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Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 19, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Epic
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9035
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

We took a 7 day trip out of BCN, as soon as we boarded we noted that staff standards were sketchy.  As the cruise progressed we understood that clients embarked and de-barked at every port, therefore there was none of that super cohesion that you get from all being together from a defined length of time.

The taste and manhattan room dining complimentary were excellent, the chinese was a joke.  The buffet was good and varied, the pools lovely, the entertainment patchy due to the roll on roll off nature of the clients - no goodbye show, no captains announcements (apart from 1).  Overall was an excellent cruise but no comparison to the party vibe of sailing the Getaway out of Miami!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Do not accept an enclose balcony eg 8008, those rooms are not fit for purpose

Ship Tip

On this we did not debark at Citavecchia and Marseille. In the other places, you dont need an excursion, save your money. Norwegian tell you how to do it under your steam on the eve of each departure.

5 out of 5
1 out of 5
rome too far, a ship day or an excusrion day
5 out of 5
$15 bus to rail station and EU5 return to Pisa - bargain. Free internet available just before you board ship
5 out of 5
get off ship by tender and walk into old town. Free internet in Tender waiting area.
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