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ylaturno
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise based on the itinerary and departure date since we were limited to Spring break. I felt "price gouged" traveling during the holiday, and nickel and dimed for everything (we were pre warned by others) The ... Read more
ALCH1984
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was my first cruise, so I have nothing to compare it to, but I’ve found the reviews here so helpful I wanted to chime in as well. After making a reservation on a 7 day Western Caribbean cruise on the Epic from Port Canaveral, I ... Read more
dclark76
Member Since 2012
1 review
25 forum posts
8 helpful votes
PROS: Excellent Staff! Great food! More than enough options for entertainment! Everywhere I went the ship was spotless (including public restrooms), regardless of what time of day or how many people were out & about. POSH ... Read more
Shidah
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I've read several negative reviews of this ship, but our experience could not have been better. It was our first time cruising, so we don't have anything to compare it to. Plus, we booked a haven H2. It was a somewhat last minute trip, ... Read more
sixty8wildcat
Member Since 2017
1 review
16 helpful votes
This was the first time that Epic was doing a 3 night cruise. Thankfully it was only 3 nights. The balcony in our room was pretty much not usable unless you enjoy smelling Chinese food cooking all the time. It didn't matter if we were ... Read more
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larkie25
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
27 forum posts
14 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because of the special deals available. I chose a Spa Balcony room (identical to the regular balcony rooms except different color bed covering. We were in room 14141, which has a unique larger balcony shaped like a ... Read more
mickeychicky
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
157 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Just got off Epic 3/11/17.....good and bad, but doubt I will ever sail again on it. Port Canaveral check in process - there were two people checking ID's and cruise documents downstairs/outside the actual terminal. TWO checking in ... Read more
alex090454
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was my 30th cruise on seven different lines. Embarkation: This was the fastest I have ever experienced. Kudos to the staff at Port Canaveral. Ship: very beautiful but the set-up of the ship is not your average ship. Not ... Read more
WEGL81
Member Since 2007
17 reviews
1,069 forum post
4 helpful votes
We are a couple in our 50s sailing for the first time on Norwegian. We've been on twenty something cruises, primarily with Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, and Princess. More recently we have been Celebrity loyalists. We booked this cruise ... Read more
Mina4485
Member Since 2017
1 review
This was the very first time we cruised with our children. We had previously only ever cruised with Norwegian and had gone to three cruises with Norwegian, one in Spain, one in New Orleans to Mexico and another when I was pregnant with my ... Read more
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Kdcmars
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
The good: Getting on and off the boat great job Norwegian! we had the free drink package and Meal upgrade with our cruise, this was really nice and the food at the upgraded restaurants was awesome! The shows that we were able to make ... Read more
Lappie
Member Since 2009
1 review
20 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because it was part of a larger group sailing together. I will begin by saying the service on the pool deck is horrendous. There is one bar and no waiters to get drinks from. The staff behind the bar are rude and ... Read more
pithbrain
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Wanted to see what the Epic was all about and the price/timing was right. We're not thrilled with the wave design of the rooms and bathroom location, its strange and you better be good friends with whoever shares your cabin. The food and ... Read more
cidusc2014
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise for a family girls getaway because Pt Canaveral was close enough to drive to and I wanted to try out NCL. This was my 8th cruise and my first on NCL. We took the shuttle from Four Points Sheraton where we did the ... Read more
monkeydonuts
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The ship looks like it's large but once you get on board it feels like there are only 4 places to hang out. All the additional dining options and experiences that require an upcharge dominate the space on the ship. Our interior cabin ... Read more
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PirateDave
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
6 helpful votes
First time on Norwegian after having sailed on Celebrity, Princess, Royal Caribbean and Carnival. First time sailing by myself (male, age 54). I was originally drawn to Norwegian to try something new and also because of the studio cabins. ... Read more
taylorlb
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
We had sailed on Regal Princess last year and had a wonderful time. As soon as we returned, we booked a cruise with our kids on Carnival for March 2018. After a few weeks, we decided we didn't want to wait two years before sailing again, ... Read more
BabsBunny
Member Since 2010
1 review
41 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was only our third cruise and we chose the NCL Epic because the dates worked for us, we liked the Eastern Carib itinerary and...well heck...it was an awesome deal with the free beverage package and three restaurant upgrades.  ... Read more
Nuttfam
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
The cruise we chose was a 14 day Western & Eastern Caribbean. In fact it was two one week cruises and we had to disembark at the end of the first week and then embark for the second cruise. This process was slow and cumbersome, not ... Read more
clmorgan54
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
This was my first solo cruise.The EPIC had studio rooms, that is why I chose it! I was a little worried about travelling alone, but it was absolutely the best time! I met so many great people, some wre solos and some not. Being able to get ... Read more
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Aturnee
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
122 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Annual Girl's Cruise picked the ship and itineary. Embarkation started out a mess due to fog delay,four ships in a small port area and traffic delays but security and check in was excellent due to being Platinum Plus...my daughter who is ... Read more
Momofpuppy
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
50 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We are a couple in our mid to late 60s. We have cruised about a dozen times with various cruise lines. We booked this through CAS for an invitational slot tournament. We flew from NH to Orlando. Took the hotel shuttle to Radisson ... Read more
57Kroozers
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
4 helpful votes
This was our 13th cruise with NCL and our 3rd cruise on Epic. The other 2 cruises on Epic were in the Mediterranean, this was our 1st Epic cruise to the Caribbean. We found this cruise to be a quite different. The venues were all a lot ... Read more
EKMQ
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
I read the reviews posted here about the Epic and did not have the greatest expectations for our cruise (Feb 25th) I was incredibly surprised to find them all to be wrong. The Epic is a great boat with great staff. But YOU have to do your ... Read more
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diamondboy
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
The staff on the ship were not very friendly, I have cruised Norwegian in the past and this ship has to be one of the worst ships they have. The hallways are dingy and always seem to have cleaning carts in the way. Elevators are small and ... Read more
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