Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean
Sail Date: October 05, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Epic
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9209
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 10 months ago
Been on many cruises and this by far was the most disappointing.
-we didn't like freestyle dining at all. No relationship with servers and hard to coordinate with evening entertainment
-having to make a reservation for shows is absurd. By the time you figure out what you are doing for dinner,the shows are booked
- having passengers join and leave the cruise at different points takes away from the cruusi f experience.didnt get the orientation to the crew or they excitement that comes on a first day. Many first time cruisers were totally confused.
-hate the bathroom and toilet being the main cabin with no door. Compromises ones privacy if in the shower and the other party wants to leave.
-didn't care for being midship and no way to access the elevators and stairs without a healthy walk. Purposely positioned ourselves to get to the stairs. (Poor design )
-staff were not friendly or interested. -maybe due to not being able to create relationships with folks coming and going all the time?
- no wandering bar service on the upper pool deck
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Don't go on this ship. Had a better experience with Norweigen two years ago out of Venice to Greek islands . Had the same cruise director so I truly believe the bad experience was due to the multiple stops people can board resulting in shoe/dinner "reservation system " and crew lack of engagement.