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Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
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Norwegian Epic

11 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 26, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Epic

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 9244

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 7 months ago

Review summary

Very nice trip - enjoyed spending time with friends. The bar outside Cagney's was great - our meeting spot and bar server made sure we had an area saved for group at 500 - and plenty of drinks and peanuts. Spa service was excellent. Food was average except for French bistro. Missed an area in the front of the ship to relax and watch the ocean like on the Bliss. Room Steward Putu was fantastic. Overall a great time!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Wonderful - transport from airport to cruise terminal quick and easy check in with very friendly people!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
French restaurant was fantastic. Cagneys seemed to have dropped in both food product and service from last cruise. Taste was terrible service - had to leave without eating breakfast - had allowed 1 hr prior to excursion and food still arrived right as we were leaving. Café and O'Sheehans were great!! Wish they served coke in the café for those of us who don't drink coffee

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
I used the spa and the service and massage and facial were amazing - best ever!

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Loved the performer with guitar above the casino. Howl at the Moon was very lacking as could tell as attendance went down throughout the cruise. Of course we live in florida with much better dueling piano bars all around us! Missed our Cirque show but heard it was amazing!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our steward Putu was amazing. As was the casino staff - dealers - pit bosses and servers - all really fantastic! We had a mix up with one of our shows and the customer service desk was very accommodating. Our friends received strawberries to room - we did not.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The entire ship was well maintained and clean. And of course Puto kept our cabin spotless! He was amazing!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Space was good -Shower was nice and separation from toilet area was good. Unfortunately my husband is 6'1" and his feet hung over the bed and could feel the crack in the middle where two put together. Wish there were some footstools out on the balcony

Ship tip

NIce size ship - not too big that you don't see the same people at time and able to make friends. I heard the single studios were great and think it is such a good concept.

Ports of call

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 out of 5
Really only saw on our trip to the ship and our Bacardi excursion. Excursion was great and took up some of the time in the airport waiting for flight

Oranjestad, Aruba

4 out of 5
Took an island tour - nice - didn't expect desert and poverty areas

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
Had a fabulous tour guide we found on our own - amazing !

Kralendijk, Bonaire Did not visit port

My husband was ill and we did not get off the ship at this port

Castries, St. Lucia

4 out of 5
Nice - found our own tour to beach and restaurant

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5
took a cruise endorsed snorkeling trip - very fun!!

St. John's, Antigua

4 out of 5
Just got off the ship to walk around the port area - all the islands starting to run together

Basseterre, St. Kitts

4 out of 5
Got off the ship to walk around the town - same as above

Tortola, British Virgin Islands Did not visit port

we had been to this island before - stayed on ship for spa services

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
took another ship sponsored excursion snorkeling - nice trip!

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Nicely done with excusion in puerto rico - everything well marked and staff to guide to next spot
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