Norwegian Epic Cruise Reviews

Your selections (clear selections):
Norwegian (NCL) x
Norwegian Epic x

Norwegian Epic

Member Rating

64% Loved It

Cruise Critic Rating

4.5 Editor's Rating
2,360 Norwegian Epic Cruise Reviews
Cruiser rating
Excellent
867
Very Good
586
Average
443
Poor
265
Terrible
131
See reviews for
Family Cruises
Family Cruises
676
Romantic Cruises
Romantic Cruises
213
First-Time Cruisers
First-Time Cruisers
167
Senior Cruises
Senior Cruises
134
Rating Summary
Dining
Public Rooms
Cabin
Entertainment
Value for Money
Service
Dei3Nascar8
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
38 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Having never sailed on the Epic before I was quite a bit worried reading all the November reviews that seemed overall negative. I can let you know we were very impressed! This is a bit of a departure from the freestyle cruising with NCL ... Read more
jessarnie
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
I wanted to LOVE this cruise for so many reasons, and we did.... with the exception of the staff who were GRUMPY the entire time we were there for our "Happy Vacation!" Positive- *Check-in was a breeze *Ship is perfect ... Read more
deircruiser
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
We chose the Norwegian Epic December 17th cruise out of Port Canaveral primarily to spend some time with my stepdaughter (she recommended NCL back in 2014) who lives in the Grand Caymans, but also to finally experience a mega ship. Back in ... Read more
Auremil
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We are Disney cruise lovers. We love really the disney ships. They are gorgeous. We decided to give a chance to NCL because of the outrageous prices on Disney Cruises. First of all, embarkation is super fast. We love that. second, the ... Read more
houseman
Member Since 2010
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
For starters I normally travel Royal Caribbean and I have been wanting to try a different cruise line for a change with 4 cruises under my belt. I decided to try Norwegian since I have heard only good things about them from friends who ... Read more
Compare Prices on Norwegian Epic Cruises
lukin2
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We had a traveler who is single and the Studio Cabins worked well. Our travel agent set us up on Norwegian Epic and most of our group's staterooms were in close proximity. I would first like to say that prior to our cruise and after making ... Read more
dschardt
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Great inside cabin, great service, lots to do, never felt crowded. A must, facial at the spa...the best ever. Wish I would have done more spa packages Dueling pianos great, comedians shows were very funny Must get the drink package, ... Read more
sbachleda
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
10 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was a last minute family cruise with our adult children. Got a great price with the ultimate beverage package included. The ship is very big and a little overwhelming at first. After a day at sea it is easy to find your way ... Read more
zinggy
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
We felt like we were on a prison ship too crowded, waiting for an elevator took up half the cruise. If you signed up for a shore excursion good luck, getting off the ship is a disaster . No one seems to know what is going on constant ... Read more
Gramme
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise for the Itinerary. Contrary to what I had read about the November 2016 embarkation, ours went very well. It was the usual line of people yet the wait time wasn't bad. Once on the Epic, we went immediately to our ... Read more
Compare Prices on Norwegian Epic Cruises
Luv2cruzfam
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
Service was awful from the moment we checked in at Port Canaveral to the last day. Most of the staff was unfriendly, lacked a smile and just rude. We had bad weather day 2, yet Norwegian shut down all outdoor activities, including pools ... Read more
flashcat1993
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We were looking for a short cruise to just get away for a week. We've sailed with NCL before and been very satisfied, but normally sail with Holland America. We had a very inexpensive inside cabin. The lighting in the cabin was very ... Read more
kbast
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
Some background: My husband and I are in our late 20’s/early 30’s. We have been on 5 Disney Cruises sailing on each of their ships at least once and 1 cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Majesty of the Seas. Disney is the line ... Read more
Helpful? Thank kbast
Dan Roberts
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My review of the December Epic cruise: FOOD - Most of the restaurants (except I was disappointed in O'Sheehan's - terrible food!!!) served very good food. Although, I was disappointed at times because the food wasn't served as hot as ... Read more
Normlin
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
Cruise chosen not due to particular line but location and time of year(early Dec)--particularly with perks offered including: $200 on board credit; bottle of wine; $50 credit applied to three excursions; three specialty restaurant dinners. ... Read more
Compare Prices on Norwegian Epic Cruises
fab5forty
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
19 forum posts
2 helpful votes
If I were looking to relax for 7 days on a mega ship and enjoy my cabin- this would have been an excellent cruise. However, my intent was to have a festive vacation and enjoy the all of the activities that the ship had to offer- in the ... Read more
cedarglenarts
Member Since 2011
1 review
21 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
This was my first cruise on Norwegian. The Epic is a big ship, but there is not enough quiet space on it. The first two days it rained so everyone was pretty much inside. The noise level was very loud! and you had to thread your way ... Read more
gonefishin555
Member Since 2006
1 review
16 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Celebrating 48th anniversary and no mention of it in any way on cruise. This was our 38th cruise and the worst of any. No cabin steward or day planner for 2 days and never met cabin steward. Not enough personnel to take care of cabins. ... Read more
Decali
Member Since 2003
1 review
204 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Pros: Lots of ships in port so tons of traffic but actual embarkation/debarkation at Port Canaveral was really well organized and fast. I did self debarkation. Both have been a problem in the past from what I read but were great for me. ... Read more
goldendelicious77
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Norwegian Epic – Sail Dates December 10 - 17, 2016 from Port Canaveral My partner and I (Balcony State Room #10148), my friend and her family of four (Balcony State Room # 14074) had the displeasure of wasting an entire week of ... Read more
Compare Prices on Norwegian Epic Cruises
RION
Member Since 2008
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
I've sailed on many ships, to include NCL's first one ( a converted ferry, that sank once and burned another time).. The main floor, that houses the casino restaurants , is crowed on most nights, to include noise, smoke and wall to wall ... Read more
Helpful? Thank RION
caseyface14
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
My husband and I chose this ship because of good price of balcony stateroom, never visited islands of Tortola and St. John. Embarkation was easy for us because we arrived at port after the mad rush of people rushing to board. We have been ... Read more
splasher1953
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
The positives: The ports were beautiful. Entertainment quality was good but seriously an up-charge for entertainment?????? Staff did their best under the circumstances. The Not so Goods: This is not a good deal when you ... Read more
ally12
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
The embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly. We travelled with a big group and planned ahead for excursions and shows and dining and everything went smoothly. We were all very disappointed that our stay in St. Thomas was so ... Read more
brokercruising
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
When we booked this cruise we didn't realize right away the design of the balcony cabin which we had booked. The curved wall design made the cabin smaller and narrowed the space between the king size bed and the desk so that if one ... Read more
Compare Prices on Norwegian Epic Cruises

Sponsored links

Sponsored links

Share feedback
Thank you!  Cruise Critic values your feedback.
How can we improve this page?
Skip X

See Norwegian Epic deals up to 82% off:

March Deals
Norwegian Epic 64% Loved It

 
4 Night Bahamas Cruise
See all Norwegian Epic Deals >>