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Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
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Norwegian Epic

7 Night Western Mediterranean (Rome Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 12, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Epic

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 11092

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Overall good experience on NCL. Wonderful ports of call. Ship excursions costs could have been more reasonable.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Unfortunately the agent issued the wrong onboard card to my husband and minor child. We had to now go to Guest Services to correct this and wait in the usual long wait line at Guest Services.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Decent variety of items, clean spaces, prompt service.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Pool was nice. Not too crowded

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Cirque Dreams was entertaining. Food and service was not that good.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Overall staff and service was good. Nothing spectacular, in fact some seemed they could careless.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Well-maintained and clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Beautiful, functional and spacious cabin. Lots of storage space. Could use some additional outlets.

Ports of call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

4 out of 5
Nothing much there.

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

4 out of 5
Take the shuttle to downtown and catch a tour bus for Pisa for xx euros. It will cost you less than the ship excursion.

Cannes, France

5 out of 5
Excursion to Nice, Monaco and Monte Carlo

Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands

3 out of 5
Unfortunately the beach excursion was cancelled prematurely due to weather forecast; however the day turned out to be beautiful beach day. Watch out for pickpockets!

Barcelona, Spain

4 out of 5
Montserrat was a great experience, the ship excursion to Montserrat, not so great. They should allow more time to fully experience it, the tour guide just rushed us through and did very little guiding.

Naples, Italy

5 out of 5
Naples was ok. Pompeii was amazing. Highered a driver on our own to tour Naples, Pompeii, Amalfi Coast and Sorrento. Cost less than the ship excursion. Taxi drivers lines up outside of port ready to negotiate. Pay for a guide at Pompeii.

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
Transfer was not arriving until 1PM forced off the ship at 9AM. NCL website specifically advised not to book a transfer earlier than 12N, yet would not allow us to stay on the ship until then.
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