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Fun! by LPWWI

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple

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!

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The Epic is Not our favorite Norwegian Ship by carolbletz

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple

We loved the specialty restaurants, food was very good, the main dining room was great, the main shows were outstanding but we didn't like the ship or stateroom design. We love Norwegian but not this ship. We won't sail on the Epic again. We have been on many of Norwegian's ships and the Epic design pales in comparison. We didn't care for the way they set up their entertainment venues either (excluding the theater). Putting their best performances in the smallest of venues when they had much larger more accomadating venues that were under utlized.

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overall excellent cruise. Freiendly staff, great food and entertainment. by tedeaton17

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group

Despit all the negative reviews about the epic we love it. Go with friends and enjoy the many island in the southern Caribbean. Excellent food and entertainment

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Food Poisoning by lbival

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple

Ports were interesting, but we didn't spend enough time in most of them. I didn't quite understand why we left so early from the islands that were so close together, and took only a few hours to reach.

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great itinerary by nms1114

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends

I understand that there are thousands of people for the staff to wrangle during excursion line-ups. But there is a lot of line jumping by inconsiderate passengers, and the staff gets overwhelmed and lets these people bulldoze in.

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11 Day Southern Caribbean Cruise by atlrbj

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple

Not what we expected from the reviews we read. Just my opinion.

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Awesome Itinerary, fantastic crew, we had a great time. by nsj1203

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple

We had great weather, very good Itinerary for our 11 Night Cruise. Ship's crew and staff did a very good job. Ship's design and layout were not to our liking (but that is us). Some other cruisers enjoyed the room designs. Entertainment was very good, they just need to organize better. I was disappointed at being charged taxes on our Free drinks while in San Juan.

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Fabulous 11 days!! by kstonge60

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)

Very nice trip - enjoyed spending time with friends. The bar outside Cagney's was great - our meeting spot and bar server made sure we had an area saved for group at 500 - and plenty of drinks and peanuts. Spa service was excellent. Food was average except for French bistro. Missed an area in the front of the ship to relax and watch the ocean like on the Bliss. Room Steward Putu was fantastic. Overall a great time!

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Caribbean warm weather by hrnc

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple

* The disembarkation sheets had contradictory info on them regarding the "self-assist" pink tag process. Had different times in 3 places on sheet. Needs better proofing. * Non-smoking poorly enforced on deck #7 shuffle board that was supposed to be non-smoking. * ventilation in and around casino was poor, smoke smell was pervasive elsewhere * numerous metal divider panels on balconies were loose enough to clang on and on and on, needs to be part of steward daily check as well as moving chairs away from metal balcony divider since many chairs get blown into dividers and make noise all night long * is a challenge to address all cultures on a ship, however, NCL could develop a info sheet of "How to be a good neighbor cruiser" with info like, DO the washy-washy (saw lots of people skipping it), follow no smoking rules with smoking only in the following areas of x, y, z (NCL never lists the exact locations on the freestyle daily); be aware your voice carries when on room balcony * excursion desk seemed not to be linked to Latitudes info to give excursion discount, noticed it on TV account and went back to get it fixed twice * need to have an Atrium TV channel that shows what is happening live with sound in the Atrium * info on ship channel of weather, location, etc. needs an IT upgrade. Appears to be an old IT package for the display

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If you like sunshine and lots of ports, this is the trip for you. by Heron401

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple

This cruise docks in the Dutch Caribbean, West Indies, and both the British and American Virgin Islands. That's lots of islands and lots of sunshine. The ship (Epic) is huge, but that means lots of on-board activities.

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The Cruise Good the Pre Hotel Experience Was NOT! See End by jazzman61

