September 2015 - 7 Night Western Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Epic
First NCL Experience
We compared this cruise with NCL to three competitors with whom we have traveled. On balance the accomodations were by far the best. This was a good start, however there were inconsistencies in other aspects of our cruise that dissapointed. The primary area was in food and beverage service. While two premium meals were excellent, the dining rooms were erratic with repsect to presentation and service. Although we were assured by a manager hat bar drinks were prepared to a standard shipwide recipe, we found some drinks dissapointing in some venues. We have also been left with the impression that scotch sours ordered by my wife were "watered down" and failed to deliver a satisfying drink even after beign returned to the bar for repair or replacement.