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Norwegian Epic Cruise Review

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall rating:

3.4 out of 5
Norwegian Epic

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 08, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Epic

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8131

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Too many guests for amenities. I will not take a mega ship again. Still a great experience due to externally purchased excursions and quality time with family.


1 out of 5
4 hours in line. At least 2 were in the sun. People were cutting in line and out of control.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The speciality dining was excellent. The food at the circ show was sub-par and we avoid the buffet as it is overcrowded and the food is marginal at best. The main dining room was also excellent.

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

Awesome food


5 out of 5

Excellent 👍

Spiegel Tent - Cirque Dreams and Dinner

4 out of 5

Great show.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
With 4500 passengers, there are too many people for the activities. It was all overcrowded.

Epic Plunge

1 out of 5

An hour wait for one time down

Aqua Park

1 out of 5

An hour wait for one time down


4 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
This service was definitely not on the same level as previous NCL cruises. Probably the high ratio of guests to see ice.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Common bathrooms usually needed cleaning.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Toilet issues for days. Overflows and sewage smell. This was surreal. I cannot believe they allowed us to stay with such issues.

Ship tip

Don't! This is my only negative review with years of yearly cruise. This mega ship just has too many guests for the amenities. Everything is just long lines.

Ports of call

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5
Loved the speed boats

Castries, St. Lucia

5 out of 5
Great diving

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
Awesome diving

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
Great diving


4 out of 5
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