Norwegian Epic Cruise Review by Wingsthatwork: There will be a next time but not on EPIC

Norwegian Epic 4
Member Since 2012
13 Forum Posts

Overall Member Rating

There will be a next time but not on EPIC

Sail Date: February 2014
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Miami

5th cruise on NLC, with a 6th and 7th already booked. Tried the Epic for something different and travelled with another couple. We were in an aft suite on 13 and they were on the end in a balcony cabin.

The good :

Wine corkage fee - we certainly were not thirsty.

Great staff - pleasant, happy, smiling, only negative was a bit of attitude at O'Sheean's.

Very happy with Concierge Ryan and Butler Leo.

Enjoyed the cocktails.

Enjoyed many restaurants and found our "home" at Malting's. Goose has great memory for cocktails and taste in music.

A staff member at Cagney's who was concerned I did not have enough to eat and surprised me with an extra shrimp cocktail. This also happened at the Chinese restaurant where the waiter added a few noodle dishes as he thought we would starve. Enjoyed all our meals aside from O'Sheenan's.

Embarkation and debarkation - organized compared to Tampa!

Loved having Posh as a choice More as children do like the pool and the Haven area was very full. We only wanted some sun so Posh was wonderful and restful. The lady working the area was a dynamo with the cold cloths, water and misting spray. I felt like royalty.

Kind and gracious staff at the Epic Club - I couldn't ruffle these folks even when I spilled OJ across the table.


Cabin - A little worn and small compared to on the Star. The view was amazing and I love a aft cabin. I liked the bath (mind the step) and would have been very unhappy with our friend's bathroom shower combination on either side of the door. Having these features in the corner behind the bed head was preferable. Many places for storage - we probably didn't find them all.

The buttons that glowed all night long were annoying and especially the 8 second timer in the bathroom.

Spouse really hated the booming and vibrations from Spice. I had read that ear plugs might be useful and had some but we usually were woken up around 1:00 am.

The vibrations from pulling into port were also known to me - they were not awful but the glasses and the coat hangers formed a little symphony at 4:30 am. Remember to check the coat hangers before your first stop!

We were with friends and enjoyed the ports and our time together. Staff, Posh and Epic area made the cruise. Now we know the Epic isn't for us, but it was still a great vacation! Less

Published 03/02/14

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

Compare Prices on Norwegian Epic Western Caribbean Cruises

Cabin review:

Member Since 2012
13 Forum Posts
Enrichment Activities
Family & Children
Fitness & Recreation
Onboard Experience
Public Rooms
Shore Excursions
Value for Money
Share feedback
Thank you!  Cruise Critic values your feedback.
How can we improve this page?
Skip X

See Norwegian Epic deals up to 82% off:

December Deals
Norwegian Epic 66% Loved It

13 Night Western Caribbean Cruise
See all Norwegian Epic Deals >>