Miami to Barcelona on NCL Epic — a Transatlantic Repositioning Cruise

repositioning cruise

Eleven nights to get to Europe.  No airport lineups nor Homeland Security hassles.  Just relax, refresh and enjoy the voyage.  The NCL Epic is repositioning.

Now that it is low season and the ship needs to get to the Mediterranean for summer sailings.  You will find a significant drop in price to encourage travellers with the time to spare.  Cruise staff still need to be paid and kept busy so no point in crossing the Atlantic empty.

It is the same quality of food and entertainment as you would enjoy on a one-week adventure.  Pay once upfront and your only other expenses will be your shore excursions and any personal items.  Oh, and booze, of course!  This vacation is a trip of a lifetime, right?

A typical inside cabin on NCL Epic

While you’re waiting for your luggage to be delivered to your cabin, explore the upper decks and familiarize yourself with the layout of the ship.  Or at least the ‘You Are Here” maps. It is fun being lost with a drink in your hand.  You aren’t confined to a lounge or bar to enjoy your favourite beer or cocktail either.

Maybe you are celebrating a special occasion or anniversary and would enjoy dining in one of the specialty restaurants this evening. (Additional cost of approximately $30).  Freestyle cruising allows you to eat in any of the outlets whether they be for pizza, burgers, wings, buffet or a fine dining restaurant.  Reservations can be made from your cabin right on the tv monitor.

NCL Epic dining rooms


Asian food
Asian food tonight? Chinese or Japanese?

How about something casual from the buffet?

Casual atmosphere with multiple choices

Follow dinner with some entertainment — a variety of lounges (piano bar, jazz, cigar, country & western), library, gym, bowling, disco, comedy acts, circus, Second City, Blue Man Group, hypnotist.

NCL entertainment activities
Too many choices to entertain you

And there is always the casino!

roulette, slots
Luck be a Lady tonight!

And be sure to try the Ice Bar.  Brrrr …

NCL Epic’s Ice Bar for those who don’t know what cold weather is really like

And, of course, when in port, there will be several optional shore excursions to purchase.  If you should decide to explore on your own, be sure to get back in time.  The ship will leave without you.  Really!  However, they will wait if a shore excursion is late returning for some reason.  So don’t think the tours are too expensive.

We’re stopping in the Azores for a day!!!














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