Aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line's Epic

Norwegian Cruise Line's newest and largest vessel, the 4,200-passenger Epic, features three meeting rooms (two small boardrooms and a 631-seat theater) as well as some 40 clubs, bars and restaurants that can be used for private events.

Among the ship's unique offerings: 128 "studio cabins" for solo travelers, which can be booked without the single supplement cruise lines typically charge. Also, NCL has partnered with acts such as the famous Blue Man Group to provide onboard entertainment.

For now, the ship is based in Miami, sailing the Eastern and Western Caribbean. Beginning next May, the Epic will sail from Barce­lona, Spain, for Mediterranean cruises.