Memorable cruise for a first-timer

Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
7 Night Western Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 08, 2014
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 3 years ago

Great experience for a first-time cruiser. My 6 year-old daughter came with us and enjoyed herself tremendously with the variety of ship activities and shore excursions, although the latter also added to our cruise cost quite a bit. 

 

We loved our neat and cosy balcony stateroom although we wished it were bigger. In the end, we  suitcases on the balcony floor to manage our packing. 

 

They served a good variety breakfast buffet at the Garden Cafe although we wished the menu could have been varied on the 7 days we stayed. Of the main dining rooms, we favored Taste over Manhattan Room for the food. Cagney's was a disappointment - for the $30 cover charge. 

 

 

 

 

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Japanese food at Wasabi is really not worth the a la carte pricing.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
My daughter enjoyed her time at Splash Academy.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Stateroom steward was one of the those consistently friendly to us. Some of the service staff at dining rooms were more selective.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

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3 out of 5
Rather sleepy Spanish isle
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