Great Trip, Great Sites, Boat was lacking

Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 41

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Norwegian Epic

7 Night Western Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 28, 2017

Ship: Norwegian Epic

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 10034

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

This was an amazing trip. The schedule was great and the ports fantastic. The ship however left some to be desired. I have sailed with NCL before and had great experiences. This trip I was disappointed with the ship and service.  The food was good, but often restaurants had long lines and poor service, reservations were not accepted for the included restaurants. Shows and entertainment were often booked up.  Everything seemed crowded. Felt like too many people on the ship for the amount of space and service.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was good, great housekeeping service. The layout was different then I have seen before, the toilet and shower were in separate areas, which was nice as one could use the shower while one used the toilet and sink.

Ship tip

Book any entertainment early as possible to avoid it being sold out. Be prepared to pay extra for most entertainment and dining options.

Ports of call

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5

Naples, Italy

5 out of 5

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

5 out of 5

Cannes, France

5 out of 5
You have to book a tender boat to get to shore, book on the first day or they will sell out quickly leaving you stuck on the ship.

Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands

5 out of 5
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