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Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Sail Date: August 01, 2013
Ship: Norwegian Epic
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 4 years ago

Ship was huge: too big. My impression was that the "extra space" allowed them to charge for extra services rather than provide extra services as part of the regular price. The top 4 decks were dedicated to a special class of passengers, and closed to rest of us. There was an "ice bar"-$50/head, Dinner theatre (about $45/head). 6 restaurants for a fee (in addition to about 4 w/no extra fee.

The gym was large enough to accommodate everyone even on at sea days. (a plus).

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
open dining was good. Di d provide free champagne when waited (was never > 20 minutes) and always enough around to keep us busy while waiting.


3 out of 5
Blue man group was fun. A lot of music options (dueling pianos....) . Tom Jones was pretty poor.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Teens enjoyed meeting kids in the teen room and had a blast meeting kids form all over the world

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Nice except the small aisle was too small. We had too climb over bed to get to other end of the room (clothes and 1 end and shower.. at opposite end). Long and narrow layout was challenging. 3 girls getting ready at 1 time is impossible. The balcony seemed relatively too big--could have used the space in the room. Separating toilet, mirrors, sink and shower did help a great deal.

Pros: The itinerary: seeing 3 Italian cities in 3 days

Cons: Food was disappointing, charged for everything (6 restaurants for a fee), bowling...

Recommends Norwegian Epic? No.

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