AVERAGE TO BELOW AVERAGE

Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 12, 2014
Ship: Norwegian Epic
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

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.

 

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
AVERAGE TO BELOW AVERAGE, BAD SERVICE

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
DIDNT REALLY DO ANY

Entertainment

1 out of 5
WE WERE UNABLE TO GET RESERVATIONS

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
DID NOT WIPE TABLES AND JUST NOT FRIENDLY

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
ROOM WAS GREAT

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
GREAT CABIN AGAIN, CABIN STEWARD NOT SO GOOD

Ship 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.

3 out of 5
BE READY FOR A LOT OF DEMONSTRATIONS THE PEOPLE ARE NOT HAPPY THEY WANT CHANGE
3 out of 5
GOOD WINE
3 out of 5
VERY, VERY EXPENSIVE $1,010 FOR TWO TO GO TO ROME FOR 9 1/2 HOURS
3 out of 5
EXPENSIVE, BUT EVERYONE KNOWS THIS OR SHOULD
5 out of 5
GREAT TOUR SEEING THE COUNTRY SIDE
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