We have rated the norwegian getaway as our best cruising experience and the epic was the worst of our 9 cruises

Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 27

Overall rating:

3.4 out of 5
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Norwegian Epic

12 Night Grand Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 10, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Epic

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 14151

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We really feel like we were shammed by Norwegian, As seniors we paid a lot of money for the haven with the expectations of having the wonderful experience we enjoyed on the getaway. We got no embarkation or disembarkation benefits at all, instead of being escorted to our busses we were turned loose in the epic theater to stand in extremely long to get off and getting back on was a joke. Then to have to pay a taxi after having paid for transfers to airport was the final humiliation. Norwegian just lost once a year travelers

Embarkation

1 out of 5
booked a haven suite which supposedly gives you priorty, we waited in line 1 hour

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
no comparison to the jade or the getaway, buffet was poor but so crowed you could never get to the food and finding was impossible

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

4 out of 5
overall pretty good entertainment

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Again far below what we were accustomed to on other Norwegian ships. service was really poor at cagneys waited 15 minutes to get anything then got wine after appetizers and never refilled water

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
very good room but had trouble with toilet most of trip and on last day it would not flush at all

Ship tip

NEVER book a Haven suite and expect many perks .on the getaway they escorted us completely to our bus excursions here they just cut us loose with the masses

Ports of call

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5

Santorini, Greece

3 out of 5

Mykonos, Greece

3 out of 5

Naples, Italy

4 out of 5

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

4 out of 5

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

5 out of 5

Cannes, France

4 out of 5

Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands

4 out of 5

Disembarkation

1 out of 5
worst experience in all of our cruising. supposed to disembark first at 5:30, they forgot to send all of the peoples bags down, we received them at 7:15 they then told us to get on the wrong bus, had to get off and went to next bus where a young man wanted my ticket which was booked by the haven and we would not let us board. by now it was 8:00 and we finally took a taxi
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