ababjunk

ababjunk
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Joined: 01/14/2015
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ababjunk's Past Cruises

Oosterdam

December 2015 - Oosterdam to Caribbean - Southern

Norwegian Epic

May 2015 - Norwegian Epic to Europe - Western Mediterranean

beautiful

We have been on the Epic before, so knew we loved the ship.  This time we stayed in a Haven Spa Suite.  If we sail on her again, we will choose a suite located within the Haven.  All was good, ports were amazing.

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Norwegian Epic

March 2015 - Norwegian Epic to Caribbean - Western

pleasantly surprised

I had read mixed reviews of the Epic, but kept and open mind.  This was one of the best cruises we have taken in 23+ cruises. The crew seems so happy and seemed genuinely concerned that you were having the best time, food, or drink.  They might be the happiest/most polite crew we have ever experienced.  We didn't eat in the specialty restaurants, but found the food to be good overall. I should note that we are not huge foodies.  We had a junior suite.  Could not believe all the storage.  The bathroom layout is unique as I had read.  It wasn't my favorite, but we had no issues with it.  The entertainment was abundant.  There was always something to do and even the performers in the smaller venues were good.  The only part of the ship we did not "love" was the pool deck.  It is hard to find a chair, especially on a sea day and the ship needs pools.  What they have is not adequate.  Other than that, lovely ship with everything or nothing to do.....depends on you.

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Nieuw Amsterdam

January 2015 - Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Western

Nice ship

We had been on a cruise on the Oasis of the Seas a week prior to this cruise, so we were looking for something quieter, just wanting to relax.  The ship is in amazing condition and it's very clean.  The food was very good and dress codes were enforced on this cruise, unlike the Oasis trip.  The only negative is the entertainment.  The shows were not to our liking and the small movie theater was always full.  There were lots of nice bars on the ship and the entertainment in those was good.  This particular sailing, though we experienced no illness, was code red for Norovirus.  They took the sanitation to levels I've never experienced in 22 cruises.  It wasn't a bad thing, but did cause some inconveniences.  For example, you couldn't get yourself a drink of water, it had to be given to you.  Also, hot tubs were closed during code red (duration 4 days).  All in all, it was a nice cruise and we came home well rested.

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ababjunk's Tips

Norwegian Epic Norwegian Epic - The buffet on the ship had incredible variety, although we never ate dinner there. Also, don't miss the Cirque dinner show and get the premium seats. Sit in balcony if you can. Amazing!!
Cozumel, Mexico - Vendors are too aggressive. It has really gone downhill
Nieuw Amsterdam Nieuw Amsterdam - Ask to be seated at a larger table for dinner. You will meet the most fascinating people. We had as you wish dining and it was painless.

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received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Epic cruise review - beautiful

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reviewed their Europe - Western Mediterranean cruise on Norwegian Epic and gave it 4 stars!

shared a quick tip for Norwegian Epic"The buffet on the ship had incredible variety, although we never ate dinner there. Also, don't miss the Cirque dinner show and get the premium seats. Sit in balcony if you can. Amazing!!"

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reviewed their Caribbean - Western cruise on Norwegian Epic and gave it 5 stars!