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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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Proud Grandparents
Member Since 2012
1 review
117 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We have always been princess cruisers. Booked a twelve day from Barcelona on NCL Epic. I've read both positive and negative about NCL as well as the Epic. I liked the size of the shower, and the UDP was a huge plus. Unfortunately there ... Read more
zimmerp7
Member Since 2015
1 review
78 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We felt the Epic was far too large and we missed a promenade for a nice walk. We could never get a seat in the lounges for trivia or game show etc, as there was not enough seating for the amount of passengers on board.We did enjoy the ... Read more
Jetsman1
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
So, after being somewhat disappointed with the Norwegian Sun last year (did not write a review) my wife and I decided to give NCL another shot to impress, and they did. Although our rating is 4 out of 5, there were a few negatives that ... Read more
J&G cruisers4652
Member Since 2015
1 review
31 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
A huge ship with LOTS of passengers. The room was good and our room steward was great. We did not like to have to get tickets for all of the shows. The theatre could not hold even half of the passengers. The casino took up almost ... Read more
Beforethemast
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
3 forum posts
22 helpful votes
We got an excellent deal on a 12 day cruise to Italy and Spain so my expectations were that the cruise ship and/or service must be lacking. This was my 6th cruise and the largest ship yet, but the layout was easy to figure out within a ... Read more

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LORNA 123
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Overall we had a lovely holiday. Norwegian Epic is a huge ship and is not to everyones taste. Plenty dining areas plenty bars and apart from the first day we never had to wait for any length of time to be seated for a meal or served at ... Read more
Irish Father 42
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Hi. We are a family of 4, with 2 girls aged 6 & 5. This was our 9th cruise (all 9 with NCL) and our 4th time on the Epic. We had the package where the drinks, speciality dining were included free and also a package of 50 photos. ... Read more
Thor17
Member Since 2011
1 review
43 forum posts
30 helpful votes
Just got off the Epic after departing Barcelona on 16 March (and returning 28 March). I have cruised with Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Holland America, but never on Norwegian. I booked this cruise because of the destinations (Palma ... Read more
pcorzine
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Its hard to review this ship and trip as there were lots of good, but lots of things lacking. The best thing for us..the value. We got a super great deal...low price and it included the bev package and dining as well. Super good deal ... Read more
Cruiserteen
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I sailed first time with NCL with my aunt, her husband and their adult daughter(my cousin). This was my third cruise. I found out i was going just a month ahead. I flew by myself to Barcelona and met my relatives there at the airport. We ... Read more

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davehoo
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
We travelled from New Zealand and took a twenty two day trip aboard the Epic from 6 March 2016 We stayed in the studio cabins which were well appointed, had enough room for one person, with the added bonuses being the studio lounge, ... Read more
Newcruiser34
Member Since 2015
1 review
37 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
First of all this was our first ever cruise experience and we really had no idea if it was for us or not so have absolutely nothing to compare it to. It was also our very first holiday without the kids so 10 days just the two of us could ... Read more
malsue123
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
In cruising, as in life, some things you like, some you don`t and the NCL Epic is no exception, but the good far outweigh the bad. So, let`s get rid of the negatives straight away. The design is odd; from the well documented ... Read more
scousetaxi
Member Since 2015
1 review
70 forum posts
22 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Me and my wife joined cruise on 6th March. While there was large queues to get on ship we weren't in it long. We where satisfied with our cabin which was a mini suite. We didn't have any issue with toilet or shower. My wife has a ... Read more
hilo4030
Member Since 2008
1 review
421 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
After many cruises on NCL this was our first time on the Epic. The ship is big but it is easy to navigate. Really enjoyed all the bars, especially at night, with live music playing everywhere. The cabins are decent size but the curved ... Read more

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paviliondv7
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
51 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Ship looked immaculate, washy washy in abundance so hygiene standards maintained. Easy embarkation and even easier disembarkation, best ever. For such a large ship it seemed crowded indoors which is unusual, space was at a premium, ... Read more
StuartandMelissaD
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This review is for all the reviews I have read that are nitpicking the NCL Epic and it's enormous size. It's a big boat. True. It will require some walking to get around. True. You know it's a big boat when you book the cruise, so ... Read more
1969cruiser
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
97 forum posts
11 helpful votes
OK ladies & gentlemen. Let's get one thing straight here. Everyone who complains about the Epic in these reviews does not know how to: Cruise like a Norwegian! Norwegians like the hustle & bustle of the crowds ... Read more
Jan652
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
The ultimate drinks package at $79.95 per day is dreadful value. You can't get water coffee or juice. The rooms are a really bad design with a sink at the end of bed and glass doors on both toilet and shower. When our cabin attendant ... Read more
althebanker1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Have cruised with a number of other cruise lines but first time and last with NCL. THE Epic is just too big and too crowded especially when the weather keeps people in doors. There is just no where to just sit and chill. Very difficult to ... Read more

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funnybunny70
Member Since 2015
1 review
62 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2016
We booked this cruise having only cruised with Cunard before so after reading some of the reviews we were a little bit worried. So arriving at the port in Barcelona we took our place in the Q expecting a long wait but how wrong we were ... Read more
SaltySeaDogs
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Just think...4100 passengers. That's a lot of passengers to manage. The ship never seemed to get breakfast right while in port: no coffee, no coffee cups, no cereal spoons, no milk and lastly, no place to sit. And while the crew tried to ... Read more
CruisingRoger
Member Since 2010
1 review
20 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our 13th cruise 2nd on NCL. We originally booked a minisuite but decided, after getting a price quote for an upgrade, to go Haven!! We had a 2 bedroom villa on deck 16 and were naturally extremely pleased with it! The facilities ... Read more
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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