Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

4-6 cruises


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1 out of 5

Disappointment on Norwegian

Sail Date: March 01, 2014

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Inside

Very disappointed with this ship. Set up had you walking through a crowded smoky\, noisy casino to get everywhere - with young kids!(um\, can't gamble until 18..but hey let walk 9\, 6 and 3 yr olds by it multiple times daily!) Not to mention\, the main restaurant was open to the casino so you got the smoke and noise when you were eating as well! Shows were terrible! They only had 2 free shows for a 7 night cruise...once you saw them\, you were bored! But you could pay more ($200 for a family of 5) to see another show and get a horrible overcooked dinner! Nickel & Dimed for everything!! Water slides were fun -- when they were running! which was definitely not all the time and the lines were terrible! Safety issue asked for child lifejackets 3 times to 3 different people odds are low UNTIL you skip a port because the wind is too high and its too dangerous to dock!!

Pros: cabin storage

Cons: walk through smoky casino for EVERYTHING

Recommends Norwegian Epic? No.

Ship Quality
Layout felt way over crowded\, again walking through a casino to get to anything even kid activities (which were one deck below but OPEN to the smokey loud casino). Difficult to find anything. (been on ships where layout is clear and open...SOO much better)
Food and Dining
average over cooked ship food. If you pay an extra $20-30pp you'll get better food.
Cabin / Stateroom
staterooms were clean with good storage.
Service and Staff
OK on staff -- but asked 3 times for child & infant lifejackets and got NONE!! Major safety issue in my mind.
Terrible! 1 good show that was free\, 1 not free at all - and 1 ok show. But for the next 4 nights you were BORED!...or watching the show again if you could get in (which we couldn't). And you have to make reservations to even watch the much for \"freestyle\"
Children's Programs
kids club was good. 9yr was bored. Water slides were fun. The whole Nickelodeon thing was overrated...we saw something Nick related 3 times in 7 days. and those were the \"meet & greet\" 15 min picture taking times. Definitely did not meet expectations.

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