A little disappointed.

Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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7 Night Western Mediterranean (Rome Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 11, 2013
Ship: Norwegian Epic
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 12201
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago
Entertainment was repeated. Food was satisfactory, not exceptional - menu was even repeated one evening. Desserts unimaginative. Too many onboard activities were at an extra fee.
Employees onboard were exceptional, almost every employee greeted us and were extremely courteous.
We had an inside stateroom that our steward kept very clean. But it was quite small - my wife and I could not get ready at the same time without bumping into each other.
We have traveled on 12-15 cruises, and this was probably our least favorite.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Menu repeated one evening. Food okay. Desserts unimaginative.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Too many onboard activities were at an extra charge.

Entertainment

1 out of 5
Repeated shows. Best show was "Howl at the Moon" dueling pianos.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Almost every employee greeted us, courteous.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Too big of a ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
VERY small for a newer ship, clean.

Ship Tip

Go to dinner before 7:30 pm. Immediate freestyle dining.

1 out of 5
Cinque Terra tour was overpriced, especially for what you got for your money. Seas were fine, but they still has us take the train instead of the boat rides that we were looking forward to.
3 out of 5
Le Petite Train just off the ship is a great way to tour this city, especially with views from the hills.
3 out of 5
5 out of 5
"Pleasures of Sorrento and Pompei" tour was a good value, especially with the lunch at a family Italian farmhouse.
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