Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Pretty Good Cruise

Sail Date: June 01, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

My husband and I were on a 7 day cruise across the Mediterranean. Overall the ship was impressive.

Pros: Staterooms

Cons: Auto-gratuity

Recommends Norwegian Epic? No.

Food and Dining
With "Freestyle" cruising you have a choice of the buffet, one of the two free sit down restaurants, or a themed restaurant. The themed restaurants were pretty cheap (the most being $20) and the food was good. They also allowed you to order as much as you want. I was never impressed with most of the food. The buffet was pretty limited in the morning. We never ate there for dinner.
Service and Staff
Most of the staff was friendly and helpful. The bar waiters were slow when you asked for a drink and would ask multiple times if you did not have a drink if you wanted one. When we asked for water, the staff would look at you funny.
Make sure to see Blue Man Group. Too many activities to count, everyone should be able to find something to do.
Ship Quality
The ship was very big with multiple bars, a big casino, and multiple places to eat. It did take a few mins to get from one end to the other of the ship where the steps and elevators were located. Elevators were pretty slow so it was normally easier to take the steps.
Cabin / Stateroom
Rooms were small, but had a lot of storage. The bathroom was set up to have the shower on one side with frosted glass and the toilet on the other with frosted glass. The sink was just outside the bathroom with a medicine cabinet.

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