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Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 15, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Epic
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 13039
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 3 years ago

Mixed review and previous NCL cruiser.  Service in Manhattan Room very poor starting first night.  Never went back to room.  Lunch service in Taste was spotty in the evenings had great service.  Room staff adequate but lacking.  Shakers and Maltings have great staff.  Food quality was very good. Moderno excellent food.  All major entertainment now has fee.  Anything ordered on the ship has automatic 15% fee added.  Ship finish was less than the Carnival and the lowest quality finish of the 4 cruises I  have taken.  Comedy Cafe and Fat Cats lounges only have basic wooden chairs to pack in more people.  Singles cabin was the best thing on the ship.  Ship is big was on deck 13 near bridge.  Great for Garden Cafe on deck 15, but the 24 hr food service was on deck 6 near casino.  Starboard elevators forward had half reserved for the Haven when in port so hard getting down to decks 5, 6, & 7..  If I take the ship again will go aft on deck 8 or 9 plan to look to smaller ships. 

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food good service spotty and extremely poor in Manhattan Room. Was there on Sunday and never came back.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
Blue Man great, just fee for every show.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Large Ronald in Taste, asked for his service every time we went in to eat.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ship Tip

Do not take a cabin on starboard side forward. stay on lower decks. Arrive very early for deck chairs on Deck 15. Picture of beer, not on menus and available at each bar is best deal on ship at $13.00 gets 5 glasses compared to $5.75 a glass.

3 out of 5
5 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman Did not visit port

Weather did not dock
3 out of 5
12 meter sailing very good. town is typical tourist trap.
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