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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
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
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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
WWLL
Member Since 2002
4 reviews
376 forum posts
Sailed October 2016
The Norwegian Epic Transatlantic October 2016 After ten days in Europe I boarded the Epic in Barcelona for Port Carnaveral. I have done this west bound cruise several times, and on the Epic two years ago. The seas were calm all ... Read more
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kurts
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
metuken
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
51 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
Pleased to report the NCL Epic is still my favorite NCL ship. The refurb looks great. This was my fourth Epic TA cruise, sailing in Haven - 16016, a 2 bedroom, 2 bath suite. This was a 13-night trip. I was traveling solo with a ... Read more
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Cruiselx
Member Since 2016
1 review
57 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
We did Transatlantic thinking the ship is massive and will keep us occupied and oh god we were wrong :( Couldn't access Spa, sauna(fully booked), Couldn't access Posh lounge area(fully booked), Couldn't book specialty restaurants last 4 ... Read more
MonaMonkey
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
104 forum posts
Sailed October 2016
Doing a Transatlantic cruise has been on the bucket list..... when we discovered a great deal on the Epic; we decided to go for it. With 10 days at sea, we got to explore the ship a lot (and saw LOTS of flying fish from our balcony). ... Read more
cmf290
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
We took our second Transatlantic cruise having taken our first in September 2015. Embarkation at Barcelona. Very good and a lesson in how to throughput 4,100 travellers quickly. Our luggage was even at our stateroom before we were! ... Read more
Floater58
Member Since 2015
1 review
43 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Embarkation went pretty smoothly and they managed the crowds pretty well. It obviously takes a while to load such a large ship, so I was prepared for a longer line and pleasantly surprised how quickly things moved. Disembarkation in ... Read more
AFuncruiser
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
940 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
 Such smooth sailing you could have taken a canoe across.  If I never see the epic again or ncl again for that matter it will be soon enough. Out of my  69 cruises the epic is the one ship I am most anxious to get ... Read more
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cubancrush
Member Since 2012
1 review
27 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was our second TA on the EPIC (Oct 2012 was first). We had great weather from embarkation in Barcelona (which took all of 20 minutes by the way), Canary Islands, San Juan and all the sea days in between. It rained for a few hours one ... Read more
travelover7
Member Since 2013
1 review
7 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was our first transatlantic cruise and we loved it so much that we have alr day booked 2 for 2017. We got on the ship at Barcelona and got on our way. Our first stop was Canary island which is a nice little town to do a quick walk or ... Read more
mmemichele
Member Since 2004
19 reviews
6,511 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I took this cruise to experience the Med first then do the Transat .It was my sons first med and european trip .I think he really liked it .from our greeting from Grace to the wonderful service we received on onur btb .It was an ... Read more
BstnCruiser
Member Since 2010
11 reviews
14 forum posts
Sailed October 2016
Iconcierge App -doesn't show what you have booked on the ship for Entertainment reservations and Restaurant reservations -Can't make entertainment reservations through the app. Could only make specialty dinner reservations -doesn't ... Read more
gauchau
Member Since 2007
1 review
21 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was our first Transatlantic cruise and our first time on the Epic. We decided on this cruise to get away from all the hustle and bustle (both electronic and non electronic) of life. All of our previous cruises have been stacked with ... Read more
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Redhead5966
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
The best part of the Cruise was the smooth sailing and beautiful weather. As others have posted the rooms are chopped up (I had a beautiful interior room)but would have been crowded for 2, and I did not care for the layout of the ship. 3 ... Read more
recruiter 28
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
37 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise so we could get from Rome to Barcelona for a TA on the NCL Jade. It was a great bargain and we were lucky to have an aft cabin on the 13th floor. The cabin itself is poorly designed with a curved uncomfortable love ... Read more
ghough
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
157 forum posts
My husband and I chose the last Western Med cruise and then followed with the Transatlantic on the Epic. We went from an interior, somewhat cramped, cabin 8002 to a balcony 8046 for the TA. This was our second TA and first time on the ... Read more
gloriaJY
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Its my 75th Birthday so we decided to fly to Barcelona and take the western Mediterranean cruise and back to back to port Canaveral. We had the Haven which was so nice but of all the ridiculousness's in the world the placement of the ... Read more
MLZ
Member Since 2010
8 reviews
7 helpful votes
The NCL Epic is certainly not for everyone. The major problem we have with the ship is that it feels like a big, overcrowded floating hotel, and the bathroom situation is simply nuts. (Who decided to build the ship this way?) The reason ... Read more
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