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Norwegian Epic

November 2016 - Norwegian Epic to Caribbean - Eastern

Epic Problems

This cruise ship is too big for my liking. It began with getting onboard. We waited in line for Two hours to get on. Their were only five security stations with two of them reserved for priority guests which allowed only haven and suite guests to go through. Once on board, it was almost impossible to get a drink. Too few bars open and no waiters. This improved somewhat as the cruise went on. The large atrium made for a very noisy area. The only quiet places were the specialty restaurants which were good, especially La Bistro. The pools were too small for the number of cruisers on board. The food was good and there were a lot of choices. Do not get a balcony room on the eighth deck. It is open to the above decks and the balcony gets litter from above. The reason we took this cruise was because it went out of Port Canaveral which is close to home, less than an hours drive. We have been on Ncl cruises before on smaller ships and enjoyed them much better. We wish NCL would have smaller ships going out of the port.

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Carnival Sunshine

October 2015 - Carnival Sunshine to Bermuda

Cruise a big dissapointment

Due to the hurricane, we were not able to go to Bermuda, but were told inside the terminal that we would be going to Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and Grand Turk. Needless to say we were disappointed but the weather rules. Carnival, to make up for the big change, offered us a 25% discount on a future cruise. To go to the ports that were were substituted would have been a little under 50% less than we paid

We tried to make the best of it but were really disappointed in the ship. There were only 2 small pools.  On seas days of which there were four, there was not much to do but sit by the pool, play trivia, go to the casino. Our balcony was dirty upon arrival and was never cleaned on our 8 day cruise. We could hardly see out our window or door. As an aside, our next door neighbors smoked on their balcony. The dining experience in the any time dining room was horrible. When we got seats, the wait staff was overrun and thus service was slow. We watched our food come up and it took 10 minutes to serve it to us. It was mildy lukewarm. The breakfast menus were not in the room to begin the cruise. When we did get them and put them on our door, they would not stay. Consequently, our orders were not take. We found out later, they were shoved under neighbors doors. On a good note, Guy"s burgers were delicious as well as the cantina food and the pizza. Service at the Havana Bar was good. There was not much in the way of bar waiters, so we had to get our own drinks. Why do we pay a 15% gratuity when we get no service?We ate at Gi Gi's and there service and food was very good. We were able to try things we had never had before. We went to two comedy shows that were not funny. Both comedians got on their pulpit and talked about their own personal political views.

Overall, for the amount we paid for this cruise, we were very disappointed and disatified.

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baibord's Tips

Norwegian Epic Norwegian Epic - If you like big ships and have kids who like to go on water slides, this ship is good for you. To get on the ship in a timely manner, make sure you get to the port mid morning.

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shared a quick tip for Norwegian Epic"If you like big ships and have kids who like to go on water slides, this ship is good for you. To get on the ship, make sure you get to the port mid morning."

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reviewed their Caribbean - Eastern cruise on Norwegian Epic and gave it 3 stars!

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Sunshine cruise review - Cruise a big dissapointment

commented on a Carnival Sunshine cruise review. - "I agree with Cadillac. Of the 21 cruises we have taken, this was absolutely the worst.
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shared a quick tip for Carnival Sunshine"Guys burgers and the Cantina had very good food."

reviewed their Bermuda cruise on Carnival Sunshine and gave it 1 star!

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