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

Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Western Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 05, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Epic
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9280
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

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

5 out of 5
Cagney's just isn't worth the cover. Le Bistro and Moderno are absolutely worth the cover.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

1 out of 5
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

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great cabin!
5 out of 5
Stay somewhere you have close access to the Metro and take it everywhere. Its very convenient and easy to use.
5 out of 5
Took the Orbitz excusion down to Pompeii and Amalfi - AMAZING!!!!!
3 out of 5
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.
5 out of 5
Absolutely excellent trip! Florence is everything you ever thought it would be.
5 out of 5
A great time as soon as you find the small pedestrian alleys where you can eat and drink and enjoy your time there.
5 out of 5
And enjoyable time on a very pretty island.
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