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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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snyderwest
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
A little bit about me: I sailed on the Epic with my husband, sister and brother-in-law. The four of us range in age from 28 - 41 with no children. This is the fourth cruise I've been on with Norwegian, I've also sailed on Royal ... Read more
LivingLifetotheFullest
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
160 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Be warned! We do not think that Norwegian or the EPIC is perfect, but you will not find us complaining or being very critical in this review. We feel very blessed and fortunate to be able to go on such an amazing holiday and go with a ... Read more
enchantedcruiser
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2012
Let me start by saying that I read every single review about this cruise prior to taking it and didn't want to focus on all the bad. There are only a few positive remarks that I will give them credit for but for the most part, I hated the ... Read more
lttravel92
Member Since 2011
1 review
9 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is only our second cruise, first was on the Pearl back in 2007. We had a 1 week opportunity to vacation without our teenager so thought we would give it a whirl. Did quite a bit of research on the EPIC, read the PROS/CONS and ... Read more
Mrs. CM
Member Since 2009
1 review
135 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are huge RCCL fans, so we were a little skeptical about going on this cruise. My family takes turns each year to choose our Spring Break Vacation. This year, it was our (15yr) son's turn to pick the big vacation. Well, you guessed ... Read more

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KKJBB
Member Since 2000
1 review
16 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2012
We took this cruise with 3 other couples, and we chose this particular ship because it is new and we all love NCL. This ship is huge, however, it was not hard to figure out where everything was after a day. I have to say that the food ... Read more
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servantonice
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2012
I was looking forward to cruising on the Epic by NCL. It is a new ship and the third largest passenger cruise ship in the industry. After seeing the videos on online posted by folks who had been on previous cruises I was excited. The ... Read more
workingcinderellaman
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2012
I recently cruised to the Easter Caribbean aboard the Epic withe my wife and three teen kids. This was my second cruise, the first being to the Mexican Riviera. The most obvious aspect of the Epic is how large it is. We were sailing in ... Read more
coold8
Member Since 2004
8 reviews
186 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We sailed on the March 3rd sailing in a 2 bedroom courtyard Villa on Deck 17. Armando was our butler, and Ruth was our concierge. We cruised with my 30-yr old sister, 34-yr old brother-in-law, myself, 21-yr old male, my mother mid-50s, ... Read more
buckeyebandman
Member Since 2011
1 review
6 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2012
This was my first cruise and the mixed reviews had me wondering what to expect. The cruise left on 3/3. My brother and I got a mini-suite on deck 12. Getting onto the ship was fairly quick and easy and our room was ready by about 1:30. ... Read more

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No1Blount
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2012
We decided to book with NCL again after having a great experience on the Pearl last March on our Western Caribbean cruise. Previous to that we tried a Carnival Cruise and although we had a decent experience Carnival sums up the "you get ... Read more
gbatts2
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
13 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Embarkation/disembarkation was quick and easy. We used the express walk off and was off in 10 minutes including customs! Entertainment is where NCL shines, before this cruise I would say Allure of the Seas entertainment was unique and the ... Read more
Rsm11001
Member Since 2009
1 review
19 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2012
I would like to preface my review by stating that I love CruiseCritic.com and have used it many times and in many ways. I have come to a conclusion though....some people will complain about anything. Prior to leaving on this cruise, I ... Read more
donnadev
Member Since 2007
1 review
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2012
Just got back from NCL Epic cruise. 1st time on NCL-Dental seminar is how we booked NCL. The shows were very good although one was $25-35 which included dinner, which was just ok for paying extra. The entertainment was worth the money. ... Read more
kimbavan
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2012
This was my husband and I's 5th NCL cruise. My 6th altogether and I have one booked with Carnival in May. We were talked into the cruise by "Andrea Wolfe" who is NCL's main booking agent. Sure you have all heard her voice on your ... Read more

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Boydster123
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I had previously cruised on the Norwegian Sea in the 90's and the RCL Voyager soon after it was introduced in the early 2000's, so I was aware of the challenges posed by a ship the size of the Epic. So even though it was marginally larger ... Read more
raspberry ridge
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
64 forum posts
0 helpful votes
As many others have indicated we found cruising on NCL Epic to be a very uneven experience. The ship is beautiful with many retro touches that were delightful as well as some of the most up-to-date technology employed at sea. With ... Read more
Swarthydog
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed February 2012
I have been on many cruises in the past, so when my wife was setting up our latest family vacation on a cruise I didn't question anything. We took a 7 day cruise on the Epic with my wife, 2 kids, and my Mom (who got a studio room). ... Read more
awinte2
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
111 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Embarktion: Great Ship Itself: Nice ship but too big for our liking. Can be very crowded and noisy most of the time. Great ship for families, . Food: We ate all dinners in either the dining rooms, Cagneys or Le Bistro and the food ... Read more
pegdick
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We always opt for a balcony cabin so when we found a great last minute deal on the Epic, we grabbed it! This was -- by far -- the tiniest balcony cabin we've ever seen. Balcony was a nice size (with a 10"x10" table, however) but the ... Read more

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CHELSEADOG
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
128 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2012
We, my husband, myself, daughter, son-in-law, son and three grand children went last year on a Disney Cruise. This year we chose NCL Epic because it was a Nickelodeon cruise and thought it would have a lot for the kids to do. There was ... Read more
RockinRob923
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my 9th cruise, (four with Carnival and four with Royal Caribbean) and we were a large group of 24 people. One couple we were traveling with are BIG Norwegian fans and talked us into trying the cruise line. We travel every year ... Read more
gjs2266
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sail date 2/18/12 Prior to being married, I cruised once or twice a year and loved every minute of it. My wife declared she "hated" cruising (even though she never had), and put the kibosh on my favorite vacations. Last year, I put ... Read more
CruisinShips
Member Since 2006
1 review
152 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just off the Epic. By way of background...I am a 50 yr old male, traveled with my GF and 3 kids. I have been on a half dozen Royal Caribbean cruises and a couple of Carnival cruises. I am into food and wine. I am just going post some ... Read more
deelastcre
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
1,265 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2012
I am not sure that I sailed on the 2/11/2012 sailing with the reviewer that had such a bad experience. I am picky and a high maintenance traveler and I enjoyed every minute of the Epic experience. I was nervous about the freestyle ... Read more

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