Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

A little disappointed.

Sail Date: September 11, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

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.
Ship Quality
Too big of a ship.
Food and Dining
Menu repeated one evening. Food okay. Desserts unimaginative.
Cabin / Stateroom
VERY small for a newer ship, clean.
Service and Staff
Almost every employee greeted us, courteous.
Repeated shows. Best show was "Howl at the Moon" dueling pianos.
Onboard Activities
Too many onboard activities were at an extra charge.
Destinations and Excursions
Cinque Terra was overpriced. Plesaures of Sorrent and Pompei was a better value, especially with the lunch at an Italian farmhouse.
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy
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.
Marseille (Provence), France
Le Petite Train just off the ship is a great way to tour this city, especially with views from the hills.
Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands
Barcelona, Spain
Naples, Italy
"Pleasures of Sorrento and Pompei" tour was a good value, especially with the lunch at a family Italian farmhouse.


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

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