First time on Norwegian

Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Sail Date: January 01, 2013
Ship: Norwegian Epic
Cabin Type: Inside
Reviewed: 5 years ago

This was my first time on a Norwegian ship. As a solo cruiser\, I was attracted by their new Studio Staterooms\, which don't have a \"single supplement\" cost. So price was a factor. The itinerary was nice too - a good mix of port and sea days.

Pros: friendly crew\, great service\, good food (mostly)\, Studio Staterooms\, clean and colorful ship\, nice itinerary\, great food in the specialty restaurants and buffet.

Cons: shower exposes to the stateroom (instead of in a separate room - weird!)\, noise (hard to find a quiet place to read)\, bland food in the main dining rooms\, chaotic disembarkation.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Very good in the specialty restaurants and buffet. So-so in the main dining rooms.


5 out of 5
Really enjoyed Blue Man Group and Second City. Didn't go to others\, but they looked like fun.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
I had nothing but excellent encounters with the ship staff. On the second evening the main light switch in the room stopped working (you have to put your cruise card in for the lights to operate). My cabin attendant has an electrician there in a matter of a few minutes\, with many apologies for the inconvenience. All wait staff in the eateries were excellent.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Clean\, colorful\, but with some strange layout features

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Studio stateroom was about what I expected for the price. Strange to have the shower exposed to the rest of the room\, but if you're alone it doesn't matter.

Pros: Friendly crew\, nice itinerary

Cons: Noise everywhere\, poor cabin design

Recommends Norwegian Epic? Yes!

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