Plenty of places to lay in the sun and dive in cool water.
|Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Epic||Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Magic|
|Number of Decks||19||17|
|Number of Pools||3||3|
|Number of Public Hot Tubs||7||2|
The Norwegian Epic has a large main pool area in the middle of the ship that includes an aqua park with multiple slides. There also is a smaller pool at the back of the ship. Sun decks surround both pool areas, as well as on deck 16.
The biggest public sun decks on the Epic are decks 15 and 16 (forward), and deck 19 (aft), with hundreds of sun chairs. There’s also the Courtyard sun deck, reserved for Norwegian’s suite and Villa passengers. The Posh sun deck and Beach Bar are exclusive to Norwegian’s Silver members. There also is a “Freestyle” sunning area where passengers can go topless if they like.
All of these areas are crowded nearly all the time, but sea days are the worst. To try and combat bickering, Norwegian has a “no sun lounger reservation” policy, but it’s still tough to find a seat.
|This section is organized into 3 pages|
Page 1Pool Areas
The Epic offers a big main pool with an aqua park, as well as a smaller pool area.Read More...
Page 2Sun Decks & Open Areas
Highlights include an adults-only area, a posh deck, and a “freestyle” deck where passengers can go topless.Read More...
Page 3Deck Plans
The ship is big, if not the most elegant-looking from the outside.Read More...
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