Norwegian Epic Children's / Kid's Programs & Babysitting
Norwegian Epic offers kids' programs for ages 2-17. The childrens' program facilities on the Norwegian Epic are located on Deck 14. Youth groups on NCL are divided based on age:
Junior Sailors - ages 2-9
Tween Zone - ages 10-12
Entourage - ages 13-17
The Junior Sailors area has Wiis , play area, and dance floor, to name just a few. Tween Zone also has Wiis, Playstations, and a stage for karaoke and movies.These two area combined are known as "Recess." Though a partnership with Nickelodeon, Nickelodeon at Sea features story hours, meet and greet times with characters and shows like SlimeTime LIVE! Character breakfasts are the only part that has a charge of $10 per child and $15 per adult.
The teens have their area on Deck 16 know as the Entourage Teen Center. There are nine flat screen TV's of which 5 circle a video console with PS3, air hockey, pinball, and a video jukebox. Entourage turns into a teen nightclub in the evening.
Babysitting on Norwegian Epic
There is no in-cabin babysitting services on the Norwegian Epic. However, there is an after-hours program after 10 PM that will take care of the kids and allow parents to enjoy the ship.
Norwegian Epic Children's Program Tips:
On NCL, the age groups policy is fairly strict. If you have a couple of kids that are close in age but fall into different groups, chances are that's where they will be for the cruise. This varies with the amount of kids on each cruise, but don't plan on being able to get around this rule.
Freestyle Daily kids' version is handed out by their respective Directors. This let's you know about all the activities for kids during your cruise.
Sign up for all kids' groups is on the first night of the cruise
Be aware that the Kid's program is only free during the day while the ship is at sea. In port, there is a charge of $5.00/hour or $8.00/hour for two during the day.
Kids that are not potty trained are welcome. Parents are given a beeper and when it's time for a change, they are notified to do diaper duty.
Helpful Resource: Detailed overview of the Norwegian Cruise Line Kid's Programs. Article includes what to expect with NCL Children's program, including, costs, late night babysitting services, slumber parties, child care and more.