Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Purser

7+ cruises


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4 out of 5

Great Cruise!

Sail Date: August 10, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

Rate the boat a 4/5

Food 4/5

Service 4/5

Rooms 5+/5


Good itinerary.  Would recommend taking it out of Rome instead if you can (you can board this cruise in Rome or Barcelona).  The reason is that Rome is a 3-4 hour round trip from the boat and Barcelona is a port city.  If you board in Rome then Barcelona is an excursion without the 3-4 hour trip.  Drinks less expensive than Royal Caribbean and Carnival.  Food was way better than RC and Carnival.  Specialty restaurants excellent.  Recommend Cagney's for Steak and the hibachi restaurant.  Regret we didn't try the Ice Bar.  Heard it was "cool".  We are sworn off of Carnival and will have to think hard about RC after this experience.

Ship Quality
Ship in good shape. Nice adult only area.
Food and Dining
Food excellent at all venues. Highly recommend the specialty restaurant package.
Cabin / Stateroom
best ever
Service and Staff
Howl at the moon was a hoot.
Children's Programs N/A
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Loved the Sorrento/Capri excursion.
Barcelona, Spain
See Sagrada Familia if nothing else.
Naples, Italy
Do Sorrento/Capri.
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
We stayed on the boat. 3-4 hour round trip.
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy
Loved Pisa.
Cannes, France
Did Grasse perfume factory St. Paul excursion. Highly recommend.
Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands Stayed on boat. Cold and rainy...


Do the specialty restaurant package.

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