Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Spring in the Mediterranean

Sail Date: May 06, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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. 



Ship Quality
Food and Dining
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.
Service and Staff
The bartenders at the Martini Bar were great. Basically the only happy crew we encountered.
Burning up the Floor dancers were superb!
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
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.
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy
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.
Cannes, France
Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands
Barcelona, Spain
We did Hop On Hop Off bus. Gave an overview of the city and where we wanted to spend more time.
Naples, Italy
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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