TOO LARGE, TOO CROWDED, TOO MANY FEES AND RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
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Norwegian Epic

7 Night Western Mediterranean (Rome Roundtrip)

Sail Date: August 05, 2015

Ship: Norwegian Epic

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: 13278

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review Summary

This is the largest ship I have ever sailed on (19 prior cruises) and I will never go this large again. NCL is getting so that one price no longer takes care of all but your beverages. There were extra fees for everything which was available, and reservations needed for the shows which are "drop-in" on all other vessels. I had an aft balcony and the view was amazing but the distances required to get anywhere were daunting. When going into port in the early morning hours the vibration and noise from the engines was incredible even on the 13th floor deck. It was impossible to use the swimming pools because of the number of people aboard. The water park was fun for the kids but it consumes a lot of space. It was not possible to find empty deck chairs. Food was marvelous, as a plus. Embarkation and debarkation were handled very well considering the number of people. Did not care for the separate bathroom configuration.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Never will have an aft facing again. Only good thing was the view. Negatives, vibration and noise going into harbor in early morning, and distance from any stairs or elevator.

Ship Tip

Too large for my liking, swimming and hot tub use impossible. Couldn't get deck chairs most of day - all taken.

Ports Of Call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

5 out of 5

Cannes, France

5 out of 5

Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands

5 out of 5

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5

Naples, Italy

5 out of 5
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