Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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4 out of 5

Our Epic adventure

Sail Date: November 18, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Everyone onboard and associated with NCL was friendly and helpful. The entertainment was exceptional! We even went to some of the shows twice. We saw Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Burn the Floor (twice), Cirque de Dreams, Graffiti Classics (excellent), Howl at the Moon (3 nights), and several other musical groups. We found "Taste" restaurant to have best quality and service; wish we would have gone there more. O'Sheehan's food was good but service was very, very slow. We would have loved to see more dancing (professional and amateur) especially in Atrium area. 

The room was nice-size was average. Nicely quiet and the bed was comfortable. 

The excursions were exceptional! We had excellent tour guides and were thrilled with everything we did and saw. We took the excursions "Pisa and Florence on your own", "Monaco and "Monte Carlo", and "Capri, Sorrento, and Pompeii". You don't get to pick your tour guide, but if you get Claudio in Naples (Napoli) you will be in for an educational and fascinating day of some of the most beautiful cities in Italy! 

Unfortunately, our trip even included a visit to the medical facilities (medical issue), but even there, we were seen quickly and appropriately, and the staff was very friendly and professional. 

Overall, when it was time to leave, we couldn't wait to talk about what our next NCL cruise would be! 

Cabin / Stateroom
Never got AC going as much as we would like, but easily addressed by opening the balcony door. Very clean, comfortable, and quiet
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Book entertainment and dining early in the trip. Arrive at shows at least 15 minutes early for best seating. But, we were pleasantly surprised to find that "standby" for shows was a very good option if reservations weren't made (we arrived 15-30 minutes early).

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