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bigjon94
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed December 2013
Just finished sailing on the Norwegian Epic departing from Miami on December 28th, 2013. This review will cover the Haven area as well as the Studios area, along with the rest of the common areas. Embarkation: As we were traveling in a ... Read more
Brooklyn Scott
Member Since 2014
1 review
I read Cruise Critic prior to my cruise and - based on the reviews - expected a less than ideal experience. What a bunch of nay-sayers! I found my overall experience to be excellent. The crowds are a given - 4,000+ passengers is a lot no ... Read more
carldoggy
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2013
Wow . . . I just returned from my Christmas Cruise Marathon! I managed to do 12 laps around the Epic --- which after the starters whistle blew upon getting on board, included slaloming thru the Garden Cafe mass of humanity on a daily basis ... Read more
jagdog
Member Since 2013
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2013
First of all, we are seasoned cruisers here. Have been cruising since before we had kids and had our kids and parents with us since our kids were babies and now fully grown and this is the first time in over 20 years and countless cruises ... Read more
Freestyler65
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 forum posts
Sailed December 2013
I will start by saying we arrived at the port at 11:15 and we were sitting down enjoying a lovely lunch on the EPIC at 12:15. This ship was everything we had imagined. The CREW were AMAZING! So friendly and helpful. The food was ... Read more
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Cruisingwith3
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
3 forum posts
Sailed December 2013
I was so upset to see all the negative reveiws prior to our Christmas cruise, I have to say I think that maybe those who are expecting a posh/elegant type cruise this is maybe not for you. I have to be honest the cruise was very enjoyable ... Read more
MarineDive
Member Since 2013
1 review
This was my first time ever being on a cruise ship. I am a seasoned traveler for diving and was not sure how I would enjoy being on a cruise. The vacation was great overall but there were some troubles on fault of both NCL and Delta ... Read more
elyse9
Member Since 2013
1 review
We just got home from our third family cruise in three years. This was the 4th cruise for my husband and I and 3rd for our children. Prior to this cruise we have sailed on Disney(1999) and Royal Caribbean Freedom (2011) and Independence ... Read more
murraync
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
43 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I was very nervous after some of the reviews here - so I wanted to give our experience to hopefully help others. Our background - we are in our 40's and our son is 15. We have cruised 7 times - on Royal, Carnival, and now NCL. Mega ships ... Read more
lbt43
Member Since 2006
8 reviews
819 forum posts
Sailed December 2013
The EPIC was great. It was the second time on the EPIC this year and I would have to say it was better the second time around! I will try and go through it in order for you. Embark - Pretty easy. Make sure you go to the correct terminal, ... Read more
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NCEMT
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
240 forum posts
We arrived at the port around 12:15 parked our car and took the short walk to the terminal I always take the same suitcases when we travel and always walk them on, not with the Epic we had to check 2 of our bags, that took about 20 min. We ... Read more
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sanger727
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
1,328 forum post
Sailed December 2013
Pre-Cruise: We flew in the day before and use SAS transportation to get from the Fort Lauderdale Airport to the B2 Miami downtown hotel. Service worked well, quick pick up, direct shuttle. Highly recommend them. The B2 Miami was fine, the ... Read more
Danguy426
Member Since 2013
1 review
My wife and I are in our mid 30's with two children (ages 2 and 5) This is our 5th cruise (and second with our kids) Our previous cruises included 2 RCCL and two NCL cruises. This trip also included two other families. 11 people in total(6 ... Read more
mistertoaster
Member Since 2010
10 reviews
99 forum posts
My wife and I sailed from Miami on the Epic to Phillipsburg, U.S. Virgin Islands and the Bahamas. This was our first time on the Epic. Previously, we have sailed on the Dawn, Jewel, Pearl, Star and Breakaway. As a one off ship for NCL, the ... Read more
Amy Jo
Member Since 2013
1 review
Not rated Sailed December 2013
This is our third cruise with NCL - we've been on the Sun (Penthouse Suite), the Pearl (Jr Suite) and most recently the Epic (Jr Suite). The Good 1. The cabin layout. It felt spacious and had plenty of closet space. The bathroom ... Read more
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andre4259
Member Since 2007
6 reviews
255 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I must say at the beginning that this was my first "large" ship sailing! I think that a mid size ship (Jewel Class) my be best for me, but I am a realist, and that might have to change. In now way did NCL make a misstep on this cruise the ... Read more
Ed k.
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
For a 4,200 passenger ship they only had elevators at the forward and aft ends of the ship. To get to one of the main dining rooms (Taste) from mid-ship aft. you had to go through a smoke filled casino, or go all the way to the forward ... Read more
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Ed k.
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
Sailed December 2013
I've been on 2 other Norwegian cruises that were great, but the Epic is awful. The inside cabin was very nice, but that's where it ends. The food is not good and lacks flavor, but here is the worst. To get to one of the 2 main dining ... Read more
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NVC898
Member Since 2013
1 review
We just came back from our 1 week trip with the Epic from Dec 7th to Dec 14th. We were on the Norwegian Pearl in Dec 2011 which was a great trip and we were hooked on Cruising so we had high expectation for the Norwegian Epic. On the Epic, ... Read more
Oh2Travel
Member Since 2000
2 reviews
182 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Will try to be objective and make this concise. First, we are seasoned, middle aged cruisers w/ 20+ cruises logged on RCCL, Celebrity, Carnival and Princess. We had heard mixed reviews about NCL but got a good deal on a balcony cabin ... Read more
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archergal918
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
44 forum posts
I've seen a lot of negative reviews posted about this ship. I went on a "solo" cruise and stayed in the new Solo Traveler Studios. I LOVED it. I enjoyed the meet/mingle space set aside strictly for those of traveling solo. ... Read more
belsoboogie
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 forum posts
Sailed November 2013
Long overdue, but this was my families' (3-adults, 50 and 30s and 2-kids 2 and 6) first ever cruise. It did not disappoint overall. Our rooms were 13053 (M2 balcony) and 13025 (I8 family inside). Great rooms overall. Right by ... Read more
Rnalyssa
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed November 2013
This was our 8th time cruising with out children. We stayed in the holiday inn before the cruise. We did book that from the cruise line and it worked out nicely. The ship was clean. The slides were very entertaining for my 9 y/o twins. I ... Read more
zaxoma
Member Since 2007
1 review
Sailed November 2013
My wife and I have cruised several times aboard Norwegian ships, and have always had a pleasant experience. We even brought a couple (our best friends) along with us on the Western Caribbean cruise aboard the Sun. But I'm afraid that ... Read more
tmarsha1
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
19 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was the first of two cruises we were doing almost back to back (one day in between) both with NCL. We had been on 5 cruises prior to these, 2 with NCL, 2 RCI and 1 Carnival. We loved NCL (Spirit and Pearl) and got such a good deal on ... Read more
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