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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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teabear
Member Since 2010
1 review
11 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was the best itinerary I could find for the limited timeframe I had to go away and given that I was booking 48 hours prior to sailing. Embarkation at Barcelona was horrendous - over 2 hours to check in - and that was in the ... Read more
jfairle
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose the NCL Epic, as we wanted to travel to Italy, Spain, and France. It is a very large ship. We stayed several days in Barcelona precruise before embarking on the 7 day cruise to the Western Med. This ship was perfect, and we ... Read more
steve9939
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
this was our first trip to europe and the epic stopped at all the places we wanted to see. we had a balcony cabin on deck 9 it was very comfortable with lots of hidden storage nooks.the high light of my onboard time was the howl at the ... Read more
SiestaSue
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This cruise was to celebrate my 60th and my husband's 70th and our friends were travelling with us. It was booked as soon as it became available (20 months in advance)! We thought we were doing the right thing but we won't make that ... Read more
Poppy the sailor man
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I have to say it has been a great experience for me as it was my first cruise, Embarking looked daunting as there was such large crowd But they went through them quite quickly, it took me awhile getting my bearings ,And once I got a ... Read more

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dmagby
Member Since 2010
1 review
11 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We have done numerous cruises before but this was definitely the largest ship we sailed on so we were apprehensive. There were some times when it seemed crowded but that was mostly around the bars and we really did not have to wait too ... Read more
Vegans rule
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We embarked on our cruise in Barcelona. It was very quick and smooth we checked in at 11.00 am. Within 40 minutes I was on the top deck with a "Moscow Mule" in my hand relaxing. Apparently other people had a 3 hour checkin so we ... Read more
Ezzica1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This was a rebooked cruise as we had to cancel our last cruise due to an accident. I can honestly say that is worth the wait. The ship is big, very big. However, I never felt that I could not get away and find somewhere quiet, even ... Read more
JennyBH
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We stayed three days (4 nights) in Barcelona prior to starting our cruise and really loved the experience. It meant we had chance to see something of a fantastic city before boarding the ship and had no pressures or worries about getting ... Read more
Jerseybabe
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
First time on the Epic largest ship we've been on, definitely prefer smaller ships after 10 cruises 3 with Norwegian and one more booked for new year - to many people at mealtimes. Good standard of decor, selection of restaurants and ... Read more

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ginninj13
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
A great first cruise for us, the kids were kept amused which gave us plenty of free time but even us as newbies found some faults. We absolutely loved our very first cruise and cannot wait to do another, there was so much going on on ... Read more
imfareware
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Just back from our (Apr 7 – 17), mini-suite 9092, first Norwegian cruise on the EPIC, we did the 10 Day Med cruise around Sicily and Italy. First off, we stayed in Barcelona for 4 days and loved it, but this is about the cruise ... Read more
2britsinspain
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We probably took this cruise at the wrong time of year for us as we will explain further on, but certainly learned from the occasion. The trip was at Easter and took in Barcelona (embarkation), Tangier, Canary Islands, Madeira and ... Read more
trinitytrees
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
362 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Easter break with family. Embarkation was smooth staff v good. We had wait until announcement that cabins where ready but acceptable. Happy with cabin layout and location. First night ate in cagneys was really good experience felt ... Read more
mrsmataele
Member Since 2011
1 review
6 forum posts
8 helpful votes
I've considered taking some time and writing out a very detailed and entertaining review but as with all things I do, intentions are great, execution is lacking :) So here is my review for our vacation aboard Norwegian Epic –March ... Read more

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baseballalways
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
760 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We had a great time on this cruise! The ship and all its amenities were wonderful, the itinerary was one of the best I've ever been on and the people were fantastic! I was not sure if I would like the Epic as much as I like all the ... Read more
SomersetFlowerLady
Member Since 2015
1 review
48 forum posts
5 helpful votes
The dates of the cruise suited us perfectly and due to the location hoped for better weather than the Med, however due to extreme weather this was not to be. The weather did not deter us from enjoying our holiday and exploring every port. ... Read more
Jfulker
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I have spent the last year quietly watching blogs and message boards and gathering information to help with our first cruise with Norwegian cruise line. I choose the ship because we were traveling with my two children. I have to say I did ... Read more
Burrhead
Member Since 2011
1 review
8 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
My wife and I have taken numerous cruises on Norwegian and have enjoyed them all, until now. She had wanted to cruise the Epic since it went into service so when it started service in the Mediterranean we decided to go for it. WOW were we ... Read more
fabnfortysomething
Member Since 2009
10 reviews
2,303 forum posts
2 helpful votes
SHIP ITSELF Very large with lots of small capacity areas No soaring atrium like the smaller ships but mainly 1 storey with a few areas with open ceiling to next level so more of a hotel feel than traditional cruise ship The ... Read more

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StargateBabe
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We went Platinum this trip on NCL and no wonder with the incredible assistance they provided to me with my leg in a boot cast. I broke my ankle a few weeks before the trip. So I called my personal Cruise Consultant, who immediately stepped ... Read more
Floydfan59
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We embarked from Barcelona and were on board within 40 minutes despite managing to time our arrival with what seemed to everyone else who was sailing. Our bags were brought into our cabin by Norman, our steward, within an hour of boarding. ... Read more
trinity126
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Travelling as a party of 5 made up of two adults, a 11, 9 and 2 year old in this room and grandparents also travelled with us in a separate room. First impression this is a big ship and even 10 days in I didn't feel like I knew everything ... Read more
Cruiserfamily17
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This is only my 2nd cruise so not much to compare against after going away last year on P&O Azura - my sister found an excellent deal for the family on Norwegian Epic which included the free drinks package - too good to be true for a ... Read more
Mrsc3
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Was a little unsure having read some negative reviews and seeing as we were travelling during Easter school break worried it may be over crowded and hectic what with 4000 people onboard,we were pleasantly surprised to find there was little ... Read more
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