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Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
Norwegian Epic

10 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 23, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Epic

Cabin number: 11576

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

My group of solo cruisers had Veronica from the Epic entertainment staff to monitor many activities. Group dinners were fun. Meetings in the Studio Lounge every evening enabled us to feel comfortable and make new friends. About 20 people from my Bliss cruise were on board. Veronica is fantastic! Great enthusiasm and sweet to all. We even attended night events as a group.

Embarkation

4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Service is excellent! Manhattan Room is my favorite free dining. Moderno is extraordinary.

The Manhattan Room

5 out of 5

Like being in a NYC restaurant- for me like home. Entertainment and great company

The Atrium Bar

5 out of 5

Fun, friendliest bartenders and creative drinks!

Shanghai's Chinese Restaurant

1 out of 5

Food is mediocre and kind of gloppy. Best are the potstickers.Very disappointing

O'Sheehans Neighborhood Bar and Grill

5 out of 5

Always yummy and great service

Maltings Whiskey Bar

5 out of 5

The best bartenders and drinks. Hotspot

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Always able to get a lounge somewhere on the decks.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Loved Priscilla and Cirque. 4 Blue is the best rock band on the seas. I remembered them from my Bliss cruise in November 2018. They should play in the larger venues so there is more seating.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The usual excellence!

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The Casino smoking area is terrible for us nonsmokers and asthma sufferers. The open areas allow the smoke to permeate too many decks. This is unpleasant for the 95% of passengers who do not smoke. A friend had to go to Medical for breathing treatments due to the polluted air. With so many seniors on the ship, the Casino should have a closed area like the Bliss.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Studio living is tight, but manageable. The shower door is very hard to completely close. The mood lighting is awesome. A better reading lamp is needed. Very clean and terrific cabin steward.

Ship tip

It is not as roomy and airy as the Bliss.

Ports of call

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

1 out of 5
Rough seas caused this stop to be cancelled.

Ocho Rios, Jamaica Did not visit port

George Town, Grand Cayman Did not visit port

Too expensive

Harvest Caye, Belize Did not visit port

Stayed on ship for peace and quiet

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
A large group of solo cruisers went to Jaime’s Reef for an all inclusive day of food and drink. Massages were only $20 - on the beach.

Cozumel, Mexico Did not visit port

Do not like Cozumel

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Smooth

Traveler Photos

Epic January 2019 Art class Friends
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