Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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3 out of 5

Fine Experience Overall

Sail Date: June 30, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The Norwegian Epic Mediterranean cruise overall was a good experience. Staff members on board the ship were excellent!! We really enjoyed meeting, talking, and finding out things about them and their lives on and off the ship. They were always courteous, professional, and ready to serve. The food was ok. At times it was very good and some dishes were rather bland and uneventful. I did like the fact that we had to pay an extra $2.50 for fresh squeezed orange juice or regular sodas. The entertainment was not good. We struggled to find something that was worth seeing that was complimentary. Ports of call was good and the disembarking process went very smooth.
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
We struggled to find interesting entertainment at night. The only good entertainment was the Dominican band and the "Dancing with the Epic Stars" program.
Children's Programs
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
The ports of call were great. We used private tour companies for our shore excursions.
Barcelona, Spain
Naples, Italy
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Keep in mind that travel time from the port to Rome is approximately 90 minutes each way.
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy
Marseille (Provence), France
Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands
Excellent!!! Wish we had longer time in Palma to explore further.


The sit down restaurants had the better breakfast. For quieter sunbathing, the upper deck (18) is best.

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