Good ship but NOT Great
Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Sail Date: July 17, 2010
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago
Review SummaryWe got on the ship which was a very smoothe process and I was quite impressed. The staff was very friendly and helpful and we got our luggage quickly.
I have been on 6 cruises and this was my 7th and first with NCL. I heard alot about the EPIC and traveled with my 6 month old daughter and parents and inlaws.We are not picky people but I must say this ship has its pros and cons.
The ship is huge and decorated beautifully and the staff was AMAZING. The food is really good but gets old by the end of trip. However my problem is that NCL is misleading when it says that this ship has over 12 restaurants to eat at. ONLY 3 are free the rest are all 25.00 a person a night and you need to make reservations in advance or you will not get in.
The entertainment is great but you do need to book in advance before the trip or you won't get in. Cirque was amazing as well as the comedy club and oter music shows.
Cabins as you probably read are horribly structured. Way to small maybe ok if you are traveling with 2 people. But we were forced to purchase a 3 person room because of the baby and they are the same size as a 2 person room which is annoying and unfair and very expensive. It is a tight fit and the bathrooms and showers are see through and your sink is pretty much in the bedroom. No privacy at all.
Pools are ok great for kids and the waterslides are fun but the Adult section is nice but the pool can maybe fit 10 people in it. Not even joking. Plus all the pools are about 85 degrees not refreshing at all.
Bottom line ship is great for kids , Entertainment is great, Staff amazing, Cabins are way too small, Pools are way too small, and Not that many places to eat.
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Pros: Staff very friendly and helpful, Very Clean ship, Entertainment Great
Cons: Alot of the restaurants are not free, Cabins are very awkward and small even with a balcony, Adult pool very small