March 2015 - 7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Epic
As the title informs you, NCL is not a all inclusive cruise. We where not impressed with the layout of the ship. There is not one deck that you can walk straight through from the front of the ship to the back. Every time you wanted to go for dinner you MUST walk through the casino.
No one informed us that you need to make reservations for the shows. There 20 restaurants on board, however only 3 are complementary.
The pools are very small and there are not enough lounge chairs. WE had a balcony room and love to sleep with the door open. BUT due to the fact that everyone around us smoked on their balcony it made our nights unpleasant.
Upon check out we found that we had a $50.oo each credit on our account HOWEVER we where never informed of this. If we had been we would have used it to dine at one the restaurants.
NOW I can hear many of you saying why didn't they attend the orientation meeting. There should have been information in our cabins. Also every time we ate in the main dinning room we where seated in the back by the wait station or by the cleanup[ area. I have since been told, by other passengers that we should have tipped the maître'd for better seating.
This was my 4th cruise with NCL and it will be my last.