Spring in the Mediterranean

Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Western Mediterranean (Rome Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 06, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Epic
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9191
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

The reason we chose NCL was first for the ports of call and second for the timing of the cruise. May was a great time to go the weather was superb!

The ship itself was very nice, the bed was comfortable.

The ports of call were great. Enjoyed all of them. Unfortunately at the very last minute NCL informed us that the Palma times were shortened and changed. That would have been a nice port to spend a longer time in.

The staff was adequate for the most part. They did not go out of their way to be helpful. Our room steward was OK, cleaned very late at night. He did not attend to the balcony area at all or take away any dirty glasses or dishes.

The Burning up the Floor dancers were fantastic! They  were so good we went to watch a second time. The cruise ship should promote them more. We did the Legends, and the were OK but nothing fabulous. We had booked the Supreme dream but again were notified on ship that they had canceled that show and were booked into another show.

We have cruised on Holland America and Princess. The level of service was higher on both of those lines. 



Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Need a new desert chef. What was touted as various types of deserts were definitely not. i.e.. Mousse type products were too thick and not light like mousse should be.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5
Burning up the Floor dancers were superb!

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
The bartenders at the Martini Bar were great. Basically the only happy crew we encountered.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Went in 2 days early viewed the Vatican(awesome) and the Collaseum(also great) Did Hop On Hop Off bus to get around. Really helped.
5 out of 5
Went to Florence only and also because we were traveling privately were able to go to a last minute wine tasting at a local vineyard.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
We did Hop On Hop Off bus. Gave an overview of the city and where we wanted to spend more time.
5 out of 5
Go to Pompeii, totally worth it as is the Amalfi Coast. Beautiful views. Wished we could have done Capri Island as well.
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