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medicjpe
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
13 forum posts
We chose this 7 day eastern Caribbean cruise because it stopped at 2 places we have never been before, Tortola BVI and Great Stirrup Cay Bahamas. Let me break down this review by categories. Port and Embarkation: The Port of Canaveral ... Read more
lnl67
Member Since 2017
1 review
We chose this cruise because of the convenience of Port Canaveral and the ports of call. The Epic, while not the most beautiful ship, offered lots of dining and entertainment options. I think it is better suited for couples. The best ... Read more
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Toola99709
Member Since 2012
1 review
66 forum posts
Sailed two weeks ago
This was our sixth cruise, and our 4th on NCL. We have sailed on the Star twice and once on the Jade. After cruising with Carnival and Princess, we discovered freestyle cruising and have not left NCL since. This was our first eastern ... Read more
irishgal1970
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
125 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
My prior cruise experience has been on Celebrity - one Med cruise and two Caribbean cruises. I picked Norwegian this time because of date, price, and age of party members. This was my first time having a child along, and I knew that ... Read more
doa1230
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
We choose the cruise for the price and the special deals available. The personnel working on the ship were not friendly as the other cruise lines. I have traveled. NCL Epic doesn't have the greatest lay out on the ship, with only two sets ... Read more
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angryirish
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
I chose this ship because it was the epic, i have gone on smaller boats the most recent pearl and loved it. I wanted to try a larger ship to see if it had more on board to keep me occupied at days at sea. The boat was clean for the most ... Read more
ajm67
Member Since 2017
1 review
So first of all, I am an avid reader of reviews. I like to be a well informed consumer. Let me say after reading the reviews about this ship and this cruise I was more than nervous about going on my vacation. I didn't pick this cruise. ... Read more
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GMDISOC
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
We are experienced cruisers and have sailed on several ships and several different lines in the US and Europe. The following is my observation. Lines. Wait. Crowds. Reservations for a tender? First the good. The food was as good or ... Read more
Flinch 40
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
This cruise was chosen by the group I was with. Terrible layout for the rooms - entry was in the middle of the bathroom. This made it awkward when ordering morning room service. Told it would be there in 30-45, hopped in shower and they ... Read more
jrowland
Member Since 2004
6 reviews
133 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Norwegian Epic 02/04/2017 – 02/11/2017 This was our 16th cruise, first with Norwegian. Embarkation – My wife had requested wheel chair assistance which was noted on our cruise paperwork. Didn’t realize until arrived ... Read more
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DMAN63
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
I read a lot of negative reviews about this ship before booking and have to say I found most of the comments unfounded. We had a great time and the ship is excellent. I asked some other cruisers if they liked the ship and the majority ... Read more
SQLMike
Member Since 2009
1 review
11 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We saw the very large veranda for room 14118 on youtube and had not been to Tortola so we thought it would be a good time to try Norwegian. Cruising can be a really different animal depending on what you go on a cruise for. Do you want ... Read more
Will cruise soon
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
4th cruise in past year and a half so we have others to compare. The staff was there but not friendly. Acted like you were bothering them most of the time. I am a Celiac so you better enjoy jello for dessert. No way to tell if any items ... Read more
SCReviewer
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
After a lot of reading on Cruise Critic, we choose this ship and itinerary for timing and ease of port (flying in from Toronto). The reviews on Cruise Critic helped a lot so i won't repeat what i discovered here already but here are a few ... Read more
tennbird
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our 8th Cruise, 6th on NCL, 1st on Epic and 1st on ship over 2500 capacity. 0ur check-in was very fast, but when we got onboard rooms were not ready and it almost impossible to get elevator, had to drag our carry on bags around ... Read more
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caresteph
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We have taken 5 cruise with Norwegian starting in 2013 on the Epic, and since it'll be several years before we cruise again, our friends and we decided to "end" our cruising where we started: on the Epic. The biggest ... Read more
url6271
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We had never been on this cruise line and were looking for a 7 day cruise. What we encountered was a vessel with 4500 customers and long lines. This vessel is hurting the company brand. Extremely poor communications with the customer and ... Read more
debbiemcd89
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
29 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The ship is super big , it has the biggest casino I have ever seen on a ship. It is very noisy and the elevators are ridiculous. always waiting. I personally thought there was not enough outside space. I don't like the free style ... Read more
wyocowgirl
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
I thought this would be a good cruise based on my other NCL cruises. I have also been on the Star and the Pride of America which I felt were much better ships than the Epic. The ship was too big and had too many people. I don't feel the ... Read more
#jaysfan@toronto
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose Norwegian because as a Latitudes member, the incentives are tempting. Add in the freebies such as the Unlimited Beverage Package & Specialty Dining Package and you cant compare to the other Cruise Lines. Some GOOD things: ... Read more
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LCONSTA
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
Where to even begin.... We had a large group of 16. When booking that many, there are perk and discounts. We were supposed to get money back because everyone initially over-payed. It took months to get the refund from the time they ... Read more
klmaruca
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I'll preface this review by saying that I have been on Disney, Royal Caribbean, Holland America, MSC and Carnival cruises before and while they all may have had a few issues they were all great cruises and I was never excited to get off ... Read more
tos1966
Member Since 2007
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise exclusively for the Epic. First and last time using Port Canaveral. There were long lines for arrival and lots of walking from one end of the building to the other just to manage the number of people. Departure was ... Read more
Whitefacekat
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
278 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I did the cruise as a solo. The Solo program with a coordinator and Barteneder in the lounge was excellent. Front row seats for theater events! Group dinners were great. We did change ports, and missed Stirrup caye, We were told it ... Read more
tgirl25
Member Since 2010
1 review
178 forum posts
I have been on other cruises but always with family. Now they can't travel as much and neither can my friends so I am choosing to fly solo sometimes to get away as often as I wish. 10th cruise, 3rd on NCL, 1st solo. I liked it a lot. ... Read more
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