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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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Sweet Baby James
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I just did a 7-night cruise on the Norwegian Epic and have mixed feelings about it. I loved, loved, loved my room! I traveled with friends and family and choose the option of a studio stateroom and could not have been happier. The room ... Read more
florabella
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was only our second cruise and the first on Norwegian. The boat is huge, the free style dining gave us many options, and the Cirque Soleil dinner was a great dining treat. Yes, you pay extra for many of the dining options but its not ... Read more
janeab
Member Since 2012
1 review
24 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2012
Comparing prices with a land based holiday for a solo traveller it was a no brainer to choose a single cabin on Epic. No extra surchage. Have never had holiday on my own but having cruised before knew that I would be far safer onboard ... Read more
melissa
Member Since 2000
14 reviews
102 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have taken many cruises. This was my second Med. cruise and 5th NCL cruise. We arrived in Barcelona three days before the cruise. Took the aerobus after the flight. Cheap and easy way to get to hotel. Stayed at the beautiful Hotel Soho ... Read more
dbmm
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We flew from Montreal to Barcelona and had to wait for other passengers before the shuttle would leave for the port. Since Barcelona's airport is pretty close to the port, we would have been better off taking a taxi! So we went directly ... Read more
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ELeb
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2012
This was my second cruise with NCL, after having one of the best Vacations of my life with them last year. That was Alaska (on the Pearl), due to some really great deals, I was excited to get the chance to take a trip in Europe. I ... Read more
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Crazymama2
Member Since 2012
1 review
18 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are a US family of 4 (girl 15, boy17). We spent the week prior to the cruise traveling in Spain and France so we were ready for easy food and some R & R. We were happy that we could get on the shipped before Noon that day. After a ... Read more
Phil Goodwins
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2012
We so enjoyed the Epic in October last year that we treated ourselves to another trip in June. On Sunday 17th June we stepped away from reality and onto the ship. Cabin 11205 was smaller than the mini-suite we previously enjoyed but I ... Read more
Emma
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
391 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We booked last minute (10 days before sailing) through Virgin Cruises and had set off to the airport straight from our wedding reception (3am), so by the time we arrived in Barcelona Port were well and truly overwhelmed, if a bit tired. ... Read more
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Martin Eaves
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2012
Embarked Barcelona - 24th June 2012 Mini Suite 8177 Barcelona - At Sea - Naples - Rome - Florence - Cannes - Marseille - Barcelona 8th cruise, first time with NCL. Me 36, Wife 33, no kids, 2 cats ;-). Manchester, UK. I've broke it ... Read more

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Norway Fortuna
Member Since 2008
1 review
11 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2012
I'm a single mum with two boys aged 13 & 16. We had travelled once earlier with RCCL, so I was wondering how it would be with "Freestyle Cruising". This worked out great. If you talk to your waiters, they remember you. The waiting time for ... Read more
Rose D
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2012
.... sounds cliche, but oh so true. Please let me preface this review by letting you know that I am not "one of those" people who is hard to please. I have travelled all over the world, both on cruise ships and not. I have stayed ... Read more
lvnthdrm
Member Since 2012
1 review
23 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We arrived in Rome after a long flight from Australia, 2 nights before our cruise. Stayed at the Monte Carlo, near the Termini. A nice clean little hotel/B&B to stay in pre cruise. Thanks to Joann's organising we were picked up from our ... Read more
MATHA531
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
816 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Well I did the Norwegian Epic cruise from 10 June to 17 June 2012 from Barcelona. For the most part, I can't really complain although I do have some complaints but then again I am a complainer. EMBARKATION: Arrived in Barcelona a day ... Read more
Poppet1964
Member Since 2011
1 review
301 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2012
First of all, was it perfect? No. Was it fun and a great way to see parts of Europe for the first time? Yes! I'm essentially a first time cruiser (my only other experience was so long ago and such a vastly different experience than ... Read more

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lusciouslegs
Member Since 2008
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2012
My husband and I were in Spain for a golf tournament in Marbella Spain and took Ryan Air from Malaga to Barcelona. Word of Advice - if you are flying Ryan Air be sure to know their rules. As we did not know, we did not check in online ... Read more
NCruiser2012
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
405 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband, my two teenage boys, and I just returned from our first cruise, a seven day Mediterranean cruise on the NCL Epic. We had a wonderful, wonderful time. We arrived in Barcelona a day before the cruise. We took the Aerobus for ... Read more
ohionana26
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
53 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2012
We just returned from an absolutely wonderful cruise of the W. Med. I built in a day in Rome both before and after the cruise, which gave us time to decompress from the long flight and to see the sights of Rome. Because of NCL ... Read more
vroper
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Here is my review of the Norweigan Epic Western Med cruise out of Barcelona, June 3, 2012. This was my first cruise and a solo one I might add. I arrived (June arrived a day early June 2) in Barcelona and stayed at the W Barcelona ... Read more
first time cruisers
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Just come back from a memorable week on the Norwegian Epic. Couldn't have been more satisfied on our first cruise. Embarkation was suprisingly easy only took 20 minutes in total! Couldn't believe how well organised they were - had read ... Read more

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jaegan2
Member Since 2008
1 review
66 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Used Airberlin from JFK to Rome. Also convinced hubby to use Supertrans shuttle from South Jersey. Glad we did - traffic was a mess on the way to JFK. One warning though - Supertrans did leave passengers. Shuttle waited until 9:00 p.m. ... Read more
ivanna6948
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We arrived at the ship late, because of a missed flight to Barcelona (caused by a two and a half hour delay by American Airlines), so I can't comment on embarkation. Disembarkation was the smoothest ever. Cruise ports in the US should ... Read more
SEB81
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2012
Sailed the Norwegian Epic out of Civvatevechia on June 6, 2012. Prior to the cruise, we spent two days in Milan and a day in Rome to be able to see the Papal Audience on Wednesday, which was important to us. With that said, we didn't ... Read more
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Irishhappycruiser
Member Since 2012
1 review
53 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2012
My husband and myself have wanted to go on the NCL Epic since its launch and so we booked it for June this year. We booked a mini suite cabin on the 7 night med cruise. Our cabin was just lovely and there was plenty of storage and space to ... Read more
LitlBunny4
Member Since 2012
1 review
41 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2012
June 6 - 13, 2012 - departing Civitavecchia. Family of 6 - 2 grandparents, 2 parents, 2 "kids" one aged 21, one aged 17 - 3 cabins. All tips and cover charges paid 4-6 weeks in advance when online reservations opened, to spread out ... Read more

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