Holidaymakers opting for a voyage on Norwegian Epic will have an opportunity to enjoy the largest spa at sea, alongside a fitness centre spanning more than 31,000 square feet.
Norwegian Cruise Lines today announced that its most innovative freestyle cruising vessel's luxurious Mandara Spa will boast 24 treatment rooms, two private couple's villas and two exotic steam Rasul rooms.
Private key-cards will be provided for access to 39 spa suites, deluxe balcony and balcony staterooms, another first for the cruise line, whose added indulgence includes eight spa suites, each featuring an in-room whirlpool.
As well as enjoying a DIY Scrub Experience, Hydrotherapy Courtyard & Thermal Suite, full-service salon, fitness centre and barber shop, cruise lovers aboard the ship will also have a choice of more than 50 treatments for both men and women.
"As with our world-class entertainment, dining and innovative stateroom categories on Norwegian Epic, our spa facilities will take cruising to an entirely new level," said chief executive officer Kevin Sheehan.
He added that the Mandara Spa is "a relaxing retreat with unique treatments, innovative fitness training" and other luxurious facilities designed to ensure holidaymakers make the best of their cruising experience.
The company also revealed that cruise lovers will have 21 freestyle dining options, 11 of which will be included in the cruise fare, meaning people will be able to enjoy free meals in them.
Offering a variety of cuisines, dining styles and atmospheres, the free restaurants include Taste, which will serve traditional and contemporary cuisine, and O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar & Grill providing American dishes round-the-clock.
People who want to enjoy an elegant supper club complete with music, dancing and entertainment will have Manhattan Room, while Garden Cafe, will provide Norwegian's signature action station casual restaurant atmosphere.
Recent growth in the British and European cruise market has resulted in operators relocating some vessels from North American ports.