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Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 6
Helpful Votes: 43

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Norwegian Epic

3 Night Bahamas (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 07, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Epic

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10193

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

We had a blast, I would do this cruise again. The ship is huge, familiarize yourself a head of time of the layout of the ship. We enjoyed this as our first NCL cruise and will be going on NCL again real soon I hope. The Unlimited Beverage Package is a must. I could care less about the Ultimate Dining Package as there are so many other places to eat for free.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
The Embarkation was a quick and easy. When we arrived to Port Canaveral, we found a great parking space right up front. We walked to the porters, gave him our three pieces of luggage and handed him a nice tip of course. We walked inside, got up to the check-in counter, it was nice and easy and quick, even though the guy checking us in didn't give us any paperwork on the ship and stuff like that as other people had gotten. I will admit our keycards, they looked a bit rough like they had gone through some kind of storm, most the lettering was rubbed away before it was even used. We were on group boarding number 12, it went by pretty quick, the long walk up the gangway was air conditioned and it was okay once we were on board, it was great.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
My wife and I had the unlimited beverage package, the ultimate dining package, the free 250 minutes of internet usage (which we used to stay in touch with our daughter), $50.00 shore excursion credit which we did not use. The unlimited drink package SOLD US..... We loved it. We were able to try a lot of drinks it was great except or my last night, I mixed several types of drinks which I shouldn't have, it got me sick and I lost my breakfast and lunch all over myself and into the bathroom running from Cagney's Steakhouse. Moderno was awesome, the food was great. We enjoyed a light lunch at O'Shennan's one afternoon and it was nice. Who ever tells you the drinks are watered down, they are not, they are strong. The Shaker's Martini bar was one of our favorite places, it was nice to try different flavors of drinks there.

Shaker's Martini Bar

5 out of 5

Most awesome, we loved it!

Shaker's Martini Bar

5 out of 5

Most awesome, we loved it!

Shaker's Martini Bar

5 out of 5

Most awesome, we loved it!

Shaker's Martini Bar

5 out of 5

Most awesome, we loved it!

Shaker's Martini Bar

5 out of 5

Most awesome, we loved it!

Shaker's Martini Bar

5 out of 5

Most awesome, we loved it!

Shaker's Martini Bar

5 out of 5

Most awesome, we loved it!

Shaker's Martini Bar

5 out of 5

Most awesome, we loved it!

Shaker's Martini Bar

5 out of 5

Most awesome, we loved it!

Shaker's Martini Bar

5 out of 5

Most awesome, we loved it!

Shaker's Martini Bar

5 out of 5

Most awesome, we loved it!

Shaker's Martini Bar

5 out of 5

Most awesome, we loved it!

Shaker's Martini Bar

5 out of 5

Most awesome, we loved it!

Shaker's Martini Bar

5 out of 5

Most awesome, we loved it!

Shaker's Martini Bar

5 out of 5

Most awesome, we loved it!

Shaker's Martini Bar

5 out of 5

Most awesome, we loved it!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We didn't do much on board except go to Priscilla, Queen of the Dessert The musical, it was funny, musical, entertaining, and it was a blast. My in-laws even enjoyed the show. It is a must.

Casino

5 out of 5

I will have to say it was awesome because I put in $5.00 and I won $125.00 and I rushed to pay out and collect and not loose my winnings.... Oh Heck yeah, I had a blast.

Aqua Park

3 out of 5

The hot tubs could have been a bit warmer, it was just lukewarm.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Priscilla, Queen the Dessert was awesome, it is a must, you will love it. Very funny, but the show was about 1 hour and 45 minutes long.

Epic Theatre

5 out of 5

Priscilla, Queen of the Dessert, it was great.....

Children's Programs

no child was with us.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
They were all so nice. Even though my room steward took my driver's licenses by mistake, everyone was great. G Tang a bartender at O'shennan's was so nice, he and I talked a lot about Super Heros, movies, and such since I was sporting my Superman Lanyard, watch, and ring. He was a great guy and made me a great margarita.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
It was great, never seemed crowded with a full ship load of 4100 passengers.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
All I can say is was great. The king size bed, I think it is not, but it was okay, even though my feet hung off the end and I am not even that tall. Our balcony state room was awesome, the balcony was great, the room has lots of storage and was just great. I would most likely sail on the Epic again.

Ship tip

Just have fun, use the stairs if can, the elevators were always full and long waiting. Book reservations for everything as early as you can. Have a good time. The Martini Bar and the Whiskey Bar are great places.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5
I love this Port, not as busy at Miami's Port. We try to book all of our cruises here now.

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
My third time there and I am liking it even more. We were sad that Senor Frogs was not serving Conch Salad that day, that was why we went there, but we did manage to find a place to eat some, it was good.

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

5 out of 5
Get off the ship as early as you can, place yourself near the small bar, the Abaco Taco place is near all the shops, get there before 11 am and you won't have to stand in a long line. Grab as many taco's as you want. Grab yourself an extra plate and put your taco condiments on it and build your tacos when you set down. They had some kind of roasted corn that was so good and the guacamole was good too.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
It was easy and simple. They don't do declaration sheets anymore for some reason, I guess they just want you off the ship.
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