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Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Western Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 27, 2012
Ship: Norwegian Epic
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago

There are better options. The food was not very good and extremely repetitive. The my time dining is a joke because there's always a wait to eat in the main dining hall. They charge you for alot of things they shouldn't such as bowling, ice bar, and coffees. The 2 pools are pittifully small. While there are a few hot tubs, they're all overcrowded. The ports they took us to were no where near where we wanted to be. For example, Rome which is near the water was a 2 hour drive from wherever we docked. There is a first class area for people who book suites that is not open to anyone else on the boat (thus I never even saw it), but it's a steep upgrade in price. Standard room with a balcony was so tiny. All in all, there are better options.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Buffet options never changed. Main dining hall had a few new things nightly, but not enough. Dessert menu barely changed. Only meal I enjoyed was breakfast. Specialty dining was good, but costs more.


3 out of 5
Shows were decent, but weren't enough of them. I saw 3 I liked.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Kiddie area was good and they had an arcade

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was good

Ship Quality

1 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Room was so tiny. No walking space at all.

Pros: Water Slides

Cons: Food & Crowds

Recommends Norwegian Epic? No.

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