Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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3 out of 5

A very nice cruise

Sail Date: January 29, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

The ship was well-appointed. I missed the "happy hours", meeting other prior cruisers, and the Captain's welcome aboard party .............. as was offered on prior NCL cruises with smaller ships.

Pros: The ship was new.

Cons: Perhaps too large a ship, thereby missing out on personal meetings with the Captain & other prior cruisers.

Recommends Norwegian Epic? Yes!

I missed seeing the "stage shows" which were common on the smaller ships.
Service and Staff
Ship Quality
The ship was new, and for the size, it was well designed, except that the room lay-out really did not allow for double beds to be split. (Only 8" - 12") Everything was kept clean.
Food and Dining
The general dining rooms were very well serviced by pleasant staff. Except for the soup (which was rather bland), the food was excellent.
Cabin / Stateroom
see above ....
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
This was a nice port, but the "tour" of the Dutch & French sides were not planned as well as it should have been. Crowding 12 people in to what should have been an 8-passenger van ended up being just a "ride" for those folks sitting in the back. The driver was very good & accommodating, but the local tour owner very much lacked "people skills".
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
The Snorkel & Beach tour was not set in the most appealing area. I felt that my time & money would have been better spent at a white-sand beach elsewhere. The Skyride was nice, but not really worth the time that was missed scouring the shops at the Havensight Mall.
Nassau, Bahamas
The Stingray Adventure was terrific. The area & surrounding beach were wll kept, and very inviting. I would have liked another day in this Port.
Don't Miss: Stingray Adventure

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