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sheltonlt
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
20 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Why Norwegian cruise lines would take one third of the upper deck and make it for premium haven use is beyond logic. Make a ship to hold over 4000 guest but make them fight for deck chairs while being prohibited from the front third of the ... Read more
fordja628
Member Since 2014
1 review
9 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
We really loved NCL's Epic. It is huge. We had an accessible mini-suite which was huge and so comfortable. The balcony was extra-large too. It had two chairs plus a lounge chair. In fact, one day when it was very windy and cloudy, I ... Read more
DarkJedi
Member Since 2006
1 review
768 forum posts
While I greatly enjoyed this cruise, if you are used to meeting people by sitting with them at tables or such, this is not the type of cruise for you. If you are not interested in meeting new people, the ability to always have private ... Read more
agritravlr
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We are NCL Rewards oriented now after 7 cruises on Norwegian. We have tried 3 other cruise lines but the freestyle cruising packages suit us very nicely. We tend to choose smaller ships in the NCL line, but for some cruises there are no ... Read more
Craig316
Member Since 2017
1 review
We chose this cruise because the 10-day itinerary included 2 separate trips to Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian's private island. My wife and I were surprised to find out the first 3 days was actually a separate cruise on which 3700 of the ... Read more
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Randy54
Member Since 2017
1 review
Chose cruise for port of departure and ports visited. Really wanted to go to Jamaica. The great: The Entertainment was top notch. That said note that when entertainment comes up booked, you need to pre-book EVERYTHING, it does not ... Read more
donnaedw3
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
What a positive experience. Everything from the captain to the crew. Several times a day to " hear are u comfortable do you need anything?" And then to follow-up to see if what u needed was delivered and in order. I was ... Read more
t55enj
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
PROS-This would be our 10th cruise on Norwegian and as before everything Norwegian does is great. This is the 1st time we had been on one of the larger boats. The rooms are newly remodeled and comfortable. The shows are great If ... Read more
Daffydk1
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
18 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was only our third cruse, the first two being on RCL. We are 58 & 62 yers old. Our extended family booked Epic for a small reunion during March 2017. Since it was the dreaded spring break window, we were a little concerned with ... Read more
ylaturno
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise based on the itinerary and departure date since we were limited to Spring break. I felt "price gouged" traveling during the holiday, and nickel and dimed for everything (we were pre warned by others) The ... Read more
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ALCH1984
Member Since 2017
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was my first cruise, so I have nothing to compare it to, but I’ve found the reviews here so helpful I wanted to chime in as well. After making a reservation on a 7 day Western Caribbean cruise on the Epic from Port Canaveral, I ... Read more
dclark76
Member Since 2012
1 review
25 forum posts
8 helpful votes
PROS: Excellent Staff! Great food! More than enough options for entertainment! Everywhere I went the ship was spotless (including public restrooms), regardless of what time of day or how many people were out & about. POSH ... Read more
Shidah
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I've read several negative reviews of this ship, but our experience could not have been better. It was our first time cruising, so we don't have anything to compare it to. Plus, we booked a haven H2. It was a somewhat last minute trip, ... Read more
sixty8wildcat
Member Since 2017
1 review
16 helpful votes
This was the first time that Epic was doing a 3 night cruise. Thankfully it was only 3 nights. The balcony in our room was pretty much not usable unless you enjoy smelling Chinese food cooking all the time. It didn't matter if we were ... Read more
larkie25
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
27 forum posts
17 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because of the special deals available. I chose a Spa Balcony room (identical to the regular balcony rooms except different color bed covering. We were in room 14141, which has a unique larger balcony shaped like a ... Read more
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mickeychicky
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
160 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Just got off Epic 3/11/17.....good and bad, but doubt I will ever sail again on it. Port Canaveral check in process - there were two people checking ID's and cruise documents downstairs/outside the actual terminal. TWO checking in ... Read more
alex090454
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was my 30th cruise on seven different lines. Embarkation: This was the fastest I have ever experienced. Kudos to the staff at Port Canaveral. Ship: very beautiful but the set-up of the ship is not your average ship. Not ... Read more
WEGL81
Member Since 2007
17 reviews
1,075 forum post
5 helpful votes
We are a couple in our 50s sailing for the first time on Norwegian. We've been on twenty something cruises, primarily with Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, and Princess. More recently we have been Celebrity loyalists. We booked this cruise ... Read more
Canejean
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 forum post
I was attending a convention, so I did not choose this ship myself. I am typically not interested in very large ships, but was looking forward to having the opportunity to experience some of the amenities that only large ships can ... Read more
Mina4485
Member Since 2017
1 review
This was the very first time we cruised with our children. We had previously only ever cruised with Norwegian and had gone to three cruises with Norwegian, one in Spain, one in New Orleans to Mexico and another when I was pregnant with my ... Read more
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Kdcmars
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
The good: Getting on and off the boat great job Norwegian! we had the free drink package and Meal upgrade with our cruise, this was really nice and the food at the upgraded restaurants was awesome! The shows that we were able to make ... Read more
Lappie
Member Since 2009
1 review
20 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because it was part of a larger group sailing together. I will begin by saying the service on the pool deck is horrendous. There is one bar and no waiters to get drinks from. The staff behind the bar are rude and ... Read more
pithbrain
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Wanted to see what the Epic was all about and the price/timing was right. We're not thrilled with the wave design of the rooms and bathroom location, its strange and you better be good friends with whoever shares your cabin. The food and ... Read more
cidusc2014
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
We chose this cruise for a family girls getaway because Pt Canaveral was close enough to drive to and I wanted to try out NCL. This was my 8th cruise and my first on NCL. We took the shuttle from Four Points Sheraton where we did the ... Read more
monkeydonuts
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The ship looks like it's large but once you get on board it feels like there are only 4 places to hang out. All the additional dining options and experiences that require an upcharge dominate the space on the ship. Our interior cabin ... Read more
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