Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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3 out of 5

AVERAGE TO BELOW AVERAGE

Sail Date: October 12, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

THE WEATHER WAS GREAT. THE CABIN WAS LARGER THAN OTHER SHIPS WE HAVE BEEN ON AND THERE WAS A LOT OF STORAGE SPACE. SERVICE ON THE SHIP WASN'T GREAT. THE CABIN STEWARD WAS VERY NICE BUT THERE WERE 5 OR 6 DIRTY TOWELS IN OUR CABIN WHEN IT WAS SUPPOSE TO BE READY WHEN WE GOT ON. ONLY ONE TIME OUT OF THE 7 DAY CRUISE DID WE GET ALL OF OUR TOWELS WE WERE ALWAYS SHORT TOWELS. WHEN WE LEAVE IN THE MORNING AND COME BACK 2 1/2 HOURS LATER THE ROOM WASN'T CLEANED UP.

WE WOULD GO TO THE MAIN DINNING ROOM FOR DINNERS THE FOOD WAS AVERAGE. NORWEGIAN LIKE THE OTHER CRUISE LINES HAVE NOW ADOPTED THE ADDED RESTURANTS WHERE THE QUAILITY OF THE FOOD IS TO BE BETTER. IT'S A SHAME THAT YOU HAVE TO PAY AND ADDITIONAL $30 AND UP MINAMAL TO GET A GOOD MEAL.

GOING TO THE BUFFET FOR BREAKFAST AND LUNCH WAS GOOD BUT CROWDED THE SERVICE WAS NOT GREAT AROUND THE TABLES. I SAW MANY TIMES PEOPLE GET UP FROM THEIR TABLES AND THE STAFF WOULD PICK UP THE DISHS AND LIGHTLY IF AT ALL WIPE THE TABLE. I SAT AT MANY A DIRTY TABLE AND ASKED IF IT COULD BE WIPED DOWN . THAN THEY WOULD WIPE IT A LITTLE AND START TO WALK AWAY. I WOULD HAVE TO SHOW THEM WHERE FOOD WAS ON THE TABLE. NOT VERY CLEAN.

TOURS TO ROME $389 EURO'S PER PERSON THAT IS $505.70 PER PERSON US DOLLARS FOR 9 1/2 HOUR TOUR. WOW IS ALL I CAN SAY. BUS DRIVE OVER AND BACK A GUIDE FOR THE 40 OF US. WE TOOK TOURS EVERYDAY OFF OF THE SHIP. THE TOURS WERE NICE BUT VERY EXPENSIVE AND IN EURO'S AFTER ALL WE WERE IN EUROPE.

ENTERTAINMENT WAS NOT AUTOMATIC AFTER YOUR MEALS (BECAUSE MEALS ARE FREE STYLE). YOU HAD TO SIGN UP FOR SHOWS WHICH WE NEVER WERE ABLE TO GET TO SEE A SHOW THEY WERE ALL FILLED. I

IN THE END I WOULD NOT DO THIS TRIP AGAIN. I WOULD TAKE A RIVER CRUISE OR A BUS TOUR. IF YOU ARE GOING FOR THE COUNTRIES AND THEIR HISTORY AND CULTURE AND SCENERY YOU WILL GET MUCH MORE. IF YOU ARE GOING FOR THE SHIP EXPIENCE STAY HERE IN THE STATES AND TAKE THIS SHIP IT WILL COST YOU A LOT LESS IN THE CARRIBEAN.

 

Ship Quality
ROOM WAS GREAT
Food and Dining
AVERAGE TO BELOW AVERAGE, BAD SERVICE
Cabin / Stateroom
GREAT CABIN AGAIN, CABIN STEWARD NOT SO GOOD
Service and Staff
DID NOT WIPE TABLES AND JUST NOT FRIENDLY
Entertainment
WE WERE UNABLE TO GET RESERVATIONS
Onboard Activities
DIDNT REALLY DO ANY
Destinations and Excursions
ONE WORD "EXPENSIVE
Barcelona, Spain
BE READY FOR A LOT OF DEMONSTRATIONS THE PEOPLE ARE NOT HAPPY THEY WANT CHANGE
Naples, Italy
GOOD WINE
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
VERY, VERY EXPENSIVE $1,010 FOR TWO TO GO TO ROME FOR 9 1/2 HOURS
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy
Cannes, France
EXPENSIVE, BUT EVERYONE KNOWS THIS OR SHOULD
Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands
GREAT TOUR SEEING THE COUNTRY SIDE

Tip

IF YOU LIKE STAYING ON THE SHIP GAMBLING, EATING, SWIMING THIS IS THE TRIP FOR YOU. IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE COUNTRIES AND ENJOY THE SCENERY AND CULTURE THAN THERE ARE MANY OTHER WAYS TO DO THIS WITHOUT 4150 PEOPLE ON THE EPIC.



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