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erom43
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
This was our eighth cruise, and we chose it because it is only and hour away from our home, and we think we got a very good price for a mini suite. Unfortunately, it was our least favorite cruise of all, which include some very small ... Read more
mrssherwin
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We choose this cruise because it was 7 days and went to Tortola which was a desirable island for us. We had never cruised on Norwegian before and were excited about being on one of the "mega" ships. Our first encounter ... Read more
manatee63
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Embarkation was mass confusion. It made me think that this was the first time Norwegian did this. Chaos everywhere. The woman taking our picture for the card took way too long and the result was that we eventually had to get our pictures ... Read more
Jaxgal
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
166 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
We have cruised with another line mostly and decided to give Norwegian a try for the first time. We are in our early 40's with no children. Embarkation was the craziest we have ever seen before. We parked at a shuttle lot and sat on ... Read more
Steelerdude1
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Ala in all we a a great time, but the ship, the balcony cabin we had was nice, and had a lot of storage area. The food and service was a BIG disappointment compared to other cruises I've been on. Long waits (up to an hour and a half to get ... Read more
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Chino Valley
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
Sailed November 2016
We chose this cruise to visit the islands. It started with the port and its inadequate for the amount of people that are loading. Lines everywhere, not enough staff or inadequately trained staff to accommodate the passengers. The pool bar ... Read more
suzixray
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I have cruised with NCL before and this was a mess. Granted it was a holiday week, it did not seem like they were prepared for a full ship. Embarkation was a mess, 45 min. Our agent couldn't figure things out we all had to have our ... Read more
Annie Goes Cruising
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed November 2016
We choose a guarantee balcony for a change and was given cabin 11001. What a mistake. The balcony is Hull from railing down. Balcony deck is always flooded because it faces front somewhat. It also gets all the wind and noise when the ... Read more
mikea2017
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed November 2016
Very disorganized for embarkation, all new staff. We prepaid for soda package for kids and when we arrived was told not on reservation, presented receipt but that didn't matter had to pay again. Staff was rude and arrogant, elevators out ... Read more
nmehta823
Member Since 2016
1 review
Overall the cruise was great, compared to others we found more activities and lots more to do mostly in the evenings. The evening shows like newlywed not so newlywed, the perfect couple, celebrity dance off, cirque de soliel, burn the ... Read more
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jjfanoele
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
21 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This was our second cruise, both Norwegian. My family reserved a balcony stateroom for myself, DH, DD (11) and DS (7). Embarkation out of Port Canaveral was very easy, arrived a little after 11, on the boat by 1230, sitting in Taste with ... Read more
DH88
Member Since 2006
1 review
162 forum posts
Sailed November 2016
NCL EPIC WESTERN CARIBBEAN 11/19-26/16 THANKSGIVING CRUISE We have been on many cruises across different lines. This was our first Norwegian. We enjoyed Epic. This was our first mega ship. We had a hull balcony cabin on the ninth ... Read more
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cdynok
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Embarkation for a wheel chaired person was a joke. There were none at the curb, and an elevator ride and a long walk to the check in area was the only way to begin the journey. With an excuse that they were "short of wheel chairs that ... Read more
bilparker
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
We had wanted to cruise on the NCL Epic since it's launch and were disappointed when we discovered it had gone to Europe. Imagine our pleasant surprise to see it was back in the US for Caribbean stops! However, our overall experience was ... Read more
gators66
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Having been on the Norwegian Star last year, we were pretty excited to sail on the Epic. The travel agent on board told us so many wonderful things about this ship so we were pumped. We invited family and friends totaling nearly 50 people ... Read more
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CoffeeDog
Member Since 2014
1 review
51 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
We chose this particular itinerary because we wanted a Thanksgiving cruise that visited ports we'd not visited. Being Latitude Silver, having cruised with NCL before, was a nice bonus as we felt our prior experience was good (not ... Read more
Sysdeath
Member Since 2009
1 review
24 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This was our third trip on the NCL Epic. Plus, we owned a travel agency that specialized in cruising. My review is based on our past experince on this ship and others. Pros: 1. Common areas were clean 2. Paid restaurants had ... Read more
tropicalscuba
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
About 50 members of my running group and my best friend chose to go on this cruise. Overall, I had a good time, but it was largely in spite of the service on the Epic. I suspect that they have built a ship that simply holds too many ... Read more
Ittybitty2014
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
My family and I along with several friends sailed the Epic last week. We went out of Port Canaveral. This was the second cruise from this port. Embarkation: We read the reviews from the previous week and discovered that it was a ... Read more
NicevilleCruisers
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We spent the Thanksgiving week on the Norwegian Epic from Port Canaveral to Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios and Great Stirrup Cay. We read the reviews and we knew what we were getting, so we were prepared for challenges. Also, this ... Read more
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flaguy321
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
I am a platinum member of NCL having sailed with them about 10 times. I took a ten year break and went on mainly Royal Caribbean and Princess. I decided to try NCL again because of their offer. Never again will I sail with NCL. They ... Read more
Doc P
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
13 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
I purposely did not post a review of the Epic's cruise of November 12th as I assumed other passengers would slam it and it appears that is the case. Two major problems will probably cause the worst memories -- embarkation and ... Read more
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mc333
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed November 2016
Getting on the boat took 1 hour 20 min to start with, even though they had assigned times. Got to the room short bed (at 5 foot 3 I hung off the end), very small shower and toilet area separated by a curtain. The balcony was awesome, ... Read more
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Royal Palm Ave
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This was our 10th cruise, 7th on Norwegian. Boarding was a nightmare. The staff were new and we're not prepared to check in people in a timely manner. The ship was not at all impressive. Bigger is definitely not better. Very few shops ... Read more
pamyday
Member Since 2016
1 review
Went to the Eastern Caribbean. Epic was a very large ship with over 4000 guests. For the most part we did enjoy ourselves, but no thanks to the help . The shows were very good. Most bartenders were top notch. The pub service was ... Read more
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