July 2016 - Norwegian Epic to Europe - Western Mediterranean
This is a big ship that takes on and lets off passengers in three different cities in three different countries over the course of the 7 day cruise. As a result, it feels more like a floating hotel than a cruise experience. It is a nice hotel to be sure, but it just doesn't have the feel of a cruise. The food is good, nothing really spectacular, and we always enjoyed it. The real bright spot on this trip was the entertainment. It was absolutely first class. It would not have been any better in NYC or Vegas. Very impressive. The shore excursions were terribly overpriced. While Naples was readily accessible from the port, Rome and Florence were 1.5 to hours away. Subtracting the going and coming time left very little time to see everything even with a 10 hour day. If you really want to visit these Beautiful cities, I recommend a land based tour.