Expensive cruise ships come in two main categories: those that cost a lot to build because they’re gargantuan, and jewel-bespangled boats of a more intimate size. Giant and deluxe cruise ships perfectly serve many population segments, such as people who get bored easily, jaded travelers who have been absolutely everywhere so now choose their trips based on conveyance and those who really want to pretend they’re not on a boat.
Here are the top five most expensive cruise ships in the world:
5.) Norwegian Epic
Price: $1.2 billion
Norwegian Cruise Lines put almost as much into Norwegian Epic, its $1.2-billion, 1,081-foot ship, as Royal Caribbean spent on the Allure and the Oasis (more on those below). This line prides itself on “freestyle cruising,” which means you can eat when and what you want, rather than having preassigned seating. The Epic offers 20-plus places on board to eat. This ship is also part of a new trend to offer studio rooms to solo travelers, without the additional charges cruise lines call “single supplements.” At 100 square feet, the studios are only 28 square feet smaller than regular rooms. The Blue Man Group and other well-known performers entertain guests. A crew of 1,753 cares for the 4,100 passengers on their way to the Caribbean and Europe.
The Epic also has a 24-hour pizza delivery service. It delivers homemade 16″ stone-baked pizza directly to guests’ tables, staterooms or favorite lounge or bar.
Other restaurants on the Norwegian Epic include Le Bistro(French), La Cucina (Italian), Noodle Bar (Chinese), Shanghai’s Chinese Restaurant, Teppanyaki (Japanese), Cagney’s Steakhouse and Wasabi Sushi Bar.