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lnl67
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise because of the convenience of Port Canaveral and the ports of call. The Epic, while not the most beautiful ship, offered lots of dining and entertainment options. I think it is better suited for couples. The best ... Read more
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CDGoin
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
We were part of Rock Boat XVII and it was amazing !! As our first cruise we couldn't have picked better. That said I doubt we will do a "regular" cruise after The Rock Boat experience. As it was so different, and so good. I don't ... Read more
Flinch 40
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This cruise was chosen by the group I was with. Terrible layout for the rooms - entry was in the middle of the bathroom. This made it awkward when ordering morning room service. Told it would be there in 30-45, hopped in shower and they ... Read more
archaeodani
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was a charter via Sixthman == Walker Stalker cruise. The ship was awesome, the food excellent and the staff amazing. The excursions on Great Stirrup Cay were incredible.. DEFINITELY will go on another, non-themed cruise soon. ... Read more
tombaud
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I went down with 7 people for a quick getaway. The ship had a $180 a person inside cabin which included the free drink package. Several of our people chose this and were very happy. My wife and I got a balcony suite with drinks and ... Read more
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Never NCL
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was my much anticipated first cruise. The first day of the trip I spent an agonizing 5 hours freezing aboard ship. By dinner, I was too cold to stay in the dining room and spent the rest of the evening in my room trying to stave off ... Read more
corvetteatthelake
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise because our car club wanted to go someplace warm together. The Epic was chosen because of the itinerary and cruise length. The wife and I had never been on what I would call a "Mega-Ship" before and ... Read more
Farby
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We ate at cuchina, Cagney's, and La Moderno. Great service at these restaurants, coffee was amazing at La Moderno. Food and service at Taste was excellent. Ate most of our lunch and breakfast meals at The Garden Café. View was ... Read more
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JRC2523
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
8 helpful votes
My wife and I had never been to the Panama Canal and some of the other ports. This was a bucket list trip. We went with a group of 54. Norwegian's subcontractor for port transfers SMS Shore Operations did a terrible job at both LA and ... Read more
Falnangelz
Member Since 2013
1 review
13 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Gosh, where do we begin? This cruise was selected for friends and family, a party of 10 (5 cabins), as a post holiday season celebration. Many of us are seasoned travelers, including cruisers, and everyone one of us was extremely ... Read more
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Size12Stilettos
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I really enjoyed my trip. I was originally concerned that 13 nights would be just too long, especially with the 2 days at sea leaving out of NYC and the 3 days at sea returning, but it ended up being the perfect length of time. Here are a ... Read more
weetzie00
Member Since 2009
1 review
8 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We normally cruse with Princess or Royal Caribbean so my experience is relative to what I am accustomed to. We joined this cruise because we were joining a group trip and had no choice in the matter. Their group services organization was ... Read more
theocsurfer
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I've been on several Carnival Ships and this time we decided to go with Norwegian We EXPECTED a much better experience. We heard Norwegian is a step up in Quality.... DISAPPOINTING is the word to describe our vacation. The ship was old ... Read more
psekand
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We had planned on a large family reunion and had focused our search in the south-east Asia region. Living in Canada, none of us had ever travelled to this part of the world due to the very lengthy flight to get there. NCL had advertised ... Read more
Rdever
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Wanted to experience holiday on the gem, by leaving the cold behind us to warmth , visiting eastern carribean islands of interest. The staff and crew were very friendly , compassionate and went above and beyond. Entertainment, service, ... Read more
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Luv2cruzfam
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Service was awful from the moment we checked in at Port Canaveral to the last day. Most of the staff was unfriendly, lacked a smile and just rude. We had bad weather day 2, yet Norwegian shut down all outdoor activities, including pools ... Read more
sarlin
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
64 forum posts
Sailed December 2016
This was our 2nd time on the Getaway and we had a wonderful time! From the Specialty restaurants we ate at Cagney's, Tapenyaki, and Le Bistro-All were delicious! We ate breakfast at the Garden Cafe every morning and it was pretty ... Read more
chewie274
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
This was our first NCL cruise and we didn't choose it; we "crashed" my sister's vacation (she and her husband are awesome to travel with!). We didn't travel with children and we stayed in separate cabins. My sister in an ... Read more
RMorgan
Member Since 2015
1 review
20 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sea Cruiser vlog decided to have a group cruise and we had to join and this was the ship. Embarkation was fast and smooth except for security accidently hitting my wife in the mouth. Departing port at 7pm gave us a ton of time to explore ... Read more
ajw827
Member Since 2015
1 review
24 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Let's get the negative out of the way. They upcharge way too much on this ship. That being said, the ship is fantastic. It is so much fun and the ship times events and activities well enough that you seldom seem overcrowded. If you ... Read more
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ChrHorses
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Birthday celebration / Thanksgiving holiday cruise to the Bahamas from Manhattan. We had a group of 18 people and booked 8 cabins for this 7-night cruise. The ship itself is beautiful and clean. The cabins were very nice. Our cabin ... Read more
manatee63
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Embarkation was mass confusion. It made me think that this was the first time Norwegian did this. Chaos everywhere. The woman taking our picture for the card took way too long and the result was that we eventually had to get our pictures ... Read more
tropicalscuba
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
About 50 members of my running group and my best friend chose to go on this cruise. Overall, I had a good time, but it was largely in spite of the service on the Epic. I suspect that they have built a ship that simply holds too many ... Read more
swatkins56
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was our sixth NCL cruise, but the first on a big ship. On the plus side, we loved the quality of entertainment that a big ship can provide. We went to two evening shows, one special wine tasting show/lunch and a Motown review in ... Read more
Builtwells
Member Since 2010
8 reviews
684 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
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