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Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Norwegian Epic

7 Night Western Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 18, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Epic

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

On the whole an excellent cruise but rather bigger than I like. Prefer the smaller ships. I am not that keen on the totally Freestyle as felt it a bit too casual but it is to some peoples taste. I like a more formal cruise experience and main dinning fixed seating.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The free restaurants were excellent did not try the speciality ones.

Garden Cafe

5 out of 5

Great selection of food. Always found table to sit without too much trouble.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Lots to do on board. I just relaxed but my grandson did rock climbing numerous times, water pard and loved teen club

Spice H20

5 out of 5

I loved this area but main comment no shade at alland it became just too hot when temperatures were high. Shades would have made for a more pleasant experience but the quietness without kids to relax great.

Aqua Park

5 out of 5

My grandson loved it

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Grandson loved teen club although he was youngest at just 13

Entourage Teen Center

5 out of 5

Grandson raved about it and met some great guys there. Excellent supervision and programme.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Hated the bedroom layout with toilet and shower separate a d sunk in bedroom just did not wirk for us

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Cabin confirmed as twin beds put bed could not be split more than 2 inches so I was not happy at prospect if sleeping with grandson. In end couch was removed and bed split but it took Some lengthy discussion to get this actioned. I was told my grandson could sleep on sofa bed but I refused as I had paid full fare for him and I demanded a full size twin bed, in the end got what I had paid for!!!!

Ship tip

Be prepared to stand in line if you need Guest Services as I spent almost 2 hours of the holidai in line waiting. Also check your account carefully for odd items to slip in.

Ports of call

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
No as had visited before

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
Just went for a walk near port for a drink and ice cream

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

5 out of 5
Did a tour of Florence and Pisa with ItalyTours it was amazing. Driver and guide excellent

Cannes, France

5 out of 5
Visited friend and did mini train tour into the hills

Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands

5 out of 5
Met family and did shopping

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Quick and efficient departure to the airport
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