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JezzaC
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
699 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Cruised B2B on June / July in Studio cabin. Have cruised before on MSC, Celebrity and Royal Caribbean. This was my first cruise on NCL. Overall ship is very nice. From outside it is not so nice looking due to shape but all venues are ... Read more
Packlist
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
We returned from our cruise in the Med (26 June-3Jul) on the Epic and I was epically surprised (in a good way). We travelled with our two children (7 and 10) and we all had a ball. We had spent months reading reviews on this website ... Read more
Susanr613
Member Since 2015
1 review
41 forum posts
20 helpful votes
This was my second NCL cruise and seventh overall. As with my previous NCL cruise, there was good value for the money but not the best cruise line I have ever sailed. I sailed with my boyfriend, no kids. Getting on and off the ship was ... Read more
Jilly4863
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We have cruised quite a few times on p & o celebrity, RC and Thompson, we decided to try NCL which we understood to be more relaxed. We booked a large balcony room and was very disappointed that it was an enclosed balcony yes very ... Read more
blppep
Member Since 2012
1 review
121 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Just returned from 7 days on the Western Mediterranean. Stayed room 17003 in the haven-a two bedroom. The perks of the Haven are so great-with lots of time saving benefits and select seats for show. Our problem was a water leak in ... Read more

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MaggieUre
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Just returned from an excellent cruise on the NCL Epic. Barcelona airport is dreadful but once you manage to escape NCL kindly took us on a free bus ride around Barcelona which was really informative if you haven't visited before. Check in ... Read more
johncastellano
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Family Vacation. This ship is too big. If you have a midship cabin you have to walk to bow or stern to get to elevators no midship elevators. The seperate shower, toilet, sink is not fun, I like all three in a bathroom. Service was not ... Read more
ilovegoldens
Member Since 2012
9 reviews
12 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We have completed over 15 cruises, 3 of them previously with NCL. We chose this ship as we were travelling with family who had not cruised before and it had attractions for everybody. Embarkation was very speedy in Barcelona and our ... Read more
DisLauraT
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
22 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
My husband, a friend and I sailed on the June 15, 2016 Western Mediterrean sailing on the NCL Epic. We stayed in a Mini-Suite room number 10258. Here are my thoughts about our cruise. Stateroom: Mini-Suite Pros: -Lots of ... Read more
Diamonddec
Member Since 2011
1 review
8 forum posts
15 helpful votes
My wife and I recently got back (19th June) from a week aboard the NCL Epic. This was only our 2nd cruise, the first being RCL about 5 years ago. We flew from Belfast to Barcelona on EasyJet and took a taxi from the airport to the port ... Read more

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crescentboy
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
16 helpful votes
First time we had cruised with NCL and really enjoyed it. There were six adults in our party and we didn't have too many problems finding seats together except in the Garden café Buffet! Our balcony cabin (12052) was clean and ... Read more
Efacenna@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
First time cruising with NCL and it will definitely be the last. I have cruised before with celebrity X , MSC and Princess. Embarkation was quick and efficient The food at best was mediocre. There are several restaurants available if ... Read more
bobbie24
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Had another wonderful cruise with NCL, great places to visit, good food and entertainment. NCL are very informal but can get rather noisy at times and there are not always enough loungers available on days at sea. However, I feel I must ... Read more
caneable
Member Since 2007
8 reviews
476 forum posts
42 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
With one minor, yet considerable, drawback this was a great experience! So let's get rid of the bad news first. Whether it was because we are at Gold Latitudes level, or just plain luck, we got speedy prime location in the dining rooms ... Read more
carol@lindsay.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
I'm not a cruise lover so take that into consideration with my 3 Things I really liked: Kids Splash Academy. My 8 year old loved it! I saw a few parents I thought took advantage. I saw a little girl with a disability who was there ALL ... Read more

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RokkumanRaito
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
The criteria was pretty good: price, room for singles, exact days for my vacation. That's all I can say that's positive. During embarkation my luggage wasn't on my room. They torn away the paper you had to put around the handle. I even ... Read more
yes_myson
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We were firs time cruisers and this ship and cruise line was recommended to us by our travel agent. One of the reasons we opted for this line and ship was because of the more casual attitude concerning attire and dining. I'm no stuffed ... Read more
Alexander van Swieten
Member Since 2016
1 review
51 helpful votes
I've just returned yesterday from my first ever cruise vacation, which was on the Norwegian Epic around the Western Mediterranean. And what a great experience it has been! Amazing ship, very friendly staff, nice atmosphere, lots of dining ... Read more
lammy1952
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
76 forum posts
16 helpful votes
We took a 7 day Mediterranean cruise the Epic and for the most part enjoyed the experience. We knew beforehand that it was slightly different to our previous cruise experiences, however we only found a couple of things not to our liking ... Read more
marcyg1
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
I had read a lot of mixed reviews on the Norwegian Epic and our family of 4 found it to be outstanding in everyway with absolutely no complaints. We knew it was a large ship but they have it orchestrated perfectly in all areas. It was ... Read more

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Kate Inverness
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
As first time cruisers we were recommended to the Epic by a friend. We didn't know what to expect but can honestly sum the experience up in one word "WOW". The moment we arrived for boarding we were overwhelmed by the size ... Read more
jeremyandchris
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our 3rd time on the Epic and due to my wifes 70th birthday we decided to try the Haven suites. The cruise itself was very enjoyable and up to the usual Epic standards, however the "Haven Experience" is not worth the ... Read more
Welshdoc
Member Since 2011
1 review
37 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our fourth cruise, first with NCL, having previously been with Costa and MSC. Food was far superior with NCL, both the buffet and main dining rooms. Service was on par or better but there were some rude bar tenders that spoilt ... Read more
ELEANORKANE
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
I sailed two years ago on the Epic and had a fantastic holiday, meeting new friends. I enjoyed the variety of entertainment that was offered. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I enjoyed eating in the garden cafe for breakfast and ... Read more
Maggott
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
Chose this cruise to go with friends...first time cruising and did not know what to expect...everything was wonderful...staff was universally friendly and polite...all English speaking...the ship was highly organized and efficient...dining ... Read more

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