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brokercruising
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
When we booked this cruise we didn't realize right away the design of the balcony cabin which we had booked. The curved wall design made the cabin smaller and narrowed the space between the king size bed and the desk so that if one ... Read more
EdMarble
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise as we had heard good things about NCL from friends. It was an "okay" experience, but we had numerous things that left us less than happy. Foremost, the ship is too big and the rooms too small. Not enough ... Read more
CruisinRanee
Member Since 2016
1 review
This is the second time we sailed on the Epic. Five years ago we sailed when it was fairly new and had a great time celebrating our 30th Anniversary. This time around family came with us. The NCL booking staff were extremely helpful ... Read more
Serendipity_123
Member Since 2014
1 review
9 forum posts
9 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because I have wanted to try the "mega ship" experience and had heard great things about the studio cabin setup on the Epic. I originally booked as a solo but had a friend join me, also in a studio. I also ... Read more
RVachon
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
61 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I'm not for reviews but I'll just add a few things; This was my 2nd time on the Epic, 5th NCL cruise. Also did 1 previous Carnival cruise. Embarkation at Port Canaveral was the easiest and quickest I've ever had in all my 6 cruises. ... Read more
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Hammer1234
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
Won it from casino. The ship was the absolute worst we were ever on. The food was the same in all dining rooms. The service was slow and inattentive. They never offered to get drinks or see how you were doing in buffet areas. The freestyle ... Read more
Kimmithom
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was the best vacation I have ever had. Cruised with 7 other people we dinned, we danced, we laughed. Went to amazing shows. We each did different things on shore excursion and shared our days over dinner. Splash H2O was our choice of ... Read more
adjensen
Member Since 2009
1 review
6 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was our third cruise this year, and we took it solely because we got a good deal. Getting to the port proved to be a chore, because there were four ships all loading at the same terminal side, but once we got into the area, boarding ... Read more
JassyTrue
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We enjoyed our cruise on the NCL Epic starting on Dec 3, 2016. Our ports of call were Great Stirrup Cay, Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. We chose an early embarkation time (10AM) as we knew there were going to be a lot of people ... Read more
rome_411
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
First off, I may not be as experienced as some of the other reviewers and I wouldn't consider myself high maintenance. I personally believe each cruise line has positives and negatives and that you can have a good time based on your needs ... Read more
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ayeamcdn
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
642 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The port canaveral operation needs a manager to organize their operation. Right now it is a mess. Taxis & shuttles lined up to pay entry fees. Very poor oversight, I'd fire someone. The cruise lines should demand improvement right ... Read more
Bobrunner
Member Since 2016
1 review
25 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Cruise from start to end was great. Cruise terminal large and covenant and easy parking. Embarking was very easy. Never felt rushed. Plenty of people providing information. Disembarking was well done as well. In fact we got off ... Read more
cupcake333
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Prior to going on my cruise, I read several reviews here that indicated the Epic had issues like (1) slow service (2) too many people crowded into public areas (3) inadequate staff (4) disorganized/slow ... Read more
intrepid007
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We chose this cruise as we hadn't been to Tortola before. We've been to St. Thomas and wanted to back. We flew to Orlando the day before and stayed in a hotel near the airport. The shuttle we used to get to the cruise port, Cortrans, ... Read more
cruising cheaply
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
5 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We chose the cruise because the price was great and so was the itinerary. We did Great Stirrup Cay, St. Thomas and Tortola. This was my 48th cruise and I cruise all the brands. For the most part we had a good time, enjoyed the shows, ... Read more
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sandana
Member Since 2009
1 review
8 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We had friends already booked so decided to give Norwegian a try ...we booked a balcony cabin. What a shock that was. Very. Small had to back up in beside the bed in order for hubby to go past ... Bathroom toilet was seperate and very ... Read more
jawjawins
Member Since 2013
1 review
63 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Glad we read to reserve show times because I saw where many folks had to be on stand by. Excellent shows in the Epic theater, wish there could have been another. Room steward went above and beyond to accommodate our wishes, could not have ... Read more
Weezie k
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We have cruised many times on several differ lines and are very open minded and not complainers at all . After cruising on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the seas last year we wanted to book another large ship as we had a great time so we ... Read more
Orlandogang
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
98 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We chose this cruise because ship is new to Orlando and we hadn't sailed NCL in many years. We wanted to see what freestyle cruising is about. In theory, it is a terrific concept, in reality not so much. Fortunately we booked our ... Read more
themedialady
Member Since 2016
1 review
Overall this was a fabulous cruise. The choices of anything to do or eat were abundant. The freestyle cruising was greatly enjoyed. For the most part, the staff were exceptional. I cannot say enough how much we enjoyed our cruise but ... Read more
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Delimeister
Member Since 2013
1 review
11 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sure, I had some gripes about the cruise. Who wouldn't? But overall I was very pleased with the experience. This was the first experience on Norwegian for the wife and I. We found it to be very good in most areas we consider important: ... Read more
SCtaxlady
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I should have taken a cue from the long lines we stood in to even get checked in and onto the ship. My 2 daughters and I had a mini balcony suite (with emphasis on mini). It was tiny. I cannot imagine what the interior staterooms ... Read more
burrma
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
4,378 forum posts
Sailed November 2016
They had more than 2 sets of elevators which is definitely needed for ship this size; average wait 10 minutes but on embarkation and debarkation day; over 2 hours! Embarkation no debarkation (easy walk off) for platinum members was ... Read more
bluemoosey
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sorry this review is a bit of an Epic itself but as a novice I wanted to share our experience for other first timers!! This was a great first time cruise so we had no real idea what to expect. What we didn't realise was the huge queues ... Read more
misschicken
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Second time on Norweigan. Went because of friends. Three ships were at Canaveral. Traveled by shuttle bus from hotel ( very good experience with go Canaveral booking ). This port can't handle traffic whether vehicle or people. Took approx ... Read more
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