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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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Wamebr
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2012
I have cruised on 4 major lines, Princess, Royal Carribean, Carnival and Norwegian. All have the pluses and minuses but generally they are overall similar in the expectations, at least that is what I believed when booking my last trip ... Read more
marvick5520
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2012
This was the first time we tried NCL and sample the "third largest cruise ship" in the world that got us taking this cruise. Also we like to experience what free style cruising is all about. The EPIC has 21 dining options and 20 bars ... Read more
risschris
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2012
I just got off of a 5-day cruise on the Norwegian Epic. The itinerary was out of Barcelona and stopped off in Marseille and Palma de Mallorca before making its way back to Barcelona. This was my second cruise in as many years, the first ... Read more
ozscotart
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
196 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I went on this very short Med cruise from Barcelona with a friend who had never cruised before, and unfortunately it was far from the best introduction to cruising. Just to be clear, I have cruised on a variety of lines, enjoying both ... Read more
kirsty_r
Member Since 2011
1 review
1,355 forum post
0 helpful votes
This was the second time I had the pleasure of the EPIC and the first as a solo. I was much more impressed with the EPIC this time. Loved her the first time, but after having more time onboard, was able to find even better reviews and ... Read more

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shahoorsur
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2012
This was a short mini-cruise with four nights on board, enough to give us a sample of on-board life and experience the "third largest cruise ship" in the world! The Norwegian EPIC has 21 dining venues and 20 bars and lounges. Every night ... Read more
GriffinAlexander
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
420 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Friday, April 6, South Beach: DH had to work. We live in Port Saint Lucie, and were looking for something that would save us from the drive, so our only concern was that. We wound up at Haddon Hall Hotel. Great location, kitchenette ... Read more
EdwarG
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2012
Superb food and services at all venues on this mega ship. No shortage of activities. Fabulous entertainment choices especially Fat Cats Jazz/Blues Club. This club brings the concept of an authentic jazz/blues/R&B club where "skilled" ... Read more
chicaone
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The ship was clean, service was great, cruise director-Papichulo_ great with engaging people in games. The disappointing thing on this cruise was the lack of Nickelodeon activities for kids 10-12yrs old. yes, there were characters when we ... Read more
ilm101
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2012
The good: The ship is incredible, there's always something interesting going on, even if it's just people-watching in the Atrium. The specialty restaurants are all superb, and the service in all of the restaurants we tried (everything ... Read more

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SissasMomE
Member Since 2004
5 reviews
8,507 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Pre-cruise and Day 1 (Friday and Saturday) We flew out of Newark at 6am Friday morning (4/6/12), and landed in Miami at 9. Very smooth, easy flight. We grabbed our bags and went outside to the taxi line. Miami Airport knows how to do ... Read more
msund
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2012
Pros- A variety of entertainment...book early though...some of the shows fill up fast! Water Park...three water slides, kiddie/toddler area for young ones, two pools Children's activities...a ton of things to do. We utilized the ... Read more
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sunforfungirl
Member Since 2007
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We cruised the week before Easter. That was our first mistake. We cruised on a ship with a Nick theme. Second mistake. We have never seen so many children on a cruise. When the ship specs say 4100 people, evidently children do not ... Read more
World wanderer
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
If you sail the Epic, get ready to open your wallet and pay for things that are standard on other lines. Took a spring vacation with a group of friends, they picked the line and ship. NCL's "free-style " cruising really translates into how ... Read more
cruisegal78
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2012
To start, we are a family with kids who do not vacation that often. We definitely prefer to vacation less often and take really great trips than take average vacations more often. We stayed in the 2 bedroom family villa, which was perfect. ... Read more

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NewtonCardinals
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Decent stay the night before leaving at Miami La Quinta. Many people stayed there that were leaving from Port of Miami. WORST restaurant next door - Bennigan's. We went on 3/16 - night before St. Patty's Day. I thought it would be packed, ... Read more
partyelf
Member Since 2010
1 review
18 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed the Epic 3/31 thru 4/7. Considered a 'spring break' cruise considering I'm from the PA area. Overall I was impressed with many things and have very few let downs. Considering the ships holds over 4500 passengers, ... Read more
cire57
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Flying in the day of departure, never a good idea, we're running late after a flight delay and almost two hours going through customs. In the taxi from Fort Lauderdale to Miami I called NCL to let them know we were coming in late but in ... Read more
Bushy H.
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
100 forum posts
0 helpful votes
March 16 Flew out of Stuttgart, Germany on Delta 117 in first class. This flight's service level was far below the quality of past flights in first class, but still better than flying economy. We arrived in Miami around 7:30pm to find ... Read more
cruiselove1234
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is my husband and I first NCL cruise. We have previously sailed Carnival and Royal Caribbean and I have to say that I was a total Royal Caribbean fan until we sailed NCL Epic. The ship really exceeded our expectations..... The food ... Read more

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Aquaholica
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Wife and I in our 30's went on the Epic the 24th-31st of March. We left the kids with Grandma. We were part of an extremely large group that took up 1/2 the ship. So we did not pick the Epic, it was picked for us. We had a blast, ... Read more
HellsKitchenCruiser
Member Since 2012
1 review
24 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I'm going to start with the bad news first. I thought the Bags program sounded like a good idea, so I signed up for it. The idea of not having to lug around a heavy suitcase was really appealing. The charge showed up on my onboard account ... Read more
kollegekreed
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
336 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I am a 27 year old gay male who traveled "solo" on the Epic from 3/24/12-3/31/12. I did not have a studio stateroom as there was a sale when I booked and an inside guarantee was cheaper than the studios. This was my fifth cruise - I have ... Read more
bhm10101
Member Since 2012
1 review
18 forum posts
0 helpful votes
1st Cruise for family, Parents aged 33,30 - and DD age 3. Overall experience was great - so much so that we already booked our next cruise on the Norwegian Gem in July. Arrival and Hotel in Miami - Holiday Inn Express, Doral We ... Read more
mforcemaniac
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
24 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2012
This was my first time sailing solo and I felt that the studio cabin concept would work out perfectly for me. I am glad to say that I was not only right, but my expectations were happily exceeded. A bit of background info: Traveled from ... Read more

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