Cheap cruise but hate this ship

Norwegian Epic Cruise Review

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 27
Helpful Votes: 209

Overall rating:

2.5 out of 5
Norwegian Epic

13 Night Transatlantic Westbound (Barcelona To Port Canaveral)

Sail date: November 04, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Epic

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Very cheap price led us to try our first mega ship. Hated everything about the ship layout and design. Food was the worst at sea. Officers and management were incompetent. Entertainment and fellow passengers the only saving grace


1 out of 5
Never seen lines this long. Couldn’t fit inside terminal. Had to have hard copy of esta for first time. Debacle

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Food on this cruise was a disaster. First dish ordered was arugula and shrimp salad - out came a bowl of iceberg lettuce with no shrimp. It never improved. The buffet was inedible. Drinks were ok.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Andre the CD hosted fantastic trivia’s. Gym was so crowded, pools disgusting


4 out of 5
Great comedy, Priscilla show was amazing, good live music but venues were tiny and so everything was repetitive

Service and Staff

2 out of 5
Normally ncl staff is great but it was clear the crew were miserable and officers were arrogant

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
I hate this ship. No windows to the outside, no promenade decks. You cannot see the ocean. Crowds everywhere. Lack of stairs and elevators. Open casino causing smoke throughout the ship. You couldn’t pay me to go back on this floating bomb .

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
No separate bathroom. No outlets. Sink inside the room. I couldn’t think of a worse cabin design

Ship tip

Don’t sail on this ship. It should be destroyed

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

3 out of 5

Funchal, Madeira

4 out of 5

Barcelona, Spain

4 out of 5


2 out of 5
Nightmare- no system at Port Canaveral. Took hours to get shuttle bus
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