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Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

1 out of 5
Sail Date: March 01, 2011
Ship: Norwegian Epic
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago
Nobody was ready when we got on the ship. Unless you wanted to buy an overpriced drink plus 18% and a spot to add additional tip because they did not tell you it was already added into the receipt

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
If you do a specialty dinning, dinner comes from the same kitchen as the free kitchen, so don't pay the extra restaurant fees unless you want the atmosphere. Unlimited ice cream does not come with unlimited toppings. Come back at 3 when we open for toppings.


3 out of 5
Plan to pay for most of them. And the food comes from the free kitchen. Casino with smoking is in the middle of the ship, under the spa, on the way to our room.
Spring break for the kids and they had so many areas that were not used and when the 16 year old group found a place they would move them to another area.

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
They had the 5-12 year olds together. My 12 year old stayed in the room most of the time because she did not want to play "leggos". We tried bumping our 12 year old(going on 15) to be with our 16 year old and they would not allow us to move her. So she played on the sports courts or stayed in the room.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
I had a migraine a couple of days and they worked around me which was excellent. Could not understand the announcements when they were made.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
For a new ship it was average. Carpeting looked old for only 1 year. The ship was loooooooooooong so if you do not want to see your kids make sure they are on the other side.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Loved the balcony, had ok view(saw the ladder for deck cleaning), big enough room for three of us.

Pros: Islands were beautiful,

Cons: there are so many things...18%TIPS added to everything,

Recommends Norwegian Epic? No.

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