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Norwegian Epic Cruise Review by merphile: Worth it

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Worth it

Sail Date: July 2014
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
Embarkation: Barcelona

We really enjoyed cruising in the Epic. Best of it: comfortable, well designed cabin (mini-suite) - true that the sink is small but, being a bit careful, that wasn't a problem for us at all; sleep quality; great waterslides; flexibility - freestyle cruising; overall organisation (e.g. embarcation and disembarcation, excursions); servicing of the cabin; good buffet food. Things to improve: children bedding (too hard); overcrowded pool areas when everybody was on board (the pools are ridiculously small and they don't enforce freeing abusively reserved pool chairs); cover charge restaurants not really worth the money; itinerary (not really worth it unless one took the excursions); service a bit pushy, specially when it comes to make you spend more money (e.g. photos, drinks); child day care (they basically just play videogames or do a bit of drawing, nothing else); library doesn't deserve to be called like that (just a couple of old books). Overall we recommend the experience (value for More money) and we would definitely cruise again with this ship and company. Less

Published 08/05/14

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Cabin review: 11079

The cabin was great (comfortable, lots of storage space, good bedding (except the child bed), no noise or vibration, convenient separation of toilet, bad tub and sink spaces).

Port and Shore Excursions

Good organisation, proximity to the city (but you need a taxi to get there), nice views.

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As such you don't dock at the port but in the middle of the bay. Very beautiful location. Well organised tender service and you are in the middle of the town, with main landmarks, great shopping and beach within walking distance. Best stopover of the whole cruise.

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Florence & Pisa Tour

The guide was confusing and her English was poor. Livorno is pretty far away from Pisa and Florence. Good for those who want to make themselves an idea to return some other time. Too bad it was pouring.

Pompeii Walking Tour

Good duration for doing it with children but one only visits a part of it. Too bad it was pouring.

The ship docks at the very end of the port so you need to take public transportation (easy and convenient bus line) to get to the centre. Nice location. Palma is a very nice place with very pretty city centre and great shopping.

Too far away from Rome. Civitavecchia is interesting but nothing special.

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