Great cruise on the Norwegian Epic

Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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Reviews: 3
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Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Norwegian Epic

10 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 06, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Epic

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 17030

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

The ship and itinerary were both excellent. Staying in the Haven really enhances the experience. The food was very good. The buffet had good food and plenty of choices and the Haven Restaurant was excellent. The Haven has limited choices, but food quality was wonderful.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Smooth and efficient

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The specialty restaurants and buffet were very good. We were in the Haven and that restaurant was excellent.

The Epic Club / The Courtyard Grill

4 out of 5

Open air with a good bar.

The Epic Club Lounge

5 out of 5

Roomy and comfortable with good bartenders.

Teppanyaki

4 out of 5

Entertaining and enjoyable food. Plenty to eat.

Spiegel Tent - Cirque Dreams and Dinner

5 out of 5

Food and performance were excellent.

Shanghai's Chinese Restaurant

4 out of 5

For a complimentary restaurant, I recommend a visit. May be crowded, so check availability on the interactive screens.

Le Bistro

5 out of 5

Great restaurant. I recommend the escargot and Dover sole.

Cagney's Steakhouse

4 out of 5

Food was good. Suggest staying with beef.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The theatrical performances were outstanding. Burn the Floor was particularly great

Epic Theatre

5 out of 5

Very good theater, with plenty of seating and good views. Suggest reservations for popular shows.

Children's Programs

No children on cruise.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Steward and butler were excellent, as were Haven bartenders. Wait staff in Haven and specialty restaurant waiters also very good.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Layout could have been better, but navigating got better with experience. Ship was clean and well maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Suite was huge, as was balcony. Comfort and cleanliness top notch.

Ship tip

If you book the Haven, you'll be hooked in the future!

Ports of call

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 out of 5
No excursions.

Kralendijk, Bonaire

5 out of 5
Very enjoyable port to go ashore and explore. Skipped excursions.

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
Another port with no excursion, but fun to explore on foot.

Castries, St. Lucia

5 out of 5
Excursion was fun. Visited Eudovic's wood working shop and rum distillery and enjoyed both.

Bridgetown, Barbados

4 out of 5
Good port to explore on foot.

St. John's, Antigua

5 out of 5
Nelson's Dockyard and views of the coast were good experiences.

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

4 out of 5
Another port to explore on foot. Pusser's Pub and Store were fun.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

4 out of 5
Long walk to center of city. Glayd's Restaurant definitely worth a visit. Taxi back to ship was $4 per person.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
We self disembarked. From the Haven, we were off and through immigration and customs in 10 minutes.
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