Norwegian Epic Debuts Advance Online Ticketing For On-Board Entertainment
Written by: Cruise News
May, 17, 2010.
As we have previously reported, the Norwegian Epic will have a pre-cruise online reservation system for featured on-board entertainment. These include Blue Man Group, Cirque Dreams & Dinner, Legends in Concert, The Second City Comedy Troupe, Nickelodeon™ Slime Time Live!, Breakfast with Nickelodeon™ and the Murder Mystery “Presumed Murdered.” To reserve admission for these performances, Norwegian Epic guests can pre-book reservations prior to their cruise. Booked guests can go to the Norwegian website, www.ncl.com, log in to the “My NCL” section and visit the special entertainment page. Guests may make a reservation for each show once per sailing.
Online bookings will open 45 days prior to sailing date. Reservations for entertainment events with no cover charge are valid until 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. At that time, all unclaimed reservations with be released to guests on a first come first serve basis. Cancellations of reservations for entertainment events which have a cover charge must be made no later than 24 hours prior to the scheduled start time to receive a full refund. It is important to note that if a cancellation occurs with less than 24 hours notice, the full price of the ticket will be charged and no refunds will be given. Once on board, guests may still make reservations for available shows through the ship’s iTV system or by contacting the Box Office.
“Norwegian Epic will redefine cruise ship entertainment with its wide variety of world-class entertainment,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s chief executive officer. “We believe there will be a huge demand for the on-board entertainment and to ensure that guests can see the performances of their choice, we created a special pre-booking mechanism. We feel that this will further the Freestyle Cruising experience, offering guests unsurpassed flexibility and convenience.”
Guests will have many entertainment choices aboard Norwegian Epic. It is quite exciting and promises to raise the bar for cruise ship entertainment to a new high. Blue Man Group will perform eight shows per sailing; Legends in Concert, six performances; Legends Unplugged, three shows; Nickelodeon SlimeTime Live, three shows; Cirque Dreams & Dinner will be performed 12 shows per cruise; Second City, 14; Howl at the Moon, four shows; and there will be Breakfast with Nickelodeon on three mornings per sailing. The ship will also debut the first big top at sea – the Spiegel Tent – which will feature Cirque Dreams & Dinner, created and directed by Neil Goldberg. A special Murder Mystery, called “Presumed Murdered,” presented by The Second City will also be featured in the Spiegel Tent one time per cruise.
Online reservations for entertainment are currently being accepted for Norwegian Epic’s June 24 transatlantic sailing. The ship begins alternating Eastern and Western Caribbean seven-day sailings from Miami on July 10.