Good Transatlantic Cruise- but not for everyone

Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Transatlantic

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Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Norwegian Epic

13 Night Transatlantic Eastbound (Port Canaveral To Barcelona)

Sail date: April 01, 2017

Ship: Norwegian Epic

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 13157

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

This was a 13 night transatlantic cruise with only for stops - including the disembarkation port of Barcelona.   Thus not the most exciting itinerary- so not for everyone.  But I knew that.

Also an early April transatlantic cruise can be a bit on the cool side; a May crossing would have been better.  Most days you had to have a light weight long sleeve shirt on to be comfortable on deck.

The Epic is a very nice ship- and large and clean.  

The drink package where you only have to pay for the tips (about $13.00 per day per person) was good.  At full price (pay per drink or purchasing the drink package at about $80 per day) would not be worth it.  The drink quality and availability was very good.

As with all cruises, the staff was exceptional.

As with all cruises, the optional NCL excursions can be pricey and not that good of a value.  You should consider booking with a local port vendor, we did a hop on/hop off bus in Fuchal and a Segway tour in Malaga both booked through Viator

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
This was probably the nicest balcony cabin (not suit or any "upgrades") I have had after dozens of cruise ships. The fact that it had "curved wall" eliminated the "boxy" feel I have had with other cabins. The colors and soft ambient lighting was also very good. The TV was also of decent size.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5

Royal Naval Dockyard, West End, Bermuda

5 out of 5

Funchal, Madeira

5 out of 5

Malaga, Spain

5 out of 5

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
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