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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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lammy1952
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
76 forum posts
15 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
9 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
Kate Inverness
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 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
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
3 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

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ELEANORKANE
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
16 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
pauljuliekelly
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
First time with NCL, previously has 5 cruises with Royal Caribbean. Was not disappointed. Big ship with lots of facilities. Great selection of high standard entertainment. Could pre book so no queuing . Plenty of bars with great selection ... Read more
magic.cat
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
The flumes were an amazing touch, the kids seemed to love it, including the adults! The food was also very good, I also liked the way that Norwegian don't have a formal dress code, so you can dress however you like. However, I do miss the ... Read more
DJHomer
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
42 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
There were three of us on the cruise; myself, wife and 4 year old daughter. We boarded at Marseilles and there were very few people getting on. Check in was quick and easy (only 20-30 people getting on when we were there). Likewise, ... Read more

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billwolff
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Chose this cruise because it was leaving Rome at a time we wanted to cruise. It was our 20th Anniversary , and the cruise was a surprise for my wife. We have always cruised an Carnival and did note the the people on this cruise were ... Read more
KatKay
Member Since 2009
1 review
16 forum posts
10 helpful votes
My husband and I were looking for a reasonably-priced getaway and got a great deal on this NCL Epic Med Cruise. The ship was beautiful and despite the fact that it was sold out, we never felt crowded or waited for anything. Restaurants ... Read more
gomerdog123
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
we spent three days in rome before our departure. highly recommend this plan as the ship is over an hour from rome. we arrived for embarkation around 2, well after the crowds. it was an easy walk on since luggage was left at the ... Read more
Grandma1234
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
I took my granddaughter to Italy to celebrate her graduation from college. This was the most miserable travel experience I have ever had. The food was average, the entertainment which you had to make a reservation in order to attend ... Read more
worcesterite
Member Since 2009
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it started and ended in Rome, visited ports that we wanted to see on our first Mediterranean cruise, and had good dates and a good price. NCL is not our top choice as a cruise line since we are not much into ... Read more

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Mamfie69
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We booked this cruise not anything about cruising. We were given the opportunity to pay for the trip over 12 months which was really handy. We chose to pay upfront for the drinks package and for 5 nights of our 7 we upgraded to a la ... Read more
akleinga
Member Since 2002
4 reviews
29 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We have been on many Norwegian Cruises in the Caribbean and have been on the Epic a few times. This is our first trip traveling as a Haven Guest. There were 4 of us in a 2 Bedroom Haven suite. We had a fantastic time, embarkation in ... Read more
travelingmar@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
We cruised with friends in celebration of their anniversary and 60th birthday. Ship: Great lay-out for large amount of people. Fun water slides. Great lounge areas Cabin: Great location, comfortable bed, large amount of drawer ... Read more
RBarrett22
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
12 helpful votes
Having sailed with Norwegian previously in 2010 as a teenager, I was eager to see how Norwegian's 'Freestyle' approach worked as an adult. For the most part it was great, lots of food choices and many bars and shows to choose from. ... Read more
Fredshula
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Waited a week before posting so I could calm down. Disappointment started before we boarded the ship. In some cases, such as a single mother traveling with a child, one needs more documentation than a passport or you don't board. Not ... Read more

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dwein
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Was offered this cruise by family. As I'm single they were happy that there were single bedrooms (studios). As I'd never been on a cruise before, I was happy to go. My parents who were also on the same ship are seasoned cruise ... Read more
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accent505
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
7 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This was our first time on NCL, and sadly, is definately our last. It is the first cruise out of six that I was happy to see the end of the cruise. The embarkation and debarkation was much faster than we were used to. Also, the UBP ... Read more
greg2001
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
The staff was rude, the food was mediocre at best (specialty restaurant's were good...for an additional $35). The entertainment was not entertaining, The VAT Tax was unexpected and no where on the per cruise information did NCL say they ... Read more
accent505
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
7 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We were a group of seven retired relatives and chose the Epic for our cruise. Of course, we had the UBP and all were excited about the journey. My wife and I had cruised more than eight weeks on other lines so one can say we are not ... Read more
Frejoh
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This was our fourth cruise, all with NCL. Our reasons are good value and freestyle dining. The third passenger in our suite, our adult son, sailed for no fare, except taxes and fees. Embarkation in Civitavecchia was a breeze, as the great ... Read more

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