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Norwegian Epic Cruise Review

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Norwegian Epic

7 Night Western Mediterranean (Rome Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 13, 2021

Ship: Norwegian Epic

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 13034

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 months ago

Review summary

Cruises are what you make of them. We had an amazing time…

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Very fast, loved the timed arrivals

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was amazing, portions were great size…buffet food was a little on the cool side but some Kant options this didn’t bother us.

Teppanyaki

5 out of 5

One of our favourites

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

Always amazing

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Poolside was empty every day, live music was repetitive . Our only complaint with NCL (not just this cruise) is if you want to sit by the pool in the afternoon and have a few drinks, there is zero atmosphere. We often bring our own speaker and most people are grateful. Games and karaoke area.ways worth a good laugh.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Priscilla was amazing. One of the best productions of this show I have seen. Burn the Floor was also really well done.. Fire and Ice were super entertaining and were very versatile.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Most of the Staff was amazing. Everyone was happy to be there. Gus was our server by the poolside and we loved talking to him every day. Rheyus was our room steward and very attentive. Customer service desk had no clue what was going on, every different person you talked to had a completely different answer. And the staff doing covid tests were the worst. We needed PCR test to return to Canada, I got mine okay, but my boyfriend had to go back 4 times to get the right test, and then they were rude about their mistake.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Ship was spotless, not once did we enter a public area and someone wasn’t in there cleaning.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Layout was strange but we loved the starboard front room….

Ship tip

Enjoy yourself and don’t stress the small things.

Ports of call

Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands

5 out of 5
Our favourite stop, took a taxi to Cala Mayor beach, beyond amazing, even in October the water was warm and clear for as far as we could see…bring your suit and towels…

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
Did a hop on hop off bus tour, and wandered La Rambla… such an interesting city, wish we had more time there.

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

5 out of 5
Didn’t got to Florence because it is about an hour 15 from the port. We didn’t want to spend that much time of an 8 hour excursion on a bus. Took a short ride to Pisa, we loved it. Learned some of the history, shopped and had dinner all in four hours. Amazing day

Naples, Italy

5 out of 5
We were there when you could not get off the ship without a cruise line excursion. We went to Capri for the day. It was beautiful. If you are there and able to visit without a cruise ship excursion, it is very easy and cheap to get over to Capri on your own.

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
Love Rome, we arrived 2 days early and saw everything we wanted to. Don’t take an expensive taxi to the port, we took a train from Termini for 4.6 Euro and then a shuttle bus for 2 euro right to our ship…the train has room for suitcases and took about an hour 10 minutes.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Mix up with the airport transfers with customer service having no idea what they were talking about again. We got a call at 715 that the last airport transfer was leaving at 730 without us. We went and ate, packed, walked off the ship at 845, got on a bus and still sat there for 30 minutes before we left. Without the call it would have been perfect…
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