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Norwegian Epic emerged from a three-week dry dock in October 2015 with significant enhancements to its already impressive nightlife and entertainment line-up. The 19-deck mega-ship now boasts the all-new ...
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raining cats and dogs
Member Since 2013
1 review
44 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Having just returned from an 11 day Canary Island cruise and read some of the most recent reviews by cruisers who went to the Canary Islands, I can't believe that we were on the same/similar cruise. Yes the ship is huge and on our cruise ... Read more
1ainr
Member Since 2015
1 review
11 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
If I didn't know any better, I would not have thought I was on the same ship as the one I travelled on in July. What happened? I'm the mildest, most polite and appreciative person. Yet on 2 occasions I was particularly offended by ... Read more
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redmonan
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Here is my breakdown of my experience on this cruise on the Norwegian Epic from Barcelona to Morocco and Canary Islands. EMBARKATION. As we arrived there early from the airport there werent many people at the port so embarkation ... Read more
justfred
Member Since 2008
1 review
163 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
First of all, let me say that having booked this cruise for a very cheap price,( about half the price that we are used to paying on some other ships so I have to be fair with my review which relects what I have paid for what we got. ... Read more
rosapink
Member Since 2011
1 review
39 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We have just returned from this cruise and hope that any one with mobility problems will find this review helpful. We were a group of 4, both husbands have Parkinsons, one uses a rollator(walking frame on wheels) and the other is ... Read more

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Very Critical
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
We sailed on NCL Star last October, and had a great time. We were a bit apprehensive of The Epic because of her size, but we got a good deal. The Good - The food, both in the complimentary restaurants and the speciality restaurants, ... Read more
frankienapoli
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
I sailed from Barcelona on Feb 24, 2016. My original itinerary was to be east to Italian ports, but NCL changed the itinerary to the west, Canary Islands, etc. Big, big disaster for me, with air from the US and a room in Barcelona booked ... Read more
shiny49
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Being a cruise addict for many years I looked forward to trying this 'highly acclaimed' ship. The reality was somewhat different. Embarkation was smooth and efficient, but as the ship filled up the crush of people became oppressive. Poor ... Read more
Lawhouse
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
55 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our first cruise with NCL, we have previously cruised many times with Royal Carribean and thought we would try Epic for a change, a grave mistake. It started badly with a long wait for a transfer from the airport to complete ... Read more
Lynnbee
Member Since 2010
1 review
7 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We had a quite an enjoyable cruise overall, our spa balcony suite was lovely and the food was fairly good. Would I go on the Epic again? I would certainly think twice. For us, the embarkation process took around two hours for no ... Read more

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Spannygranny
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
On the Saturday as we sailed on the Wednesday we had the offer of an upgrade to a 2 bedroomed suite in the Haven Club, and I was so glad I did this. Had we not I think we would have 'jumped ship' in Gran Canaria. Our suite was first ... Read more
cobri
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Do'nt like the construction of the Epic. Viewing the exterior it needs some imagination to recognize the traditional ship shape. Seems as in the beginning there was a ship and afterwards strange constructions were built upon it. Neither ... Read more
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Alexandra79
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Since we already went on a cruise with Norwegian Epic before, I was convinced that the vacation would be great. Well I don't know what happened with this ship in a few years time, but I can honestly say that I will not be cruising with ... Read more
GeeLauren
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
20 helpful votes
The words "jump ship" became a reality when we found ourselves with no other recourse but to leave the Norwegian Epic after only 7 days of an 12 day cruise. WARNING: DO NOT BOOK ROOM 14118 UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE IF YOU WANT TO ... Read more
saltyslot
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
First a positive , food very good . Cabin was clean , but , a toilet in a glass box ! Not for us , you entered cabin between toilet box and shower cabinet . No privacy , just a curtain to pull across , the wash basin was in vanity area of ... Read more

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jopsychology
Member Since 2013
1 review
67 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I won't lie, I wasn't expecting great things from this cruise..... I'm a loyal Royal Caribbean cruiser but after watching the building of Epic, thought I'd give it a go, prior to returning to RCI later in the year. WOW!!!! The ... Read more
Bobcruise002
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
30 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Having just returned from this cruise I must say I dont think I can have been on the same ship as other mostly critical passengers. Embarkation in Barcelona took less than 30 minutes,the State room was always serviced immaculately, the ... Read more
gmlmorris
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
The destinations were great. Tour guides not very good (with two great exceptions). In Morocco, spent 2 hours 'killing time in traffic going 20 MPH' to not get back to the ship before 4:00 PM on all day tour (according to guide). Would ... Read more
spandance
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
191 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
this was my 4th time on EPIC and most times I have said this will be the last time , but they have very good deals of late and as I live near Barcelona its a great way to get away for a break. The trouble with offering free drinks package ... Read more
blastcruzin
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
6 forum posts
6 helpful votes
The Epic had its pros and cons...But mostly pros. Pros... Excellent service in all the specialty restaurants, in the buffet (Garden Cafe), passenger services, and future cruise desk, and from our cabin steward. Passenger services had ... Read more

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Krell1
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Beautiful ship but I could only give it 2 stars. The cruise itself was fine however, the ship was not to my liking. Way too many people forced to use indoor facilities rather than the pool deck due to cool weather. The ship does not have ... Read more
Benbav123
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Feb 2016 Not a trip I would do with Norwegian again. Time of year was a huge factor so not all their fault. So much extra to pay for if you want any kind of fun. Extra for better food. That's probably why the garden cafe food was always ... Read more
mofannucks
Member Since 2012
1 review
31 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Good and bad on the Epic. Starting with our lousy luck with bad weather and wild waters! The weather and the water improved by end of trip, however not an auspicious start. Ports are great, highly recommend...except there was time to ... Read more
mikelewin
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Our Canary Island cruise overall was very poor. The only great value for money is the shows and complimentary restaurant's. The staff were amazing and very accommodating but if you have a problem with booking via Miami watch out the staff ... Read more
Jehudijah
Member Since 2012
1 review
39 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Ship is big but disarray in their framework and format. The smell of cigarette smoke is everywhere and NCL did not bother checking this out. Unlike the smaller ship, their shows are to be booked in advance which defeats the purpose of a ... Read more

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