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Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Transatlantic


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

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Verified Review
14 Night Transatlantic & Western Mediterranean (Miami To Barcelona)
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.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Really enjoyed the huge variety of things to do - life-size chess board, ping pong, darts in the bar, a 6-lane bowling facility, and plenty of uncrowded deck space.

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Going in for a dry-dock refurb this year, and very much needs it.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Extra large balcony for this category

Ship Tip

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.

3 out of 5
Chaos in the terminal as signage was poor, and too few staff to help guide people.
5 out of 5
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