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4.5 Editor's Rating
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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amyk2000@msn.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was a celebration of an anniversary and 40th birthday and the longest cruise we have ever taken. This is the 3rd largest ship in the world and the sheer size of it is a little overwhelming. But, once you get used to the layout, there ... Read more
jopsychology
Member Since 2013
1 review
67 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I won't lie, I wasn't expecting great things from this cruise..... I'm a loyal Royal Caribbean cruiser but after watching the building of Epic, thought I'd give it a go, prior to returning to RCI later in the year. WOW!!!! The ... Read more
Bobcruise002
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
30 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Having just returned from this cruise I must say I dont think I can have been on the same ship as other mostly critical passengers. Embarkation in Barcelona took less than 30 minutes,the State room was always serviced immaculately, the ... Read more
gmlmorris
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
The destinations were great. Tour guides not very good (with two great exceptions). In Morocco, spent 2 hours 'killing time in traffic going 20 MPH' to not get back to the ship before 4:00 PM on all day tour (according to guide). Would ... Read more
spandance
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
191 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
this was my 4th time on EPIC and most times I have said this will be the last time , but they have very good deals of late and as I live near Barcelona its a great way to get away for a break. The trouble with offering free drinks package ... Read more

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blastcruzin
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
6 forum posts
6 helpful votes
The Epic had its pros and cons...But mostly pros. Pros... Excellent service in all the specialty restaurants, in the buffet (Garden Cafe), passenger services, and future cruise desk, and from our cabin steward. Passenger services had ... Read more
Krell1
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Beautiful ship but I could only give it 2 stars. The cruise itself was fine however, the ship was not to my liking. Way too many people forced to use indoor facilities rather than the pool deck due to cool weather. The ship does not have ... Read more
Benbav123
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Feb 2016 Not a trip I would do with Norwegian again. Time of year was a huge factor so not all their fault. So much extra to pay for if you want any kind of fun. Extra for better food. That's probably why the garden cafe food was always ... Read more
mofannucks
Member Since 2012
1 review
31 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Good and bad on the Epic. Starting with our lousy luck with bad weather and wild waters! The weather and the water improved by end of trip, however not an auspicious start. Ports are great, highly recommend...except there was time to ... Read more
mikelewin
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Our Canary Island cruise overall was very poor. The only great value for money is the shows and complimentary restaurant's. The staff were amazing and very accommodating but if you have a problem with booking via Miami watch out the staff ... Read more

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Jehudijah
Member Since 2012
1 review
39 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Ship is big but disarray in their framework and format. The smell of cigarette smoke is everywhere and NCL did not bother checking this out. Unlike the smaller ship, their shows are to be booked in advance which defeats the purpose of a ... Read more
Salty Sea Suzie
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was my first solo cruise (having done several cruises before with friends and family members). If you are thinking of taking a solo cruise this is the one for you, my advice is - do not hesitate. You will not be alone. i met and ... Read more
BigKahuna1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
The good --- Great entertainment productions. Burn the Floor and Pricilla Queen of the Desert are Broadway class for sure . Best I have seen on a ship. --- The food is very good and getting into the restaurants are ... Read more
E.Shackleton
Member Since 2013
1 review
52 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Cruise included a drinks package which made it very attractive, and we did the barcelona round trip via Livorno. The" inside" cabin design is poor on the Epic. There is only space for a small stool to sit on and this has to ... Read more
Travelgeeks
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I was not surprised on the layout of the ship, because I have observed many different ships on the inside an outside. I do not like the layout. This was our first cruise with Norwegian, so I can't speak for any of the other ships, but ... Read more

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Eastside Gramma
Member Since 2011
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2016
We have cruised with NCL many times and have always enjoyed the cruises and ships. The Epic is the poorest designed ship we have ever seen. We had a balcony cabin on deck 10. The lighting in the cabin was extremely dim, not suited to ... Read more
MandyFrance
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because 10 other friends had already booked and my elderly mother was desperate to go on a cruise. The initial signs were not good! The queue to board the ship at Barcelona was monstrous, and it was very difficult ... Read more
QueenPenny
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We had a wonderful time on the Epic sailing to Spain & Italy, out of Barcelona. A few windy days kept us inside & we were not able to dock in Rome. But, we had a nice sea day instead. Safety first. We had the dining package ... Read more
jonrappi
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our first experience with Norwegian Cruises. My understanding that the Epic is the only ship of this type in the Norwegian fleet, so one must take that into consideration. My spouse and I did not like the ship for a variety of ... Read more
Norm45
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have cruised quite a few times before including NCL but had never been on one of the mega ships before so we decided it was time to try. The NCL freestyle cruising concept appeals, especially the range of dining options and in ... Read more

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abb122
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This is the second time we cruised in the Epic. Overall it is a nice clean well run ship. Some reasons I rated it average rather than Very Good are: 1. Last time we had a balcony, this time we had an inside cabin on 13th level. The ... Read more
CaroleandPeter
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We have been on many cruises with various cruise ships and having experienced a cruise on Norwegian Spirit which we enjoyed thought we would try cruising on the Epic. We knew this was a large ship carrying 4,000 passengers but as we had ... Read more
mrrvcrazy30
Member Since 2009
1 review
111 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My wife and I (both retired), and two of our friends, flew in the day before the cruise. We stayed at the Arc Las Ramblas. It was clean, in a great location, and had an elevator. It met our needs. The following morning we found an ATM ... Read more
bdon257
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We have cruised 8 times but this was the first with NCL. We benefitted from a discounted price which was a feature of why we booked this trip. We also booked this cruise because of the itinerary and the embarcation port of Barcelona. We ... Read more
Corni
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We were on a Mediterranean cruise on Norwegian Epic starting and ending at Barcelona. We had an inside cabin that was completely satisfactory to our needs - a roof above the head - as we spend only sleeping hours inside. The complimentary ... Read more
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