Is Norwegian Epic This Year's Oasis?

January 13, 2010

Where's Cruise Critic? Oasis of the Seas was, without a doubt, the biggest cruise event of 2009 -- now, it's Norwegian Epic's turn! We're on our way to Manhattan for lunch onboard Norwegian Gem and a "mystery" reveal.

What's It All About? NCL hasn't leaked any hints, except to say the the line is "kicking off the new year with exciting news." Our hunch? We haven't heard much about family features yet.... In the meantime, a few things we do know:
Expect an Aqua Park with three waterslides and cruising's first rappelling wall
There will be a dozen dining options, including a "Cirque" dinner theater

The Blue Man Group will perform eight times a week onboard

"Wavy" walls and funky studios (pictured) are among the cabin innovations

Stay Tuned: Watch Cruise Critic News for a full report from the event; the post-lunch reveal is tentatively scheduled for 2 p.m. EST.