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4.5 Editor's Rating
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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2,062 Norwegian Epic Cruise Reviews

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bbbcscan
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed two weeks ago
Entertainment was terrible. Offer 3 shows and one you have to pay for. Other two were weak. No headliner comedian. Too many restaurants and not enough entertainment. Both main restaurants have same exact menu, instead of variety. Very ... Read more
cruiserclan
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
We had a family suite for 2 adults and 2 older teens. It was very crowded and difficult to maneuver. The ac was not good. It was very hot at times. The layout was awkward as the bath and shower are right at the door. There was ample ... Read more
MSteel
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise because it fit our time availability & we liked the ports to be visited. This was a highschool graduation trip (plus a few nights in Rome). We were not impressed with Free Style Dining. The staff seemed ... Read more
NoraV
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We sailed Epic August 10-17, 2016 and this was our second cruise. Choose NCL because of flexible dining and beverage package. Liked the idea of not having to carry our luggage from city to city in Europe - with a cruise you can get off at ... Read more
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kaosdave
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
07/08/2016 This was our 3rd cruise on the Ncl Epic and the 5th cruise with Ncl have been on the Jade twice, we have also cruised twice with Island cruises once on the Island Star and once on the island Escape and with Carnival cruise ... Read more

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Daniazr
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We travelled from Dubai to Barcelona to be part of this cruise. We had 2 balcony rooms which were better than I had imagined. My mom read many cruise trips before packing for our cruise on the Epic and as she was a little paranoid, she ... Read more
vibradental
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
needed a cruise in the Med that didnt leave on a Sat. Managed to get a decent fare for 5 of us . We had cabin 10036 and the three boys (23,18 and 13) had mini suite 10096. Found deck 10 convenient. Never used the elevators to get to ... Read more
Hunterw0026
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
All in all for the price the cruise was really good! I didn't pay too much at all so the things that might have bothered me otherwise didn't. I was in the Solo Cabin so I also believe my experience was different from the non solo. ... Read more
mollymalone12
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
We have just returned from a cruise on this ship and honestly cannot praise the whole trip enough. Everything was organised perfectly, from shore excursions to cleaning of rooms. Embarkation and disembarking were all excellently ... Read more
dubaifoodie1974
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
our family of 4 (2 adults 2 kids aged 10 and 9) chose NCL's Epic for our first cruise ever. The choice was between Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas and Norwegian Epic. Dates, price and cabin availability determined our choice and I ... Read more

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h_from_uk
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
This was our first cruise - we normally do four-star all-inclusives, but felt we were getting a bit lazy Boat: The boat is huge - but it doesn't take long to get orientated - everything is located by Floor and fore/aft/middle ... Read more
sw45
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
First time cruise with our 12 and 16 year olds. Stayed 2 nights in Rome first then caught the train from Termini to Civitavecchia . Boarding was quick and easy as the majority of passengers board at Barcelona and we were on board and ... Read more
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usmanusman
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Norwegian Cruise Line is NOT an all-inclusive vacation! Vacationers beware! Norwegian is like a low cost airline trying to charge you for carry on bags and water wherever they can. Here are some examples: 1. Room service is a $10 ... Read more
Sameh Aziz
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Being our first cruise as a family I was very reluctant to go on the Norwegian Epic due to the low rating I noticed on different sites but that was too late as I had already paid the full trip amount and wasn't ready to bare the ... Read more
yesiamsunshine
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
I wanted to see the Mediterranean & even though the itinerary was amazing, the ship is less than desirable. Even though there was a major renovation done less than a year ago, the cabins had broken pieces of wood in them & the ... Read more

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rsybrandy
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
6 helpful votes
Good things were 1. Ports 2. Embarkation process 3. Service 4. Water slides were fun 5. The production of Priscilla was good 6. Good amount of time in most ports 7. Good amount of storage space in cabin (mini suite) ... Read more
richstowe
Member Since 2010
9 reviews
4,317 forum posts
15 helpful votes
OVERALL B We had a good cruise on a cruise line we had been reluctant to try because of its nickle and diming rep . Some of that was evident and the last minute change of policy concerning carry-on liquids didn't help . However the ... Read more
mariekelly
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
17 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This ship should be renamed ripoff. The Epic took every available opportunity to extract as much money as possible out of every situation . After paying £2,400 for this cruise for 2 people I had to pay £25 per day for our cabin ... Read more
stacie.wendland@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
We selected this cruise because of the dates and the ports in visited, which were very good ones (except for Marseilles). We were very disappointed by the pool area on the ship which was extremely crowded almost all of the time. It was ... Read more
indyfranks
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
42 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We had 10 people in our party with 2 sets of retired parents, 5 middle-agers (30s/40s) and one teenager in 5 different cabins. Embarkation in Barcelona went fairly smoothly; the lines were long but they moved fast. The ship is BIG ... Read more

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TigerMom1987
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
81 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We selected this cruise because the timing worked well with our plan to be in Rome for a week prior to sailing. We booked the Haven Level in 9/15, and it was one of the BEST vacation decisions we have ever made. Priority check-in, and ... Read more
Ivab@cogeco.ca
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
This was our first time cruising. Family of five from Canada. After I booked the cruise, I started reading the reviews and was a bit put off by some. However, I have to say that some people complain for the sake of complaining. We found ... Read more
Molf
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Ports and tour choice my key reason for choosing Norwegian epic. West med cruise Embarkation and disembarkation efficient, quick, professional Cabin spotless, Putu our cabin assistant was superb and his towel animations each night ... Read more
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cruisehappiness
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
I was with my grandkids and I thought this would be a good idea to take the Epic with the Splash, and other games for kids,. My family were particularly happy to see that this ship and cruise had things for young kids. The Splash was a ... Read more
Viva Las VegasBruiser1
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Mine and my cousins first time cruising! We flew from Birmingham to Barcelona (a city we have had the pleasure of a 3 day city break so didn't explore further, we wanted to see our Epic ship!) on Ryanair- not an ounce of turbulence and ... Read more

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