Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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4 out of 5

A Traveller from DC

Sail Date: June 01, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/older children

Room Type: Balcony

Very large ship with majority of staterooms having balconies. We are not major connoiseurs of food, we had constant access to hamburgers and pizza. We ate at Cagneys steak house and had filet mignon with shimp cocktail. The dinner at the Cirque de Soleil was also very good. We were more focused on seeing Pisa, Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius, Spanish steps, and the Colosseum. It was pretty warm in late June so we made sure we had a lot of water since we were doing a lot of walking. Coming back to the clean comfort of this new ship was a great feeling. I gave Excellent reviews because it was exactly what we needed. I am aware of other more posh cruises but you have to pay more for those, they would probably get "the best" rating, but we hope to go again on this cruise, saving our money for another trip like this one.

Pros: Clean ship, rooms. Great food options. My teenager enjoyed teen arcade & activities

Cons: Too few elevators, Lounge chairs on deck

Recommends Norwegian Epic? Yes!

Ship Quality
New ship so very good condition.
Food and Dining
Provided freestyle food service, buffet had good food options with Oriental selection one night and British (fish & chips) another. Found O'SheeHans had fish & chips whenever you wanted. We ate at Cirque de Soleil and was good and enjoyable. Also ate at Cagney's steak had shrimp cocktail and filet mignon, additional cost.
Cabin / Stateroom
Clean, well kept, had hair dryer, fully enclosed shower and toilet with drape to separate them from room.
Service and Staff
Mandatory $12 per person service took the a little away from the service because it was expected.
Had a variety of smaller entertainment options such as comedian, lounge singer, jazz band, organized kids activities like indoor soccer. Also had Blue Man and Cirque de Soleil.

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