Norwegian Cruise Line’s new Norwegian Epic to accommodate “epic size” Americans and feature cuisine by Applebee’s.

April 1, 2009 – Norwegian Cruise Line today unveiled the first images of its new 153,000-gross ton, 4,200-passenger Norwegian Epic, the company’s largest and most innovative Freestyle Cruising ship to date.

The ship will feature the most recognizable names in eating and travel.

This is being done to make the average American passenger enjoy the new ship, feel at home and not out of place.  There is no reason to know haute cuisine because everything on the Norwegian Epic will be based on  nouvelle fast food.

Included will be accommodations by Motel 6, with restaurants featuring the unique cuisine of McDonald’s, Denny’s and Applebee’s.

Olive Garden will provide the carefree gourmet extra priced restaurants.

The elegant shops and shipboard boutiques will be under the direction of Walmart, Big Lot and the 99 Cent Stores.

The ship will feature oversize chairs, accommodations and buffets to accommodate the average oversized American.  This will include gigantic hot tubs that are wave proof.

Buffet will feature 24-hour dining.  A contest will be operated on the Norwegian Epic to reward passengers consuming the most calories daily.

Deck chairs will be made out of steel to accommodate oversize Americans.

Dining room chairs will be able to hold people up to a size 55 inch waist.

Hot tub will have extra wide stairways to accommodate the average American.

Currently under construction at STX Europe in St. Nazaire, France, the contemporary, balcony-rich, 19-deck Norwegian Epic will be 1,068 feet long, 133 feet wide, with a draft of 28.5 feet when completed in May 2010.


About Michael L. Grace

During the mid-80s, Michael Grace worked as a writer on the TV Hit Series THE LOVE BOAT. He wrote many of the two hour special featuring great stars of the past, including Lana Turner, Claire Trevor, Anne Baxter, Ethel Merman, Alexis Smith, etc. The public’s access to these stars, in familiar dramas and comedies, made them want to go on a cruise. They could see the stars in an ordinary world as “regular” people. The phenomenally successful series was responsible for creating the cruise industry as we know it today. By the time he was writing for Love Boat, the great steamship companies and their liners were flying hand me down foreign flags, painted like old whores, scrapped or doing three day cruises to the Bahamas. He had sailed on over thirty ships and liners with his parents, aunt and grandmother in late 50s to early 70s. The very successful CRUISING THE PAST website has been an outgrowth of Michael’s strong interest in cruise and social history. Drawing on his own knowledge and a vast maritime and social history collection, he is able to produce a very successful website. Michael is part of the award winning team that created the internationally performed award winning musical SNOOPY, based on PEANUTS by Charles M. Schultz. He has written for television and films. Read more by going to "About" (on the above dashboard) and clicking "Editor"…

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