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Norwegian Epic Cruise Review by Pokerdoris

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Norwegian Epic
Norwegian Epic
Member Name: Pokerdoris
Cruise Date: January 2011
Embarkation: Miami
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Cabin Category: BA
Cabin Number:
Booking Method: Cruise Line
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Member Rating   3.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 2.0
Cabins 2.0
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness Not Rated
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 2.0
Embarkation 5.0
Service 2.0
Value-for-Money 2.0
Rates 3.0
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Frustrating and Disappointing
My husband and I cruised the Eastern Carribean which left from Miami. The departure of easy and quick with no problems. We had cruised with NCL before and were looking forward to a relaxing and much needed vacation. Getting into our room and receiving our luggage was great and faster than we thought. We navigated the ship while waiting for our room after having lunch at O'Sheehans.

Even though the ship is extremely large (too large for us) it was easy to find out way about. I will discuss the food, ports and entertainment later on in my review. The main thing that upset us on this cruise was the crowds at the pool on sea days. The crew was very rude, pretended not to understand English when spoken to, and it actually took my husband and I 2 1/2 hours to get lounge chairs one day. Too many people and too little chairs.

The area around the lounge chairs and pool were very slippery. I thought that was taken care of from what I read on other reviews, but I personally almost fell 3 or 4 times. The casino was very uncomfortable because the chairs are very heavy and on top of people at the slot machines. It was very hard to maneuver. We had a good time because we enjoyed the shows and the food, (except for Modernos, I forgot how it is spelled), but the rooms are way too small to walk around. The bathroom and the shower area are right in the room as soon as you open the door and did not like that. The lighting is very dark and difficult to see yourself in the mirrors, especially for  putting on make up. However, I was not going to let the room spoil my trip. 

Blue Man Group and Legends was great. The Bistro restaurant was wonderful, even though we had to have our table changed because of a screaming child. I love kids, but not when I want to dine, especially after 8PM.

I am saving the best for last. Our entire trip was ruined on the last day, because as I discovered when I arrived home, money had been stolen from my safe in the room. The police were notified and NCL and to my extreme disgust, nothing is going to be done. (Surprise) Hence, I will no longer cruise NCL.

Publication Date: 03/06/11
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