portech1

portech1
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Norwegian Epic

April 2015 - Norwegian Epic to Caribbean - Western

The cruise overall was OK, the food and service was not.

We decided to sail on Norwegian after a couple of cruises with Carnival. We expected an overall upgrade due to the higher price. We did enjoy the entertainment on Norwegian. It would have been even better if they had not cancelled the Blue Man group the week before we sailed. They did not see fit to replace it with any other headliner. We paid $49 extra per person for the Cirque Dreams and Dinner show and it was worth it. The food quality was a 6 out of 10 and the service was 3 out of 10. Half of the waiters were OK, and half acted like they despised you and their jobs. Plus, the bartenders were either rude or ignored you most of the time. I think Norwegian is trying to push their upgraded dining choices by making the standard option undesirable. We got much better food and service on Carnival. The rooms were also hard to navigate. Our balcony was great, but very hard to get to because of the bed placement (you only had 12 inches of clearance between the bed and the dresser). The ship is nice and big, but most of the extra room is space for shopping and the casino. We will probably go with Royal Caribbean or Disney next time.

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Norwegian Epic Norwegian Epic - If you are choosing this ship for its size, be advised that most of the extra space is used for shopping and a very big casino. Be advised that Norwegian has gone with the strategy of charging extra for good food. You will not get anything great in the free restaurants.

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received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Epic cruise review - The cruise overall was OK, the food and service was not.

commented on a Norwegian Epic cruise review. - "If you have fine dining and standard, it would make sense that your top chefs and  wait staff are used in the fine dining. So, what you are left wi..." read more

commented on a Norwegian Epic cruise review. - "I agree with your assessment of the food. I commented many times that I thought they were intentionally provided sub-par food in the main dining ro..." read more

voted up a Norwegian Epic cruise review written by luismarinde -Very enjoyable experience. Great family vacation.

voted up a Norwegian Epic cruise review written by lerianix2000 -Over Priced,No Variety in Foods, Poor Customer Service

voted up a Norwegian Epic cruise review written by daniel301 -Poor Experience After 9 Cruises on Norweigian

commented on a Norwegian Epic cruise review. - "I went on the same cruise and agree with your comments on the food. We didn't want breakfast the last day because we were tired of the same food ev..." read more

reviewed their Caribbean - Western cruise on Norwegian Epic and gave it 3 stars!

shared a quick tip for Norwegian Epic"If you are choosing this ship for its size, be advised that most of the extra space is used for shopping and a very big casino. Be advised that Norwegian has gone with the strategy of charging extra for good food. You will not get anything great in the free restaurants."

added Apr 5, 2015 cruise on Norwegian Epic to their profile.