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Dwhitake
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
My family and I have taken many cruises and I have never written a review on a cruise but this cruise needs a review. There are two worlds on board the Epic, the Haven and not the Haven. I would give 5 stars to the Haven and zero to the ... Read more
Cantraveller
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We were limited to date of cruise departure because of school and not able to have our two teens (one in college) miss school dates. We did a fair bit of research before going but found it was truly alot of you don't know what you don't ... Read more
Markymarc
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
It was our second time with the Epic and we thought it would be a great idea to spent new year on board. The crew was not polite even rude at sometimes the officers where rude and were apparently a bit tired, the food is almost all ... Read more
crabbymomma2000
Member Since 2014
1 review
8 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Just got home from our Norweigan Cruise. This was our 6th cruise ,and by far the worst ever! Loved all our other cruises, but this one was horrible. Staff was either rude or unhelpful. Food menu items were nowhere up to what we are ... Read more
lifetimecuiser
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was our 31st cruise, fourth on NCL and was average at best. The craziest thing we have ever seen is the cabin setup. I'm sure you have seen this in other EPIC reviews but the bathroom is split up into three different areas. Food was ... Read more
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sholzhausen
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Ok, so we have sailed with NCL previously. We were on a much smaller ship on that cruise, and that may have a bunch to do with it. With that in mind, here's what I think of the Norwegian Epic ship. We had no hot water one morning. 7am ... Read more
napaman291
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We choose this cruise last minute. We had a regular balcony cabin. Two adults Two children (18,14). Cabin was small but ok. Bathroom setup was strange no privacy. This was the first cruise for our room steward. He done ok but needed more ... Read more
cat613
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Friends that have traveled on NCL invited us on this New Year's Eve.cruise Worst NYE we have ever spent. One glass of champagne and about 100 balloons drop. Cheap hats and noisemakers. From day one we knew we were gonna have trouble ... Read more
johnleibold
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Our first and definitely our last cruise. The crew were the rudest people I have ever encountered. I watched a crew member purposefully walk into woman while carrying a dish tote on several occasions without an, "excuse me" or ... Read more
lesliefergus
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose to sail again over New Years and wanting to give Norwegian a try due to the water slides and activities for the kids. Boarding-Went fine although the time slot doesn't appear to be really managed. I was hoping for a smoother ... Read more
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Bargeman
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
This was our 20th cruise and 8th on NCL (2nd time on the Epic). We chose this cruise because it was a New Years Eve Cruise and it was the first cruise for our friends who wanted to go on a End of the year cruise. The embarkation was a ... Read more
SissasMomE
Member Since 2004
6 reviews
8,507 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Just returned from a week in the wonderful Haven on the Epic. This is our third time on this ship, and our first in the Haven. We ended up spending 90% of our time in the Haven. The food in the Epic Club was far superior to anything ... Read more
bluecat1968
Member Since 2012
1 review
13 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We just did the New Year’s cruise on the Epic, with stops at Stirrup Cay, St Thomas and Tortola. On board were my husband (50s), son (10), and me (40s). We travel twice per year on vacation and have done RCCL and Disney Cruise Line ... Read more
Cmm4036
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We had 16 cruisers total for our holiday trip. We had been planning the trip for almost a year. Everyone was so excited to travel on this huge ship with so much offered. To start off, I never even saw our cabin steward. He never ... Read more
bjlo
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
6 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Traveled for the Christmas week on the Epic. Our group was a party of 6 with two large balcony cabins. We were 4 adults and 2 teens. Embarkation was very easy. No lines at 11 AM. Staff greeted us with a smile and we were easily on board ... Read more
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Spanier2007
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
We are normally Disney Cruise Line Cruisers but this past December we chose a different path to try something different. Big mistake!!!! We went on the Norwegian Epic after reading reviews that seemed pretty good. My wife was detained by ... Read more
Likes2Cruze
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Friends on boarding process 2 1/2 hr wait no water no communication no shade.The computer system went down. They waited on the bus and hr for transfer to the dock. No Hanukkah at all even though the cruise is advertised as such on ncl.com. ... Read more
vashti42
Member Since 2013
1 review
135 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
This is our third Norwegian Cruise. It was our first time in a Spa Balcony Cabin, the other were Suites. Our cabin included unlimited access to the spa facilities, 3 free Specialty meals and free standard alcohol plus $175 ... Read more
djcoach
Member Since 2017
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Where to start.... being our first cruise I was so excited from all the great things I have heard from friends about their experiences on cruises. The amazing service, freestyle atmosphere, relaxation, incredible food. The Epic did not ... Read more
NanBD
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was our second Christmas cruise with Norwegian Cruise Lines; both times out of Port Canaveral. And, before I go any further, I have to recommend Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach and Kennedy Space Center to visitors for excursions. Not ... Read more
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lnsoto1
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We choose this ship because of the date and where it was going to. We had never gone to Jamaica or to a "private" Cay in the Bahamas. We traveled with our 14 year old and my 75 year old mother. The ship definitely had good ... Read more
bradyaguirre56
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We had sailed on the Norwegian Escape for Thanksgiving 2016. We were excited to spend Christmas on the Epic for Christmas 2016. Overall, it had it's typical Norwegian charm. Freestyle dining, UBP and the refurbishments did look nice. ... Read more
JulieWhite
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We have cruised with NCL before, and had a blast! But.... this was a disaster from the start. We busted our butts to get to the 12:30 p.m. allotted departure time where we stood in line in the blazing heat for 2 hours waiting to board the ... Read more
Westie8
Member Since 2012
1 review
8 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Eight members in our extended family signed up for Norwegian's West Caribbean Christmas cruise aboard the Epic. It was epic all right. Epic crowds. Epic lines. Epic waits. Epic disappointment. But not everywhere. You could always ... Read more
sonogal
Member Since 2008
1 review
227 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
6 night Western Caribbean with my mom and aunt. Arrived to Port Canaveral about 11:15am. Waited outside in line no more than 10 minutes. After that, everything went fairly quickly. On board within about 30 minutes. Booked in a mini-suite ... Read more
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