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Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Norwegian Epic

7 Night Western Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 20, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Epic

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 12176

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

This is our 13th cruise but our first with Norwegian. Other than some cabin issues we have a fabulous time. The food was great, the staff was wonderful, the shows were awesome, the casino was nice and everything on the ship was easy to find. I personal would do this cruise again. Hopefully all of Norwegian's ships do not have that capsule design bathroom set up. That would be a bummer.


5 out of 5
It was smooth and painless

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
So many options to choose from. We enjoyed the food and service from all the ones that we were able to experience.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Casino, library, cruise games, and contests.


5 out of 5
They were really good. The cirque show was the best. Really exciting

Children's Programs

Had no children with us

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Our room stewart was excellent and everyone else was very attentive to our needs.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
This ships layout was fine. We missed the area in the back. H20 spice area.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The cabin was kept very clean and the pillows were really nice. We did have a few issues. The space at the foot of the bed was kind of tight and made it difficult for my husband to get around when I was sitting to do my makeup. The stool is only useful if it can be used. The worst was the toilet/shower/facebowl situation. I think that it is very unsanitary to have the sink outside of the toilet area. That is a ecoli situation waiting to happen. You have to touch the door handle to open it after using the toilet and before washing your hands. Also did anyone think of people with claustrophobia? I love the ship and I was going to plan another cruise with Nowegian for my extended family late 2020 or May 2021, but I know a few family members that can not be close up in the shower or that toilet room. Also some may no like seeing the shadow or image of someone using the toilet or shower. Even if the glass stop just above the hooks on the glass would relieve the fear of being closed in. Other than that, the balcony was roomy, the storage was great, and it was kept very clean.

Ship tip

Bring walkies to communicate with family on the ship and bring wet wipes for the bathroom.

Ports of call

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
Really nice for shopping and looking around

Naples, Italy

4 out of 5
Yes, we did an excursion. Loved it.

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

4 out of 5
Yes, we did an excursion. We loved Rome.

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

2 out of 5
Really industrial port. Glad we didn't have an excursion that day. It rained a lot.

Cannes, France

5 out of 5
Yes, we loves Cannes. We did an excursion.

Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands

4 out of 5
No, we did not do an excursion but the views from the ship were really beautiful.


5 out of 5
Really smooth. We were able to get off the ship without waiting in line.
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