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Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
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7 Night Western Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 05, 2014
Ship: Norwegian Epic
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: 12079
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

We loved our cruise on the Norwegian Cruise Line's ship, the Epic. The ship is huge, but very easily maneuvered. There are plenty of elevators to take you to your destinations. The restaurants are wonderful. Not only does the food look great, it tastes great too. We have been on many cruises and the food on this cruise was superior. Our accommodations were extremely comfortable, with ample space to keep everything neat and nice (couldn't believe the size of our shower---so roomy).  The service was outstanding, as were the ports, excursions and the entertainment. We just had a wonderful time.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Every meal we had, whether in a regular dining room, buffet area or special restaurant, was excellent.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
we did not participate in many activities. We chose to sit on our terrace and read, etc.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
There was entertainment for all tastes, from large shows to small cabaret presentations---all very good.

Children's Programs

This is not applicable. We did not travel with children.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our cabin steward was wonderful. He anticipated all of our needs. Marjorie in the French restaurant, Le Bistro, is emblematic of the staff on this ship---polite, friendly and competent.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
This is a beautiful new ship that is kept in stellar condition

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We loved our cabin/stateroom. It was roomy and well appointed. The shower was great. I would recommend that the track that gives privacy to the shower, have a second section of track, so that sometimes the shower area could be curtained off from the sink.

Ship Tip

Some of the excursions fill up fast, so it pays to decide early about what you want to do.

Barcelona, Spain Did not visit port

Go to see the Basilica of the Segrada Familia. It is magnificent. It is wise to go online and purchase tickets in advance. It's very easy and will save you lots of time.
3 out of 5
We have been to Naples a couple of times before. We chose the hop on, hop off bus, which is very good.

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy Did not visit port

Ditto, with this port. We stayed in Civitavacchia and did local sight-seeing and cafe sitting.
5 out of 5
Lovely shore excursion to Pisa. We had a very interesting guide.
5 out of 5
Again, the excursion was excellent. The guide was very good and the scenery was astounding.
5 out of 5
Loved Mallorca. The scenery and the shops were terrific.
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