Norwegian Epic

Norwegian Epic
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Norwegian Epic cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a passenger vessel with IMO number 9410569, owned by the Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings company. Among the unfortunate events at sea are fires, crew and passenger incidents (deaths, injuries, crimes), machinery malfunctions.

Here you can also track Norwegian Epic position at sea.using the AIS live ships tracker of VesselFinder. The 155,900-ton 4100-passenger NCL cruise ship Epic was built in 2010 by the Chantiers de l’Atlantique (STX France) shipbuilding company in France.

Norwegian Epic accidents & incidents

NCL Norwegian Epic accidents and incidents - Cruise MinusAt the Norwegian Epic CruiseMinus page you will find a complete list of the Norwegian Cruise Line Epic ship’s major accidents and cruise incidents. Reports are made by our own staff using official data from major online news media sources, Wikipedia and USCG (Coast Guard) reports.

Here we also post updates on NCL Epic cruise law news. They are related to recent crimes being investigated. Among those could be arrests, filed lawsuits, charges and fines, grievances, settled /withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, etc.

You can add more details or submit your own NCL Epic ship incidents (negative cruise experience reports) via the Cruise Minus “contact us” form.

This is link to the ship’s official site NCL.com.

Fire incidents

  • May 5, 2010, when the vessel was still under construction, a fire broke out at the shipbuilder’s yard in St Nazaire, France. The incident occurred at ~11 pm in an aft area on Deck 4 (crew deck). The fire damaged mostly to the vessel’s wiring in that area. This incident didn’t affect the Inaugural cruise scheduled for June 24, 2010.

Technical incidents

  • June 21, 2010, a technical issue delayed the ship’s arrival in Southampton England by ~7 hours. The shipowner NCL announced the problem was a minor propulsion system (propeller shaft) issue. It was fixed in Southampton. On the 2-days long Maiden Voyage (June 24), the Southampton passenger embarkation was delayed by ~2 hours after the ship’s pass card system malfunctioned, and all guests had to be signed in manually.
  • July 4, 2010, the organized by Macy’s Inc “34th Annual” July 4th-themed Fireworks show took place on the NCL Epic. The NBC’s 1-hour broadcast of the show was aired live from the cruise ship.
  • February 22, 2013, due to a Nassau Port Authority’s scheduling error, the ship was not allowed to enter and dock there. The Captain announced via the PA system that there are 6 cruise ships currently in port, so the NCL Epic was denied berthing permission. Passengers were compensated with only US$20 PP as refund for the port fee.
  • February 10, 2017, power outage caused an itinerary change – Great Stirrup Cay was substituted with Nassau. During this cruise, an young woman was allegedly murdered (see the “February 14, 2017” report in death accidents below).

Crew & Passenger Death accidents

  • August 15, 2010, a 21-year-old male passenger died of a heart attack on the ship, after suffering a severe allergic reaction to food. The man was traveling together with his family. The incident forced the vessel to return to homeport Miami at 1 am, after leaving the port at 4 pm the previous day on a 7-night Caribbean sailing.
  • February 14, 2017, unofficially was reported that a 20-year-old female passenger died onboard. Foul play was suspected. The young woman’s stateroom door was taped off and a crew was placed to guard in the hallway. The accident occurred during a 7-night roundtrip Caribbean cruise from Port Canaveral (itinerary Feb 4-11) visiting Tortola (BVI), St Thomas, and the NCL private island Great Stirrup Cay.

Crew & Passenger incidents (injuries, crimes)

  • Fortunately, no such major incidents were officially reported so far.

Norwegian Epic current position


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