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Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Reviews: 6
Helpful Votes: 76

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
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Norwegian Epic

7 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 25, 2017

Ship: Norwegian Epic

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: GTY13109

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Was an excellent cruise. Just takes time to get used to the ships layout. Great food, beverages, entertainment and crew. We are now booked for another cruise next year.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Embarcation went smooth and quick for the amount of passengers being handled.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Included dining rooms and buffet were very good, wait staff very friendly.

Maltings Whiskey Bar

5 out of 5

Great location and the staff were excellent!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Great fitness center onboard.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Went to the shows and the cirque performance. All performances were amazing! Just be sure to make reservations and arrive early to get best seating.

Children's Programs

No children traveling with us. Did notice a very nice childrens activity area.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All of the staff were extremely friendly and great at their jobs.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Took a while to get used to the directions and locations of where we wanted to go. Loved the forward dining area for the buffet, it was huge.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Clean, bed comfortable, great shower design. Only problem, it was a bit narrow where you needed to walk through and could not pass each other without one person getting out of the way.

Ship tip

Make sure to download app to make reservations for tenders, shows, dinner in premium venues.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5
My favorite place in Florida!

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

3 out of 5
It is under construction. We like to walk and this was limited. Very nice beach for sunbathers.

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

5 out of 5
Best of Ocho Rios. Very informative and lots of natural beauty.

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Have been here previously. A nice place to shop.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
One of my favorite ports. We were at the old pier so were able to go to old downtown and shop.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Super if you move your own luggage. Less than one hour and we were on the highway home.
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