March 2016 - Norwegian Epic to Europe - Western Mediterranean
16th march in a mini suit on the NCL Epic was certainly different from the many cruises experienced previously. FREE STYLE cruising !!! Better named QUEING STYLE !!! If you love QUEING you will love this cruise. Queue to book shows and restaurants, queue to get in when booked and don't be late or your place is reallocated. Queue for the inadequate lifts (16 for 4000 people) Queue for the shuttle busses to get out of the ports and sometimes your lucky enough to pay to escape as there is no other passenger access to leave the port. Interestingly the toilet cubicle in the cabin has a shower cubical glass sliding door offering little privacy and the hand wash basin is actually IN the cabin itself !!!!!! ALL cabins offer the same lack of privacy. However the cabin cleanliness was very good and the other saving grace was the Manhattan restaurant. The senior staff could not do enough to please and also all other staff were helpful and pleasant. Our experience on the NCL Epic was certainly not "EPIC" and will certainly not be repeated.