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carolat
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
69 forum posts
Sailed March 2013
Embarkation: Very easy. We brought on 12 bottles of wine/champagne and paid the corkage. Our stateroom and all others were ready by noon. Our baggage arrived by 4:00 pm. We had ordered a bar setup (one bottle of vodka) and it was ... Read more
seabat49
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
104 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2013
The cabin felt a little with a queen. After one night we the bed separated. This made the cabin feel so much larger. We loved the main dining room. Being just the two of us, we would go to the early seating. By doing this you have the ... Read more
BaldEagleAl
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
This was our second cruise, so I have only the Carnival to compare to. Brought the whole family with us and were totally Amazed and Disappointed.Pros: - Entertainment: Simply Fantastic, Excellent, Over the Top, what more can I say- Food: ... Read more
CarolFBr
Member Since 2013
1 review
Since this was our first cruise ever, we wanted something big, with plenty of dining and entertainment options, so we decided to try the Epic. All I can say is WOW! Of course, I have no other experience as reference but the Cruise ... Read more
jennyprovo
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
102 forum posts
Sailed February 2013
I really enjoyed this cruise. Embarkation in Miami was quick and easy. No waiting in line. We were on the ship and eating lunch at Taste by noon. Before our lunch was over our rooms were available. We had a balcony room and the other ... Read more
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Flywheeler
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
10 forum posts
CHECKIN AND BOARDING: Our group of 8 including my wife, son and daughter-in-law, our 2 granddaughters and our machatunim (a Yiddish word for my son's in-laws) arrived at the port at around 12:30pm. Unfortunately, since we were staying on ... Read more
cayugashue
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
163 forum posts
Sailed February 2013
I have to start by saying, Wow, this was by far, the best of the now 5 cruises I have taken. Were there negatives? Maybe/Probably, but I was having such a great time I didn't take the time to notice anything negative. Okay, well maybe ... Read more
raawalker
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed February 2013
Just got back from 7 night Easter Caribbean Cruise on the Epic. Loved every minute of our trip! Embarkation was quick and easy. Arrived to pier at about 11:30 and was eating lunch up in the Garden Cafe by noon. Our cabins were ... Read more
thelastword
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed February 2013
My wife and I cruised the Eastern Caribbean on the Norwegian Epic February 23 to March 2, 2013. This was our first cruise and based on many reviews I read, we had high expectations for our inaugural cruise. The following review is ... Read more
smiles4U2sea
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed February 2013
I wanted to share my experience about the EPIC since this was my first cruise with NCL. We went on two cruises last year with Carnival and they were on the Miracle and the Pride. We have also previously sailed on the Dream, and so I was ... Read more
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ellegirl727
Member Since 2013
1 review
We needed no fancy rooms, so we decided to book the smallest inside cabin as they call it. I do not regret it but however, in the future if we do go on a cruise again I would probably want to book oceanview since I realized my boyfriend ... Read more
ThelmLou
Member Since 2012
16 reviews
Our first cruise with NCL in 7 years (with the exception of a 3 day cruise in Nov 2012) We are Platinum Latitudes with NCL and joined the Latitudes line which moved slower than the other lines checking in. We arrived at Port of Miami at ... Read more
bostonphil
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
17 forum posts
This was my first cruise. I had no idea what to expect and I did use cruise critic as a resource. I sailed on the Norwegian Epic February 16th until February 23rd. This was their Eastern Caribbean cruise sailing to St. Maarten, St. Thomas ... Read more
wiselindag
Member Since 2004
6 reviews
577 forum posts
Sailed February 2013
Epic - February 16-23, 2013 Every year I travel with a family of six for their reunion cruise and since we like the Haven on NCL, this year we returned to the Epic, which we sailed on during her first winter season in Florida two years ... Read more
Denisekv
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2013
The NCL Epic is very new and clean--nothing is tired or needs updating. There are lots of options for dining and activities but most of them were not really memorable. Most things were just okay and sometimes "good" so first-time cruisers ... Read more
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lujain
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed February 2013
I traveled on the Epic with my husband, 3-year-old daughter, sister, brother-in-law, and 2 nieces (ages 3 and 5). We stayed at the JW Marriott Marquis the night before our cruise, and we would highly recommend that hotel to anyone. The ... Read more
sandycruzr
Member Since 2006
5 reviews
195 forum posts
Sailed February 2013
First, let me say that I am a veteran cruiser of 26 cruises. I have cruised on Celebrity, NCL, Royal, Carnival, Holland America , Disney and several others that are now out of business. I never expect a cruise to be perfect and always go ... Read more
bbqueen
Member Since 2009
1 review
25 forum posts
Sailed February 2013
Have just returned from 7 day Caribbean cruise on the Epic. Boat is big but lacks the warmth of the Jewel class of Norwegian boats, both visually and in service. I am writing this review to warn people about the rigid policies of their ... Read more
Buffytheslayr
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed February 2013
This was my first cruise although my partner had cruised with Disney, Carnival, etc. I was very worried about sea sickness so I bought Gravol, Gravol Ginger and sea bands. I wore my sea bands two days prior and I did NOT get sick. Just ... Read more
mike257
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I am probably one of the younger reviewers here, only 25, but have spent a good chunk of my life cruising around. This being my 8th cruise, first on NCL however. I was a bit apprehensive seeing as the reviews of this ship only have it in ... Read more
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NotAVeryCreativeUsername
Member Since 2012
1 review
10 forum posts
Sailed February 2013
After researching our vacation options, we decided to try NCL and the EPIC as the Aqua park, Recess Kids Academy, Nickelodeon characters and freestyle dining appealed to my 8 year old and everything else appealed to me & my partner. We ... Read more
funtime238
Member Since 2012
1 review
139 forum posts
Sailed February 2013
We sailed away on the Epic on February 9, 2013. Having traveled from New York the week before, we missed the snow storm by days, unlike some of the travelers who had to wait for flights and meet the boat later. Embarkment was easy, even ... Read more
gypsylady
Member Since 2001
3 reviews
76 forum posts
Sailed February 2013
Because of storm delays, we walked onto the Epic just in time for the muster drill a half hour before departure. I was impressed with the attention given to attendance and decorum. No drinks were allowed in the areas. Well done, NCL! The ... Read more
TaterGuy
Member Since 2005
1 review
22 forum posts
Sailed February 2013
My wife and I just finished a 7-day cruise of the Eastern Caribbean (St. Maartin, St. Thomas & Nassau). We sailed out of Miami. This was our 8th NCL cruise. We've also sailed with Princess, Viking and Vantage. Our previous NCL ships ... Read more
pletzkeb
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
Sailed February 2013
This was the first time we have cruised on a mega ship with over 4000 passengers. We have always cruised on ships with about 2000 passengers. Embarkation was quick at 12:30. We went to Taste for lunch while we waited for our room, which ... Read more
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