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Gigi907
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We've taken 6 cruises on Norwegian, and this one was pretty typical. The ship was fine, the food was fine, the entertainment was fine, our cabin was fine, the staff was fine. My husband and I are budget cruisers, so we usually opt for the ... Read more
cayford
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 forum posts
Sailed October 2016
We enjoy the informality and the anytime dining on Norwegian, and we liked the new ports of Kotor and Dubrovnik. The entertainment was good, the facilities for people in walkers like my husband was very good. The staff in the buffet and ... Read more
dogwalker46
Member Since 2014
1 review
14 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We wanted to see Barcelona and we were there 6 days before the cruise and loved it and all the Gaudi sights plus Picasso Museum and the cathedral. The city was so busy even for the end of October. When we left for the port there were 4 ... Read more
littlegit
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Just got back from a wonderful time on the Jade. We did a back-to-back starting with a 7-day cruise from Venice to Barcelona. That was followed by a 14-day transatlantic from Barcelona to Tampa. In 2013 our NCL Mediterranean cruise ... Read more
ghough
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
157 forum posts
My husband and I chose the last Western Med cruise and then followed with the Transatlantic on the Epic. We went from an interior, somewhat cramped, cabin 8002 to a balcony 8046 for the TA. This was our second TA and first time on the ... Read more
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gloriaJY
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Its my 75th Birthday so we decided to fly to Barcelona and take the western Mediterranean cruise and back to back to port Canaveral. We had the Haven which was so nice but of all the ridiculousness's in the world the placement of the ... Read more
MLZ
Member Since 2010
8 reviews
7 helpful votes
The NCL Epic is certainly not for everyone. The major problem we have with the ship is that it feels like a big, overcrowded floating hotel, and the bathroom situation is simply nuts. (Who decided to build the ship this way?) The reason ... Read more
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Rosieg30
Member Since 2015
1 review
39 forum posts
2 helpful votes
After 4 weeks in the UK and France we chose this ship because of the itinerary which turned out to be a fantastic decision. Embarkation in Barcelona was quick and efficient and we were on board the ship within 30 minutes of arriving at ... Read more
aefrb
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
7 helpful votes
checking in was a zoo. Found it to be way too crowed hence long lines to do everything. The excursion were all terrible and extremely expensive. buses with 30-35 people. the people working the ship are the best part. friendly and ... Read more
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catherine2000
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Restaurants well kept, some more luxurious than others. The French and Italian especially nice. The taste restaurant for evening meal and breakfast had good selection of food and service was very good. This year we noted that the ... Read more
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Nalacalli
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
29 forum posts
Chose this cruise for the second time as I was traveling solo and really liked the itinerary. Enjoyed the trip the last time I did it and for the most part enjoyed this cruise too. Met some lovely people in the lounge and there is always ... Read more
LiddelBilly
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
There is lots to do on the Norwegian Epic and it's a pleasant enough way to travel. I enjoyed the fact that even travelling was part of the experience and the food, whether it was complimentary or not, was superb. The cost of alcohol, ... Read more
Sandysigns
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
My first ever cruise (10 years ago) was on the NCL Pride of Hawaii - the next year it was re-branded Norwegian Jade. I always wanted to return to the ship. After a few other cruise lines I sailed on the Jade last year. I was so pleased ... Read more
Vegans rule
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We started our cruise in Barcelona (check in was smooth, pleasant and very friendly, 25 minutes). I had a Moscow mule in hand within 40 minutes of arriving. It lashed the rain which put a dampener on our first day followed by a thunder and ... Read more
carolinemcglone
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
My first cruise, I was a solo traveller. Unsure what to expect, although could not rate highly enough how fantastic the whole experience had been. Food, entertainment, cabin, and the staff were so friendly and welcoming, could not fault ... Read more
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jdono1950
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
First allow me to comment that the service and the food on the Norwegian Star are pretty good. The staff members are friendly and helpful. We had dinner in five specialty restaurants and the quality and service of each of them were ... Read more
Jivedancer56
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Got a deal through Flights and Packages for a 2 night stay in Barcelona then onto the ship for an 11 night Med cruise. Embarcation was the usual scramble when 2000 people are trying to get ion the ship, but they did patrol the line and ... Read more
Leckco
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Quite disappointed and not as expected, having sailed on the Norwegian Sun previously. I felt that there were too many people for the size of the ship. Cabins quite cramped. Main market café - the worst. Couldn't get a seat, ... Read more
Scottishscouse
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise for the different ports that it would be visiting. All ports were interesting. We were pleasantly surprised with Athens and slightly disappointed with Santorini. However overall good and fortunately excellent weather. ... Read more
Hendrina
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 forum posts
Just got back from my cruise on NCL Star. It was my 5th cruise and the first time as a "repeater" on NCL. I travelled solo, but on a ship like this you always meet other people. Both embarkation and went smoothly. To my ... Read more
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Burleigh Cruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
Went with friends who have been on cruises before. We found Cabin staff and some wait staff very friendly. The food was very good. I was gluten free and Osmond looked after my menus every day, always with a smile and helpful advice. ... Read more
ladyref
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I was crusing with my MIL - 83yrs. my two sons - 19 & 10 and my husband - 61, I'm 48 yrs. We had to accommodate such a range of tastes, that after checking our options NCL seemed to give us flexibility and cater for everyone. (I was ... Read more
Katiegee49
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was our first cruise with NCL chosen as it was a 'Cruise with John' cruise. (John Cooper is a presenter of the TV cruise programme Vision Cruise). The Epic had also been recommended to us by fellow passengers on an earlier P&O ... Read more
Marlene Dietrich
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Too many required reservations, too stressful, this is vacation and reservations should not be required! As soon as we got to our cabin we tried to setup reservations for shows that should be "first come, first serve", all the ... Read more
Linda2711
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Have been on many cruises but this is my first review on Cruise Critic. Chose the Epic as there would be plenty to do on board if the weather was not that good. For this reason it turned out to be a good choice. The highlight for us ... Read more
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