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Norwegian Epic is a cruise ship of the Norwegian Cruise Line and built under of that line's F3 Project by STX Europe Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. When built it was the third largest cruise ship in the world.
Two ships in this class were ordered by NCL in November 2006, with an option for a third vessel that was not exercised. A dispute between NCL and STX initially resulted in the construction of both ships being placed on hold until a new agreement was reached. That called for completion of the first ship would be completed; the second ship was cancelled in 2008. The sole remaining ship, Norwegian Epic, was delivered to NCL on June 17, 2010.
After completion and acceptance, the Epic sailed on Thursday June 24, 2010 from Southampton to New York, arriving at the latter port on July 1. It was the largest cruise ship to dock in New York Passenger Ship Terminal.