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BahamaMama17
2 reviews
Sailed September 2014
This was our first time to visit Europe so I did a LOT of research months before we went. I used Rick Steves book, Tripadvisor, read lots of reviews, and forums on Cruise Critic. All the planning did pay off because we had a wonderful ... Read more
GFMZSS
Member Since 2014
1 review
We just concluded our first cruise on NCL. I cruised previously on Carnival. We liked the Epic, but got off to a lousy start without our luggage. I arranged our flights thru NCL. They put us on outbound Delta flights, MIA-JFK and JFK-BCN, ... Read more
dali31
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 forum posts
Sailed September 2014
We went on this cruise with our two "twentysomething " children. We originally had planned on going in June and I had priced two suites with balcony for then. We changed our minds and opted for September and with the June price in mind I ... Read more
csmjfmbe
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
296 forum posts
Sailed September 2014
The Epic is the largest ship we have cruised on, but surprisingly you can always find space. The majority of the staff are brilliant, and the food is of a high standard. The complementary restaurants can be very busy and the service can ... Read more
Petrosey
Member Since 2014
6 reviews
45 forum posts
Sailed September 2014
We stayed overnight in a hotel in Las Ramblas, Barcelona and had a ten minute 12 euro taxi ride to Epic on the Sunday morning. Having read a prior review that an early arrival was quite acceptable, we reached the terminal at 10.30 – ... Read more
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Nigel Ellis
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed September 2014
My experience is coloured by having cruised only once before, on a Royal Caribbean ship with more conventional ship design and cruising style. The Pros for Norwegian Epic included the cabin (see separate cabin review) and being able to ... Read more
britinsweden
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
Sailed September 2014
I wasnt really sure what to expect, id read many negative reviews, so went with an open mind, but also baited breath....i can only say what a nice surprise i got...we travelled in september after the summer rush and madness, so perhaps ... Read more
lupi993
Member Since 2014
1 review
We sailed the Epic for our honeymoon in the Western Mediterranean and it was an incredible trip. This was our first cruise and we thought the stateroom with balcony was great. We had plenty of room and our stateroom attendant provided ... Read more
Single Cruiser
Member Since 2006
11 reviews
6,901 forum posts
Sailed September 2014
This was my 4th annual Mediterranean trip onboard Epic. The ship is looking good for her age, due her first dry dock next year. After having done the main entertainment several time I still enjoyed a different set of "legends in ... Read more
sue.rielly
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2014
My husband and me returned last week after a wonderful week aboard this wonderful cruise liner. Check in was a bit of a pain, but just what we expected, having said that staff were wonderful. Went for a walk around Barcelona rather than ... Read more
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Hedwig3
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
The word I used most all week must have been 'amazing!'. I was an extremely nervous first time solo traveller. I chose a cruise because of the social promises made by NCL. I was not disappointed. The studio cabins were perfect for one and ... Read more
cruiser1812
Member Since 2007
1 review
579 forum posts
Sailed August 2014
Just an opinion of one, but this ship and date of travel were not my cup of tea. The ship was clean, staff pleasant, embark and disembark speedy, and although 4000 passenger capacity, it was not too difficult to get off in ports. However, ... Read more
prfg2012
Member Since 2014
1 review
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We read a lot of reviews of the Epic before we left, and i mean a lot. Its not often that i'd put pen to paper (so to speak) but the Epic gets largely mixed reviews so feel the need to add my opinion. The Ship - The clue really is in the ... Read more
cfinley
Member Since 2014
1 review
My husband and I went on this cruise to celebrate our 50th birthdays, and it did not disappoint! Our only regret is that we didn't schedule a city tour of Barcelona either before or after, although we did do our own walking tour down and ... Read more
cruiserjack1
Member Since 2009
12 reviews
3 forum posts
Sailed August 2014
BACKGROUND: I'm in my 50s, active and a seasoned cruiser. I chose this ship mostly due to the solo cabins as I was by myself. I was a bit hesitant due to the size and some negativer reviews of the Epic. I'm glad I sailed, as I had a great ... Read more
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rdck13
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 forum posts
THIS WAS OUR FIRST CRUISE WHERE DO I BEGIN!!! I will start first with our room we had balcony cabin mid ship deck 10 room was great bed comfortable. As for the food considering all we have heard is that the food on cruise ships is ... Read more
Willzcruizes
Member Since 2014
1 review
25 forum posts
Sailed August 2014
First off, my review concerns my point of view. Perhaps you are not interested in the same things as me so keep that in mind. I like to cruise on ships that have plenty of space up top. For instance, I have cruised with Royal Caribbean ... Read more
EKFrancis
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed August 2014
Landing in Barcelona, we were met by our rep from NCL who stood in the arrivals with a card, though not clearly visible to all of our party we still managed to find him. Once at the port, be prepared to queue for a while, which is expected ... Read more
Middleton8
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
Sailed August 2014
We have just returned from a fantastic holiday on the epic. We were spoilt rotten the whole week. Staff were very friendly. The staterooms were lovely and everywhere was spotlessly clean. The staff work incredibly hard. Have your cabins ... Read more
Mikeybel
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
Sailed August 2014
A very large ship, full to capacity given the holiday season.  We travelled with our two grandchildren 8 and 11, the third time we have taken them on a cruise but our first time with NCL. Overall we enjoyed our holiday as with all ... Read more
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JackNeedsAVacation
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 forum posts
There are pros and cons to any cruise or vacation. The NCL Epic is no exception. By and large, the positives far outweigh the negative. Here's an overview of my take: Embarkation/Dismebarkation: NCL had this down to a science. Easy and ... Read more
Beachbabe7534
Member Since 2014
1 review
16 forum posts
Sailed August 2014
One week Mediterranean cruise with family of 14&17 year olds. Boarded at Barcelona, seamless check in. In our cabins before 1am. Inside cabin, very compact, but enough storage and space for two people. Liked the toilet/shower ... Read more
lvmjac
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
22 forum posts
My daughter decided that in lieu of a big traditional Sweet Sixteen party that she would like to take a cruise instead. This was perfect because within a few months (before and after) of her 16th birthday, our son graduated from high ... Read more
kiwinick
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
52 forum posts
A lovely vacation but the ship itself struggles to score anything much above average. To my mind the Epic is a ship that is designed for people who don't really care weather or not they are on a ship. By this I mean that on the other ... Read more
Ontheseas73
Member Since 2014
1 review
I was traveling with my family, 14 of us in total, as a treat for my 3 grandchildren to experience Rome and a taste of Europe. We flew to Rome a couple of days early and I had arranged before going with All transfers In Rome to get us all ... Read more
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