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KAT7591
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
We chose this trip as the dates coincided with our time, plus it offer free alcoholic beverages and gratuities were paid by NCL. The shows were good and there were many choices where to eat. The restaurant off the casino was open 24 ... Read more
mtrzinski
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
So, I am a relative rookie when it comes to cruising. I am also very spoiled as the first cruise I took was on one of the most expensive lines, on a really new boat. This was only my second cruise. But even with this I am not so naive to ... Read more
goldencone
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
First off let me say that I am an avid cruiser, and I do not claim to know everything about cruising. Every ship in every cruise line has up's and down's. I don't get bothered by much when on vacation I like to relax. However this is the ... Read more
geta911
Member Since 2005
1 review
42 forum posts
Sailed February 2017
The Norwegian Epic is one of those huge floating cities stuffed with huge people. In all fairness, the ship is for the most part pretty nice but 4100 passengers and almost 2000 crew significantly reduce the number of square feet available ... Read more
medicjpe
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
13 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We chose this 7 day eastern Caribbean cruise because it stopped at 2 places we have never been before, Tortola BVI and Great Stirrup Cay Bahamas. Let me break down this review by categories. Port and Embarkation: The Port of Canaveral ... Read more
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lnl67
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the convenience of Port Canaveral and the ports of call. The Epic, while not the most beautiful ship, offered lots of dining and entertainment options. I think it is better suited for couples. The best ... Read more
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Toola99709
Member Since 2012
1 review
66 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was our sixth cruise, and our 4th on NCL. We have sailed on the Star twice and once on the Jade. After cruising with Carnival and Princess, we discovered freestyle cruising and have not left NCL since. This was our first eastern ... Read more
irishgal1970
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
129 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
My prior cruise experience has been on Celebrity - one Med cruise and two Caribbean cruises. I picked Norwegian this time because of date, price, and age of party members. This was my first time having a child along, and I knew that ... Read more
doa1230
Member Since 2009
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We choose the cruise for the price and the special deals available. The personnel working on the ship were not friendly as the other cruise lines. I have traveled. NCL Epic doesn't have the greatest lay out on the ship, with only two sets ... Read more
angryirish
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
I chose this ship because it was the epic, i have gone on smaller boats the most recent pearl and loved it. I wanted to try a larger ship to see if it had more on board to keep me occupied at days at sea. The boat was clean for the most ... Read more
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ajm67
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
So first of all, I am an avid reader of reviews. I like to be a well informed consumer. Let me say after reading the reviews about this ship and this cruise I was more than nervous about going on my vacation. I didn't pick this cruise. ... Read more
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GMDISOC
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
We are experienced cruisers and have sailed on several ships and several different lines in the US and Europe. The following is my observation. Lines. Wait. Crowds. Reservations for a tender? First the good. The food was as good or ... Read more
kathyrobins1025
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
We wanted to try the Norwegian line since we hadn't been on one since 2002 on the Dawn. Here is our summary of PLUS AND MINUS experiences: PLUSES: FOOD: Was excellent in the Manhattan dining room virtually every day we ate there. We ... Read more
gatorman67gto
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
The ship was over crowded, not many places to sit on deck. The pool was too small for over 4000 guests. The garden café was ridiculous with hundreds of people all trying to get meals and it was a challenge trying to find a table ... Read more
Flinch 40
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This cruise was chosen by the group I was with. Terrible layout for the rooms - entry was in the middle of the bathroom. This made it awkward when ordering morning room service. Told it would be there in 30-45, hopped in shower and they ... Read more
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jrowland
Member Since 2004
6 reviews
134 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Norwegian Epic 02/04/2017 – 02/11/2017 This was our 16th cruise, first with Norwegian. Embarkation – My wife had requested wheel chair assistance which was noted on our cruise paperwork. Didn’t realize until arrived ... Read more
DMAN63
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
I read a lot of negative reviews about this ship before booking and have to say I found most of the comments unfounded. We had a great time and the ship is excellent. I asked some other cruisers if they liked the ship and the majority ... Read more
SQLMike
Member Since 2009
1 review
11 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We saw the very large veranda for room 14118 on youtube and had not been to Tortola so we thought it would be a good time to try Norwegian. Cruising can be a really different animal depending on what you go on a cruise for. Do you want ... Read more
Will cruise soon
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed February 2017
4th cruise in past year and a half so we have others to compare. The staff was there but not friendly. Acted like you were bothering them most of the time. I am a Celiac so you better enjoy jello for dessert. No way to tell if any items ... Read more
SCReviewer
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
After a lot of reading on Cruise Critic, we choose this ship and itinerary for timing and ease of port (flying in from Toronto). The reviews on Cruise Critic helped a lot so i won't repeat what i discovered here already but here are a few ... Read more
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tennbird
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
This was our 8th Cruise, 6th on NCL, 1st on Epic and 1st on ship over 2500 capacity. 0ur check-in was very fast, but when we got onboard rooms were not ready and it almost impossible to get elevator, had to drag our carry on bags around ... Read more
caresteph
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We have taken 5 cruise with Norwegian starting in 2013 on the Epic, and since it'll be several years before we cruise again, our friends and we decided to "end" our cruising where we started: on the Epic. The biggest ... Read more
url6271
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
We had never been on this cruise line and were looking for a 7 day cruise. What we encountered was a vessel with 4500 customers and long lines. This vessel is hurting the company brand. Extremely poor communications with the customer and ... Read more
debbiemcd89
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
29 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The ship is super big , it has the biggest casino I have ever seen on a ship. It is very noisy and the elevators are ridiculous. always waiting. I personally thought there was not enough outside space. I don't like the free style ... Read more
wyocowgirl
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
I thought this would be a good cruise based on my other NCL cruises. I have also been on the Star and the Pride of America which I felt were much better ships than the Epic. The ship was too big and had too many people. I don't feel the ... Read more
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