Review by Cruiser167

disappointing, unacceptable stateroom

In response to review, Ewoodspark says ...

Interesting review of the Epic. I am pleased that in general you liked the ship, especially after the dry dock refit work. The toilet/shower set up was obviously not to your liking (like a number of other reviewers). However, as this was your 7th or 8th cruise, were you not aware of the cabin arrangements on the Epic before you booked? There has been so much written.

Tags: Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Epic Europe - Western Europe

8 Answers

Sorry that your trip did not go as well as you planned. The bathroom issue on that class of ship is well known and documented in lots of reviews. Since I travel with friends I would avoid that cabin lay out unless I had a cabin to myself.

In the future I can suggest that a bit of research on your ship and your cabin can help insure you get what you want. I always have the Deck plans of the ship open on my computer as I book so I can see the location of the cabin, what is next to it, above it and below it. The site I use Vacationstogo also has photo of the cabin and a cabin floor plan showing the bathroom and cabin lay out. I have also done a google search on the ship and cabin # to get reviews and sometimes Youtube video of the exact cabin.

I looked at this site for the information that you mentioned but could not find anything apart from a deck plan. Am I looking at the wrong section?

Thank you for posting your well-balanced review. Despite a couple bumps you rated an overall 3 which seems fair based on the entertainment and activities issues alone.

As others have pointed out, it is really important to research before booking. Itinerary is important but so is cabin layout. Lesson learned, right?

Happy future sails!

Usually I will book before doing the heavy research, so I could have been very easily in the OP's shoes. Thanks to reviews like this (even-handed and fair) I am forewarned about the "unusual" bathroom design.

You did not explore the full site. Look in the "ship pictures" area and you will see the photo's of the cabin and the diagram of the cabin layout.

OK, when you said pictures, I actually thought you meant "real" pictures of the actual cabins, not just a standard picture and a basic cabin layout. these don't show the different settings of e.g. a B6 large cabin and the position of the bed. Not to worry. Other sites do have this information if you look hard enough. Thanks for trying.

Also look on the cruise line's Web site. Besides deck plans, they usually have 360 degree views of the cabins.

I appreciate your help but 360 degrees views are always only generic and not the actual cabin


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