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Never NCL
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was my much anticipated first cruise. The first day of the trip I spent an agonizing 5 hours freezing aboard ship. By dinner, I was too cold to stay in the dining room and spent the rest of the evening in my room trying to stave off ... Read more
bubba40
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Big ship with lots of people means long wait times for everything from elevators, to tables, to drinks, and shows are always over-crowded with no seats. Had to wait for 20 to 45 minutes for a dinner table almost every night. There wasn't ... Read more
KevandJan
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Having chosen the Norwegian Dawn for our first cruise fourteen years ago, we decided to revisit NCL after a number of cruises with Cunard, Celebrity, Holland America and P&O. However we wished we had'nt. The ship is enormous and ... Read more
jofred
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We switch to NCL a couple of years ago after the other cruise line we liked lost all service and terrible food. The Epic is a big ship-clean and a great staff of employees. Friendly and helpful- did not see much of the cruise director or ... Read more
jprophitt5651
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Review Norwegian Epic 7 day cruise to Virgin Islands and Bahamas Overall rating 2 out of 5. Will not travel on this ship again and that sentiment was shared by most of the people we talked to, especially the veteran travelers. Ship ... Read more
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Sugar0802
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
230 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our 5th NCL cruise, 7th cruise overall. We wanted to try the larger ship to see if we liked it (which we didn't, more on that later). We arrived in Port Canaveral at noon on Saturday. By 12:40, we were onboard the Epic. ... Read more
corvetteatthelake
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise because our car club wanted to go someplace warm together. The Epic was chosen because of the itinerary and cruise length. The wife and I had never been on what I would call a "Mega-Ship" before and ... Read more
Fouffie
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed January 2017
Prior cruise on Epic 4 yrs ago was outstanding. On this cruise cabins seemed smaller. Bar staff was missing in action. Often had to search for server or go to bar. In casino server would take order from person next to me, ignore me. I am ... Read more
2happy22
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed January 2017
This is our second cruise on the Epic and it was better than before. Highlights - food, service and entertainment. Could have been better-customs at embarkation. The ports were okay but we went for the cruise and we were not ... Read more
greggrant
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
We choose this cruise as we really like Norwegian - and the Epic. The timing and departure point suited us as well. Being a lowly Latitudes Bronze member still gives you priority check-in. This was fast and friendly and we were on ... Read more
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mistertoaster
Member Since 2010
10 reviews
99 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Embarkation Nice stay at the Hampton Orlando Airport. Left for the port at 9 a.m. Drive was about 45 minutes. All was well until we got to the Alamo rental car drop. There were about 100 folks either waiting for the shuttle to the pier ... Read more
grayesun
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
200 forum posts
3 helpful votes
1st I need to stipulate we're loyal to RCL cruisers (Diamond level), so we gave up lots of perks (get that NCL, free perks) to give NCL a go. We booked last minute to sail with family who are NCL enthusiasts. I kept a running log of ... Read more
humordoc
Member Since 2015
6 reviews
186 forum posts
Sailed January 2017
We picked this cruise because we were trying to compare this ship with another lines mega ship. Having cruised several times on NCL and we had a very good idea what to expect. We arrived at the port a little after noon and the security ... Read more
Farby
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We ate at cuchina, Cagney's, and La Moderno. Great service at these restaurants, coffee was amazing at La Moderno. Food and service at Taste was excellent. Ate most of our lunch and breakfast meals at The Garden Café. View was ... Read more
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ItaloAmericana
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
14 forum posts
Sailed January 2017
This was our third time on the Epic; the last time was September in Europe. The positives: Staff throughout the ship was much friendlier this time. Food in the Cafe' (buffet) has improved. Our cabin stewardess was exceptional. ... Read more
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pooh/tigger
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
216 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Don't understand the atrium placement but, oh well. Any time something was going on in there, it was crowded and walking past it was a chore. And seating is very limited. Food, well, NCL just doesn't get it. After 30 plus years of ... Read more
Cape Chris
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
We chose this after trying NCL (the Escape) last year for the first time. I received a call the week after from an NCL sales agent and booked this because of the departure port (we like Port Canaveral), the price, the onboard credit ... Read more
Ardie13
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 forum posts
Sailed January 2017
We received this cruise from our local casino. We stayed at the Homewood Suites Friday night prior to the cruise. Nice hotel and we got to see the rocket launch. The hotel had a shuttle to the port for $5. The arrival time assigned to us ... Read more
sailgail
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Chose this cruise as we wanted to go out of Port Canaveral and had not been on Norwegian before. This is a large ship and was at capacity with 4100 passengers. There never seemed to be a place that was not teeming with people. The service ... Read more
bkostrunek
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
The cruise was recommended by another NCL ship person. This ship was designed differently from other NCL ships. Someone on the ship said it was made in France and was the only NCL ship from there. If you want any bathroom privacy this is ... Read more
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B717200AGENT
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
115 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was my 17th NCL cruise and my 3rd on The Epic. I am NCL Platinum I did a B2B from Port Canaveral (Western and Eastern Carib) Everything was great as always. The food everywhere was awesome. I ate at both MDR's, La Cucina, ... Read more
LounVal
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
448 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
NCL EPIC REVIEW SAIL DATE: 01/14/2017 ITINERARY: Port Canaveral > Cozumel / Ocho Rios / Grand Cayman / Great Stirrup Cay STATEROOM: Aft Balcony #12310 I had been wanting to cruise on Norwegian Epic since she first came ... Read more
CaribbeanTraveler0
Member Since 2011
7 reviews
5 helpful votes
This is our second sailing on Epic. The first since the refurbish in 2015. I was not impressed with the ship on the first trip, and I found many things about the ship that I did not like. My plan was to approach this voyage with fresh ... Read more
graninsc
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
Sailed January 2017
We booked this cruise over a year ago on a different ship and then it was changed to the Epic. I was a bit concerned about this after reading some reviews on cruise critic about the crew not being friendly and the terrible crowds. The ... Read more
CruiseK64
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
My husband and I have been on numerous cruises with different cruise lines. For this vacation, we decided to try NCL and also a larger ship. We were not disappointed. The ships we had previously sailed on were quite a bit smaller at ... Read more
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