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CoffeeDog
Member Since 2014
1 review
51 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this particular itinerary because we wanted a Thanksgiving cruise that visited ports we'd not visited. Being Latitude Silver, having cruised with NCL before, was a nice bonus as we felt our prior experience was good (not ... Read more
Sysdeath
Member Since 2009
1 review
22 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our third trip on the NCL Epic. Plus, we owned a travel agency that specialized in cruising. My review is based on our past experince on this ship and others. Pros: 1. Common areas were clean 2. Paid restaurants had ... Read more
tropicalscuba
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
About 50 members of my running group and my best friend chose to go on this cruise. Overall, I had a good time, but it was largely in spite of the service on the Epic. I suspect that they have built a ship that simply holds too many ... Read more
Ittybitty2014
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
My family and I along with several friends sailed the Epic last week. We went out of Port Canaveral. This was the second cruise from this port. Embarkation: We read the reviews from the previous week and discovered that it was a ... Read more
NicevilleCruisers
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We spent the Thanksgiving week on the Norwegian Epic from Port Canaveral to Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios and Great Stirrup Cay. We read the reviews and we knew what we were getting, so we were prepared for challenges. Also, this ... Read more
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flaguy321
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I am a platinum member of NCL having sailed with them about 10 times. I took a ten year break and went on mainly Royal Caribbean and Princess. I decided to try NCL again because of their offer. Never again will I sail with NCL. They ... Read more
Ceric20
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Having been on 3 other cruises with NCL i wanted to give the Epic a shot when i seen it was coming back to the USA. We booked while we were still on the Escape for our annual November cruise. There was 6 of us who all booked and went on ... Read more
barmongar
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
The Norwegian Epic should be decommissioned and used as scrap metal, or recommissioned as a prison ship. The staff/crew should be retrained and taught what it means to be helpful, informative, courteous and professional. The designer of ... Read more
burwells
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We have cruised with Norwegian before (on the Getaway, Dawn, Pride of America) and never had a problem. We've been on over 30 cruises total. But this was the worst cruise we've ever taken. It started with an over 1 1/2 hour delay getting ... Read more
tew3622
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Long wait to board. Took 5 hours from arrival to ability to get in cabin. Restaurant staff surly and totally oblivious to what customer's ordered. I know this was the first time out of this port, but no excuse. Just terrible planning for ... Read more
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Popeye3161
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
EMBARKATION PROCESS – it was to say the least, confused. This I suspect a result of the quantity of passengers over what the local NCL embarkation staff had experienced in the past at this port when the NCL Spirit was docked here. ... Read more
floridamoeman
Member Since 2014
1 review
19 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We are platinum latitude members and NCL shareholders so in the past NCL is our cruise choice. The cabin set up with the sink in the bedroom area is a little quirky but not a problem. Storage in the room was adequate. There are many ... Read more
Donniluv
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
10 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
Repairs on dock 10 were not finished so we boarded on dock one which in not capable of handling 4100 cruisers well. Three hours of boarding gets stale. First reservation for dinner at Manhattan was a bust. Place was already packed with ... Read more
marpauly
Member Since 2009
1 review
33 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Worst embarkation of our 18 cruises for sure..We embarked after 3hoopm with thousands of others out of port Canaveral..We were so late to embark that we had to assist at the muster drill at 1hoopm the day after with hundreds of others.. ... Read more
ssful
Member Since 2014
1 review
17 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We are loyal Norwegian cruisers and this was our four trip with them. We had a great time but there were some pluses and minuses. (1) I disliked that my latitudes rewards status did not upgrade mid cruise. I advanced from a bronze to a ... Read more
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albeachrealtor
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
52 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
NCL Epic Failure I have been cruising for nearly 2/3 of my life. I have sailed on Royal Caribbean, NCL, Carnival, and Disney. If this had been my first cruise, I would have NEVER sailed again…ever. It started with us being ... Read more
gonzo1124
Member Since 2008
1 review
422 forum posts
Just arrived from a week at the Epic. First trip out of Canaveral in FL. A big mess boarding due to being the first time out from this port. Don't really blame them for this since the port people were trying to figure out the new software ... Read more
IMNOTSHY
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
A great ship and a good value, but do not expect any crew member to ever answer the simplest of questions.An extremely unorganized crew who at best could not run a pay toilet at the county fair. I am being a lot more polite than is ... Read more
glitter282000
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We were very excited to cruise NCL for the first time. We've cruised Celebrity, Carnival and Royal Caribbean in the past, and wanted to see how NCL stacked up. Unfortunately, up until this cruise Carnival had been our least favorite. Now ... Read more
bigcity57
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
49 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We originately booked Norwegian Spirit for Dec. 3, 2016 and was advised the ship had been chartered and we would have to select another ship that had the same itinerary and chose the Epic. The ship was big with 4100 passengers and we ... Read more
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hydrowilly
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Just got back from a week on the Epic and can say with no hesitation that we'll never go through that again. Norwegian had us 'select' when we wanted to check in so we selected 930 to 10 AM. We arrived at 950 due to cabs being swamped in ... Read more
Margiedie
Member Since 2015
1 review
11 forum posts
Sailed November 2016
This was my first transatlantic and will not be my last, The Epic was wonderful nice people traveling and a fantastic staff!! can honestly not say anything bad about my trip, I booked for next years crossing and can not wait, my fun meter ... Read more
brummydave
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed November 2016
We choose this cruise because of the end destination was Orlando, we had holidayed there before .The cabin had separate toilet and shower portioned from the sleeping area by a curtain. Restaurants: the self service café was ... Read more
kurts
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
We recently completed a 13 night crossing from Barcelona to Florida on the NCL Epic, and the ship was beautiful. Not glamorous, but clean and pleasant throughout. The ship also provided us the best shows and entertainment we’ve ... Read more
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Rubbies
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
68 forum posts
Sailed October 2016
We booked the whole package with NCL and did not get off to a good start. The flight from London was delayed and we we not given much information and nearly missed the flight (some people did miss the flight and had to make their way to ... Read more
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