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Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 11, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Epic
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 10008
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

I was quite glum upon seeing our room for the first time. We had requested a balcony, and yes, we got a balcony, but not one where you could sit out on the balcony and watch the sea, but and enclosed one where we had to walk up to the edge to see the water, and who wants to stand and meditate. Upon complaining long and hard enough, I was sent six chocolate-covered strawberries and a bottle of wine from their customer relations as if that made up for everything.

This is our 3rd cruise on the Norwegian, and the first that we did not like entirely.

The food was good, sometimes great, and there was always plenty of it. However, in some bars and restaurants we had to pay extra for desserts. The waiters for the most part were courteous, but not really friendly, with the exception of the employee who kept our stateroom clean. He was awesome!

All in all, it was a good vacation, but we're thinking at this time that  when we plan a cruise again, it will not be with Norwegian.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
The person who did our cabing was awesome. Others just okay.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
I was disappointed because I didn't get the type of balcony, I had expected.

Ship Tip

My advice is to get a room near the middle of the ship since it's a really long way from front to back. And make sure you're clear on the type of room you expect.

3 out of 5
5 out of 5
We went to a former sugar plantation where we cooked our own jerk chicken.
5 out of 5
Town is clean as a whistle. The beach was beautiful.
5 out of 5
We mistimed our group outing, so used the time to go souvenir shopping.
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