Perfect ship for families, not as much for couples

Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 05, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Epic
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

The Norwegian Epic is a beautiful ship with excellent service.  It is filled with areas and activities for children.  I would have loved to take this cruise when my kids were young.  However, we traveled without children and found the areas for adults to be somewhat limited.  The Spice H20 area for adults is nice but has a very, very small pool.  The other pools were so filled with kids you couldn't move in them.  Some of the activities, such as Howl at the Moon, which were were intended for adults, were also attended by children with their parents.  Kids had fun on the ship by pressing all the elevator buttons, making the elevators stop at every floor.  We woke up almost daily to some new food item thrown on our balcony from an upper balcony.   This is no fault of the ship's crew, just consequences of being so attractive to families. 

We sailed on the Celebrity Summit last year and will probably go back to Celebrity after this trip.  While there were some kids on board, most of the activities were more appealing to adults, limiting the number of families.  

The ship itself is beautiful.  It is well maintained and spotless.  The cabin's have an unusual layout but still quite functional.  We found additional storage spaces in the cabin for about 3 days.  We loved the bars and the variety of restaurants on board.  

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Children's Programs

Did not use

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Make reservations for the shows you want to see on the first day. Some of the shows fill up quickly.

5 out of 5
We went to South Beach. No words to describe it!
1 out of 5
I'm glad we had a planned excursion, booked through Resort-for-a-Day. It was fun but the town was pretty awful.
5 out of 5
Stingray swimming is a must!
5 out of 5
I found an incredible excursion on Trip Advisor called "Cozumel Photo Tour". It is a must for anyone interested in improving their photography skills.
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