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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
182 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
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
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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
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
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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
samtinger
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
Sailed January 2017
As a previous Carnival cruiser, I have always wanted to try another line...but the price and itinerary had to be right. NCL popped up with a stop in Jamaica AND an upgraded beverage package, a perk we discussed for 47 seconds on Carnival ... Read more
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jjoregonbound
Member Since 2017
1 review
Lots of unhappy travelers on this ship. When they say make a reservation, they are serious! We missed the main shows as none were available. Only show we got to see was Howling at the Moon. It was GREAT! The old fashioned sit down and take ... Read more
cruising thru retirement
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed January 2017
We did not like their freestyle dining; would have preferred a set time for dinner so we can get to know the wait staff. Food in the dining room was good, but not great. The buffet was as expected...everything cold. For breakfast and ... Read more
wayneswhls63
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
47 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
My wife and I have always wanted to go on the Epic. The Epic was my 24th cruise and 13th with NCL. We do always enjoy cruising no matter who we sail with. Just being honest The Epic needs to redesign the beds. If you're taller than 5ft 8 ... Read more
LNC4u
Member Since 2014
1 review
11 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We were disappointed with this cruise. Previous cruises were spectacular, and this one did not measure up. Speaking with the crew staff working in the halls was enlightening. We were told their contracts were for 7 days per week 10-14 ... Read more
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rinzler78
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Our experience on board the Epic was memorable but for all the wrong reasons. Compared to the Escape our experience on the Epic was less than stellar. Please don't mistake this for a review of NCL as a whole but instead about our ... Read more
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Myrtle777
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Have been on the Epic several times as I like the Single Studios. You get what you pay for. But things are going down hill fast. Cabin Service poor my steward was some Eatern European girl who only spoke basic English. Some ... Read more
cruiseguy46
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
I took this cruise with a club my wife and I belonged to. I have sailed on Princess many times ,once on the Epic and thought it would be fun to go on a trip with the club. The ship was a big disapointment.We had an inside cabin which was ... Read more
ggTexasGal
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
300 forum posts
13 helpful votes
About us: DH and I travel as a couple only, with the exception of an Alaska cruise in 2012, when one of our sons, and his wife, traveled also. (He liked it, she found cruising too rough… both of them LOVED Alaska!!!). We’ve ... Read more
inerallnight
Member Since 2017
1 review
35 helpful votes
I normally do not write many trip reviews, but my group did benefit significantly from all the reviews on here...so I decided to sum up our trip. Our group was made of my wife and I, plus my sister and brother-in-law, all in our 40s. We ... Read more
Islandmike56
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I just got off the ship and now headed back to MCO. This week about the Epic was not a pleasant experience. From the time we set foot on the ship until the time we settled our account the Customer service was horrible...horrific...the ... Read more
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