Norwegian Epic Cruise Review by dbmm: Amongst our best cruises so far!
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Amongst our best cruises so far!
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
We flew from Montreal to Barcelona and had to wait for other passengers before the shuttle would leave for the port. Since Barcelona's airport is pretty close to the port, we would have been better off taking a taxi!
So we went directly to the port and arrived later than expected because of airline delays.
The EPIC is simply the best ship we cruised thus far! Our cabin was a mini-suite. I don't know what makes it a mini-suite except maybe the bathtub. Nevertheless the cabin had plenty of storage and for a couple its layout was great!
We really enjoyed the top-notch shows onboard. The "Howl at the Moon" was also one of our favorites.
The two dining rooms are really nice and whenever we had to wait for a table we would get vouchers for free sparkling wine. A nice touch! The alternate dining venues were also quite interesting.
We only had one day at sea during the week so we didn't spend a lot of time around the pools.
Being our first More European cruise, we booked tours for all but one port of call. Most ports of call are pretty far from the cities we wanted to visit so on average the tours lasted 8-10 hours! They were also quite expensive compared to ones in the Caribbean.
We loved the EPIC so much that we will definitely sail again on her in the future. Less
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Cabin review: MC10097 Mini-Suite with Balcony
The cabin is perfect for a couple but it could be awkward for friends or families with children because it has no confined restroom. There is a curtain you can draw around the bath and toilet but the lavatory is on the other side of it in the cabin. Both the toilet and bath have their own sliding glass doors but when someone gets out of the bath he/she is in the cabin unless the curtain was drawn. There was so much storage space that we didn't use it all! On most ships we wished we had more. On the EPIC we had plenty! The balcony had 2 chairs, 2 small tables and a long chair (I forget how it's called in English).Read All Mini-Suite with Balcony (MC) Reviews >>
Port and Shore Excursions
Florence Walking Tour
Pompeii Walking Tour
Cannes Walking Tour
Monte Carlo Walking Tour
St. Peter's Basilica
The best... OH NO
Western Med on the Equinox
Eight thirty dining a big turn...
Disappointed with Epic
NCL get your act together.
Too large and bureaucratic