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Rtbcnurse
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Here is the down and dirty about this cruise. ...... We went out of Rome for 7 days on September 18, 2013. Overall I would rate this cruise as very good. But there were a few things that needed improvement. I should start with the ... Read more
gnomeoffice
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
66 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2013
Just got back from a week on the Epic and although we had a good time I don't think we would choose the Epic (or NCL) again. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't all bad and it does what it says on the tin but having been on about 20 cruises now ... Read more
swansong49
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
25 forum posts
Sailed September 2013
We have just returned from our Mediterranean Cruise on the Norwegian Epic. This was our second cruise and we wanted to try a large ship. First of all, let me say what a lovely holiday we had. We visited some fantastic places which will ... Read more
rosepetal_irl
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
32 forum posts
Sailed September 2013
Where to start? We boarded in Barcelona. Embarkation: Arrived at 11.30 and was onboard by 12.15. Super quick check-in just a little bump in the process as we wanted to pay cash and chose to sort it out before getting onboard. The queue ... Read more
cruiserharry
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
We boarded in Rome although it appears that Barcelona is the favored starting point. This worked out extremely well since the embarkation in Civitavachia was the easiest we've ever experienced in a dozen or more cruises. Also you can so ... Read more
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Luke82580
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
48 forum posts
I will try to keep this short. First cruise for us was Southern Caribbean on RCC Adeventure of the Seas. Love the ship, loved the food, loved the itinerary. 2nd cruise was NCL Pride of America in Hawaii. Hated the ship, hated the food, ... Read more
krazymoi
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
I cruised many years ago (Caribbean) and it was the first time for my boyfriend, first time for both of us on NCL. I spent a lot of time researching this cruise versus the Royal Caribbean similar version. Here are my observations and ... Read more
Rebels82
Member Since 2013
1 review
271 forum posts
Sailed September 2013
The embarkation in Barcelona 9/8 was very organized and quick...less than 20 mins. Just enough time to have a beer in the waiting area. I had reviewed the deck plans which helped. I would suggest everyone do that regardless of the ship and ... Read more
Balcony12152
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed September 2013
We had the most wonderful excursions in Livorno (to Pisa and Lucca); in Marseilles (to Avignon and Aix en Provence); in Barcelona (to Monserrat) and in Naples (to Pompeii). The guides were fantastic at describing the history of the places ... Read more
jagcat308
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
Sailed August 2013
The "Epic" looks like a big oblong box. No effort was made to make us - the passengers - feel any more than a bus load of passengers going from stop to stop. Staff were o.k. but not over helpful or friendly. Felt that we were treated as ... Read more
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lostg8rinva
Member Since 2013
1 review
33 forum posts
Sailed August 2013
The Norwegian Epic is huge! Our only other cruise we ever took was on the Pearl, to Alaska. We love Norwegian because of the freestyle concept. I am more of a jeans and t shirt kind of guy than a suit and tie guy. The sheer size of the ... Read more
Dee2013
Member Since 2013
1 review
My husband, teenage son and I went on our first cruise onboard the Norwegian Epic, from Barcelona, on August 25th 2013. We didn't know what to expect of cruise life but so many people had spoken favourably that we decided to give it a try. ... Read more
chalky-2
Member Since 2013
1 review
6 forum posts
Sailed August 2013
Hi, we're just back from 7 day med cruise on the Epic and thought we would share our views. We had booked really late and so got a good price but had to settle for an inside cabin, we didn't think this would be an issue after reading some ... Read more
FiggyWig
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
648 forum posts
Sailed August 2013
This was our 1st NCL cruise having previously cruised with Celebrity and loved their product. Wasnt certain whether we would enjoy the 'freestyle'quite so much - but we had a fine time. Embarkation at Barcelona was quick, we were at the ... Read more
jensmi
Member Since 2013
1 review
26 forum posts
We were looking for a special trip to celebrate our 20th anniversary and we found it. We selected the CruiseTour, spending 3 nights in Rome with a small tour group arranged by Norwegian and then the 7 night Western Mediterranean cruise. It ... Read more
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AlaCarte58
Member Since 2013
1 review
Nor. Epic is a large ship but except for the pool deck (deck 15) and buffet, you don't know it's got so many people. We were a family of 4 (two teens) in adjoining balcony staterooms. Deck 15 was packed as were the small pools and water ... Read more
Mclifford06
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I have now been on the Ncl Epic 3 times and have plenty of knowledge on what to expect and where to go having done both the European and Caribbean Itineraries. I arrived at the port around 10:30 as I know from previous experience that you ... Read more
Cailau
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed July 2013
As 1st time cruisers we didn't know what to expect and there were good and bad points with the good points outweighing the bad ones. Good points were: Very quick embarkation at Palma (no Palma selection on drop down list) and took no ... Read more
traveldestination
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 forum posts
Sailed July 2013
Our family of 6 purchased the pre-cruise with NCl and arrived in Rome on July 28, 2013. There was someone at the airport as promised to pick us up and transfer us to our hotel. The hotel - a four star - in Rome was quite central and we ... Read more
spys13089
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed July 2013
boarded the epic in barcelona for are weeks honeymoon an was very impressed at the speed we were all checked in and got to are room in no time at all The room was very well set out with everything that we would need so so far so good Had ... Read more
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condor11
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 forum posts
Norwegian Epic good for what I paid ($4,800 for four person cabin, 7 nights; plus $850 on departure for drinks & NCL imposed tips). For that price we got good sleep, good food & six ports in 7 days. We had more entertainment & ... Read more
benjuju
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
We left from Barcelona, after 2 days on the beach in Casteldefels (very relaxing and close to the airport). At around 12:00 we arrived near the ship. Luggage drop off was very easy. Someone with a sign picked us up from the queue and ... Read more
bojkols
Member Since 2013
1 review
We were really excited and had high expectations before this cruise on the Norwegian Epic. Travelling with children age 4 and 7 and since we had been watching the promotional videos from the Epic we were especially looking forward to the ... Read more
Pierre G
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
We decided to go with The Haven as we felt that we needed the extra space and loved the idea of so many private amenities. This was our first European cruise so we wanted to go first class all of the way. Although on some levels, they ... Read more
ollienbertsmum
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
1,502 forum post
So we have sailed on the Med lots of times - this time we were blessed with a very calm sea which was wonderful. I had enjoyed RCL so many times before that I was worried that the Epic would not match up. It was not the same.... but ... Read more
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