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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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first time cruisers
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
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
52 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

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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
Wallis7219
4 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2012
We Arrived into Barcelona Airport at 11.00 We took a taxi straight to the port. The cost was 36 euros so we gave him 40 On arrival at the port, the porters took our bags straight away and directed us to security. We were through ... Read more
crewmember59
Member Since 2012
1 review
17 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Quick Brief: My family had cruised before but this was my first time. We Sailed in June 2012 from Barcelona aboard the NCL EPIC... EMBARCATION & DISEMBARCATION- Embarkation in Barcelona was very quick and easy, no long waits to check ... Read more
Ames Man
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Granted, we hadn't ever been on a cruise ship and had nothing to compare the Epic to. But WOW, were we impressed and excited when we first came aboard! The online registration process was fine. It is a little difficult to browse their ... Read more
Helen Pask
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2012
Our cruise was excellent, couldnt fault the food on board or the service.We ate in the main dining room most nights but twice went to the French Bistro which was fantastic. The food was great and the service 5*. We specifically enjoyed ... Read more

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Devilaw
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
201 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2012
My wife and I went on an Alaskan cruise on the NCL Pearl last September and had such a great time, we decided to go on a Mediterranian cruise this year. We also decided to include three of our adult children as well. We booked through ... Read more
Californiasure
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailing on the Epic is pure luxury. The crew is so friendly and attentive. We had a Balcony Mini-Suite for this sailing. The room was well appointed with tons of storage. The shower was huge compared to any other ship. The bed was ... Read more
gators60
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My traveling party of 4 chose this ship based on its port intensive itinerary and we could not have been more happy. The weather for the week and ports of call were amazing. This was our first time cruising with NCL and had no complaints ... Read more
buckeyecruiser44081
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
89 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The ports of call were most excellent and can't say that for the Epic. The staterooms are the smallest we have ever been for 7 cruises on different ships. I could not get past my wife when she was standing at the sink and we and not ... Read more
4774Papa
Member Since 2010
16 reviews
9,783 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We checked in just before noon, and were on the ship in no time. Our cabin was ready by 1:30 pm and we unpacked ASAP. Ginny and I were cruising with my Son Jack and his friends Jason, Nick and Joel. The Epic is a huge vessel housing ... Read more

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honeybee100
Member Since 2011
1 review
50 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2012
We left our local airport on May 26 at 6am, and arrived in Barcelona at 11:15 their time on May 27. Our flight was delayed 2 hours leaving Newark and thus 2 hrs late arriving in Barcelona. We opted to take NCL's transfers, which worked ... Read more
DEREK ASTLE
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2012
This was our first cruise with NCL and possibly our last. We have cruised the Med on previous occasions but using smaller ships than the Norwegian Epic. I should firstly mention the positives; The accommodation, the staff, the ... Read more
A happy guest
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Having been with NCL twice before on Gem and Jade we were a bit nervous when we booked Epic as it is so big..but we shouldn't have worried! And it wasn't full which was an obvious advantage! We embarked at Barcelona having flown with Jet2 ... Read more
Miamitraveler007
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
So, I'm reading all the reviews about the Epic, some positive and some negative. Don't really get it, so I'll give you my Spin. First of all we booked a mini suite on deck 13, but a few days before NCL called us an offered us an ... Read more
debris
Member Since 2012
1 review
20 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Spent a night in rome before embarkation then caught train from termini to port lugged two very heavy cases over cobbles and flat pathways for ten minutes to the free epic port shuttle bus we found this daunting as there were so many other ... Read more

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lisa-uk
5 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2012
We had never cruised with NCL before, but the Epic appealed to us and the great deal we got for the second week in May (Wet Med) was too good to miss. A little about us -- married couple, 45 and sailing without kids this time around. ... Read more
JohnShashi
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The Norwegian Epic was so unlike the other cruises I had taken. Everything is very professional and so much to do on board. I even attended my first art auction, but resisted bidding for the Goya's and Rembrandt's that were on display. ... Read more
nw_man
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
659 forum posts
1 helpful vote
OK, let me start this review by saying that we are big fans of NCL, so big that we have a deposit on our next cruise with them. It WONT BE ON EPIC !! A little background to start with. 3 adults traveled this time, myself, my better half ... Read more
fjmarchese003
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2012
Our vacation began with two days prior to the cruise in Barcelona, Spain. We booked the Husa Oriente through the Norwegian web site. The hotel was average and a little disappointing, but that would change quickly. We toured Barcelona ... Read more
ang5785
Member Since 2011
1 review
12 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Though this ship was large, the interior did not give that feel. I felt that the stairways were rather small and the layout was a bit confusing as you couldn't get to all floors through the same stairwell. Pros: Entertainment The ... Read more

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