Walking into my Deluxe Balcony Cabin, I immediately noticed several things different from traditional cruise ship balcony cabins. First were the curving walls, quickly followed by the sink sitting next to the bed in a large cabinet and the separate toilet and shower areas. Since it was daytime when I checked in, I didn't notice at first that I needed to insert my room key in a slot in order to make the lights work. This energy-saving feature has been used in many hotels (especially outside of the USA) for years, but it's a first for cruise ships. Having the balcony door open disengages the air conditioning, which is also an excellent energy saving feature.
At first, I wasn't sure if I liked the cabin layout, but it really grew on me over the two days I was on the ship. There's definitely plenty of storage space, the sink is very small, but the area is well lit and has numerous shelves and nooks for storage. The shower was large and had good water pressure. The shower and toilet areas are enclosed with frosted glass, but this area can be closed off from the sleeping and sitting area with a curtain, and I don't think you can really "see" through the glass.
These 60 photos of the various cabins on the Norwegian Epic and 36 photos of the luxurious villas complex clearly demonstrate the wide range of accommodations on the Norwegian Epic. Solo travelers will love the Studio concept, affluent family groups will flock to the villas, parents and kids will like the option of connecting family cabins located near the Recess kids' area, spa lovers will enjoy the spa cabins, and the rest of us will appreciate the variety and range of cabin and villa prices.
Norwegian Epic Cabins - 60 photos of the cabins on the Norwegian Epic
Norwegian Epic Villas - 36 photos of the exclusive villa complex on the Norwegian Epic
Norwegian Epic Deluxe Balcony Cabin (c) Linda Garrison