Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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4 out of 5

A quick trip to cities/sites we always wanted to visit

Sail Date: November 08, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

We have done many cruises... and our intent on this trip was to see places and things we had never seen.  The ship was a great way to briefly touch the various ports, cities and sites. The food, entertainment and quality of the ship was very good.  We were happy with the service and the quality.


Our room was very small with a balcony. This did not matter so much to us. We stay in the room only to sleep and dress for our next event. The bathrooms have little privacy ( sliding frosted glass doors).


This was very intense trip for us as we booked a tour at every port. Yes, the tours were very expensive... but we decided it was our best option.   Other people that have been to some cities had other means to get around.  One advantage of the NCL tours was that we had reservations at places like the Vatican and could almost walk right in... the general public was lined up for blocks. 

The excursions were well organized and we felt safe ... (not knowing how to find these attractions)  For many of the sites there was an hour just in 1 way travel... The quality varied depending on tour guides, their accents and our ability to hear/understand over the portable radios. 


We are very pleased with our experience and are taking some down time to recuperate from our vacation!Happy 



Cabin / Stateroom
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Nice to walk off with your luggage when you are ready.
Ship Quality
Clean and lovely
Destinations and Excursions
Love the cities! Must leave the actual docking areas to get into cities for shopping and tours... nothing was just a couple of blocks away. Nice that we only had to be tendered one time.
Onboard Activities
Good work!
Service and Staff
No problems... fun crew!
Food and Dining
Best buffet that we have had in a long time. the quality and choices were good, fresh and changed daily.
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy Extremely crowded... even in off time.
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy
Cannes, France
Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands
Nice shopping with stores that you can find in NY.

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