Get Savy or sit

Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 24

Overall rating:

2 out of 5
Norwegian Epic

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 04, 2017

Ship: Norwegian Epic

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9225

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Get Savy Quick or sit in your rooms. 
Free style cruising for the first timer has a sad learning curve to it. 
Here is our experience. 
All dinning and entertainment, even tenders were booked solid soon after we walked onto the ship. Your to use the ships app or the interactive TV in your room to make reservations for "everything". 
Keep this in mind, there is NO PUNISHMENT for over booking diners or entertainment. 
A savy or gluttonous cruiser books multiples of everything. He knows now he has plenty of choices all day, all night, or all week long to enjoy. 
The UN-SAVY cruiser will see no shows (entertainment) and will probably eat buffet style  meals every day. 
Note,,,  If it's just the two of you cruising, booking is even tougher on only 2 guest. So when making reservations book them for 4 guest, this I heard worked. 
 My wife and I tried a standby status for this high-end restaurant. Hostess lady said we had a 3 hour wait.. Ugh..  We were about to leave when some friends of ours walked in, they booked a large group for 16 but 2 couldn't make it so we joined. While looking around in the restaurant I noticed 50% empty seats.  This made my blood boil. I asked the waiter why, he said for people that made reservations. Our dinner took approximately 1 hour thr restaurant was still half empty. Right then I realized what people were doing. 
My thoughts. 
NCL should impose a $10.00 per person no show penalty. This might help give others a great vacation experience too.  
So until then, get Savy or sit in your rooms. 
I'm not saying be like the other dirt bags, book as early as the cruise line will allow you to. 
My 5 time experience with Royal Caribbean 5☆
My first time with NCL 2☆ 
We will never cruise NCL ever again even if they offered us a free cruise. 

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


1 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

1 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Something inside the cabin made my wife cough terribly. At ports she was better but as soon as we closed our cabin door she started coughing again. Coughing so much and hard she started coughing up blood. We tried sleeping with the doors open. Not much relief.

Ship tip

Book dining, entertainment, tenders and disembark as early as possible.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

5 out of 5

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

1 out of 5
Book tenders at day of cruise or your sitting on the ship. Way to many people on one ship. Way to many overweight pigs that need assistance, this slows down everyhing. I could understand a 1% shop population but this ship I a magnet for big arounds in hover rounds.

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Room stewart was the best
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