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French Gal
Member Since 2007
1 review
78 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Itinerary was great! However, very strenuous and intensive. NCL nickel and dimes guests by charging $15. for shuttle when there is no alternative to get into town. No more lobster night---now charge of $24.95 in main dining rooms. Charge ... Read more
caneable
Member Since 2007
8 reviews
476 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Picked up this cruise as a fantastic late bargain and were thoroughly pleased with our choice. Our first cruise was taken on the Spirit 10 years ago, so it had a little significance for us. That said the experience of those ten years did ... Read more
arkansas travelers
Member Since 2014
1 review
45 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Chose this cruise mainly because of itinerary, price and timing. Had been in Med before & toured Rome, Athens, Sorento & Pompeii - but this time took professional tour of Rome so saw more sites. Went to some countries we probably ... Read more
rsybrandy
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
8 helpful votes
Good things were 1. Ports 2. Embarkation process 3. Service 4. Water slides were fun 5. The production of Priscilla was good 6. Good amount of time in most ports 7. Good amount of storage space in cabin (mini suite) ... Read more
richstowe
Member Since 2010
9 reviews
4,341 forum posts
18 helpful votes
OVERALL B We had a good cruise on a cruise line we had been reluctant to try because of its nickle and diming rep . Some of that was evident and the last minute change of policy concerning carry-on liquids didn't help . However the ... Read more

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mariekelly
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
20 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This ship should be renamed ripoff. The Epic took every available opportunity to extract as much money as possible out of every situation . After paying £2,400 for this cruise for 2 people I had to pay £25 per day for our cabin ... Read more
stacie.wendland@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
We selected this cruise because of the dates and the ports in visited, which were very good ones (except for Marseilles). We were very disappointed by the pool area on the ship which was extremely crowded almost all of the time. It was ... Read more
indyfranks
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
47 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We had 10 people in our party with 2 sets of retired parents, 5 middle-agers (30s/40s) and one teenager in 5 different cabins. Embarkation in Barcelona went fairly smoothly; the lines were long but they moved fast. The ship is BIG ... Read more
Molf
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Ports and tour choice my key reason for choosing Norwegian epic. West med cruise Embarkation and disembarkation efficient, quick, professional Cabin spotless, Putu our cabin assistant was superb and his towel animations each night ... Read more
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cruisehappiness
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
I was with my grandkids and I thought this would be a good idea to take the Epic with the Splash, and other games for kids,. My family were particularly happy to see that this ship and cruise had things for young kids. The Splash was a ... Read more

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Viva Las VegasBruiser1
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
Mine and my cousins first time cruising! We flew from Birmingham to Barcelona (a city we have had the pleasure of a 3 day city break so didn't explore further, we wanted to see our Epic ship!) on Ryanair- not an ounce of turbulence and ... Read more
fnj0826@verizon.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We decided on Norwegian for our European Adventure a little over a year before our trip and were never disappointed. The website was easy to navigate prior to the trip and Norwegian sent reminders for all the important dates we needed to ... Read more
weena273
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
15 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This ship will challenge you in so many ways. The food and entertainment on board were very good indeed and this explains the Rating overall. However, there is nothing relaxing, sophisticated nor memorable except for the congested, ... Read more
pat kelly
Member Since 2016
1 review
23 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
My wife and i decided on this cruise for my 50th birthday. embarkation was quite easy and had been made aware before hand our suit cases would not be delivered to our room for a few hours so had a carry on bag with suitable cloths for the ... Read more
JezzaC
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
699 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Cruised B2B on June / July in Studio cabin. Have cruised before on MSC, Celebrity and Royal Caribbean. This was my first cruise on NCL. Overall ship is very nice. From outside it is not so nice looking due to shape but all venues are ... Read more

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Packlist
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
We returned from our cruise in the Med (26 June-3Jul) on the Epic and I was epically surprised (in a good way). We travelled with our two children (7 and 10) and we all had a ball. We had spent months reading reviews on this website ... Read more
Susanr613
Member Since 2015
1 review
41 forum posts
19 helpful votes
This was my second NCL cruise and seventh overall. As with my previous NCL cruise, there was good value for the money but not the best cruise line I have ever sailed. I sailed with my boyfriend, no kids. Getting on and off the ship was ... Read more
Michelle66
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
27 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I celebrated my 50th birthday in Barcelona two days before we boarded!! It was a birthday trip with friends since my husband didn't want to do Europe...lucky for me he didn't mind me going!! We walked right on the boat into our room. I ... Read more
meltontldm
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
We went with Norwegian Spirit because of the itinerary: 10 ports in 12 days giving us the chance to visit Barcelona, Pisa, Florence, Rome, Pompeii, Athens, and Venice! With regard to the itinerary; we were NOT disappointed; we even ... Read more
Katiebug36
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
I booked this cruise for the itinerary. I took the 12 night Mediterranean cruise from Barcelona to Venice. You are hardly on the ship for this cruise. The ship is older and more intimate. However, there are a variety of bars to keep you ... Read more

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Pepzee
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and we chose NCL for the freestyle dining and the good recommendations from other cruisers. Cruise critic was an invaluable source of information and the roll call for our cruise enabled me to communicate with ... Read more
Glen1944
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This was our first cruise and we chose it mainly for the itinerary. Once aboard we were enthralled. We loved our stateroom. Everything we needed was there. Our housekeeper Victor was excellent and looked after us really well. The food was ... Read more
Jilly4863
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We have cruised quite a few times on p & o celebrity, RC and Thompson, we decided to try NCL which we understood to be more relaxed. We booked a large balcony room and was very disappointed that it was an enclosed balcony yes very ... Read more
blppep
Member Since 2012
1 review
121 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Just returned from 7 days on the Western Mediterranean. Stayed room 17003 in the haven-a two bedroom. The perks of the Haven are so great-with lots of time saving benefits and select seats for show. Our problem was a water leak in ... Read more
MaggieUre
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Just returned from an excellent cruise on the NCL Epic. Barcelona airport is dreadful but once you manage to escape NCL kindly took us on a free bus ride around Barcelona which was really informative if you haven't visited before. Check in ... Read more

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