Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 31

Overall rating:

3.7 out of 5
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Norwegian Epic

10 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 06, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Epic

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 13055

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Loved seeing islands I have heard of throughout my life. Excellent service and enjoyable shore excursions. Lots of deals offered by . Overall happy with the value of this vacation. A genuinely fun time!


5 out of 5
Arrived after full day of travel. Very quick process

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Wonderful service and great food! For some reason we couldn’t make reservations from website prior to travel . We were shut out of times and dates for some speciality restaurants.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Average. Many deck chairs taken but not used. Always an issuer during prime sun time.


4 out of 5
Saw Burn the Floor and Princess Cinderella. Different and diverse. Also enjoyed comedians and live music.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Bar service was slow. Otherwise service was outstanding!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
I would have liked more upscale outdoor space especially in the evening. I disliked the very deep bathtub in stateroom and the cloth curtains used instead of bathroom doors. Lots of storage in room was wonderful. Ship’s decor was dated and dark but clean. Rust on balcony railing and on exterior of ship. Elevators were slow and sometimes out of service.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Had one king bed (two singles attached) and sofa. Not sure why it is classified as family suite. We took mini suite for a larger toilet bathroom area but on this ship with the bathroom layout, this didn’t give us more space. The room was comfortable and storage space was outstanding. We liked being near stairs and elevators. Balcony size had 2 chairs and was an adequate size for 2.

Ship tip

Make show and restaurant reservations ASAP. Understand this is a huge ship and be prepared for some crowd delays.

Ports of call

San Juan, Puerto Rico

3 out of 5
In and out port. No excursions for us.

Kralendijk, Bonaire

5 out of 5
Glass bottom boat tour. Excellent, interesting leader of the tour.

Oranjestad, Aruba

4 out of 5
Island tour and beach stop. Nice to see where resorts and hotels are located.

Castries, St. Lucia

4 out of 5
Nice shopping. Didi sland tour

Bridgetown, Barbados

3 out of 5
Very poor area. Be ready for beggars.

St. John's, Antigua

3 out of 5

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

3 out of 5
Added this stop to itinerary after we booked. Removed another island. Shopping in the rain

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

4 out of 5
Shopping and Maygens beach


4 out of 5
Easy. easy to find luggage. Some confusion on getting crowds to prepaid busses to airport.
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