Great vacation and value but didn't like the ship

Norwegian Epic Cruise Review

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 30

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Norwegian Epic

11 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 05, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Epic

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 12300

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

I chose Epic because it sails from San Juan and I wanted to save the plane trip. Overall I didn't like the ship display it was confusing and some of the restaurants where hidden. Small pools. Breakaway it is better by far. However the service of the crew was excellent

Embarkation

5 out of 5
I decided at what time to embark and went real smooth and fast.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
I had the premium beverage package and a have a lot of selection, NO limit of drinks per day. The package worth the price.

Great Outdoors

3 out of 5

Too windy in the night, great place to sit and enjoy the salsa music

The Atrium Bar

5 out of 5

Best mojito's of the cruise and a quiet place to have a drink

The Manhattan Room

3 out of 5

Great taste but slow service and small portions

Teppanyaki

5 out of 5

Best experience in the specialty restaurants, excellent food and I enjoy how the chef cooks. You should go hungry

Sake Bar

5 out of 5

You have to taste the Wasabi cocktail

O'Sheehans Neighborhood Bar and Grill

5 out of 5

Best place to go any time breakfast, lunch or midnight munchies

Le Bistro

5 out of 5

Great food and really fast service

La Cucina Italian Restaurant

3 out of 5

Great food and beautiful restaurant but I don't understand why you have to go thru the buffet to access the main entrance

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

Great porterhouse and fries 😋 but was the slowest of all specialty restaurants

Garden Cafe

4 out of 5

The food is good however it is very small for so many people

Waves Bar

5 out of 5

The busiest bar on the cruise, however, the waiters always tried to serve quickly. Don't forget to tip.😎

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Need more activities for the pool area and the Sabor Latino group should add more songs every day and night the same songs in the same order in a 11 day cruise 🤯

Photo Gallery

5 out of 5

Great service but the should have more background options to take pictures

Epic Plunge

3 out of 5

Most of the time where close do weather conditions and the slides where ok

Aqua Park

2 out of 5

The infant's area is very small and there is not much to do also the pool's are small

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Cruise director need to be more in the pool area entertaining

Epic Theatre

4 out of 5

Nice and beautiful but small compared with Epic capacity

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
At the beginning I didn't want to take my boy because I felt sorry to left him but after couple of day he saw some activities and we finally did it. Best decision ever the have a lot to do even the make a circus act for us at the Epic Theater

Recess Kid's Area

5 out of 5

My 6 year old boy love it the make a lot of activities in the splash academy great team.

Entourage Teen Center

1 out of 5

I have a 14 years girl and she didn't like it not to much to do

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Most of them do their best to make you feel happy happy

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Jeffrey my room steward was the best for a couple with a teenager and a 6 year's old hurricane he make me feel like home.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Family balcony didn't like the curve display and the toilet door didn't keep the flushing noise away from others. Really clean and neat. Great room steward Jeffrey

Ship tip

Try to learn how to get to your room before sail. Because after a couple of drinks it's harder to find it

Ports of call

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

5 out of 5
Beautiful beaches and well organized

St. John's, Antigua

1 out of 5
Change route as well to Guadalupe nice clean island didn't take tour

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
First time because last time the change my itinerary. Beautiful island took a tour outside the NCL

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Well organized some times the cruise director make pauses to avoid jams
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