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Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Reviews: 2
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Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
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Norwegian Epic

4 Night Western Mediterranean (Rome To Barcelona)

Sail date: October 31, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Epic

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 11079

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Overall, It was a great experience. I highly recommend this cruise. November was an excellent time to take this too. The temps were cool and comfortable. The tourists were few, and crowds smaller at the must see locations. Just do it!

Embarkation

4 out of 5
The Port is $150 taxi from Rome! It was a little hard to find the drop off point too.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We enjoyed the meal plan, with superior food and alcohol. Great!! But even the other restaurants and buffet were really good. No complaints!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
We enjoyed the 80's music and trivia. Would like more of that! Missed the Betles cover band, which we really wanted to see, but with jet lag and tours, we could not stay up late enough. Wish they started earlier.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
The ones we saw we good and fun! Wish we had seen the Beatles cover band. It started too late!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our cabin steward was great! Rm 11079. Everyone was special to us!

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The ship in general was awesome, except for the elevators. Very slow, and always crowded. Should have designed in more lifts!

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Loved our unique cabin, lighting, balcony. Size was great for two. The choice of TV channels was terrible. The one movie channel showed the same movie over and over, or kiddie movies. Better free TV please!!!!!

Ship tip

Lower decks are best, closer to the action, considering how slow the lifts are!

Ports of call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
Rome is cray wonderful. Don't drive here! So much to see, so little time! Loved Rome!

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

2 out of 5
Pisa was great. Livorno not so much. It seemed to be an industrial port city, I would be happy to miss.

Cannes, France

5 out of 5
We missed Cannes, but went to Monaco and Eze. Both incredible and a must see! So beautiful. Book the Tour!

Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands

5 out of 5
Went to Valdemosa and Sollar. Do not miss Valdemosa. Medieval beauty at its best.

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
Great place, really enjoyed the city, by hop on/off bus! So easy and gorgeous!

Disembarkation

2 out of 5
Had to be off the ship by 8:30AM. Tough, ugh! Not fun! I was expecting 10:00
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