Freestyle Cruising is just an excuse by NCL to not pay attention to guests

Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 30

Overall rating:

3.1 out of 5
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Norwegian Epic

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 15, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Epic

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 12028

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

I was not impressed at all with NCL and would never choose them again. For the price it was fine. But if you want a traditional cruise experience NCL isn't for you!


3 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
If you are a person who does not drink alcohol don't expect to be served iced tea in the dining room in under 20 minutes. Also, often the coffee is empty at the buffet at breakfast and the water machines don't work throughout the day.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
The waterslides are not operational other than when you are at port.


5 out of 5
The comedians were great! Ships entertainment staff was wonderful. Bingo is fun. Cirque is worth it (not the food though). The games are fun too!

Service and Staff

2 out of 5
We only met our room steward twice - once when my luggage was MIA and the other time when our minibar had been accessed without our doing so. Waiters weren't attentive. Entertainment staff was the only reason this got 2 stars not 1, they are fantastic!

Ship Quality

2 out of 5
Dark, enclosed.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Our cabin was fine.

Ports of call

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 out of 5

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

5 out of 5
I'm biased, the BVI's are heaven on Earth! Take a trip to Jost, support the economy!

Castries, St. Lucia

3 out of 5
Don't bother deep sea fishing!

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
Rent electric bicycles and go eplore!

Willemstad, Curacao

2 out of 5
I was amazed at the trash on the streets here. Sad because it is otherwise very pretty!


3 out of 5
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