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Floydfan59
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We embarked from Barcelona and were on board within 40 minutes despite managing to time our arrival with what seemed to everyone else who was sailing. Our bags were brought into our cabin by Norman, our steward, within an hour of boarding. ... Read more
trinity126
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Travelling as a party of 5 made up of two adults, a 11, 9 and 2 year old in this room and grandparents also travelled with us in a separate room. First impression this is a big ship and even 10 days in I didn't feel like I knew everything ... Read more
Cruiserfamily17
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This is only my 2nd cruise so not much to compare against after going away last year on P&O Azura - my sister found an excellent deal for the family on Norwegian Epic which included the free drinks package - too good to be true for a ... Read more
Mrsc3
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Was a little unsure having read some negative reviews and seeing as we were travelling during Easter school break worried it may be over crowded and hectic what with 4000 people onboard,we were pleasantly surprised to find there was little ... Read more
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summerrain60
Member Since 2012
1 review
209 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I am from Seattle, am 67 years old. I have cruised a lot on other cruise lines and this is the worse one I have been on. It started out bad before I was even on the ship. I booked two tours though the ship and found that I had to paid ... Read more

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denisew
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Really enjoyed this cruise other than the weather but this is not the fault of Norwegian Cruise Lines Despite previous reviews, the longest we had to wait for a table to eat in any of the restaurants (having being supplied with a pager) ... Read more
Rocky le Roux
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Well, for starters, the emergency drill was the worst organised I've ever seen. As I feared, there are too many passengers. In poor weather when everyone has to be inside the ship can barely handle the number. Also, I believe when ... Read more
algarve
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
My husband and I were on the 13 day Mediterranean cruise in March, Barcelona to Barcelona on the Norwegian Epic. This was our first cruise—and probably the last! 4000 cruisers and 1800 staff on board. We did not sign up for ... Read more
isisdave
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
22 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Norwegian Epic can host 4200 passengers and I think there were all there. Our previous maximum in our 30-cruise experience was about 2600. That experience had gone well, but I wondered what the larger ship experience would be. Things ... Read more
lhsail
Member Since 2007
1 review
418 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This review focuses on the ship. This was our fourth NCL cruise in a little over a year, the others being on older ships. The public areas on the Epic were very attractive. I don't mind the decor of the older ships, but truly enjoyed ... Read more

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Proud Grandparents
Member Since 2012
1 review
117 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We have always been princess cruisers. Booked a twelve day from Barcelona on NCL Epic. I've read both positive and negative about NCL as well as the Epic. I liked the size of the shower, and the UDP was a huge plus. Unfortunately there ... Read more
zimmerp7
Member Since 2015
1 review
71 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We felt the Epic was far too large and we missed a promenade for a nice walk. We could never get a seat in the lounges for trivia or game show etc, as there was not enough seating for the amount of passengers on board.We did enjoy the ... Read more
Jetsman1
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
So, after being somewhat disappointed with the Norwegian Sun last year (did not write a review) my wife and I decided to give NCL another shot to impress, and they did. Although our rating is 4 out of 5, there were a few negatives that ... Read more
J&G cruisers4652
Member Since 2015
1 review
31 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
A huge ship with LOTS of passengers. The room was good and our room steward was great. We did not like to have to get tickets for all of the shows. The theatre could not hold even half of the passengers. The casino took up almost ... Read more
Beforethemast
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
3 forum posts
22 helpful votes
We got an excellent deal on a 12 day cruise to Italy and Spain so my expectations were that the cruise ship and/or service must be lacking. This was my 6th cruise and the largest ship yet, but the layout was easy to figure out within a ... Read more

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LORNA 123
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Overall we had a lovely holiday. Norwegian Epic is a huge ship and is not to everyones taste. Plenty dining areas plenty bars and apart from the first day we never had to wait for any length of time to be seated for a meal or served at ... Read more
Irish Father 42
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Hi. We are a family of 4, with 2 girls aged 6 & 5. This was our 9th cruise (all 9 with NCL) and our 4th time on the Epic. We had the package where the drinks, speciality dining were included free and also a package of 50 photos. ... Read more
Thor17
Member Since 2011
1 review
43 forum posts
30 helpful votes
Just got off the Epic after departing Barcelona on 16 March (and returning 28 March). I have cruised with Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Holland America, but never on Norwegian. I booked this cruise because of the destinations (Palma ... Read more
pcorzine
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Its hard to review this ship and trip as there were lots of good, but lots of things lacking. The best thing for us..the value. We got a super great deal...low price and it included the bev package and dining as well. Super good deal ... Read more
Cruiserteen
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I sailed first time with NCL with my aunt, her husband and their adult daughter(my cousin). This was my third cruise. I found out i was going just a month ahead. I flew by myself to Barcelona and met my relatives there at the airport. We ... Read more

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davehoo
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
We travelled from New Zealand and took a twenty two day trip aboard the Epic from 6 March 2016 We stayed in the studio cabins which were well appointed, had enough room for one person, with the added bonuses being the studio lounge, ... Read more
Newcruiser34
Member Since 2015
1 review
37 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
First of all this was our first ever cruise experience and we really had no idea if it was for us or not so have absolutely nothing to compare it to. It was also our very first holiday without the kids so 10 days just the two of us could ... Read more
malsue123
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
In cruising, as in life, some things you like, some you don`t and the NCL Epic is no exception, but the good far outweigh the bad. So, let`s get rid of the negatives straight away. The design is odd; from the well documented ... Read more
scousetaxi
Member Since 2015
1 review
70 forum posts
22 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Me and my wife joined cruise on 6th March. While there was large queues to get on ship we weren't in it long. We where satisfied with our cabin which was a mini suite. We didn't have any issue with toilet or shower. My wife has a ... Read more
hilo4030
Member Since 2008
1 review
421 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
After many cruises on NCL this was our first time on the Epic. The ship is big but it is easy to navigate. Really enjoyed all the bars, especially at night, with live music playing everywhere. The cabins are decent size but the curved ... Read more

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