“Worth it”
Cruise review of Norwegian Epic

merphile Norwegian Epic 0 Worth it
merphile
Member Since 2014
No Forum Posts
No Helpful Votes
Overall Member Rating

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 money) and we would definitely cruise again with this ship and company.

Norwegian Epic Cruises to the Western Mediterranean
Overall Ratings
  • Cabin
  • Dining
  • Embarkation
  • Enrichment Activities
  • Entertainment
  • Family & Children
  • Fitness & Recreation
  • Onboard Experience
  • Public Rooms
  • Rates
  • Service
  • Shore Excursions
  • Value for Money

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

Port

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

Read 1,383 Barcelona Reviews
Port

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.

Read 298 Cannes Reviews
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.

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.

Published 08/05/14
Helpful?
Thank merphile
No Helpful Votes
Read Cruise Critic’s Norwegian Epic Review
Norwegian Epic Cruises to the Western Mediterranean
Share feedback
Thank you!  Cruise Critic values your feedback.
How can we improve this page?