Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe

Contributor Level: Third Mate

2-3 cruises


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4 out of 5

Cruise on the NCL Epic

Sail Date: February 14, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Excellent cruise itinerary.  NCL's Free Style cruising is very good.  Flexible dining options and casual as you choose.  The Epic is a very large ship more like a floating hotel than a grand ocean liner.  It has no open sundeck that circles the ship.  The design is more cut up, but that helps disperse the 4000+ passengers and makes it feel less crowded.  The stateroom was excellent.  Service staff is good and food is good but not "exceptional".  Overall a very good package.

Cabin / Stateroom
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Embarking was chaotic in the check in hall. Disembarking was easy and excellent.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Service and Staff
With the exception of the service desk staff. They were unable to handle a very minor issue. Like programed robots with canned answers, incapable of being logical!
Food and Dining


The NCL Epic is a very large ship, more like a floating hotel than a stylish ocean liner. No grand open areas, more cut up in many separate public areas, but that helped break up the fact that there are over 4000 passengers on board. It has no open sundeck that circles the ship.

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