I wont do Norwegian again

Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 22, 2011
Ship: Norwegian Epic
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 7 years ago

The ship was beautiful but there are not any good places to quietly watch the water go by like on the Carnival ships. The view from the #7 deck that runs down the side of the ship is obstructed by lifeboats with about a twenty foot gap in the middle. I loved the waterpark and layout of the pool area. More hot-tubs would always be better. The nightlife is kind of a hit or miss thing, not many nightclubs and they only have stuff for short periods of time. The studio staterooms are good for singles, I definately would not put a second person in the room. It would be nice if they could squeeze a flat spot into the room somewhere to lay stuff down. The "living room" for the studio is very nice with a really nice young lady that keeps it up, I like the whole "singles" thing they have going on.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was great, didnt try any of the specialty, aka, extra charge restaurants because Carnival taught me a cruise is supposed to be inclusive other than alcohol. I did do the sushi restaurant, it was excellent. The orange juice I had to pay extra for at breakfast was excellent.


3 out of 5
Blue Man group was great, one of the free shows onboard, also Legends in Concert was good. Didnt do any shows where there is an extra charge.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone wonderful, thats all i got to say about that!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The casino, as in all the ships Ive been on was smoky but the air quality was a little better on this ship. Need more open air decks away from the pool area for quiet water viewing.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The studio stateroom is perfect for me as a single, however it would be nice if there was a small flat place to use as a desk or just a place to lay something down when you walk in the room. I found myself having to use a book to place my papers on so I could write. Bed was great, really liked the "mood" lighting in the singles cabins.

Pros: The ship was beautiful, the food was great.

Cons: I did not like all the extra charges that are not advertised very well.

Recommends Norwegian Epic? No.

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