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Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 11, 2014
Ship: Norwegian Epic
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: 14068
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Nothing special

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Boring, boring , Boring

Entertainment

1 out of 5
Only 2 shows of any value

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very good staff all around

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Way overcrowded due to design

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Terrible design

Ship Tip

Find another ship

3 out of 5
5 out of 5
Great beach excursion
5 out of 5
Golf at Mahogany Run
5 out of 5
Typical, but very nice
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