Your Ultimate Cruise Guide

Norwegian Epic Cruise Review by jjohnboy32: Excellent Epic

Norwegian Epic 5
jjohnboy32
Member Since 2012
69 Forum Posts

Overall Member Rating

Cabin
Dining
Embarkation
Enrichment Activities
Entertainment
Family & Children
Fitness & Recreation
Public Rooms
Rates
Service
Shore Excursions
Value for Money

Compare Prices on Norwegian Epic Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruises

Excellent Epic

Sail Date: May 2012
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
Embarkation: Barcelona

Have just returned from my 7 night Med Cruise on the Epic. Epic by name and Epic by nature!!

Checking in at Barcelona was effortless and fast - about 15 mins from walking in to joining the Gangway to board. From the moment we stepped foot on the Epic we were made to feel wanted and special. Every member of crew walking around welcomed us on board with a smile and passion. We found our room quickly on deck 11 (right by the lift) and walked in to our Mini Suite with Balcony. Our luggage had not arrived yet but as only checked in 30 mins prior I didn't expect to see it there. We checked around our room to make sure all OK and couldn't believe the space we actually had available. Storage space was immense with nooks and crannies in every cupboard and behind every door!! The room was comfortable and clean. Extra pillows were found inside the settee :)

Food. A gastronomic delight. We ate at Moderno and Le Bistro for speciality nights and by far the best was More Moderno. We couldn't move afterwards....

Garden Cafe on Deck 15 was the buffet style and food plentiful and hot.

Drinks - expensive!!

Entertainment was sot on - Blue Men group and Cirque Dreams both being a must.

Casino - takes up most of Deck 6

All in all the ship, its Crew and the surroundings were wonderful. Less


Published 05/14/12

Read more Norwegian Epic cruise reviews >>
Read Cruise Critic's Norwegian Epic Review >>

Compare Prices on Norwegian Epic Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruises

Cabin review: MA11268 Mini-Suite with Balcony

Read All Mini-Suite with Balcony (MA) Reviews >>

Port and Shore Excursions


Ship docks very close to the City and a Bus for 2.50 Euros transports you to the centre. Barcelona is a wonderful experience
Read 1034 Barcelona Reviews

Wonderful place. Chique and pretty. Ship cant dock here so you anchor in the sea and catch the Tender to port. Loved it here.
Read 235 Cannes Reviews

Port is actually Livorno - short journey by bus for 5E from ship to town centre. from here take the number 1 bus to Pisa for about 20 min ride. From Pisa the leaning tower is about a 20 min walk.

Dirty port and not much to do.

Ships Docks quite close to main road - Naples is dirty however and the train station to Pompeii or Sorento is a good 25 min walk away.
Read 791 Naples Reviews

Use of Port Shuttle is free and takes you to main road. Turn right and walk to train station - about 10 mins for trains to Rome. The train journey to Rome takes 70 mins to complete.

Compare Prices on Norwegian Epic Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruises

 
Have you taken a cruise before?
Thank you!
Skip X

See Norwegian Epic deals up to 82% off:

April Deals
Norwegian Epic 67% Loved It

 
10-day Western Mediterranean From Barcelona
See all Norwegian Epic Deals >>

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add news@cruisecritic.com to your address book.
We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.