Good Value and a Good Experience
Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Transatlantic
Sail Date: April 19, 2015
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 12309
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 2 years ago
First trip on NCL. Have done 6 Transatlantics (Celebrity & Cunard). Consider NCL more on the budget end of the range, so with those expectations, expectations were met. Embarkation in Miami was a bit chaotic, but disembarkation in Barcelona was the most efficient I've ever seen. My aft balcony cabin was "cozy" in typical NCL style, do not like the bathroom set-up, but plenty of storage. Bar service was consistently excellent with a good wine list. All entertainment venues were too small for such a big ship, and reservations are required, which involves planning, which is not something I want on a vacation. I would take NCL again, but only if there were no other option.
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Aft elevators much less busy, H20 bar/pool adults only during the day (excellent), seek out deck 18 for a great outdoor quiet space, and when booking a balcony cabin, pay close attention to the configuration - alternate cabins ying-yang with bed by cabin door or bed by balcony door.