Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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3 out of 5

Ship was huge....specialty restaurants were great....rooms have lots of storage, but are a nightmare

Sail Date: March 29, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Suite

Loved the experience on this cruise.  We ate at as many of the specialty restaurants as we could and always had a great meal.

Spent a lot of time in the spa area where the staff was friendly and accommodating.  Montree in the barber shop is awesome.

Casino is big with a lot of options, however, continuous shoes at Black Jack for under $25 kinda sucks.  Casinos already make a good cut, having the continuous shoe is just a slap....seriously, I can wait while you shuffle.

You will never find a room with more storage is everywhere, but there is where the wonderfulness of the rooms ends.  The rooms are S shaped, so there is a round bed, perfect for a couple who are both under 5'5", otherwise, you may sleep with a foot off the bed.  The "couch" which is also the spare bed for a child is also a half circle, causing our 8 year old to roll out of it on a nightly basis.

When you enter the room, the toilet is on one side of the entry door and the shower was on the other.  Imagine the fun I had when I was sitting on the throne and my wife was talking to the porter right next to me....

All in all, not sure I would go on the ship again, but since it is heading to Spain, I probably won't get that chance.

Ship Quality
Cabins were just so strange, but the rest of the ship was very nice. For having 4,100 passengers, I really didn't feel crowded.
Food and Dining
Ate at the specialty restaurants...would recommend those!
Service and Staff
Our porter didn't typically answer his phone....and room service loved to let it ring 15 or more times. The spa staff was excellent...and Montree at the barber shop was tremendous
Too bad the Blue Man Group was leaving...they were very good. Cirque is good, but the food at the show was a bit on the gross side.
Children's Programs
Our son loved every minute of it.
Onboard Activities
Lots to do...if you can't find something you enjoy, it is your fault.
Destinations and Excursions
You pick the cruise....if you don't like the destinations, you shouldn't have chosen them. Also, people need to understand when you go to 2nd and 3rd world countries, you can't expect US service....and seriously folks, "Island Time" is not just a made up thing.
Cabin / Stateroom
It is S shaped....with a round bed and half round couch....and a toilet right next to the door....'nough said.
Miami, Florida
It is Miami! What more can you say? Rented a car and drove down to the Keys...Miami is excellent
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
I love Jamaica. Unfortunately it rained while we were there, but I will never say bad things about these great people.
George Town, Grand Cayman
Wish we would have had more time...NCL is HORRIBLE when it comes to every week they are trying to figure out how to do it again....say the sting rays, which was cool, but missed going around town.
Cozumel, Mexico
Cozumel is a perfect place to find a beach and relax. You can always head to the mainland for Tulum and other amazing history, as well.


Make sure you have your shorts or swim suit with you when you check in...bags can take a while. Got 2 of our 3 bags by 6 and the last, mine, at about 9:30 pm.

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