***Norwegian EPIC – Traveling solo

Cruising as a solo traveler is a smooth, safe, and enjoyable process on the Norwegian Epic.  Studio rooms created for the solo traveler are an affordable choice.  Unlike other cruise lines that charge double, a studio cabin on the Epic can be very affordable.  Norwegian’s Breakaway, Getaway, and Pride of America offer studios also.

Studio Rooms:

There are 128 studio cabins on the Epic.  The studio cabins are located on Deck 11 and 12.  Card key access is required to get into the corridor in the studios.  Each cabin is 100 square feet.  In the cabin there is a full size bed and plenty of space for storage.  The cabin is well designed.  There is even some mood lighting to make your stay more relaxing.

Studio Lounge:

In the middle of the studios hallway is a lounge area called the Studio Lounge.  Again card access is required to enter the Studio Lounge.  In the lounge there is a bar, specialty espresso coffee machine, snacks, a white board to help people connect, and comfy, attractive couches and chairs.  There is an optional meeting at 5:30 each day in the lounge to help people connect for dinner, excursions, shows, or other activities.

Dining:

If desired dining alone on the Epic is very comfortable.  There are many tables for two that easily will accommodate just one.  Many of these small tables are located near windows in either Taste or The Manhattan Room.  Some tables for two are located near the band in the Manhattan Room.  If eating in the Garden Cafe buffet, there are plenty of seats wrapped around the front of the ship.  The other complimentary option is O’Sheehan’s and there are usually plenty of seats there also.  I never had to wait for a seat to become available at any of the dining locations.

Entertainment:

There are many entertainment options on board that a solo traveler can take advantage of .  Free entertainment includes The Blue Man Group, Second City, Legends, Howl at the Moon (Dueling Pianos), Jazz, and many other music choices.  Shows can be signed up for before sailing, from on the TV in your stateroom, or at the Box Office right on the Epic.  If you enjoy a certain type of show, you can attend another performance by either booking again if the show is not full, or arriving 10 minutes before the show and going in the stand-by line.  Getting a seat is not usually an issue at all.

For more information on cruising solo on the Epic, to answer a specific question, or to book a cruise please email dreameztravel@gmail.com.  Also, please visit my website at http://www.DreamEZTravel.com.

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