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epegoblue
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
I chose this cruise due to a group of 6 friends choosing it first! Also, this was mom's 75th birthday present cruise. Embarkation went pretty well since I got to enjoy the Gold & Platinum line for the first time. We were dropped ... Read more
pamyday
Member Since 2016
1 review
Went to the Eastern Caribbean. Epic was a very large ship with over 4000 guests. For the most part we did enjoy ourselves, but no thanks to the help . The shows were very good. Most bartenders were top notch. The pub service was ... Read more
ABC Cruisers
Member Since 2007
1 review
779 forum posts
3 helpful votes
First a little about us, we are in our late 50's and started cruising 27 years ago for our honeymoon on the NCL Seaward. This was our 30th cruise, this cruise made our 14th on NCL. I am a planner, this cruise was booked at the beginning of ... Read more
Ceric20
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Having been on 3 other cruises with NCL i wanted to give the Epic a shot when i seen it was coming back to the USA. We booked while we were still on the Escape for our annual November cruise. There was 6 of us who all booked and went on ... Read more
barmongar
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
The Norwegian Epic should be decommissioned and used as scrap metal, or recommissioned as a prison ship. The staff/crew should be retrained and taught what it means to be helpful, informative, courteous and professional. The designer of ... Read more
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burwells
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We have cruised with Norwegian before (on the Getaway, Dawn, Pride of America) and never had a problem. We've been on over 30 cruises total. But this was the worst cruise we've ever taken. It started with an over 1 1/2 hour delay getting ... Read more
tew3622
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Long wait to board. Took 5 hours from arrival to ability to get in cabin. Restaurant staff surly and totally oblivious to what customer's ordered. I know this was the first time out of this port, but no excuse. Just terrible planning for ... Read more
Popeye3161
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
EMBARKATION PROCESS – it was to say the least, confused. This I suspect a result of the quantity of passengers over what the local NCL embarkation staff had experienced in the past at this port when the NCL Spirit was docked here. ... Read more
LD Silver
Member Since 2014
1 review
37 forum posts
19 helpful votes
I was on the November 12 – November 19 Eastern Caribbean sailing of the Norwegian Escape. The itinerary included three sea days (Sunday, Monday, Thursday) and three ports of call. They were St. Thomas (Tuesday), Tortola (Wednesday) ... Read more
floridamoeman
Member Since 2014
1 review
19 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We are platinum latitude members and NCL shareholders so in the past NCL is our cruise choice. The cabin set up with the sink in the bedroom area is a little quirky but not a problem. Storage in the room was adequate. There are many ... Read more
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Donniluv
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Repairs on dock 10 were not finished so we boarded on dock one which in not capable of handling 4100 cruisers well. Three hours of boarding gets stale. First reservation for dinner at Manhattan was a bust. Place was already packed with ... Read more
marpauly
Member Since 2009
1 review
33 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Worst embarkation of our 18 cruises for sure..We embarked after 3hoopm with thousands of others out of port Canaveral..We were so late to embark that we had to assist at the muster drill at 1hoopm the day after with hundreds of others.. ... Read more
ssful
Member Since 2014
1 review
17 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We are loyal Norwegian cruisers and this was our four trip with them. We had a great time but there were some pluses and minuses. (1) I disliked that my latitudes rewards status did not upgrade mid cruise. I advanced from a bronze to a ... Read more
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albeachrealtor
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
52 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
NCL Epic Failure I have been cruising for nearly 2/3 of my life. I have sailed on Royal Caribbean, NCL, Carnival, and Disney. If this had been my first cruise, I would have NEVER sailed again…ever. It started with us being ... Read more
gonzo1124
Member Since 2008
1 review
422 forum posts
Just arrived from a week at the Epic. First trip out of Canaveral in FL. A big mess boarding due to being the first time out from this port. Don't really blame them for this since the port people were trying to figure out the new software ... Read more
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shazam1951
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We picked this cruise because the timing was right. We knew the weather would be pleasant, but more importantly, we wanted to see the ship Escape. We weren't disappointed... the ship is a destination in itself. The ship is huge and ... Read more
IMNOTSHY
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
A great ship and a good value, but do not expect any crew member to ever answer the simplest of questions.An extremely unorganized crew who at best could not run a pay toilet at the county fair. I am being a lot more polite than is ... Read more
bigcity57
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
49 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We originately booked Norwegian Spirit for Dec. 3, 2016 and was advised the ship had been chartered and we would have to select another ship that had the same itinerary and chose the Epic. The ship was big with 4100 passengers and we ... Read more
marcolisa
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We have been on about 7 cruises. 6 with NCL. We wanted to go on their newest ship. We stayed at Hampton Inn and suites by Hilton Miami Brickell downtown, great stay. Close to port. Has transport to port. Great Italian restaurant a few ... Read more
CUontheC
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
199 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Embarkation and Debarkation went very well. Cruise Critic Meet and Greet was fun and informative. Cabin was smaller than on other ships but comfortable. Our room steward was just ok. No fun animals...just one that she made out of ... Read more
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hydrowilly
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Just got back from a week on the Epic and can say with no hesitation that we'll never go through that again. Norwegian had us 'select' when we wanted to check in so we selected 930 to 10 AM. We arrived at 950 due to cabs being swamped in ... Read more
Builtwells
Member Since 2010
8 reviews
648 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have sailed the Dawn a number of times prior to the recent dry dock and found the updates were beautiful with the exception of the artwork in the Venetian Dining Room, which our travel group found disturbing. The Meet and Greet was ... Read more
cruisedreamer2
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
54 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it added Harvest Caye and Grand Cayman to the usual round-up for Western Caribbean ports. To those of you eager for news about Harvest Caye: the small island is beautiful--with lush landscaping and a huge pool ... Read more
nedera
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our third trip with NCL and it was a great experience. We've also sailed on the Jewel and Pearl. The staff was extremely friendy and helpful. Everyone always said hello and seemed to enjoy interacting with the crusiers. ... Read more
SlimWithSylvia
Member Since 2015
1 review
77 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first Norwegian cruise. We've cruised Royal and Carnival many times, but we found a great time and deal and decided to go. We were looking forward to trying another cruise line and with Norwegian being freestyle we were ... Read more
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