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GMDISOC
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
We are experienced cruisers and have sailed on several ships and several different lines in the US and Europe. The following is my observation. Lines. Wait. Crowds. Reservations for a tender? First the good. The food was as good or ... Read more
DMAN63
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
I read a lot of negative reviews about this ship before booking and have to say I found most of the comments unfounded. We had a great time and the ship is excellent. I asked some other cruisers if they liked the ship and the majority ... Read more
SQLMike
Member Since 2009
1 review
11 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We saw the very large veranda for room 14118 on youtube and had not been to Tortola so we thought it would be a good time to try Norwegian. Cruising can be a really different animal depending on what you go on a cruise for. Do you want ... Read more
Will cruise soon
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
4th cruise in past year and a half so we have others to compare. The staff was there but not friendly. Acted like you were bothering them most of the time. I am a Celiac so you better enjoy jello for dessert. No way to tell if any items ... Read more
SCReviewer
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
After a lot of reading on Cruise Critic, we choose this ship and itinerary for timing and ease of port (flying in from Toronto). The reviews on Cruise Critic helped a lot so i won't repeat what i discovered here already but here are a few ... Read more
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tennbird
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our 8th Cruise, 6th on NCL, 1st on Epic and 1st on ship over 2500 capacity. 0ur check-in was very fast, but when we got onboard rooms were not ready and it almost impossible to get elevator, had to drag our carry on bags around ... Read more
caresteph
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We have taken 5 cruise with Norwegian starting in 2013 on the Epic, and since it'll be several years before we cruise again, our friends and we decided to "end" our cruising where we started: on the Epic. The biggest ... Read more
url6271
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
We had never been on this cruise line and were looking for a 7 day cruise. What we encountered was a vessel with 4500 customers and long lines. This vessel is hurting the company brand. Extremely poor communications with the customer and ... Read more
debbiemcd89
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
29 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The ship is super big , it has the biggest casino I have ever seen on a ship. It is very noisy and the elevators are ridiculous. always waiting. I personally thought there was not enough outside space. I don't like the free style ... Read more
wyocowgirl
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
I thought this would be a good cruise based on my other NCL cruises. I have also been on the Star and the Pride of America which I felt were much better ships than the Epic. The ship was too big and had too many people. I don't feel the ... Read more
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#jaysfan@toronto
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose Norwegian because as a Latitudes member, the incentives are tempting. Add in the freebies such as the Unlimited Beverage Package & Specialty Dining Package and you cant compare to the other Cruise Lines. Some GOOD things: ... Read more
LCONSTA
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
Where to even begin.... We had a large group of 16. When booking that many, there are perk and discounts. We were supposed to get money back because everyone initially over-payed. It took months to get the refund from the time they ... Read more
klmaruca
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
I'll preface this review by saying that I have been on Disney, Royal Caribbean, Holland America, MSC and Carnival cruises before and while they all may have had a few issues they were all great cruises and I was never excited to get off ... Read more
tos1966
Member Since 2007
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise exclusively for the Epic. First and last time using Port Canaveral. There were long lines for arrival and lots of walking from one end of the building to the other just to manage the number of people. Departure was ... Read more
Whitefacekat
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
267 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I did the cruise as a solo. The Solo program with a coordinator and Barteneder in the lounge was excellent. Front row seats for theater events! Group dinners were great. We did change ports, and missed Stirrup caye, We were told it ... Read more
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tgirl25
Member Since 2010
1 review
177 forum posts
I have been on other cruises but always with family. Now they can't travel as much and neither can my friends so I am choosing to fly solo sometimes to get away as often as I wish. 10th cruise, 3rd on NCL, 1st solo. I liked it a lot. ... Read more
DG Florida Fun
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
From embarkation to debarkation, our cruise was a mess! We should have gone home after the mess just getting on the ship. It took over an hour just to get dropped off! After getting in a 45-minute line to get through security we had an ... Read more
Bowgirl
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We did a back to back cruise on the Epic ... first week Western Caribbean and then Eastern Caribbean. We've cruised with Norwegian before but this was our first "big ship" experience. People need to keep in mind that there are ... Read more
emptyhoff
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
61 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
Embarkation: We flew into Orlando on Friday night before the cruise and stayed in a hotel near Orlando airport. We had a private car pick us up to take us to Port Canaveral. The car was on time and very comfortable. We got to Port ... Read more
Florida2020
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Went solo on this 14 day cruise. It was a lively cruise with great staff and fun entertainment. Liked the single rooms. Small but adequate for one. Embarkation was lengthy and people were left standing in the rain and cold way too long. ... Read more
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Radsopinion
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Chose cruise as a way to relax, be pampered and enjoy the sun in the Caribbean. Had been to most ports but but still enjoyed the sights. Found the cabins to be very small, terribly laid out, and very poorly lit. Customer service desk was ... Read more
lforma
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
The Epic is huge. But over the size of the ship, the number of people is the negative. We arrived a day early to check out Cape Canaveral. Great day spent at the Cape. We stayed at the Marriott Residence Inn, Cocoa Beach, and ... Read more
bazzaman
Member Since 2017
1 review
We bought this cruise because we wanted to find some warm weather in our winter. I think we were unlucky, the itinery called for two sea days which were both a wash out. Cozumel Mexico was very disappointing as was Ocho Rios. The highlight ... Read more
Marie83
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I chose the Epic to try the studio cabins. I enjoyed the studio cabin and the "Living Room" area for the studio cabins. Embarkation was not awful, although slow. On board, couldn't get an elevator, of course, so had to walk up ... Read more
sirfuller
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
252 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Overall, I had a relaxing time aboard the Norwegian Epic (as I always do on cruises). This was my ninth cruise and fourth as a solo. I stayed in a solo studio but did not really take part in their nightly solo meeting. I'm not much of a ... Read more
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