Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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7+ cruises


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4 out of 5

Cruise was good, boat was good, but had some issues

Sail Date: July 05, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The cruise was overall very good and the boat was overall very good.  

Pros:  Clean, good food, lots of options for entertainment and eating, friendly staff.

Cons:  If you intend to do Rome on your own, there is a shuttle to a parking lot where you have to get another shuttle to the train station.  Its horrible.  Taxi's won't take you - so just be aware of that.  Cagney's on the boat is not the best steak on the boat.  You would think, since its the steakhouse it would be - but we had better steaks in the main dining room.  

Food and Dining
Cagney's just isn't worth the cover. Le Bistro and Moderno are absolutely worth the cover.
Service and Staff
Sadly this boat is undergoing a change out of entertainment. In the interium they acts are quite horrible. The notable exception is Howl At the Moon and Cirque Dreams. They were excellent!
Children's Programs
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
The ship had good excursions. I did find their price to be extremely high though.
Ship Quality
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Best embark/debark I've ever had.
Cabin / Stateroom
Great cabin!
Barcelona, Spain
Stay somewhere you have close access to the Metro and take it everywhere. Its very convenient and easy to use.
Naples, Italy
Took the Orbitz excusion down to Pompeii and Amalfi - AMAZING!!!!!
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Do Rome on your own. DO NOT DO A HOP ON HOP OFF BUS! Take the train in and then get on the Metro and go where you want. It makes stops at all the famous landmarks.
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy
Absolutely excellent trip! Florence is everything you ever thought it would be.
Cannes, France
A great time as soon as you find the small pedestrian alleys where you can eat and drink and enjoy your time there.
Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands
And enjoyable time on a very pretty island.

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