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Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
Sail Date: May 01, 2011
Ship: Norwegian Epic
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago
This is a BIG ship--shiny and relatively new. Over 4000 pax, yet never felt crowded.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Excellent--never a bad meal, even in the "free" restaurants. Love being able to eat when and where we want. "Upcharge" restaurants were very good to outstanding whenever we went.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Blue Man Group is fun, a unique offering for a ship. Lots of other music at smaller locations. No traditional "Cruise review" type shows (fine with me). Great blues band in the jazz bar.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Service is an obvious priority for the staff and they perform well.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Overall rally very nice. Pools a bit small. Cool waterslides. Nice adult-only lounging area.
One thing lacking is a traditional promenade deck on which you can encircle the ship. The outdoor jogging track is a boring back and forth strip with view primarily of lifeboats. On the other hand, the fitness club is fanTASTic! Treadmills with ocean views...

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had a balcony--loved it. Some writers have complained about the design of the separate shower and toilet stalls, but it worked fine for us. Comfy bed. Wonderfully attentive cabin steward!

Pros: Relaxing time, great service.

Cons: Leaving the ship on the last day!

Recommends Norwegian Epic? Yes!

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