Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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2-3 cruises


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3 out of 5

Ship was too big for our liking

Sail Date: August 01, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The ship was OK overall, although the pool space was much too small for the number of people aboard. It wasn't a significant factor since we only spent one day on the ship while at sea.

We had cruised previously on a different line and were more impressed with their overall space and cleanliness but thought the staterooms on the Epic were better.

Pros: Staterooms were very clean and functional

Cons: Pools were far too small for number of people aboard.

Recommends Norwegian Epic? No.

Ship Quality
No grand staircase or central area
Food and Dining
Buffet area was average but there were a lot of options for restaurants. Not overly pleased with the additional cover charge though. Can't say we had a \"wow\" meal.
Cabin / Stateroom
Well laid out for the space.
Service and Staff
I was asked when we booked the cruise if we had any special occasions. Since it was my 50th birthday\, I let them know. My husband and dining partners specifically advised the maitre d at one function and while he said he would look after something\, I got absolutely no recognition from anyone of what\, to me\, was a very important event.
In comparison to another cruise we were on\, many of the shows were second rate\, other than the Blue Man Group. The entertainment in bars was pretty good.

With the schedule of tours and early mornings\, it would have been nice to have a DJ in the disco at an earlier time. Karoake was on every night until 11:15.

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