Would not cruise on the Epic again.

Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 56

Overall rating:

2.9 out of 5
Norwegian Epic

7 Night Western Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 19, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Epic

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

I would not cruise on the Norwegian Epic again. I do not like the lay out of the cabin. Having the shower on your right as soon as you enter the cabin and the toilet to the left. Both with frosted glass doors. You cannot open the cabin door if someone is at the door and someone is in the shower. Every sound and smell is heard by your cabin mate. It’s fine if you are not sharing the cabin. Having the sink in the cabin was okay. One plus there is lots of storage. The beds are short so your feet hangs off the bed. The pull out sofa is very narrow and short but very comfortable to sleep on.


5 out of 5
My embarkation experience was smooth, no waiting.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
I ate at Taste and Manhattan Restaurants the food was very good. Also the buffet was good. I did not like free dining, because there was always a line up and waiting every night.

The Manhattan Room

5 out of 5

Excellent food.


5 out of 5

Excellent food.

O'Sheehans Neighborhood Bar and Grill

5 out of 5

Always open great breakfast staff and friendly staff. Only friendly staff I came across on the ship

Maltings Whiskey Bar

4 out of 5

Serve great Martini

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
I did not participate in any Activities


3 out of 5
The stage show that I saw Burn the Floor was very good. The DJs in Bliss was excellent and performers were very good.

Bliss Ultra Lounge

5 out of 5

The music was great

Children's Programs

I had no children with me

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
The Majority of the staff were not friendly and came across as being rude. They all had an attitude of not caring. They don’t even make eye contact with you. And make you feel like you were bothering them. They all need to Change their attitudes and to remember it’s the guests that keep them employed.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
The design of the ship is not very good, because of this I never explored the ship. You have to walk through the Casino to get to most places and end up smelling like smoke. The elevator were always crowded.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
The cabin was not clean when we boarded the ship and was never cleaned property through out our stay. Our steward was forever knocking on our cabin door to see when were we leaving so he could clean the cabin. When in reality all he did was make the beds. The glass in the shower was filthy when we got there. I had to ask him to clean it when we arrived. And he never cleaned it again. The carpet in the cabin was never vacuumed, overall the cabin was not very clean.

Ship tip

You get what you pay for. So if you can afford to pay more spend those extra dollar and book with a different cruise line or a different Norwegian ship.

Ports of call

Barcelona, Spain

2 out of 5
I went from the Airport straight to the ship. The Port was good.

Naples, Italy

3 out of 5
The port was good. I did not do an excursion. I did the Hop on Hop off bus tour which is nice tour. Naples is a dirty, but I enjoyed Naples.

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
I did not do an excursion. I just did my own exploring and had fun.

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

5 out of 5
Nice port I Took a bus to the Pisa then took a train to Florence. I enjoyed this port.

Cannes, France

5 out of 5
I did not do an excursion. Cannes film festival was still on, the port was not as crowded as I thought it would be. I throughly enjoyed exploring this port on my own.

Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands

5 out of 5
Palma De Mallorca is my favourite port. Once again I did not do an excursion. I had a wonderful day in Palma De Mallorca.


5 out of 5
The disembarkation was smooth and fast to my surprise after reading all the negative reviews about Disembarktion.
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