A very nice cruise

Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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Sail Date: January 29, 2011
Ship: Norwegian Epic
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 6 years ago
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.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The general dining rooms were very well serviced by pleasant staff. Except for the soup (which was rather bland), the food was excellent.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
I missed seeing the "stage shows" which were common on the smaller ships.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
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.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
see above ....
3 out of 5
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.
5 out of 5
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".
5 out of 5
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

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!

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