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Ginnyd
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
47 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We were three friends sailing on the transatlantic crossing to Barcelona on NCL's Epic. One of our group had booked a "solo" cabin which worked out well, as our balcony cabin was on the same deck 11mid-ship. This crossing was very smooth, ... Read more
john rickwood
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
well our 49th cruise and you would think we would no better, the epic i am sorry to say big is not beautiful this ship looks like a container ship and may as well be. the ship has rammed in to much and left no space to chill out, the ... Read more
Priscilla38
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
37 forum posts
After our experience with our flights to China last year, we decided to go first class all the way. USAir has the “Envoy” business class of service which sounded great and it lived up to its hype when we got on board for the ... Read more
marybethhuebner
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
Sailed May 2014
We chose this cruise as a present to my two daughters who are adults. Due to time constraints with one just graduating law school and then having to prepare for the bar...it was one of only two cruises we could take. Some ideas of mine ... Read more
nianchen
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2014
The ship was huge and VERY crowded. My impression is that they built in as many state rooms as possible and large bars and casinos trying to make the largest profit. Our aft state room was so small and shabby; there was no space to put ... Read more
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Cateye18
Member Since 2014
1 review
The size of the ship was no issue for us. The interior cabin is very well designed and makes good use of it's space. You can't hear your neighbors. It includes a fridge, hair dryer, ice bucket, glasses,shampoo and body wash. You need to ... Read more
SR1212
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 forum posts
Sailed May 2014
I wanted to write a review because i had read so many between the time i booked which was in January and when i cruised which was just a couple days ago. I was nervous because i had seen mixed reviews regarding the ship, staff and food. ... Read more
Kaz1969
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
To give you some idea we are a family of six adults aged 42 to 70 and have all cruised on many ships before including Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Thomson and Island Cruises. The EPIC she this is a large ship but apart from the initial ... Read more
cshakwp2
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed May 2014
I love to cruise and have been on plenty of Norwegian cruise ships before however, this boat was much too big and NOT ENOUGH OUTDOOR SPACE. It may be one of their biggest ships but most of the boat is dedicated to cramming as many people ... Read more
Dermot
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed May 2014
I have been on other cruise lines before mostly rc and I would say that the experience on the Epic was a step up. The freestyle cruising , relatively good value ultimate dining package and the pricing to be able to have a balcony made the ... Read more
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liveoncelovelife
Member Since 2014
1 review
33 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I went on this cruise with my parents (in their 50's) and brought my nephew along (16). Due to the nature of the transatlantic, there were very few teenagers on board and my nephew was a little bored, but that was his own doing. The ... Read more
Vancscribbler
Member Since 2001
5 reviews
5 forum posts
Sailed April 2014
I have been fortunate enough to have sailed on 33 cruises ...more on NCL than any other line ... but this was my first time on a BIG ship ...more than 4,000 passengers. Ugh! It failed in so many ways, I came away believing BIG may benefit ... Read more
B717200AGENT
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
132 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was my 6th NCL cruise, (2 on the Sun, 1 each on the Dawn, Pearl and Sky) but my first crossing ( by sea) and I totally enjoyed it! I did the repositioning from Miami to Barcelona. Because I had so enjoyed some of the specialty ... Read more
kberz
Member Since 2012
1 review
40 forum posts
As we were on the April 27 crossing, followed by the 3 day B2B and then on to Rome for another 3 days, we stayed aboard for 3 separate cruise 'groups'. I was a bit disappointed as I felt that the 'casual' dress Norwegian discusses had ... Read more
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Gregory329
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
Sailed April 2014
Interior cabin was about the same size as other cruise lines and ships. The dressing bar was very well planned and provided adequate space for cosmetic products. However, if you aren't a person who can keep the dresser tidy, you'll have a ... Read more
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Universe1
Member Since 2007
5 reviews
123 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2014
BACKGROUND: We are a British couple in our early 40's and have cruised several times mainly on Princess, as well as P&O, Celebrity and one fateful trip on Fred Olsen (never again). We had sailed on NCL 12 years ago, pre Freestyle ... Read more
mtraut59
Member Since 2014
1 review
17 forum posts
Just returned from Europe in which our trip over was a transatlantic from Miami to Barcelona. I read a lot of reviews before we left on cruise and want to address some of the reviews. Embarkation was a breeze and was allowed to go straight ... Read more
anandaindonesia
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
2,115 forum posts
We had the highest number of CC cruisers on our Transatlantic but only one review so far. So here I will try to write down whatever I remember from my faulty memory. Sorry if it is just a rambling and not well planed. Embarkation is ... Read more
cruiseblues2013
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
109 forum posts
We debated whether or not we would enjoy the transatlantic on such a large ship, but this is our 9th cruise, second transatlantic and we wanted to give it a try, we are very seasoned travelers and always have a good time no matter where in ... Read more
Big Piner
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
The ship was full which is unusual for repositioning cruises. Pre-Cruise. We stayed at the Courtyard Marriott Brickell the night before the cruise. It is about 10 minutes to the cruise port. It is near shops and restaurants in Brickell. ... Read more
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tropicallie
Member Since 2012
1 review
21 forum posts
Not rated Sailed April 2014
This was our second cruise, our first being on Celebrity last year. We chose this Epic cruise as the ports sounded interesting and the price was phenomenal with the AARP discount. My husband and I are both in our late 50's. Yes, we read ... Read more
Padwin12
Member Since 2012
1 review
278 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We just got back from our Epic cruise in the Western Caribbean. Before we left, I checked out all the reviews and have some insights on the negative comments posted. First, we are not new to cruising. It is our favorite vacation. We have ... Read more
deerosa22
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Oh my goodness I have never read so many picky reviews before a cruise! Listen if you are an easy going/fun-loving person just looking to do whatever you want on your vacation and have a great time then the Epic is a great fit for you. ... Read more
Open-minded Cruiser
Member Since 2014
1 review
Not rated Sailed April 2014
It was just the two of us; my boyfriend and I on the first of three vacations we take every year. This one was 04/20 - 26/2014) and we decided to try the Epic for the first time for this seven day vacatiion. The ship is rather beautiful, ... Read more
ChickonRules
Member Since 2010
1 review
699 forum posts
I don't know why there are so many terrible reviews for the Epic. I've cruised with Carnival and Royal Caribbean before and Epic didn't disappoint. The majority of the complaints from other reviews were debunked when I sailed the Epic. ... Read more
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