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3.7 out of 5

Deluxe Owner's Suite: Never Again! It's not worth the money! by PeternLes

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This was my 30th cruise with NCL. I would not come back if I did not like the cruise line. Nice to see staff members again and again. In some cases, many employees have almost become like family. This cruise, however, was very disappointing because of the accommodation.

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4.4 out of 5

Med Cruise in Nov. Best time to go! by djjanak

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Overall, It was a great experience. I highly recommend this cruise. November was an excellent time to take this too. The temps were cool and comfortable. The tourists were few, and crowds smaller at the must see locations. Just do it!

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4.6 out of 5

Incredible Honeymoon Experience by talyb

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Great selection! The offer to buy the beverage package was well worth it. The ship had so many activities available that it was hard to chose what to do! Also the dining, amazing menu on all restaurants. The staff was amazing as well.

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4.3 out of 5

Eventful Fall Mediterranean Cruise by stenie

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Great fun was had by all! The staff and crew were wonderful. The food in the Haven is the best we have ever had.

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2.3 out of 5

Not what I expected by inflightnow

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I felt that the staff was either overwhelmed or didn’t care to give nice service. It was hit and miss with regards to friendliness. The constant having to pay extra for everything. A bit overwhelming for my parents who are on a budget. A budget blower for sure. Had to wait often to be served once seated in the restaurants, cabin service and when call the front desk. I purchased the spa package as an extra. It was very nice but agai. An extra charge. Will not sail again on this ship.

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4.5 out of 5

Great Sights by VDarleen

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Norwegian has the best staff. They are always friendly, helpful and happy. The bed was very comfortable.

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4.8 out of 5

“havenly” 7 - day western mediterranean cruise by sailaway50

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my friends and i took the cruise to celebrate a milestone- 50th bday for 2 of us! we had lots of memorable experiences on this cruise to add to our lifetime of friendship, love and adventures😘.

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4.7 out of 5

Already ready to go again...... by rdyer1017

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Overall such a great experience. Due to the number of ports visited in such a short period of time, it is a rigorous trip, but we went into it knowing it would be a packed schedule. beautiful sights, everyone we ran into on and off the boat were friendly and welcoming.

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5 out of 5

AMAZING Norwegian Epic Cruise!!! by CSMWATTS

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This was the most amazing cruise that I have taken. The staff was excellent in taking care of me. They went above and beyond my expectations!!!

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4.2 out of 5

October 2018 Cruise October 3-October 10 by Navychaps1

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Great Cruise! Entertainment is NOT family friendly in the Epic Theater! Otherwise we enjoyed the cruise. Ports were generally amazing and we had great experiences at most. We are sailing Epic again in the Spring, really hoping for entertainment changes, though we doubt it will happen. Much more to do on this ship than go to the Epic Theater.

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3.8 out of 5

Best itinerary Norwegian offers by jdflaherty61

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Fantastic itinerary! The shows and entertainment are terrible (excluding the Cirq show). NCL really needs to refresh their shows and entertainment on this ship. Oddly, the cruise director and staff were barely visible throughout the cruise. Go early and stay late to enjoy Barcelona!

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3.2 out of 5

Fair by laihai109

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Fair food, fair design of the ship, room is not very clean

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4.4 out of 5

Great Caribbean cruise by ukc

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Just be prepared to walk a lot including on the ship as it is huge. This ship is very stable and didn’t hear of anyone getting seasick. Our cabin was great and service everywhere was excellent. We loved the thermal spa and would use that service again on another Norwegian Cruise. One set of elevators doesn’t have a 5th floor access button??🤨

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3.9 out of 5

Good Itinerary by akajoebess

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This is the third cruise for us. All of which have been on Norwegian, so even though I ding them on food, I keep going back to them. For me, the best meal was breakfast, whether at the Garden Cafe buffet or at O'Sheehans (sp?). Booking excursions at every port can be exhausting if the meeting time is 8AM or earlier as you tend to stay up late at night and then need to get up early to have breakfast and meet the tour. I was glad we made our own plans in Cannes and didn't plan an organized excursion in Mallorca. The day at sea was very relaxing. One thing we didn't know was that we began our trip at Cicitavecchia but others started from Barcellona. So when we got to Barcelona, some folks got off the boat and new cruisers got on. This isn't problematic except that there seemed to be more competition for restaurant and show reservations, which is why I said to show up even if the show is fully reserved.

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4.4 out of 5

Good cruise ship but crowded by ak3e

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This was our first time cruising on the Epic and while we found the ship beautiful we learned that a bigger ship is just not to our liking. The breakfast buffet was a nightmare of people and a disorganized layout of food. I wound up walking around it several times before I found everything I wanted and even returning again the next day didn't make the experience any easier. We learned that at the Irish O'Sheehans we could get seated quickly and the small menu fit our tastes for what we wanted in breakfast fare without all the mass of people. The service was fast and we could pretty much order what we wanted, prepared how we wanted...as long as the food item was on the menu I could order it. We also tried breakfast at the Taste restaurant and found it better than the throngs of people at the buffet.

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4.2 out of 5

First Time Cruising - but not my last! by AJgirl2018

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A terrific time! Very busy everyday - not enough time in some of the ports but a great excuse to go back! Attentive staff, clean and easy to find your way around. Just plan to take the stairs rather than wait for the elevators before/after shows. Plenty of room for everyone but the buffet is busy before everyone leaves for excursions. Good entertainment on board - especially Cirque and the Dueling Pianos! Great dinners - and a perfectly comfortable mini suite. Looking forward to my next cruise already!

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4.8 out of 5

First time in Europe - wonderful experience by Marls

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My family and I had a great time on the ship and the ports that we visited. Very helpful and attentive staff on board the Norwegian Epic, good food and something for everyone to do.

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4.3 out of 5

Best itinerary ever! by sflaherty75

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We didn't realize when we booked the cruise that the 7 day cruise is a continuation of the cruise that originates in Barcelona. This turned out to be great for us. Barcelona cruise terminal cannot accommodate the 4100+ passengers on this cruise so they split the on-boarding between Barcelona and Rome (we got on in Rome). Only 10% - 20% get on in Rome so there are no lines, no waiting and you are on the ship in less than 15 minutes. Things to note, Civitavecchia is approximately 1hr 20 minutes cab ride to downtown Rome. Florence is approx 1 hr by cab or train from Livorno (plan accordingly) we went to the train station in Livorno and went to Florence that way (30 euros round trip for both of us). Great way to see the country side and the train system in Italy is awesome.

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3.7 out of 5

Pleasant Cruise by ericm315

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We reserved a family suite on the 14th deck (center of the ship). We were in a very good position to get around. The cabin was very roomy with excellent cabinet space, and a balcony. The room attendant was also very good and met all of out requests. The food was plentiful and there were many options for specialty restaurants. The kids club wasn't the best, my 10 year old son wasn't very interested after attending on the first day. We ate at the Chinese Noodle restaurant and the steak house. The steakhouse was wonderful. The port calls with excursions were run very well and organized by cruise staff.

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4.8 out of 5

Wonderful by davidirelan

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Awesome trip. Vacation of a lifetime. Overall experience was was wonderful.

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