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

Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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Norwegian Epic

7 Night Western Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)

Sail Date: May 12, 2013

Ship: Norwegian Epic

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review Summary

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 Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
No variety of sports offered


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

Don't know

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Except the hotel look of the ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports Of Call

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
Very crowded but good things to see.

Naples, Italy

5 out of 5
Excellent trip to Pompai

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
Long bus trip to get there.

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

5 out of 5
Another rather long bus trip

Marseille (Provence), France

5 out of 5
Nice town to walk around in.

Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands

5 out of 5
Lots of walking if you choose to do so.
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