Service & food/beverage sub par. Cabin space extremely small even for only 2 occupants.

Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall rating:

2.9 out of 5
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Norwegian Epic

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 23, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Epic

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 11137

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Don't bother with "specialty" dining. Mixed drinks were definitely watered down (by ALL accounts.) Stick to beer & wine. Get to shows/ entertainment AT LEAST 45 minutes before scheduled time or you can plan on standing the entire time.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Buffet was top quality. Main dining room & specialty restaurants (we paid for 3) were sub par.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

4 out of 5
The few we were able to see were good. Long lines even a half hour before show begins was not worth it. All venues but one were too small. If you don't mind standing for the entire show, you'll be alright.

Children's Programs

Didn't bring kids

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Never met room steward.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
All areas very clean. Ship layout leaves MUCH to be desired. Cabins too small even for 2 occupants, show/music venues too small. Had to stand for nearly all entertainment unless you get to venue 45 minutes before start time.

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
Bed was comfortable, plenty of storage space, always clean. HOWEVER, layout leaves MUCH to be desired. Way too small even for two occupants.

Ship tip

Don't bother with "Specialty" restaurants.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida Did not visit port

Last day after disembarking

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

4 out of 5

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas Did not visit port

Bought excursion through cruise line. Got held up getting off ship and excursion left without us. ( We were NOT the only ones this happened to.)

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

2 out of 5
Wave runner "tour" was not a tour but was fun. Took 1 hour 45 minutes from first getting in line for tender to stepping foot on the island! Not nearly enough seating nor shade on island.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Highly recommend using a porter. Much quicker.
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