Overall a great cruise

Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Sail Date: September 01, 2013
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago
Very well laid out ship - didn't feel like there were over 3\,000 guests on board. Good value for the money\, even though we had dinner every night at the \"premium\" restaurants...which were worth every penny (except for the Cirque de Solei \"premium seating\" dinner show)

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Except for the dinner at the Cirque de Solei dinner show\, food was excellent at all of the other premium dining venues. Good portions (ie. not too large...) and quality. Service was \"spotty\" - excellent in some venues\, but average at others. Best \"free\" dinner was the Manhatten Supper club.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Lots of variety - especially liked the dueling pianos show. The Cirque de Solei show was good\, but the dinner and service were poor - as was the additional $10 we paid for \"premium seating\" - the line for \"general seating\" was much smaller than the line for premium seating and it was very difficult to distinguish \"premium seating\" from \"general seating\" - suggestion - just charge one price and make the show a \"cocktail\" show.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Mostly staff from the Philippines\, some of which did not speak or understand English adequately

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very clean ship. Very good embarkation and debarkation processes.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very roomy Spa Mini Suite had plenty of room for two and best part was the access to the Thermal Spa - steam room\, sauna\, thermal pools - which were a welcome relief after long days of tours at each port

Pros: Location of our stateroom - very quiet

Cons: Cirque de Solei

Recommends Norwegian Epic? Yes!

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