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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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Zubinator
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2012
Cruised on the NCL Epic End of Sept 2012. There was 4 of us travelling (2 couples) and we choose the epic as it is a new 'fun' ship with lots of entertainment and of course the freestyle option. Having cruised with both NCL and RCL ... Read more
Sadiebell1
Member Since 2011
1 review
59 forum posts
Sailed September 2012
We were on the September 30th cruise that left Barcelona and went to 3 ports in a Italy and 2 in France. We never would have taken this cruise had I just gone by the reviews of Epic, but my cousin had done the same cruise in the fall of ... Read more
The Weets
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
1 forum post
Sailed September 2012
We were a family of 7 over 4 cabins. Ages from a solo traveller late 20's through to grandparents in mid 70's. We loved this experience, loved everything ! First thing ... this is a BIG ship. Boarded just after midday in Rome, were on ... Read more
Fernhurst4
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
Sailed September 2012
Firstly CHECK-IN - I needed assistance for embarkation which unfortunately was a fiasco. We were told where to sit and wait, we waited - and other people were taken before me that checked in later!!! Eventually after a few complaints to ... Read more
melbur
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
3,596 forum posts
Sailed September 2012
We decided to book this 7 day cruise as our 2nd week after spending the first week on Liberty of the Seas. We knew we would be running around to all the ports the first week, and wanted some relaxation time after that one, so opted to book ... Read more

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bob342
Member Since 2012
1 review
14 forum posts
CHECKIN We got to the ship at around 3:30pm, so quite late considering the boat was due to depart at 6pm, and we needed to be there by 4:00pm. There were not a lot of people around and we quickly checked in without any options. Our bags ... Read more
JUG
Member Since 2012
1 review
Sailed September 2012
Just back from a seven night cruise on the Norwegian Epic from Barcelona. We have only done one cruise previously with MSC Eastern med, loved the destinations but hated the cruise company, deceided to give cruising one more try and see if ... Read more
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Upgate
Member Since 2012
1 review
Sailed September 2012
I looked at the reviews on this ship before I book this cruise.I like to do my research before I pay my money and take my cruise then I hopefully know what I am going to enjoy or not.Unlike some reviews i read when it is apparent some ... Read more
MJ from PA
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
Sailed September 2012
I took a very similar NCL cruise in 2009 and was so pleased that I wanted to do it again in order to see more of the Western Mediterranean. I also took a Southern Caribbean cruise on Royal Caribbean last year. I prefer NCL because of the ... Read more
Neet New Jersey
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 forum posts
Sailed September 2012
We arrived in Barcelona on Friday morning and stayed in Hesperia Towers. Very nice hotel, but too far away from everything. We took a private tour of Spain which was really nice. We also ventured to Las Ramblas both evenings and could ... Read more

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la bon
Member Since 2012
1 review
5 forum posts
Not rated Sailed September 2012
Having been on several cruises now I have to say that the Epic is not my favourite. I think the younger generations might find it hyped and fun with crowds and noise but we couldn't find a quiet place outside of our stateroom and balcony. ... Read more
scotinlondon
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
137 forum posts
I did quite a bit of research before this cruise to find something that would suit my likes and budget. I'm 66, retired and travel on my own. Looking for reasonable comfort, quality food and sunshine. I quickly honed in on NCL and ... Read more
gauchotex
Member Since 2012
1 review
43 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2012
This was my first time Solo cruising with NCL. It's important to admit that I had a great time on the ship. Their Studio cabin concept makes a lot of sense, and I hope it's widely adopted by most of the other major cruise lines. The ... Read more
RichLPGirl
Member Since 2012
1 review
14 forum posts
Sailed August 2012
My friend and I both is our mid 20's decided to fly to Barcelona three days early to explore on our own prior to boarding the Epic. My skepticism heightened as we pulled up to the massive structure. The Epic towered others and dwarfed ... Read more
proofread
Member Since 2012
1 review
8 forum posts
Sailed August 2012
First impressions - when we arrived at the Barcelona airport the representative was confused as to which bus the passengers were going - total chaos in the bus loading station - first sign that things were not good. Arriving at the port ... Read more

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swiney
Member Since 2012
1 review
Sailed August 2012
This was a trip of a life time. It was so fun. Lets start off with entertainment... Well, entertainment sure is everywhere on this boat. You have some pools, which are usually crowded... The water slides are fun and enjoyable... There ... Read more
FotiniEKranou
Member Since 2012
1 review
We have been cruising with Royal Carribbean in the past three years and we thought of trying the Norwegian Epic for a change this year. We had the Western Mediterrannean Cruise in mid August. The ship itself is beautiful, nice decor, nice ... Read more
madhatter78
Member Since 2012
1 review
First time cruisers - on our honeymoon - focus of review is on board as no excursions were purchased. (Advice and info for couples of a low to mid value spending - our budget was $1000 total excluding the holiday cost) Varied quality ... Read more
belfastlady
Member Since 2012
1 review
This was my first ever cruise, taken with my teenage children. Pre-booking excursions was efficient. We flew to Barcelona and stayed there two nights (booked independently) and took a taxi to the ship late Sunday morning. The check in ... Read more
highmaintence
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
2 forum posts
We spent a week in Nice and then flew to Rome where we stayed 2 nights at the Lancelot Hotel. Its 5 mins walk to the Colosseum and was great. Large room and free wifi and the staff were very helpful. We did our own sightseeing in Rome and ... Read more

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mahdisbeih
Member Since 2009
1 review
13 forum posts
We booked a balcony last minute, this is our second time cruising with NCL, first time was our honey moon in 2007 on the Jewel. I won't write a lengthy review, I will just point out good and not good stuff. Good stuff is service aboard ... Read more
Piscolavis
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed July 2012
I went on the Epic with my 3 sons and my parents. I booked for 2 mini suites thinking to split one kid with the grandparents and the other two kids and me on the other mini suite. The staterooms were TERRIBLE!!!!! the size was pretty ... Read more
cnubeachbum
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
Sailed July 2012
We spent our honeymoon on the Norwegian Epic in July of 2012 and loved everything about it! We splurged and had a mid-ship balcony room that faced the port. I personally had only cruised one other time on Carnival and got REALLY sea-sick ... Read more
hjmckellar
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
42 forum posts
Sailed July 2012
We have just taken our 2nd cruise this time on the NCL EPIC and much as I was concerned about crowding issues they have designed the ship very well and this is hardly ever a problem Cabin - this was great, had required safe, fridge, ... Read more
starfishwest
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
Sailed July 2012
We had an excellent time on this cruise. We chose the itinerary because after several short cruises in the Bahamas, we wanted to re-visit Europe after many years. A cruise gives you the convenience of getting you to each of the ports with ... Read more

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