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Norwegian Epic emerged from a three-week dry dock in October 2015 with significant enhancements to its already impressive nightlife and entertainment line-up. The 19-deck mega-ship now boasts the all-new ...
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johncastellano
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
Family Vacation. This ship is too big. If you have a midship cabin you have to walk to bow or stern to get to elevators no midship elevators. The seperate shower, toilet, sink is not fun, I like all three in a bathroom. Service was not ... Read more
ilovegoldens
Member Since 2012
8 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
We have completed over 15 cruises, 3 of them previously with NCL. We chose this ship as we were travelling with family who had not cruised before and it had attractions for everybody. Embarkation was very speedy in Barcelona and our ... Read more
DisLauraT
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
My husband, a friend and I sailed on the June 15, 2016 Western Mediterrean sailing on the NCL Epic. We stayed in a Mini-Suite room number 10258. Here are my thoughts about our cruise. Stateroom: Mini-Suite Pros: -Lots of ... Read more
crescentboy
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
First time we had cruised with NCL and really enjoyed it. There were six adults in our party and we didn't have too many problems finding seats together except in the Garden café Buffet! Our balcony cabin (12052) was clean and ... Read more
Efacenna@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
First time cruising with NCL and it will definitely be the last. I have cruised before with celebrity X , MSC and Princess. Embarkation was quick and efficient The food at best was mediocre. There are several restaurants available if ... Read more

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caneable
Member Since 2007
7 reviews
460 forum posts
32 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
With one minor, yet considerable, drawback this was a great experience! So let's get rid of the bad news first. Whether it was because we are at Gold Latitudes level, or just plain luck, we got speedy prime location in the dining rooms ... Read more
carol@lindsay.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I'm not a cruise lover so take that into consideration with my 3 Things I really liked: Kids Splash Academy. My 8 year old loved it! I saw a few parents I thought took advantage. I saw a little girl with a disability who was there ALL ... Read more
Alexander van Swieten
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
31 helpful votes
I've just returned yesterday from my first ever cruise vacation, which was on the Norwegian Epic around the Western Mediterranean. And what a great experience it has been! Amazing ship, very friendly staff, nice atmosphere, lots of dining ... Read more
lammy1952
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
72 forum posts
13 helpful votes
We took a 7 day Mediterranean cruise the Epic and for the most part enjoyed the experience. We knew beforehand that it was slightly different to our previous cruise experiences, however we only found a couple of things not to our liking ... Read more
marcyg1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
I had read a lot of mixed reviews on the Norwegian Epic and our family of 4 found it to be outstanding in everyway with absolutely no complaints. We knew it was a large ship but they have it orchestrated perfectly in all areas. It was ... Read more

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Kate Inverness
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
As first time cruisers we were recommended to the Epic by a friend. We didn't know what to expect but can honestly sum the experience up in one word "WOW". The moment we arrived for boarding we were overwhelmed by the size ... Read more
jeremyandchris
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 3rd time on the Epic and due to my wifes 70th birthday we decided to try the Haven suites. The cruise itself was very enjoyable and up to the usual Epic standards, however the "Haven Experience" is not worth the ... Read more
Welshdoc
Member Since 2011
1 review
37 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our fourth cruise, first with NCL, having previously been with Costa and MSC. Food was far superior with NCL, both the buffet and main dining rooms. Service was on par or better but there were some rude bar tenders that spoilt ... Read more
ELEANORKANE
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2016
I sailed two years ago on the Epic and had a fantastic holiday, meeting new friends. I enjoyed the variety of entertainment that was offered. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I enjoyed eating in the garden cafe for breakfast and ... Read more
Maggott
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Chose this cruise to go with friends...first time cruising and did not know what to expect...everything was wonderful...staff was universally friendly and polite...all English speaking...the ship was highly organized and efficient...dining ... Read more

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pauljuliekelly
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
First time with NCL, previously has 5 cruises with Royal Caribbean. Was not disappointed. Big ship with lots of facilities. Great selection of high standard entertainment. Could pre book so no queuing . Plenty of bars with great selection ... Read more
magic.cat
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
The flumes were an amazing touch, the kids seemed to love it, including the adults! The food was also very good, I also liked the way that Norwegian don't have a formal dress code, so you can dress however you like. However, I do miss the ... Read more
DJHomer
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
42 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
There were three of us on the cruise; myself, wife and 4 year old daughter. We boarded at Marseilles and there were very few people getting on. Check in was quick and easy (only 20-30 people getting on when we were there). Likewise, ... Read more
KatKay
Member Since 2009
1 review
16 forum posts
6 helpful votes
My husband and I were looking for a reasonably-priced getaway and got a great deal on this NCL Epic Med Cruise. The ship was beautiful and despite the fact that it was sold out, we never felt crowded or waited for anything. Restaurants ... Read more
gomerdog123
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
we spent three days in rome before our departure. highly recommend this plan as the ship is over an hour from rome. we arrived for embarkation around 2, well after the crowds. it was an easy walk on since luggage was left at the ... Read more

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Grandma1234
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
I took my granddaughter to Italy to celebrate her graduation from college. This was the most miserable travel experience I have ever had. The food was average, the entertainment which you had to make a reservation in order to attend ... Read more
worcesterite
Member Since 2009
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because it started and ended in Rome, visited ports that we wanted to see on our first Mediterranean cruise, and had good dates and a good price. NCL is not our top choice as a cruise line since we are not much into ... Read more
travelingmar@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We cruised with friends in celebration of their anniversary and 60th birthday. Ship: Great lay-out for large amount of people. Fun water slides. Great lounge areas Cabin: Great location, comfortable bed, large amount of drawer ... Read more
RBarrett22
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
Having sailed with Norwegian previously in 2010 as a teenager, I was eager to see how Norwegian's 'Freestyle' approach worked as an adult. For the most part it was great, lots of food choices and many bars and shows to choose from. ... Read more
Fredshula
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Waited a week before posting so I could calm down. Disappointment started before we boarded the ship. In some cases, such as a single mother traveling with a child, one needs more documentation than a passport or you don't board. Not ... Read more

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