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Rosieg30
Member Since 2015
1 review
39 forum posts
2 helpful votes
After 4 weeks in the UK and France we chose this ship because of the itinerary which turned out to be a fantastic decision. Embarkation in Barcelona was quick and efficient and we were on board the ship within 30 minutes of arriving at ... Read more
aefrb
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
7 helpful votes
checking in was a zoo. Found it to be way too crowed hence long lines to do everything. The excursion were all terrible and extremely expensive. buses with 30-35 people. the people working the ship are the best part. friendly and ... Read more
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catherine2000
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Restaurants well kept, some more luxurious than others. The French and Italian especially nice. The taste restaurant for evening meal and breakfast had good selection of food and service was very good. This year we noted that the ... Read more
jetter314
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
This was an excellent cruise - the scenery was beautiful, the service on the ship was exceptional and we met a lot of nice people on this trip. We highly recommend the following excursions: Italy Tours of Pompeii/Sorrento/Positano - ... Read more
Nalacalli
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
29 forum posts
Chose this cruise for the second time as I was traveling solo and really liked the itinerary. Enjoyed the trip the last time I did it and for the most part enjoyed this cruise too. Met some lovely people in the lounge and there is always ... Read more
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LiddelBilly
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
There is lots to do on the Norwegian Epic and it's a pleasant enough way to travel. I enjoyed the fact that even travelling was part of the experience and the food, whether it was complimentary or not, was superb. The cost of alcohol, ... Read more
Sandysigns
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
My first ever cruise (10 years ago) was on the NCL Pride of Hawaii - the next year it was re-branded Norwegian Jade. I always wanted to return to the ship. After a few other cruise lines I sailed on the Jade last year. I was so pleased ... Read more
capergal
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I wanted to cruise the Mediterranean as a solo passenger. I am very thankful that Norwegian sees that market and provides studios. The cost was $899 for 7 nights (NO ridiculous single supplement charge like other cruise lines!). The ... Read more
louise12345
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I went on this cruise just to get away from the cold weather in Sweden. Almost everything was great on our cruise. We were not so lucky with the weather, so we could not stay outdoors to much. So the great SPA came in handy with it´s ... Read more
MapleCactus
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose the Norwegian Epic because of the great 3rd & 4th person sail free offer. This allowed us to choose a balcony suite and keep our tween-aged (13 & 10) boys in sight. The West-Med itinerary fit the Kippur-Sukkot holiday ... Read more
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Joe Bob Diddly
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
My wife and I just disembarked the Norwegian Epic, I wish I could give a good recommendation, but I can't. Airline Accommodations: Very good, our trip started in San Francisco, minimal layover in Atlanta, both ways. Grade ... Read more
ladyref
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I was crusing with my MIL - 83yrs. my two sons - 19 & 10 and my husband - 61, I'm 48 yrs. We had to accommodate such a range of tastes, that after checking our options NCL seemed to give us flexibility and cater for everyone. (I was ... Read more
Katiegee49
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was our first cruise with NCL chosen as it was a 'Cruise with John' cruise. (John Cooper is a presenter of the TV cruise programme Vision Cruise). The Epic had also been recommended to us by fellow passengers on an earlier P&O ... Read more
Linda2711
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Have been on many cruises but this is my first review on Cruise Critic. Chose the Epic as there would be plenty to do on board if the weather was not that good. For this reason it turned out to be a good choice. The highlight for us ... Read more
babsbrookes1945
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I chose this cruise to experience the Epic. We are a retired couple. We found the pool area very noisy, there were lots of children everywhere. The pools were very small and impossible to use because of the children jumping in on top ... Read more
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GREO1968
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We chose NCL Epic because of the freestyle way of cruising. This gave us the freedom to do as we liked when we liked and dressing casual while doing it. We found the ship to be very big, with plenty of restaurant's and bars. We had the ... Read more
Chitowntrotters
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
I'd done some prior research and was a little skeptical about this ship because of many complaints surrounding the cabins. I couldn't disagree more! The cabin (13245) was excellent! The only small negative I'd say is (yes) the beds are a ... Read more
greenfinch
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
16 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We had been on the Epic three years ago and really enjoyed it so we had high expectations this time around and we were not disappointed. The ship was as grand as we remembered, the public areas were well appointed and the decor was modern ... Read more
wfd4driver
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
We picked this ship for both the itinerary and for the age of the ship. We were not disappointed with either. The ports were all safe locations with so much to see (more than a days worth by far). I did feel the cost of the excursions ... Read more
kikikidee1
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
The standard of accommodation was excellent as was the food and service from the staff. The only thing to be cautious about is that there is an obligatory 18% service charge on every service at the spa. This is not necessarily apparent and ... Read more
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skeeler
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Norwegian is a terribly inconsistent product. I have been on 3 of their ships, with a different experience each time. The customer service has been consistently poor, however. On the Epic, as with all our cruises, we had a mini suite ... Read more
Trickster999
Member Since 2016
1 review
180 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Here is our review for our recently completed west med cruise on The Epic. We are a uk couple, nearly 70, and have cruised twice before. Once 14 days in the Caribean with Thompson and once on NCL Spirit out of Barcelona to North ... Read more
MarkCheshire
Member Since 2016
1 review
82 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed the cruise and would do it again in a heartbeat. Full details have been posted on Cruise Critic boards for the Norwegian Epic. This review summarises those details. Embarkation On arriving at cruise ... Read more
Simes123
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was our third cruise, and thus far, the best. We had some nervousness just prior after reading some of the reviews on here beforehand, but some people are never happy it seems! (I saw one moaning about the American news channel ... Read more
Travelthoman
Member Since 2014
1 review
12 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was our 19th cruise and 3rd on NCL. This was the first one on NCL in Europe, however, and on the newly refurbished EPIC. We like freestyle cruising, with open dining, and lots of options to eat. This ship was very well laid ... Read more
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