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What people said about this ship:

"Entertainment favorites were Blue Man Group, Cirque, and Graffiti." in 79 reviews.

"I did not like having to pass through the smokey casino to get to the dining rooms." in 27 reviews.

"Cover charges for specialty restaurants, room service fees, charges for juices, etc." in 12 reviews.



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comcap
Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Suite

Experience:
7+ cruises

2 star
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Poor food and a tacky boat

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Epic | Sail Date: Aug 10, 2014

Norwegian rates at  the bottom  of the cruise lines . Everything  seems to be centers around how  much can they charge extra for that  other cruise  lines include. Poor food (at least you  don't  need to  worry about putting on weight).

Freestyle means sign up and wait for shuttles entertainment  and 5$ frozen pizza,s. Everything on this  boat seems to shout institutional cheap.

 

First and last cruise on  Norwegian.

 

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alancpa
Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Suite

Experience:
2-3 cruises

5 star
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Our Mediterranean Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Epic | Sail Date: Aug 10, 2014

It took me 35 years to get my wife on a ship - and now I have a "cruise junkie" on my hands! The Norwegian EPIC is a magnificent ship. We were amazed how each and every crew member couldn't do enough - they were the living definition of "service". The destinations and excursions were fabulous (and exhausting). I highly recommend this cruise.

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bludvl82
Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
4-6 cruises

3 star
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Awesome trip; so so cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Epic | Sail Date: Sep 14, 2014

This was my first Norwegian cruise. I have only taken Carnival cruises before and in general, I preferred Carnival. One thing Norwegian gets right is crowd control; I never had to wait in a line my entire cruise, including embarking and disembarking. Other than that, I was not really impressed with Norwegian. The food was so so and heavy. I did not think the pay for restaurants were all that special. My cabin was very small and the bed was excruciatingly uncomfortable. I really hated my  extra large balcony I paid extra for; it should have been sold as an obstructed view due to the fact that instead of a glass enclosure, we had a steel bulkhead. It was impossible to sit on the balcony and see water; that has always been a favorite part of  cruises for me. However, we took this cruise to see Europe and it was wonderful to awake in a new country/city each day. We took the Capri Island of Romance, Ultimate Rome and Pisa and taste of Tuscany tours and thought the tour guides were phenomenal (and  I am not a tour taking kind of person). Our Capri tour started late and uses were not ready when needed so that was a drag. But our lunch and  the tram to the top of Capri were amazing. I thought I had purchased exclusive Rome, vs Ultimate Rome but turns out they were the same price so maybe I picked wrong. The difference seemed to be lunch. But our tour guide Elinora was excellent and enhanced the tour immensely; she made the long day ad crowds worthwhile. Pisa and a Tuscan winery were a nice respite the next day; once again, we loved our guide Laia. The winery was delightful and picturesque and Laia showed us parts of the town of Pisa we would not have normally visited. We had enough tours by Cannes and Palma so we just bummed around on foot. I recommend taking the shuttle to the center of Palma since it is a long walk into town with little to look at. All in all, I am glad I went but if I go back, I will probably not cruise Norwegian.

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Suite

Experience:
7+ cruises

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Great Cruise!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Epic | Sail Date: Aug 10, 2014

Rate the boat a 4/5

Food 4/5

Service 4/5

Rooms 5+/5

 

Good itinerary.  Would recommend taking it out of Rome instead if you can (you can board this cruise in Rome or Barcelona).  The reason is that Rome is a 3-4 hour round trip from the boat and Barcelona is a port city.  If you board in Rome then Barcelona is an excursion without the 3-4 hour trip.  Drinks less expensive than Royal Caribbean and Carnival.  Food was way better than RC and Carnival.  Specialty restaurants excellent.  Recommend Cagney's for Steak and the hibachi restaurant.  Regret we didn't try the Ice Bar.  Heard it was "cool".  We are sworn off of Carnival and will have to think hard about RC after this experience.

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Experience:
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Great cruise, great vacation!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Epic | Sail Date: Oct 05, 2014

We loved our cruise on the Norwegian Cruise Line's ship, the Epic. The ship is huge, but very easily maneuvered. There are plenty of elevators to take you to your destinations. The restaurants are wonderful. Not only does the food look great, it tastes great too. We have been on many cruises and the food on this cruise was superior. Our accommodations were extremely comfortable, with ample space to keep everything neat and nice (couldn't believe the size of our shower---so roomy).  The service was outstanding, as were the ports, excursions and the entertainment. We just had a wonderful time.

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We wish the ship would have allowed us to buy pictures at a later date online. They are very expensive and most of the time at the end of the ship you have spent all your money. We know we would have bought online at a later time if we had the opportunity to do so.

Get a room near the front, the forward elevator goes right into the buffet, and don't miss the free liquor tasting each night at 8, they give out increasingly better scotch in the liquor shop each night.

the ship itinery was excellent . it would show who and what going on. my suggestion for first timers is to bring your luggage aboard with them so they can change and be comfortable and not wait till 6pm for the luggage to arrive by staff, theyre to many passenger to expect luggage to be in room.

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