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Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 35

Overall rating:

3.6 out of 5
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Norwegian Epic

7 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 27, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Epic

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 14082

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

overall a very good experience. You have to stand in lines for dinner at all dining rooms which was annoying and Im talking about 30min - 1h wait. Beware of the service charge fee per person per day which is a hidden fee.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
embarkation was pretty good. i wish it was faster.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Watch out as the Manhattan dining sign says that shorts are allowed but when we tried to go in there for dinner - they turned us down saying you have to wear long pants (for men). Their sign clearly said that shorts were okay. So we went to the ship store and bought $38 pants which we did not end up using (as we never went to that Manhattan dining simply because everything they serve there you can find upstairs at the buffet - yup! ) and we tried to return it the next day but were told that exchanges only! Well guess what there was NO sign telling us that,

Taste

3 out of 5

It was okay experience. Juices were free during the breakfast time only. The food is THE SAME as upstairs at the Garden buffet (except for a couple of items like steak).

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
BEWARE all lounge chairs on the sun deck were taken by 10-11 am.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
It was good overall. You always have options on what to do when something is booked.

Headliners Comedy Club

4 out of 5

Great venue for a Comedy show. it was very confusing s sometimes you need to book in advance and sometimes you dont.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Our room staff person always looked tired and did not smile a smile day.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Clean but could be cleaner. You can tell the ship is getting old with its decor, color pattern and color design of carpets ans walls

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Great view and cabin but the carpet between the bed and the balcony NEEDS vacuuming. That area was clearly neglected.

Ship tip

reserve your lounge chair early, maybe throw a towel on a chair and then go have breakfast. Bring towel holders - sort of clipper to keep the towel in place when its windy. Bring a big water bottle as you are constantly thirsty. bring long pants and closed toe shoes for dining - for men. BEWARE that service charge is $13.99 per person per day and is not included when you buy a cruise!!!!! Its a hidden fee!!!

Ports of call

Falmouth, Jamaica

2 out of 5
Did not like this place at all. Very poor and unsafe country.

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Absolutely loved it but very expensive! we spent $82 + tip on just LUNCH (2 local beers, lobster tacos as an appetizer, fish tacos and deep fried red snapper plus fries).

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

5 out of 5
Ok, this place is like paradise! except for water was freezing! Amazing snorkeling.

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
Pretty good overall but we had to wait for 30 mins as we could not get on the elevator. All of them were full.
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