May 2015 - Norwegian Epic to Europe - Western Mediterranean
My wife and I along with 2 friends recently completed a 7 day cruise on NCL that took us from Barcelona, Spain to Italy (Naples, Rome, and Livorno) and France (Cannes and Palma.) We arranged our own excursions in each port and highly recommend reading a book written by Rick Steves for these ports of call. The tour guides were excellent! The Amalfi coast and Rome are indescribable! The Norwegian Epic is a great ship and there is a lot to do to keep you entertained. The fitness center is top notch! We were surprised at the additional costs incurred on our trip. There is a 10% VAT + 18% gratuity applied to every purchase. There is also a $12.95/person/day charge that covers the tips for the cleaning services. Eating at the better restaurants on the boat were additional $$$.