Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Deck Hand

7+ cruises


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2 out of 5


Sail Date: August 05, 2015

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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.

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

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