May 2015 - Norwegian Epic to Europe - Western Mediterranean
Barcelona --a wonderful city! People are friendly and hospitable. The port is clean and efficient--the easiest check-in ever. The ship's crew was wonderful; the upscale restaurants onboard were good, particularly the French one. The ship design isn't the best; you must walk through the casino on your way to several other destinations, the view from the promenade is restricted by the hanging life boats, and the promenade does not circle the ship. But our suite was huge and very comfortable. The structural limitations of the vessel are quickly overcome by the great crew and the excellent ports of call. I
recommend the excursions you can book onboard, as it can be tiresome and time-consuming to make your own way in unfamiliar cities. Our guides in Pompeii, Rome and Cannes were top-notch. Great surprises: the monastery, wine and view in St Honorat, the cathedral in Palma, and the amazing architecture, sights and food in Barcelona. I would consider taking this cruise again, perhaps leaving from Rome next time. It was a great vacation and an excellent value.