Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

4-6 cruises


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1 out of 5

ncl never again...unless

Sail Date: November 22, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

If no other option we would travel ncl again.  But rooms are so tiny.  Shop hard to navigate.  Only way is if we get ultimate meal package included so that we could get a decent meal. Service horrible.  They try to get you to tip very frequently.  Prepayment your tips. Theses pets are beautiful so we are glad we went but not alot of other options for this region. Carnival the best. 

Cabin / Stateroom
So tiny. They are trying to cream in as many people as possible. Can't get around ship easily. Have to walk forever to elevators.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Layout is horrible. No directional to bathroom, to elevators. Floor rugs dirty and pulling up everywhere. Rooms so tiny. Even had balcony room.
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Don't pay for premium seats at shows. They are the same as standard seats
Don't pay for premium seats. Same as standard seats
Service and Staff
They would walk by 7 times before you had to get their attention to get anything on table
Food and Dining
Tasted like frozen canned food. After trying for 3 days to get a good meal started eating at buffet so could waste less
Barcelona, Spain
Go early and enjoy. One of the best places to visit. Get the hop on hop of bus. Best deal. Pay when you get there. Don't buy beforehand. Train from airport to city costs $1 buy pack of 10 uses for under $10
Naples, Italy
Must to Mt. Vesuvius climb and Pompeii. I'm way out of shape and it about killed me but it was worth the climb. Wine and limoncello at top wonderful
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Must do upper level and underground tori of coliseum. Shuttle to town is free then take train to Rome. Buy coliseum tickets online.
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy
Must climb to the top. Otherwise waste of time
Cannes, France
Eze is absolutely beautiful. Never heard of it before. Wish we could've stayed longer
Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands
Too short in port. Either do hop on hop off bus or just shop near town.


If only option. ..pick the ultimate food package because the food is horrible unless you go to specialty restaurant

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