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Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
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Norwegian Epic

7 Night Western Mediterranean (Rome Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 22, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Epic

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 11176

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We had a wonderful time. Exhausting days but saw so many beautiful sights!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Super smooth!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Main dining room was great. Breakfast was good, but could use some variation.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
The region lends itself to many wonderful day trips, which limits time for activities on the ship.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Having been on several different cruises for comparison, the entertainment was good.

Children's Programs

No children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Always excellent!

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Cleanliness was great. Ship layout was confusing with no easy way to cross over on stateroom floors.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Initially the cabin smelled bad. The carpet and floors were cleaned and room was great. Quick remedy.

Ship tip

Do your homework. There are so many places to visit along this trip. Use your favorite guidebook. We used three Rick Steves books: Europe through the Backdoor, Best of Europe, and Mediterranean Cruises. The itinerary was perfect and didn’t cost a small fortune!

Ports of call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
Spent time on our own in the city. Be aware of transfer cost from city to port. We took the train. Had to deal with our own luggage but it worked fine.

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

5 out of 5
Michelangelo. What else can I say? Buy your excursion or museum tickets early!!

Cannes, France

5 out of 5
Visited during the film festival. So fun! Well hello Sylvester Stallone!

Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands

5 out of 5
Beautiful place. Would visit again.

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
Spend some time in Picasso museum and cathedral. So beautiful!

Naples, Italy

5 out of 5
Did the mondo tour with Rick Steve. It was absolutely amazing!! Only only only ride with a local!

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Smooth! Easiest to taxi back to train 5 euro per person to the terminal
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