January 18th, Western Caribbean

Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 18, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Epic
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 10186
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

This was our 6th cruise, second on NCL.

Pros - Entertainment was excellent especially "Howl At The Moon". We went to 2 specialty restaurants and the meals were very good as were the meals in the main dining restaurants. We had a mid ship balcony room. Very clean and loads of storage space. Easy to find our way around and familiarized our bearings on the ship very quickly. Staff was efficient, especially the waiters in all restaurants.

Cons - Too many people compared to other ships. Garden Cafe was like a free for all - steer clear if you don't have kids. A certain religious group were catered to the extent that other passengers were inconvenienced at times. They went into the dining room at 5:30 and sat there till 10:00 using up space making others wait daily. Children constantly cut in lines. It is not up to passengers to maintain order when the parents are too ignorant to do so. Sink was like a spitoon in the dentist's office. Bring a bar of soap - none are supplied - just liquids. Pizza was always undercooked.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Except for the Garden Cafe

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

never used

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
A little narrow between the bed and the dresser
5 out of 5
Go to the Zoo, cheap and 5 hours to see everything, well laid out. Great Cuban Restaurants Sergio's in south Miami
3 out of 5
5 out of 5
Stroll around the town
5 out of 5
Shopping - Yikes. Have a beer and people watch for a while.
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