First time cruising - Solo traveler

Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 11, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Epic
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 12568
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 3 years ago

Wow. This was an experience I'll never forget, and unfortunately, will measure all other future cruises to.  As a solo traveler, I took advantage of the single rooms aboard the Epic.  It is perfectly laid out with some really nice finishes.  Aside from that, the exclusive lounge for solo travelers is an amazing perk.  Aside from having tv's, coffee bar and drink bar inside, it was the center for meeting up with others traveling like me.  There is a solo cruise director who encourages and facilitates group interaction and activities.  This was like going to a party and then the after party was going to dinner together,  We quickly formed friendships and started bonding at lightning speed. The true testament is really disembarking the last day, when we all went separate ways and back to our homes, we all started facebooking each other immediately sharing pictures, messages and just softening the blow of cruise withdrawal. The NCL Epic and staff really know how to organize and facilitate an amazing experience. 

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Even the buffet was great

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Pools, Games, Bars, Clubs


5 out of 5
didnt go to many shows, although I heard Cirque and Blue Man were great

Children's Programs

Didn't experience this

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Jovan (singles cruise director), Atrium Bar staff, Whiskey Bar staff

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Deck 18 has a really cool private sun area with couches and sunbeds.

5 out of 5
Embark. Lots of things in Miami
3 out of 5
Not much of a port and really need excursions to see this country
5 out of 5
Easy to walk around
3 out of 5
Cozumel port is not only very touristy, but there is someone looking to take your money almost every 10 ft including the bathrooms. I paid a taxi to take me to the other side of the island (beach) and it was well worth it!
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