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Minden
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed two weeks ago
My wife booked this cruise as a birthday present. i have not cruised for over 5 years as my wife does not enjoy sea travel. we joined the ship in Barcelona. boarding was a smooth process, albeit somewhat crowded. Barcelona is one of the ... Read more
dvdmckwn
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Firstly if you like docking in industrial harbours surrounded by thousands of containers that are miles away from where you want to be this is the cruise for you....... Civitavecchia is almost 2 hours from Rome.......YES 2 HOURS!.... ... Read more
matouscc
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We picked the cruise due to ports. Just happened that we sailed on the Epic. This is our third cruise (all with NCL). Balcony room in aft had plenty of room for the three of us and lots of closet/ cabinet space. The room steward was ... Read more
123451book
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
If anyone is thinking of cruising the Mediterranean Norwegian is the way to go! We have cruised the Caribbean at least a few times a year through Norwegian, Carnival, and Royal Caribbean, yet this was our best cruise experience ever. ... Read more
mrpush
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I have been on several cruises on different cruise lines. Norwegian is by far the worst so far. Here is why: 1.) In the first few days frozen deck drinks actually had some booze in them. I'm not a drunkard, but I like to have a ... Read more
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Omakat
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
First class Haven service but the room was a huge disappointment for that much money. It was almost impossible to climb over the bathtub ledge to have a shower, and whose bright idea was it to have the toilet so close to the headboard of ... Read more
NoVA5
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We had 9 people on the June 4, 2017 sailing of Norwegian Epic ages 3 to 68. Food was excellent. This was our 9 year olds 6th cruise and kids club was the best we've experienced. Our 3, 7, and 9 year olds all kept wanted to go back. On ... Read more
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bizeebeth
Member Since 2005
1 review
69 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My family stayed in a two bedroom cabin on the Epic for the western Med cruise. We had plenty of room for the 5 of us (our 3 kids are 14, 13 and 8) and it was nicer than staying in two separate cabins. The staff in the Haven was ... Read more
flortaiiina
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Disclaimer: It is a longer review, but I think useful for anyone considering boarding in Civitavecchia. I will start by saying that we are experienced cruisers (10+ with various companies) so we can speak confidently about rights and ... Read more
Rakamu
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
11 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our second time on this cruise. We had such a good time, that we brought our children. The food was excellent in the main dining as well as the specialty restaurants. I do feel that specialty coffees and water bottles should be ... Read more
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msutigers
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We chose this cruise based on the itinerary and we were not disappointed by the ports of call or the ship/staff. We have never done freestyle cruising and at first were concerned that we wouldn't like it but we were pleasantly ... Read more
Norahsmed
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We booked the NCL Epic as it was a fantastic price, all inclusive!! UBP unlimited beverage pkg, all service charges and taxes. It was so pleased to get my bill on last day with a zero balance. I booked dining rooms in advance online, wait ... Read more
Valley11
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We have cruised with Norwegian before and have found they cater to everything we like. The option of the Beverage Package and dining or shore credits, makes it a very good deal. The food in all the restaurants was top rate, and the ... Read more
jenichip1
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Went with a single's group and had a great time on the Epic. I've been on the sister ship, the Getaway, and liked the Epic much better. The staff/waiters/bartenders were much friendlier, the bars were cooler and the atmosphere was more ... Read more
JagDawg Cruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We just sailed NCL Epic late May-early June to the western Med and had a wonderful time. We choice Epic for two primary reasons: 1) NCL seems to be one of the few cruise lines still offering 3rd and 4th guests sail free (we have two young ... Read more
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irenejo
Member Since 2007
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
I was a bit concerned about going on this cruise after reading some of the negative comments about it....how wrong was I .......4 of us had an amazing time onboard this beautiful ship! The service from bar ,restaurants,cabin staff was all ... Read more
pcpkone1972
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose the Epic for the family entertainment, which did not disappoint. We travelled as a family of 4 (myself, wife and 2 boys aged 10 & 5). Starting in Barcelona, we soon checked in our luggage, entered through security and then ... Read more
drbiagio
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
I have taken about 15 cruises in my life and this was my first with NCL. The ship itself is very nice. Tons of dining, bar and seating options throughout. The rooms were small as to be expected but it was nice to have a separate area for ... Read more
Tommy63
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as it started in Barcelona (so under two hours flight time from the UK) We really wanted to visit the historic sites of Pompeii via Naples, Pisa, Rome, the Old Market in Antibes in Cannes and the mountain village of ... Read more
cruisergalnguy
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We chose this ship because we had previously had two wonderful experiences on the NCL Getaway and Escape and wanted this particular med. itinerary. Usually, I would travel on a ship older than 5 years, but we knew it had been refurbished ... Read more
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mstadleraz
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We chose this cruise as it was the best alternative to a cruise which was cancelled earlier. The best ports were Livorno and Barcelona. The other ports were OK but would have preferred others (Venice and Santorini). I heard complaints ... Read more
misslou_97
Member Since 2016
1 review
65 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We chose a cruise in the Mediterranean as we both like history and culture a lot. My boyfriend as a passion for the roman empire and I love seeing new places and people and learning about them. It was our first cruise and we were ... Read more
nealjr
Member Since 2016
1 review
140 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
We were able to up bid from the mini suite to the 2bedroom Haven and was very pleased with the upgrade. Special treatment on both embarkation and disembarkation making it a breeze to get on and off the ship. The Have restaurant was ... Read more
CruisenOso
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
My husband and I decided that we wanted to take a cruise this year to celebrate my 50th birthday. We found a small gay group online that had this ship and itinerary and this being our first cruise, we thought it would be better to go with ... Read more
akeka
Member Since 2001
4 reviews
849 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Prior to this cruise I hadn't sailed NCL in a dozen years due to dissatisfaction at the time. The Western Med itinerary/pricing drew me back as I figured I wouldn't be on the ship much. Well, NCL has vastly improved and I loved the ... Read more
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