Good, but could have been better

Norwegian Epic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 27

Overall rating:

3.3 out of 5
Norwegian Epic

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 01, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Epic

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 13157

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

The port on this cruise were great! The ship is getting a bit old and dated, and the staff on this ship was not as friendly as they were on the last ship (Bliss). Overall, it was a great trip.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
was pretty fast and smooth

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
all the food and drinks were great from specialty, to main dining, to buffet.

Waves Bar

4 out of 5

Bar was busy but the bartenders were hustling to get to everyone. Had good froze.

Teppanyaki

5 out of 5

Food was great, all of it was delicious.

Taste

3 out of 5

Food was good but the service was terrible! It took us almost 2 hours to complete dinner. Not good at all.

Shanghai's Chinese Restaurant

5 out of 5

Food and service was excellent.

Shaker's Martini Bar

5 out of 5

Almost every single martini was delicious! We tried them all. Cool little spot to hang out and listen to music.

O'Sheehans Neighborhood Bar and Grill

3 out of 5

The food service and dink service was a little slow in this area.

Maltings Whiskey Bar

4 out of 5

We sat and listened to music and played games in this area, perfect spot.

La Cucina Italian Restaurant

5 out of 5

The food was so good! The portions were huge!

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

The steak and services was to die for! Delicious!

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Casino

2 out of 5

it was really smokey pretty much everywhere in the casino. not fun.

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Headliners Comedy Club

5 out of 5

Comedy and dueling pianos were so much fun! Highly recommended.

Service and Staff

2 out of 5
Our room steward was not good at all, and the service at Taste was so slow!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
Our cabin was not clean. There were broken shelves, and old drinks left in the fridge.

Ship tip

Don't expect it to be like some of the newer Norwegian ships. It's a bit dated, they dont have the fish on the carpet :( Manage your expectations going in. This was my second time on this ship, the first trip was better than this one.

Ports of call

Oranjestad, Aruba

4 out of 5
We chartered a private sail boat and went snorkeling. It was great! Then some went to the beach and others went to the casino.

Willemstad, Curacao

4 out of 5
Did the Norwegian Hato Caves and City Tour. It was good. The caves were different and the little tour of the city was perfect. Then there was pleanty of time afterwards to do anything else we wanted.

Kralendijk, Bonaire

5 out of 5
BEST PORT on this trip. We hired a private tour operator and she took us to highlights on the south of the island, she also took us to 3 different snorkle spots that were AMAZING! We also had a little time to do some shopping.

Castries, St. Lucia

3 out of 5
We got in late, we had booked a beach day and by the time we got to the beach with the late start and traffic we did not have that much sunlight left. It was a bit disappointing.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

4 out of 5
Again we hired a private tour operator that took us to a few places on the island. He was great and got us in before all of the crowds of the ship tours got there. Hit all the major tourist spots and got to spend some time at the beach.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
It was fast and easy. No complaints.
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