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple

We were left at the airport in San Juan by NCL Hotel and Air. Some genius forgot to put us on the list. Due to an air delay it was 1 am. No one for NCL will take responsibility if this happens. I called everyone possible WARNING THE EMERGENCY NUMBER IS ONLY OPEN FROM 8-5 EST M-F, If you need it hope you have your emergency then. NCL was no help in letting any know I would be late due to a weather issue. I eventually found that SOMEONE failed to place our names on the list - either NCL or the hired transportation company. Even with a copy of this list and a copy of the bill proving it was paid for - they would not refund any money or even say the magic words that would have made it much better. "We are sorry we made a mistake, what can we do to fix it?" This is really unacceptable - don't think I will bother booking their pre-cruise hotel package again - though the first time was incredibly good. The bad news for me I have another one booked for June. I will call myself to make sure I am on the list. I literally spent 5 hours at least of vacation trying to get someone to understand they did not do what they were supposed to do. I was never successful - the fact is NCL felt NO responsibility for leaving us in the airport at 1am in the morning (the lady in charges said she would've been there if she knew my name and flight info) - NCL Air was notified but they did not think was important to tell anyone. NCL Miami Office was also notified they tried their best to convince me that no one would pick me up regardless - though I paid for it. Surprise there was a NCL rep there when we arrived for someone else. On board I was given the run around and even was accused of not paying for it - even with the receipt on the boarding document. The TA was also blamed for not paying - yet it was on the boarding document. This had a huge negative impact on my vacation. Working to get some funds back through travel insurance, however I still feel that NCL should be able to refund when they don't fulfill there end of the service agreement. This was the worst cruise we have ever had from NCL and we are Platinum - which obviously makes no difference. If you choose pre or post Hotel and Air - BEWARE. They are not organized well enough to deal with a problem. If it works it is great but don't let a plane get delayed. I was given my gratuities back eventually as they said that was all they could do. Well not sure that covers my time and frustration, but at least it was something (please do not tell me I kept a worker from tips) I tip in person anyway. I was NCL that took the tips away. The EPIC rooms are Dark and Dreary you cannot see with the lights on, unless you are in the Haven or Single cabins. It's just not my favorite ship. Choose another one and it will be much better.

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nice cruise overall by closetmaker

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple

had a nice time. explained most of my comments above.

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No muy contenta by roxy0413

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (young children)

No vuelvo en este crucero no estuve muy contenta con los servicios ofrecidos y menos las comidas

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Fantastic Caribbean Cruise by bcolak

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple

Get the Premium Meal package and it makes the trip.

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nice by pmldghrt

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends

overall a good experience, some spotty weather forced the ship to divert to Gaudeloupe and Martinique which messed up some excursions that were planned but not blaming anyone for that. My only real complaint is the food, I sailed with Carnival last year and would have to say that their food offerings and quality were superior, which I found surprising considering many peoples low opinion of Carnival....

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Awesome cruise love it by civicgt

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple

I will cruise wit Norwegian again love it free stile I did not like that you charged tips per day. So if I use cash listed of credit card you will consume my money before I get to use it. But other than that awesomeness

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Great by ryan73austin

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)

It was a great time! I don't know if the price is worth a repeat visit... but it was fun nonetheless.

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Best Cruise by ozmege

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (young children)

Love this cruise, smaller boat, more islands, love it. Service was incredible.

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Worst cruise trip of my life. by walillo

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Worst cruise trip of my life. I am a fan of cruises with more than 20 on different lines. I will give my detailed experience so that you can make a weighted decision on this ship. On Dec 15 2019, I took a trip on the Norweigan Epic through the Caribbean. I was very excited even though I had read several negative reviews but did not believe that the experience could be so bad. (THE CABIN) What we know by bathroom is in different parts of the cabin (shower, vanity sink and water closet) so it is extremely uncomfortable without privacy when you want to have privacy. For example if you used the toilet you have to go out and use the sink that is in the middle in the cabin and the smell is not pleasant. When using the shower, you have to go out into the hallway to finish drying and putting on clothes. The lighting is extremely poor inside the cabin. (LIFTS) This boat has 8 lifts at the front and 8 in the rear and not distributed in different areas of the boat this causes in peak hours to take up to 10 minutes or more to be able to take the elevator. The architect who designed the cab and the position of the elevators do not consider the drawbacks of its design to guests that should be their priority. (SERVICE AND QUALITY MEALS) The buffet meals were always the same and there was no significant variety in the 7 days and in the 2 restaurants were very simple meals and not the quality I am used to on other cruises. The service at the buffet and restaurant was lousy. In the buffet the tables were always dirty and were slow to clean. The employees didn't give you good morning or good afternoon and no cordiality. I HOPE THIS INFORMATION WILL HELP YOU

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Freestyle Cruising is just an excuse by NCL to not pay attention to guests by DMBabe43

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple

I was not impressed at all with NCL and would never choose them again. For the price it was fine. But if you want a traditional cruise experience NCL isn't for you!

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