Awesome Itinerary, fantastic crew, we had a great time.

Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 40

Overall rating:

4.3 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: Balcony

Cabin number: 9200

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Review summary

We had great weather, very good Itinerary for our 11 Night Cruise. Ship's crew and staff did a very good job. Ship's design and layout were not to our liking (but that is us). Some other cruisers enjoyed the room designs. Entertainment was very good, they just need to organize better. I was disappointed at being charged taxes on our Free drinks while in San Juan.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Very good, no lines, smooth boarding process. We arrived at 12:50 to start the embarkation.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Manhattan Dining room was excellent. Burn the Floor cast performed twice while we were there. Excellent service and good food. Taste dining room was very good too. We really enjoyed Cagney's steak house and the Japanese restaurant. The buffets were good. Overall food was good. Our complaint would be that dining was very slow. Some meals were 2 hours or more.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Pools were small, hot tubs were very good. We did not use the fitness center, rock walls, or water slides.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The shows we saw were good. It was hard to get a seat at the shows.

Children's Programs

We did not travel with kids.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
We thought all the staff were great.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Ship was clean. We just did not care for the Balcony room design, or the layout of the ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Cabin was small compared to other cruise line balcony cabins. Design and layout were weird. There was a lot of storage. Balcony was nice. Bed was short.

Ship tip

If you like the Itinerary, don't let the ships design keep you from going on this ship.

Ports of call

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
WE enjoyed all of our ports. We did 5 excursions and liked them all. Other islands we got off the ship and hired cabs on our own or just walked around.

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
Great island, we've been there before.

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
Had a good excursion at this port. Really enjoyed this port.

Kralendijk, Bonaire

5 out of 5
Had a good excursion at this port. Really enjoyed this port. Beautiful island. Famous for diving.

Castries, St. Lucia

3 out of 5
Cab driver was good. People in port were very pushy. This is the only island we experienced pushy people.

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5
Enjoyed this island. Had a good time.

St. John's, Antigua

5 out of 5
Another good tour.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5
Awesome hiking tour. Great place, very beautiful island.

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

5 out of 5
Beautiful place. We did the Virgin Goda baths tour. Beaches were awesome, good tour. Our complaint is the tour was oversold and crowded.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Beautiful Island. We hired our own cab. Had a good tour.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Easy process, no issues.
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