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mollymalone12
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
We have just returned from a cruise on this ship and honestly cannot praise the whole trip enough. Everything was organised perfectly, from shore excursions to cleaning of rooms. Embarkation and disembarking were all excellently ... Read more
usmanusman
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 helpful votes
Norwegian Cruise Line is NOT an all-inclusive vacation! Vacationers beware! Norwegian is like a low cost airline trying to charge you for carry on bags and water wherever they can. Here are some examples: 1. Room service is a $10 ... Read more
Sameh Aziz
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Being our first cruise as a family I was very reluctant to go on the Norwegian Epic due to the low rating I noticed on different sites but that was too late as I had already paid the full trip amount and wasn't ready to bare the ... Read more
yesiamsunshine
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
I wanted to see the Mediterranean & even though the itinerary was amazing, the ship is less than desirable. Even though there was a major renovation done less than a year ago, the cabins had broken pieces of wood in them & the ... Read more
Cvrs3swan
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I chose this particular cruise because of the Itinerary which would give us a taste of Europe without the transport hassles. From my research I knew the ship was dated but it was the ports that attracted me. My cabin was dated but clean ... Read more

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momof5boyz
Member Since 2016
1 review
27 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We chose this cruise for the itinerary (which was fabulous - 11 ports in 14 days, the best way to sample a little bit of Europe in a small amount of time). That being said, the ship is dated (but scheduled for refurbishment) and the ... Read more
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
9 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

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richstowe
Member Since 2010
9 reviews
4,344 forum posts
19 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
mariekelly
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
21 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
10 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
12 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
14 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
6 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
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
6 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
16 helpful votes
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
24 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

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JezzaC
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
699 forum posts
5 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
Packlist
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 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
20 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

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