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Wingsthatwork
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
14 forum posts
5th cruise on NLC, with a 6th and 7th already booked. Tried the Epic for something different and travelled with another couple. We were in an aft suite on 13 and they were on the end in a balcony cabin. The good : Wine corkage fee - we ... Read more
TrpngBilly
Member Since 2011
1 review
76 forum posts
Sailed February 2014
Family of four including two kids (4) and (2)  This was our second cruise on the Epic. It was excellent. Our cabin steward was the greatest, very attentive and anticipated our every need. I was at first nervous about the location of ... Read more
derek005
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
92 forum posts
This was our first Norwegian cruise and definitely will not be the last. I read over 500 reviews about the ship and many people were negative in their reviews. I must say that those people must be very hard to please. This ship has a lot ... Read more
JCOKUSA
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
This is my first CC review. I am new to cruising with only a Royal Caribbean Cruise, Mariner, in the Mediterranean; Princess to Alaska, NCL Jade Western Mediterranean and now the Epic in the Caribbean. If I had to take a cruse again, I ... Read more
GREGG1976
Member Since 2014
1 review
We had read a number of either critical or very good reviews. We were very pleased... the food was wonderful, by all means choose the unlimited dining package. We chose a different restaurant each night, and then revisited our favorites at ... Read more
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mrhardy
Member Since 2014
1 review
We booked the cruise on a whim, it was a good deal, but I was a bit worried by some of the reviews, but over the course of the week I was won over. Embarkation was quick and easy. We were on the ship by about midday, and our room was ... Read more
kjwent
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
14 forum posts
Sailed February 2014
My husband never wanted to sail a large ship, and often remarked about how ugly the Epic was. But he went because I wanted to go. We usually cruise mid-size ships, and this was our 20th. That's just to put my comments in perspective -- ... Read more
leah779
Member Since 2014
1 review
This was my first cruise, and my moms 6th cruise (5th with Norwegian). It was her first time on the Epic. As a first timer, if I had to make a decision on cruising again, I wouldn't cruise again based on my experience on the Epic. Here is ... Read more
passthru
Member Since 2007
1 review
512 forum posts
Sailed January 2014
My wife and I love cruising and this is our first cruise. The other 4 couples with us pretty much agreed with us, especially on the cabin. We have been on most cruise lines including 5 NCLs. We plan on sailing on NCL Dawn next January. So ... Read more
brotherbruno
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was my first cruise, something I had always wanted to do. So, I signed up for a Mini Suite in the Spa section, the second highest class one could purchase (I wanted a higher class but was told they were sold out, something I later ... Read more
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jakd4
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
40 forum posts
Well, My wife, daughter and I have been on 7 different cruises in the past 13 months, Princess, RCL, Carnival and NCL. I regret to say that this was by far the worst of them all. I have always wanted to sail this ship as it looks and ... Read more
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helandkel
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Travelled as a party of six including one child (3), two youngish Grandmother's, Mum & Dad & Sister. We all enjoyed our cruise very much but felt there were not enough ports of call. We booked this as there were four ports as ... Read more
OhioJourneys
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
83 forum posts
Sailed January 2014
When my husband & I chose NCL Epic for our January cruise, we chose the ship, not the destination. We had been to all 3 ports numerous times, but had not sailed with NCL since Hawaii and had never sailed on this large of a ship. ... Read more
kmw.smith
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed January 2014
The Epic experience started with the usual check in process and then quite a long wait to embark, which we spent sizing up the other passengers! Lifts/Elevators We then had our first encounter with the lifts! They took forever to come to ... Read more
salt2515
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed January 2014
I have never felt the need to write a review until now. All the bad reviews on this ship are absurd! Also there are not very many reviews from families with young children. Let me first address the main complaint: "This ship is crowded"- ... Read more
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queensheba
Member Since 2009
1 review
13 forum posts
Sailed January 2014
I have only sailed with NCL for the past 10 years and finally decided to try the EPIC. I absolutely loved the Haven and I have to say it saved my cruise experience. The EPIC was too big a ship for my taste. Too many people. I prefer the ... Read more
redjellybean
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
220 forum posts
Embarkation - Easy/ Quick Rooms - ready and clean (this time) Refrigerator locked - had to call to have it unlocked and items removed so we could keep my DH insulin cold. This is the 2nd time NCL bagged the contents and stored in our ... Read more
Playabound53
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed January 2014
Although I have traveled to the Caribbean many times before this was my very first cruise so I have nothing to compare it to. That being said It more than exceeded my expectations. From the moment we left port and sat listening to music, ... Read more
Powriv
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
1,280 forum post
It has been a couple of weeks since I had my Epic Adventure!!!! Yes very cliche I know but it couldn't be helped as the name just fits :) This was my first cruise in over 3 yrs. My last cruise was on NCL Pearl in Sept 2010 which was my ... Read more
Esther1
Member Since 2006
1 review
66 forum posts
We are frequent cruisers on several lines, and had been wanting to try the Haven on the Epic. We are so glad we did. The Haven was a veritable sanctuary and well, well worth the price. Embarkation: If you book a Haven Suite on the Epic ... Read more
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JonSaurman
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed January 2014
Experienced travelers, but this was our first time cruising. Here's the things we loved about the cruise: -Food was surprisingly better than we had expected. Loved the Irish pub. -Front-line staff was almost always very happy and eager ... Read more
Andyling
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed January 2014
Let me start by listing what is good on the ship 1) Cleanliness...they are constantly reminding people to spray/clean their hands and they have a very animated lady at the buffet entrance saying "washy washy.....happy happy" 2) waiters ... Read more
magoo07
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
12 forum posts
Just returned from an 8 day Caribbean family cruise on the Norwegian Epic. There were 11 of us travelling which was a logistics feat at times. Especially considering that we had 1-1 yr old, 1-2 yr old, 1-4 yr old and my wife’s 89 yr ... Read more
Cruise Cynic
Member Since 2000
3 reviews
101 forum posts
We sailed the Norwegian Epic from January 11, 2014 to January 18, 2014. We are a family of four from Montréal, Canada, kids ages 11 and 9, and have been on 15 prior cruises, once on NCL. We had a balcony cabin #12035 (our first time ... Read more
kycruiser turns50
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
8 forum posts
Norwegian is my new favorite cruise line!! The ship was beautiful! In spite of its size, it was easy to navigate. By the end of the week it felt like home. I had read many negative reviews. I just don't understand why people complained so ... Read more
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