Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe

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7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

My Personal Experience

Sail Date: January 24, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Inside

Excellent Entertainment

Liked Studio/Dining Options

Best Dining Service @ Taste/liked the Irish Pub/food

Best Service/Friendly staffs were the Hostess' at the various restaurants

Inconsistant Service throughout ship/same w/taste of food

Epic is simply larger/more expansive, but nothing unusual/different

Some venues could not accommodate passengers for such a large ship

Better services for hard of hearing, i.e. closed captioning for movies/TV

Insufficient Port Information; has postings at guest services and atrium screen, but would be nice to have PRINTED information, including getting around the port city, etc.



Cabin / Stateroom
Well appointed, plus the Studio Lounge, a gathering place with continental breakfast and afternoon cookies. Has books and games and bar opens during the one hour get together at 6:00 PM with group arrangements for shows, dinners, etc.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities

great entertainment, but not the best activities
Children's Programs N/A
Service and Staff
some staff seem to appear boared, non-friendly; grumpy, including a few staff from guest services
Food and Dining
inconsistant - not enough taste to too salty; food luke warm
Tangier, Morocco
Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
Santa Cruz De Tenerife, Canary Islands
Funchal, Madeira
Malaga, Spain
Cagliari, Sardinia
Palermo, Sicily
Naples, Italy
Wonderful city; got ferry to Capri which was mostly closed for the season unknown to passengers!
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Weather prevented ship from docking!
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy
Livorno was great/easy to get around
Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands


The itinerary for the cruise was excellent. Opportunity for future cruise and bonus was very much appreciated. Miss the various gathering offered past guests - only 1 on Epic = meet the Captain & Officers. Book shows right away.

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