October 2014 - Norwegian Epic to Europe - Western Mediterranean
The Norwegian Epic is the third largest cruise ship at the time of this writing (November 2014), The amenities on board are excellent and the staff is very friendly and always eager to help with a smile. Food in the restaurants are very good and the quality of the buffet is about average. The interior cabin, where we stayed, was small but stylish. The major complaint about the cabin is that there is no proper washroom. The sink and the shower are inside the bedroom area. The toilet is in a "stall" with a sliding glass partition. Far from being private. However, the rest of the cabin very comfortable. The itinerary is excellent with the ship departing from Barcelona followed by Naples, Rome, Florence, Cannes and Palma Mollorca. We did not land in Florence on this trip because of the high winds which did not permit the tenders to dock on shore. However, the rest of the ports-of-call and excursions were excellent. I would recommend this itinerary to anyone wishing to visit the Western Mediterranean. While the ship is relatively new and has lot to offer, I would suggest not opting for an interior room assuming the outer cabins or suites have their own private bathrooms.