Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Purser

Experience
7+ cruises

Review
1

Helpful Votes
8

3 out of 5

Relatively new ship that looks like a large efficiently run floating hotel.

Sail Date: May 12, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

This was a good cruise if you don't like days at sea. The first day was the only one we did not visit a port and some ports you had to travel over an hour by bus, train, or taxi to get to the site. I would prefer at least 2 days at sea to take advantage of all the things offered on board and to relax. Anytime dining has advantages but it also does not let you get to know your waiters and meet other passengers. I did learn never to wear a tux again on European cruises. I also felt they could have used the sports court better by offering a variety of sports on their schedule rather than just soccer. I had just come off a 15 day cruise comprised of mostly older retired passengers but we still had over 20 people who played VB almost everyday. The specialty dining places are nice but really appear just a way for the company to make more money since the dining rooms serve good food. Getting on and off the ship was excellently run every time.
Ship Quality
Except the hotel look of the ship.
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Entertainment
Children's Programs Don't know
Onboard Activities
No variety of sports offered
Destinations and Excursions
Barcelona, Spain
Very crowded but good things to see.
Naples, Italy
Excellent trip to Pompai
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Long bus trip to get there.
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy
Another rather long bus trip
Marseille (Provence), France
Nice town to walk around in.
Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands
Lots of walking if you choose to do so.


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