Mixed Bag

Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 39

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Norwegian Epic

13 Night Iberia & Western Mediterranean (Southampton To Barcelona)

Sail date: October 19, 2015

Ship: Norwegian Epic

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 11231

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

The cruise started off with some negatives as they changed the start date from Sunday to Monday and took off Malaga as a stop - they did offer to compensate financially, but the change not appreciated and we missed out on Malaga. The ship itself was very nice and clean with great activity options including water slides and a climbing wall. However, there were limited activities like dance classes or gym classes that we usually do on cruises. the person running a napkin folding workshop knew one fold, and that was it. He could not even follow the directions fro the other ones - although the line dancing was fun with a very enthusiastic teacher. Much of the bar staff was rude, although that's where the mixed bag comes in. We had some wonderful waiters and some rude ones, a wonderful bartender and rude waiters, and all of the room attendants were extremely friendly and did a wonderful job - always greeting us by name or a cute nickname and left fun towels creations on our bed each evening. Disembarkation and re-embarkation were quite smooth. So, a fun experience, but a mixed bag as far as quality of cruises.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports of call

Vigo, Spain

3 out of 5
not much to see here - but there's a model of the Pinto that you can see down south a bit

Lisbon, Portugal

5 out of 5
take a walking tour, you'll get the most out of it
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