Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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2-3 cruises


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5 out of 5

Best Vacation!

Sail Date: July 31, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

This is only our second cruise. We loved this particular ship as it is so big and the program/shows they had during the cruise were excellent. We particularly liked the freestyling of dining options as you get to try the different cuisines every night. Also, the spa was just amazing and relaxing. We took advantage of it every day with a great package they have. At night, the party/dancing options were excellent as well. We enjoyed the dancing pretty much all the nights and they have different theme nights that makes it more fun. The service overall was excellent, everybody was very attentive to our needs. This ship is definitely at the top of my rating.

Pros: Excellent service, excellent programs/shows, beautiful ship overall.

Cons: Would have liked a larger pool.

Recommends Norwegian Epic? Yes!

Service and Staff
Staffs were very attentive and friendly.
Ship Quality
Quality of the ship was exceelent. It's amazing how the personnel keep all the areas cleaned. We saw several times during the different night times where crew personnel were re-touching the paints, cleaning to ensure they keep the ship spotless.
Food and Dining
A lot of restaurants to choose from (amazing!). You will have the option to dine in the general area or to enjoy some specialty dining for a nominal fee (recommended).
Cabin / Stateroom
Size of the room was a bit small but it's the standard in the cruising industry. We had a balcony room and enjoyed it very much. We particularly liked the room in the middle of the ship (and high floor) as you can go from there to any part of the ship without much walking (remember the ship is big :-).
Very nice entertainment options for all ages. We liked all the shows but the one that stands out was the "blue man show" and the "cirque", however, I recommend you reserve on the first day as they get full pretty fast.
Children's Programs
They have a great facility for kids and a video game room that kids will enjoy very much.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
We could have booked the excursion in the ship but we opted to hire a taxi to give us a tour of the island. The taxis are safe and the prices are already set. You will save some money if hire a taxi outside the port (nice!). If you like sightseeing, the island tour is a must. As my wife do not like much the water activities - we did not try any of the many to choose from so we cannot comment on any of these.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
St. Thomas is a great place to shop. We found very good prices specially in jewerly. We will definitely return to find more good deals.
Nassau, Bahamas
Best site is definitely the "Atlantis", although a bit expensive.

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