Sunday, February 17, 2013

Norwegian Epic NCL Cruise Ship Leaving Miami and Specs

The cruise ship Norwegian Epic sets sail from Port of Miami, Florida. The NCL Norwegian epic was built in Saint-Nazaire France and had its maiden voyage on June 21, 2010. She is a F3 Class cruise ship and the largest ship operated by Norwegian Cruise Lines. The Epics Specifications are 153,000 gross tonnage, 1,081 feet long, 133 feet wide, draft of 28.5 feet, it carries 4,100 passengers and has a crew of 1,750. Her average cruising speed is 18 to 20 kts and during sea trials her max demonstrated speed was 23.6 Knots. The epic has 19 decks on which are located 18 bars and lounges, 14 restaurants, two bowling alleys and 3 multi-story water slides in the aqua park. Six Caterpillar Motoren long Stroke MaK diesel electric plants provide 79.8 MW of electrical power for the ship and the high torque density induction motors which turn the twin screws. This video off the Epic leaving Miami was taken at South Pointe Beach Park. The park is a great place to visit and the views of the cruise ships entering and leaving the Port of Miami are fantastic.