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Norwegian Epic Cruise Review by MDL: NCL EPIC = VERY POOR NEVER AGAIN

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Cabin 3.0
Dining 2.0
Embarkation 2.0
Enrichment Activities 1.0
Entertainment 1.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 1.0
Public Rooms 2.0
Rates 2.0
Service 2.0
Shore Excursions 3.0
Value for Money 1.0

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Sail Date: January 2013
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Miami

First time on the NCL cruise line. AND THE LAST. Cruised jan 5/13. Should have believed other negative reviews. Everything about this ship is about nickle and dimming you. It is not free style it is FEE STYLE. From the time you arrive at the dock where porters want a tip to having to pay a ridiculous amount for fountain drink package.

Mandatory Safety meeting was alarming to me! We were herded like cattle to areas of the ship where very unprofessional and unfriendly staff mumbled something about meeting in this place if we have to abandoned ship. Because there is no promenade deck you have no idea how or where they will bring you to get on life boats.

Food, don't need a long story it was only edible. ENTERTAINMENT; Terrible. Even dueling pianos want a tip to play a request. Legends in concert, I've been to better high school concerts. Second city, walked out. Terrible. Blue Man Group so so.

The only time you can see outside of this boat is if More you go up to the 15th deck where all other 4000 people are. No promenade deck to walk around. Posh is on deck 18, but you have to pay to go up there and there is only a few chairs and they are all in the sun. In Instead of rambling on I will just sum up this way. CHOOSE ANOTHER CRUISELINE. Norwegian is all about getting money from you after you have paid for the cruise. Many first time NCL cruisers were complaining. We did not pay the gratuity, you can go down the last day of the cruise and ask for it back. They give you a form to fill in. In all the cruises we have taken we have never not paid gratuity, but in this case it was not deserved. If we got good table service we left the tip in the hand of the server.All in all, terrible cruise, on a terrible ship, and terrible cruise line.

Please don't catagorize me as a complainer, I am not. I am telling you the truth as did other past passengers, which I said to myself can't be that bad!!


Published 01/17/13

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Cabin review: IA13237 Mid-Ship Inside

The cabin was inside, the first time we ever got an inside, and it was clean, and I must say quiet. It was a block of cabins at the elevators and stairwell. Easy to find. Otherwise this ship is a maze to walk around. There were carts in hallways food trays etc. But this little block of cabins are kind of isolated. We were in cabin 13237.

Port and Shore Excursions

Been there before, did not get off ship. Very busy port about 6 or more ships parked lots of people. Island is not that clean and always money grabbing.
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Very nice island. If you don't want to go on an excursion take the boat shuttle 7.00 return and it will drop you off in town where there is a great beach.

Beautiful island great shoping area. Shops lead out into alleys but very safe.
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