Norwegian Epic Cruise Review by The Weets: Great Time on Epic

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The Weets
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Great Time on Epic

Sail Date: September 2012
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
Embarkation: Other

We were a family of 7 over 4 cabins. Ages from a solo traveller late 20's through to grandparents in mid 70's. We loved this experience, loved everything !
First thing ... this is a BIG ship.
Boarded just after midday in Rome, were on board in about 20 mins, cabin was ready, bags arrived around 04.00pm.
Cabin: Roomy, plenty of storage. Coffee maker in the cabin was a nice touch. We read plenty about the bathroom, plenty of room for both to get ready at the same time. The set up worked for us, great shower by the way.
Food: Stand out was Moderno Churrascaria, great service and food, very pleasant evening all up. We didn't have a bad meal anywhere on board, the Garden Cafe is the buffet restaurant and it is a busy high volume outlet, no bad for what it is. Good for a quick meal after a day of touring, plenty of other choices for a restaurant experience. In the 7 days we didn't get to try all the restaurants, there are too many, it was fantastic to have so many choices More each evening.
A thing we loved was the amount of live entertainment that we found everywhere, a band on the pool deck to a Motown show in the main dining room The Manhattan Room (that was very cool)
Service: We found the crew to be very happy and smiley, loved the crew in the Garden Cafe monitoring passengers sanitizing their hands ... 'washie washie!'
Everywhere we found the crew engaging, helpful and very friendly.

My elderly mother became ill on the last 2 days of the cruise which was of great concern to us all. the staff at the medical centre could not have been more helpful and professional. The level of care that was extended from the medical staff, reception and the cabin attendants was extraordinary.

I was a little apprehensive about cruising on such a large ship but there is so much to experience and do. Seven days was definitely not long enough, we are considering a trans Atlantic trip just to really enjoy this ship. The ship carries just over 4000 passengers, but where are they ? You just don't see them. the design is very clever stretching the crowds over multiple decks, there really is something for everyone. Less


Published 11/19/12


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