NCL Epic "FREESTYLE" means wait in line.

Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
13 Night Transatlantic Westbound (Barcelona To Miami)
Sail Date: October 20, 2013
Ship: Norwegian Epic
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 4 years ago

Please remember that the worst cruise is better than no cruise.  We sailed on the NCL Epic which has "FREE STYLE"  Free style to us experienced on this cruise means waiting in line for meals unless you make reservations for the extra dollar restaurants.  One time with reservations plus paying an extra $10 per person for "premium seat", which were just satisfactory, we lined up an hour before our reservation and there were already 40 or so pepole ahead of us.  The food was medicore at best and we had to send back meals in the upscale additional paid restaurants twice.  The service was hit or miss in the dining areas and the cruise director and staff were only visible at the nightly events in spice H2O an outdoor disco type area.  Our room steward was the only bright spot and he was ecellent, probably one of the better ones we have had in our 29 cruises.


This ship needs quite a managemnt overhaul to correct all the poor service and food.  


Also none smokers, you have to be assulted every time you pass from bow to stern as the casino smpking area is in the only walk area.


Amazingly for such a large ship, there is no midship elevators or stairs .


Also there is no sauna or steam room available unless you purchase a spa package.  


Room service accuracy was a joke.



Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

Do not know

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Except for room steward

Ship Quality

1 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ship Tip

Pick another ship

5 out of 5
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3 out of 5
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