Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

Worth the money

Sail Date: June 05, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

The freestyle cruising was nice. The staff were friendly and accommodating. Make sure to sign up for the shows because you need reservations even if they are free. The food was very good in all locations we tried. The room setup was terrible, but you just have to get use to it. For the price, I would highly recommend this cruise. We got a really good deal of about $100 per night per person for a balcony. The locations you visit in Italy are not very appealing so I suggest doing tours in these places. If you like the beach then Cannes is the perfect place. For both France ports, I would suggest to ride the little train. However, we did not realize we had to sign up for the tender at Cannes. The ship cannot dock so you have to take a lifeboat to shore. If you do not sign up the day before, you will wait several hours to get off (like we did). Embarkation in Barcelona was fast. However disembarkation was slower. We waited an hour for our luggage and then found out it was separated because they said there were no tags. When we found them, the tags were on all of the bags still!!! Someone was blind I guess. The line for the taxi was over 1 hour. 

Cabin / Stateroom
The balcony was great but the room layout was the worst I have ever seen on a cruise ship.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Barcelona, Spain
Naples, Italy
Naples is a dirty town. However it is worth paying the money to do an excursion.
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
You spend 3 hours in a car just to get to and from Rome. Make sure you buy any tickets in advance so you can skip the lines...which are very long everywhere!
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy
Cannes, France
Marseille (Provence), France

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