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tgirl25
Member Since 2010
1 review
179 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
DG Florida Fun
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
From embarkation to debarkation, our cruise was a mess! We should have gone home after the mess just getting on the ship. It took over an hour just to get dropped off! After getting in a 45-minute line to get through security we had an ... Read more
Cruiserten
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
This ship is definitely not for kids. Yes it has slides and pools but the slides are a pain to find the entrance to get on and unless your kid can touch in over 5' of water and knows how to swim there is no pool for them other than an area ... Read more
Bowgirl
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We did a back to back cruise on the Epic ... first week Western Caribbean and then Eastern Caribbean. We've cruised with Norwegian before but this was our first "big ship" experience. People need to keep in mind that there are ... Read more
emptyhoff
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
61 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
Embarkation: We flew into Orlando on Friday night before the cruise and stayed in a hotel near Orlando airport. We had a private car pick us up to take us to Port Canaveral. The car was on time and very comfortable. We got to Port ... Read more
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Florida2020
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Went solo on this 14 day cruise. It was a lively cruise with great staff and fun entertainment. Liked the single rooms. Small but adequate for one. Embarkation was lengthy and people were left standing in the rain and cold way too long. ... Read more
Radsopinion
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Chose cruise as a way to relax, be pampered and enjoy the sun in the Caribbean. Had been to most ports but but still enjoyed the sights. Found the cabins to be very small, terribly laid out, and very poorly lit. Customer service desk was ... Read more
lforma
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed January 2017
The Epic is huge. But over the size of the ship, the number of people is the negative. We arrived a day early to check out Cape Canaveral. Great day spent at the Cape. We stayed at the Marriott Residence Inn, Cocoa Beach, and ... Read more
bazzaman
Member Since 2017
1 review
We bought this cruise because we wanted to find some warm weather in our winter. I think we were unlucky, the itinery called for two sea days which were both a wash out. Cozumel Mexico was very disappointing as was Ocho Rios. The highlight ... Read more
Marie83
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I chose the Epic to try the studio cabins. I enjoyed the studio cabin and the "Living Room" area for the studio cabins. Embarkation was not awful, although slow. On board, couldn't get an elevator, of course, so had to walk up ... Read more
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sirfuller
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
252 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
Overall, I had a relaxing time aboard the Norwegian Epic (as I always do on cruises). This was my ninth cruise and fourth as a solo. I stayed in a solo studio but did not really take part in their nightly solo meeting. I'm not much of a ... Read more
mleevch
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I felt compelled to write a review upon disembarking from the ship. We booked this cruise a year ago and I read review after review all year and became increasingly nervous. Once on the ship both my husband and I had the same thought, Were ... Read more
Barbiegator
Member Since 2006
6 reviews
1,254 forum post
5 helpful votes
We live near Port Canaveral and like to cruise out of their port. We were anxious to try Norwegian and also go on a ship we have never been on. We had a great time eating, drinking and playing in the casino. We received Beverage Pkg and 3 ... Read more
iamscottie
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was by far the worst experience I've had on a Norwegian Cruise! It started at the port (Port Canaveral), we arrived at 11:30am as we selected the 11:30/12:00 arrival. When we arrived we were ushered to an escalator with a horde of ... Read more
KINGKAM
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
This was our second cruise with Norwegian and our last .on arrival at port Canaveral fl we entered the $125@ 7 night car park easily .and as near as you can to the ship. Our first piece of legal rip off. We proceeded to wait in line for ... Read more
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drlfoust
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We cruise 4 times a year. This was the worst cruise ever. Long lines, unacceptable wait times for elevators, poor cabin lighting, recepticles under shelves that you had to sit on the floor to plug anything in, mediocre food that was ... Read more
Blazeoffire
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
First, just getting through security BEFORE getting on the ship was sadly very slow. Weather in Florida was cooler than expected and it was windy which made it feel much colder. Luckily a Norwegian employee saw the backlog of people and ... Read more
jjizhere
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Epic FAIL!!! We are regular cruisers and know what to expect. I'll try to keep this to the point. The ship is just too big with too many people. On your second day when the elevator door opens and there is enough room for you inside ... Read more
jimwendy6869
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise because it was a good value and we REALLY wanted to get out of the snow!! And it was our 20th anniversary! It was myself and my husband traveling. We had been reading reviews for several months and really began to ... Read more
hotwired99
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Review NCL Epic Jan 21st – 28th Haven suite 17010 – Ahmad (Butler) Leah (Concierge) We recently reserved a Haven Suite on the Epic for the January 21st-28th cruise to Tortolla, St. Thomas & NCL’s own private ... Read more
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Tinas Coma woman
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
41 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We went on this cruise with two other couples, the key for me was a three day pre-cruise trip to Walt Disney World. The whole trip was a package organized by a local travel company. This was our 12th cruise, 4th on NCL. I was a ... Read more
Katastrophe31
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
We wanted to try something new, and thought a cruise would be a great way to see different places. Embankment and dismemberment were fine, at least for us. The cabin was clean, plenty of storage. The bathroom set up was odd, but we learned ... Read more
JEB7800
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise as a small group activity for 6 that included Disney World & Kennedy Space Center visits. The ship looks great in advertisements, but failed to live up to expectations. Too many people all the time at the same ... Read more
BEAR73
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
Chose this cruise for the ship and Itinerary. First time for me with this many sea days. Absolutely loved it most relaxed cruise I've been on. Thought it was going to be an issue without laundry available. Wednesday came around got a ... Read more
Jason1970
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
we had this cruise line recommended from the travel agents, as two travelling families we booked 2 mini suites on back to back eastern, western Caribbean and flew from the uk to meet the ship in Orlando. From the minute we arrived NCL ... Read more
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