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Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 85

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Norwegian Epic

13 Night Transatlantic (Barcelona To Port Canaveral)

Sail date: November 05, 2017

Ship: Norwegian Epic

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 12508

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

NCL Epic Transatlantic November 2017 was an awesome experience. Smooth sailing, great ports, and wonderful ship. Don't miss the spa! Entertainment was outstanding. Loved every minute of the 14 days.


5 out of 5
Very smooth, easy. Total time from luggage drop off to receipt of key card was 15 minutes!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Dining rooms and specialty restaurants were wonderful. Enjoyed Italian, French, and steak restaurants (although I don't eat beef or pork). Options were fantastic!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Ship offered Knitters & Stitchers group on sea days! There were 25 of us one day! This was a major part of my wonderful experience. Attended guest activities (games) and enjoyed them tremendously.


5 out of 5
Burn the Floor and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert were fantastic! Enjoyed Dream Queens.

Children's Programs

No children.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Waiters remembered me although I visited most of the bars. My room steward was wonderful. She was particularly attentive to my needs.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Love, love the spa area! Massages were fantastic! Overall layout was great!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Studio cabin was fantastic! I totally nested!! Room was very clean throughout the trip. Size was great! I have had window and inside cabins to myself, but prefer the Studio Cabin. The Living Room was a great place to meet people and have an espresso drink. Enjoyed the daily bartender and the cruise staff effort to setup evening activities for solo travelers. Solo does not equal alone!

Ship tip

Explore the entire ship. Don't forget the topside adult decks. Bar spaces are great meeting spaces and provide fabulous reading spots.

Ports of call

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
Took the city tour and enjoyed it.

Malaga, Spain

5 out of 5
Visited the Rock of Gibraltar! Totally recommend ship tour for ease of access given distance. Monkeys were so much fun to watch.

Ponta Delgada, Azores

5 out of 5
Took the tour to the Crater Lakes. Scenery was awesome - so green in November in the North Atlantic. The crater lakes were amazing in their color. Countryside was beautiful. Don't miss hibiscus growing wild along side of the road.

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5
Disembarkation was awful due to lengthy customs and immigration process. Epic staff provided excellent information ahead and during the very lengthy process. I had lunch on the ship because it took so long. Epic staff did what they could but some passengers missed flights. Ship staff was really customer service oriented.


2 out of 5
Not Epic's fault! US Immigration took FOREVER!!
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