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Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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5 out of 5
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Norwegian Epic

7 Night Western Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 22, 2017

Ship: Norwegian Epic

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 14052

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

It's a fantastic ship- staff REALLY cares. Don't be daunted by the large size- you don't feel it feel crowded in common areas- plenty of places to seclude yourself!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
As a loyalty rewards, we were entitled to priority boarding. We told the staff and were escorted to a shorter line. From there, we were on the ship in minutes.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
All food is cooked to perfection- better than home made-wide variety-so delicious whether you dine at the cafe on deck, or in one of the restaurants- made with love and care- fantastic. The staff serves with pride. The coffee is excellent.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The fitness center is large and modern. Hot tubs are usually sub-hot but most on the Epic were perfect, though not all hot. Pools very nice, clean and large. Enjoyed the water slides too!

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The producion play on board was as good as a Broadway play and all the music around the ship was excellent- especially the Beatles show We did the escape room which was well done and amusing. All was very good.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All staff friendly, cheerful and willing to go the extra mile for you.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was well planned and styled well- very easy to get around and you can't believe it's such a huge ship- never felt crowded even at full capacity...love the Epic

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Nice cabin- near to the Kids Club- you do hear moments of banging sounds when the kids are doing certain activities- but not bad at all. Room is on a dead end so there is no activity bustling past your door- one flight down from Garden Cafe- very convenient- a good room!!

Ship tip

Walk around first to orient yourself. See all the Pubs and music venues- check your daily guide carefully so you don't miss anything interesting to you.

Ports of call

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
Get Sagrada Famiglia reservations in advance- they sell out! Clean and nice- level for walking.

Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands

5 out of 5
very pretty- buy pearls there. a beautiful island- see the Cathedral- gorgeous

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
Pope speaks Wednesday AM so no access to the Vatican till afternoon - long lines- Rome crowded but just take a tour and stick together-- go see Colosseum - so cool!

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

5 out of 5
Pisa charming and not far from port.

Cannes, France

5 out of 5
Fun to walk around- nice shopping

Marseille (Provence), France

5 out of 5
go see the fountain of 4 Bulls -so cool

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
The best yet- had an early flight so we took our own bags off and got a cab to airport- all a fixed price so no ripoff possible- around 40Euro
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