss and three at O’Sheehan’s. Bowling balls and shoes are provided on-site.
On deck 15, in the passages running underneath Spice H2O, are several ping pong tables. It’s not a lot of space, but enough to get a good game going.
Deck 17 is where outdoor sports are played, at a basketball court that doubles as a soccer field. The entire area is contained within a huge net so no balls can be lost. Next to the stairs is the Spider Web, a climbing web, and Vertical Reality, a bungee catapult. Unfortunately, these were closed while we were on the ship.
Both a shuffleboard and jogging track are on deck seven (port and starboard, respectively). Norwegian Epic does not have a promenade that goes around the whole ship, so the two parts are separated. There are three shuffleboard courts on the port side, and a giant chess/checkers board. The jogging track on starboard requires 3.8 laps to equal a mile.
Pool tables and dart boards are in Bliss and O’Sheehan’s. They are free-of-charge and you can play as long as you want.
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