Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Third Mate

7+ cruises


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2 out of 5

Experienced Cruiser Disappointed!

Sail Date: January 11, 2014

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

My wife and I have cruised at least a dozen times, 4 0r 5 on Norwegian. We decided on the Epic this year (Jan, 2014) and were sorely disappointed. We have always enjoyed our cruises and never complained. First, the staff was great. No complaints there. Food was wonderful. Two shows were great. So, what was wrong? The design of this ship is terrible. We thought because it was so big, it would be great. However it was way overcrowded. Combine that with only four banks of elevators and the problems began. Not nearly enough places to sit in the sun. The decks that did have lounge chairs were all completely full immediately every morning. You could not walk around comfortably. I cannot stress enough the overcrowding. We were not aware there would not be a different show each night in the theater. The lesser shows in some of the bars were nothing short of boring, and sitting shoulder to shoulder did not help. The design of the Mini-Suite was ridiculous. In the past we have had more room with a standard balcony room.  All in all, very disappointed, even though we have always had good cruises with NCL.

Ship Quality
Way overcrowded due to design
Food and Dining
Nothing special
Cabin / Stateroom
Terrible design
Service and Staff
Very good staff all around
Only 2 shows of any value
Onboard Activities
Boring, boring , Boring
Destinations and Excursions
Miami, Florida
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Great beach excursion
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Golf at Mahogany Run
Nassau, Bahamas
Typical, but very nice


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