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Norwegian Epic vs. Norwegian Breakaway

May 22, 2013
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Confession time: Isn’t this a scenario we all dream of being faced with: Two equally wonderful suitors vying for our affections? That’s what solo travelers are faced with right now with two Norwegian cruise ships: The Epic and The Breakaway. Both feature innovative Studio Staterooms designed and priced for solo travelers, making them each a […]

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If At First You Don’t Succeed. . . .

September 12, 2012
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I’ve been excited about the Norwegian Epic since I first heard about its 120 staterooms for solo travelers (with no single supplement!). In 2010, I managed to get invited to join a 2 night press trip aboard the ship out of New York City. But it wasn’t until this past May that I was able […]

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Mediterranean Preview: 9 Cities and 3 Countries in 1.5 Weeks

May 4, 2012
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I am just about on the eve of my next trip to Europe. If you’ll recall, I’ve booked myself a Studio Stateroom aboard the Norwegian Epic to explore several ports in three countries. I’ll also be flying in and out of Rome, so I’ll finally have a chance to see the Eternal City. Without a […]

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Entertainment of Epic Proportions

July 23, 2010

I swear Norwegian Cruise Line knew exactly what they were doing when they named their newest ship the Epic.  They knew travel writers wouldn’t be able to resist riffing on the name in our headlines.  But honestly, with a ship of this size, with this many restaurants and entertainment options, who can blame us for […]

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Norwegian Epic: An Adult Playground

July 20, 2010

Norwegian Epic reminded me a lot of Las Vegas:  It has a huge variety of activities to appeal to different tastes and different age groups, whether you are traveling with a group or traveling solo.  It’s like a playground for kids and adults alike. Since this was a press trip for me (read: free), and […]

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Solo Dining Aboard the Norwegian Epic

July 12, 2010

One of the things that I’ve always found unappealing about the cruise ship experience is the formal dining room scene. I don’t like the idea of being forced to eat at a certain time or at a certain table.  For a solo traveler, there’s the additional anxiety of wondering whether your tablemates will be friendly […]

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A Room For One: Norwegian Epic’s Studio Staterooms

July 9, 2010

Have you ever wanted to take a cruise alone, but found yourself frustrated by the hefty single supplements for solo travelers?  Me too.  Well, read on, because our time to cruise solo has come.  Norwegian Cruise Lines’ new ship, The Epic, has created a new category of staterooms called the Studios, that are priced and […]

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Norwegian Epic Inaugural Cruise (NY)

June 18, 2010

I have been holding something under my hat for awhile now, and it’s finally time to share it with you all: I have a press trip coming up.  Not just any press trip, but a press trip I wanted very, very badly.  I will be sailing on Norwegian Epic‘s inaugural cruise out of New York […]

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Freestyle Dining on NCL’s Epic: Perfect for Solos?

March 23, 2010

I got a press release last week from Norwegian Cruise Lines announcing another awesome feature of their new ship, the Norwegian Epic.  You remember the Norwegian Epic is the new ship with the staterooms for solo travelers, right?  As if that weren’t exciting enough, they also have 21 freestyle dining restaurants, including 11 that are […]

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