Beautiful destinations but little time at ports

Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall rating:

3.6 out of 5
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Norwegian Epic

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 23, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Epic

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10250

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Review summary

Loved the destinations just times were bad. Least favorite balcony room on Norwegian. Too many people which made buffer, pool area, gym not as enjoyable. Hallways were warm and NO air in elevators.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Easier than expected

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food quality was good. At times has to wait for drinks longer than expected

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
People saved treadmills while weight lifting, ran out of wipes, not much staff available.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Comedy was great and so was Howl at the Moon BUT the room was small for them with only 1 bar and 1 bartender

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Chris was friendly and prompt

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Hallways and elevators were hot! Balcony room was very small - not a fan of bathroom literally in my room. Been on several Norwegian cruises this was least favorite ship. Too many people!!! Long lines at buffet and not enough seating. Getting ice water and lines for that was not fun

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Too small. Been on Norwegian cruises and never had bathroom literally in the room!

Ports of call

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 out of 5

Oranjestad, Aruba

4 out of 5
Was a little disappointed. Bombarded by taxis Abe excursion companies

Willemstad, Curacao

3 out of 5
Loved it and it was beautiful! Was there 6am-12 only. Nothing to do before 9 am so that left about 2.5 hours only

Castries, St. Lucia

4 out of 5
Beautiful! Again time was an issue. Took forever to clear the ship. Docked 2p-8p. Our excursion ran late so we had no other time to do anything. Long lines to get back on ship on time. Did boat ride to Pitones and it was awesome!!!

Basseterre, St. Kitts

4 out of 5
Same complaint- not there long enough. Beautiful island, great shopping and beautiful beaches

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Pretty much walked right off
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