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Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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10 Night Canary Islands & Morocco (Barcelona Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 14, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Epic
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 10180
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 2 years ago

We did enjoy our cruise but felt we had too many days at sea where NCL works hard to sell you more stuff. Food was ok except at the upscale restaurants where it was very good. Probably worth the splurge, especially the Brazilian steakhouse, Moderno. We had an excellent meal there and great service. We also loved the Cirque De Soleil show. It was incredible to be so near the performers. My husband was included in the clown show so that was fun. We recommend sitting on the main floor rather than up above in the balcony as it made us feel we were actually part of the entertainment. All of the entertainment was first class so that was a real plus. The ports were all very interesting too and we did several shore excursions which were great.


Now for the bad stuff. The state rooms are very small. Weird bathroom configurations with a pod for the toilet and another for the shower. Barely enough room in the toilet pod and it was sort of see through and not sound proof. Crowded public spaces, especially the restaurants. We always ate fairly early so didn't have too many issues but there was a long line each time we were leaving. Not a fun way to spend your vacation time. You also had to make sure you booked all of the entertainment ahead of time to be able to get into even the free shows. Service was just ok. We were in a group of six and something was always not correct with our dinners. It always got fixed but slowly. I personally would not travel on this ship again. Too big and crowded feeling and I don't like the feel of being held hostage on a traveling Las Vegas for that many days.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


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Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

1 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
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