Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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2-3 cruises


Helpful Votes

3 out of 5

Good, not great

Sail Date: January 26, 2013

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Food was good, ship was nice however there are quite a few cons.

First, the rooms are tight. We had a balcony room and it was tough to move around. Hated that there wasn't an actual bathroom. The toilet was in its own vestibule where all noises (sorry!) we're heard loud and clear by your mate. Shower was separate (in another vestibule) and the sink was at the foot of the bed. Awkward!

Bed was short. My husband is 6'2" and his feet were hanging off every night. The crew wasn't as friendly as you would expect. Lots of extra charges on the ship. We have only cruised with Norwegian and therefore we didn't initially realize this however we met lots of experienced cruisers who said it was their worst experience cruising because of all the extras. Cover charges for specialty restaurants, room service fees, charges for juices, etc. God forbid you could get a chair by the pool (which was tiny!). It's the first time I went on vacation to the Caribbean and didn't get much of a tan because I couldn't find one lounge chair to lay on.

The final disembarkment was disorganized ad hectic.
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Bad design
Service and Staff
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Miami, Florida
Long wait to board the ship once we entered the port
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Not there long enough to enjoy the island
Nassau, Bahamas
Nothing to see other than The Atlantis

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