Priscilla Queen of the Desert sets sail on Norwegian Epic
Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical. Photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Lines.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert sets sail on Norwegian Epic

MIAMI — Norwegian Epic is ready for its winter and summer season following a three-week scheduled dry dock.

The ship will sail the Mediterranean from Barcelona, followed by a return to the U.S. and a new home in Port Canaveral in fall 2016.

Norwegian Epic now features a brand new entertainment outlet, The Cavern Club, bringing the legendary Liverpool venue where the Beatles saw their popularity skyrocket to life.

Following the addition of Broadway sensation Burn The Floor earlier this year, Norwegian Epic was outfitted with a second new Broadway show during the dry dock, Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical. The production features over 500 costumes, 200 extraordinary headdresses and a hit parade of dance floor favourites, including ‘It’s Raining Men’, ‘I Will Survive’ and ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’.

Dining enhancements for Norwegian Epic include extensive renovations to the existing Moderno Churrascaria, Cagney’s, La Cucina, Le Bistro, Garden Café, Manhattan Room restaurant and Taste restaurant. Many of the onboard dining venues received a refreshed look with new carpeting, reupholstered furniture and new décor.

Norwegian Epic was also outfitted with a new photo gallery, library and card room. Guests can tee up at the new SplashGolf, which was installed in the ship’s Kids Aqua Park.  Additionally, the vessel received major renovations and enhancements to the Mandara spa, Bliss Ultra Lounge, pool deck Marketplace, Epic Theater, Casino, and the exclusive Haven suite complex; including new lighting fixtures, artwork, wall coverings and furniture.

“Norwegian Epic’s extended dry dock has given us the opportunity to not only enhance the ship’s public spaces but to add significant new features, including a brand new Tony Award-winning musical with Priscilla Queen of the Desert, a new entertainment venue with The Cavern Club and new activities like SplashGolf,” said Andy Stuart, president and chief operating officer of Norwegian Cruise Line.  “We continue to heavily invest in our current fleet, to ensure that guests have a consistent experience across all Norwegian ships and the freedom and flexibility to create their ideal cruise vacation.”