The Epic offers a big main pool with an aqua park, as well as a smaller pool area.
The main pool area is called Aqua Park, which features two large pools, with fountains, and five hot tubs. Near the pool area is Waves, the pool’s bar, and the Great Outdoors dining area, as well as a stage and dance floor. The water in the pools is heated to about 80 degrees, making it just right for a swim. There are a lot of sun chairs, but on sea days the area is completely swarming with passengers. Chairs are informally reserved with towels from as early as 7 am, despite requests from Norwegian to knock it off.
The Aqua Park includes a huge, multi-channel water slide, including the “Epic Plunge,” which feeds into into something resembling a toilet bowl. All in good taste, of course, and lots of fun.
Spice H2O is supposed to be an adults-only area from 7 am to 8 pm, but this rule is not always followed. It’s made up of one large pool and two hot tubs. The bar offers cocktails, beer, and wine, as well as breakfast and lunch on sea days.
The spa offers a third pool option, although not outside. If you need to retreat from the crowds, this is the place to go.
The kids’ Aqua Park, with several little slides, is located behind the main water slide area.
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