Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4 out of 5

A Great Cruise

Sail Date: February 01, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

We cruised on the Epic 2/1/15. Very easy embarkation, we were on the ship before noon. We did not have a bad meal the whole week! From the buffet to the sit down restaurants we enjoyed the food. Had reserved dinner at LaCucina, but we were pleasantly surprised we were selected to eat w/the captain along w/about 35 or so other couples so they cancelled our reservation for us. We enjoyed the entertainment, the Blue Man Group and Legends were great! The Cirque show was a disappointment for us though. We had heard conflicting opinions on whether you should pay for the upgraded seats, so we asked the NCL person when booking her thoughts and she said it wasn't necessary. That was a mistake, it was very hard to see the show from the "standard" seats. The ship sleeps 4100 but we were told there were 4500 on board. Not sure why a ship is overbooked by 10% or so? The only times we noticed the amount of people on the ship was deck side when you needed to be up there before 9am holding your lounge chair w/your beach towel, and sometimes waiting for an elevator. We had a balcony on the 10 th floor and found the room  accommodations ok. The bath/ shower arrangement didn't seem like a big deal either way. The small sink was the biggest complaint regarding the room. Our room steward, Kringle was great, always remembered us and was much more attentive than our last steward on the NCL Star a couple of years ago.  As others have mentioned, book the shows and port excursions early, or you may miss out.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
All of the staff seemed attentive and willing to help.
Children's Programs
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Miami, Florida Flew into Fort Lauderdale. We used SAS Transportation for the shuttle to Miami. Would recommend them.
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
We booked the Jamaican Bobsled excursion and enjoyed it. The chairlft going up was neat, look out to the left and you can see the ship docked in the bay, beautiful!
George Town, Grand Cayman
We booked a jet ski excursion on our own through Fat Fish Adventures. It was great, a small group of 5 skis and we rode out to Stingray CIty to mingle w/the stingrays. Then some snorkeling, a stop to starfish point to check out the starfish, and finally a stop at a local micro brew that had some excellent local beers!
Cozumel, Mexico
We booked the Segway tour and it was a lot of fun. Wish we could have rode them longer, but it was a lot of fun !

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