Norwegian Port Canaveral (Orlando) Cruise Reviews

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lforma
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
The Epic is huge. But over the size of the ship, the number of people is the negative. We arrived a day early to check out Cape Canaveral. Great day spent at the Cape. We stayed at the Marriott Residence Inn, Cocoa Beach, and ... Read more
bazzaman
Member Since 2017
1 review
We bought this cruise because we wanted to find some warm weather in our winter. I think we were unlucky, the itinery called for two sea days which were both a wash out. Cozumel Mexico was very disappointing as was Ocho Rios. The highlight ... Read more
Marie83
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I chose the Epic to try the studio cabins. I enjoyed the studio cabin and the "Living Room" area for the studio cabins. Embarkation was not awful, although slow. On board, couldn't get an elevator, of course, so had to walk up ... Read more
sirfuller
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
252 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Overall, I had a relaxing time aboard the Norwegian Epic (as I always do on cruises). This was my ninth cruise and fourth as a solo. I stayed in a solo studio but did not really take part in their nightly solo meeting. I'm not much of a ... Read more
mleevch
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I felt compelled to write a review upon disembarking from the ship. We booked this cruise a year ago and I read review after review all year and became increasingly nervous. Once on the ship both my husband and I had the same thought, Were ... Read more
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Barbiegator
Member Since 2006
6 reviews
1,254 forum post
5 helpful votes
We live near Port Canaveral and like to cruise out of their port. We were anxious to try Norwegian and also go on a ship we have never been on. We had a great time eating, drinking and playing in the casino. We received Beverage Pkg and 3 ... Read more
iamscottie
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was by far the worst experience I've had on a Norwegian Cruise! It started at the port (Port Canaveral), we arrived at 11:30am as we selected the 11:30/12:00 arrival. When we arrived we were ushered to an escalator with a horde of ... Read more
KINGKAM
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
This was our second cruise with Norwegian and our last .on arrival at port Canaveral fl we entered the $125@ 7 night car park easily .and as near as you can to the ship. Our first piece of legal rip off. We proceeded to wait in line for ... Read more
drlfoust
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We cruise 4 times a year. This was the worst cruise ever. Long lines, unacceptable wait times for elevators, poor cabin lighting, recepticles under shelves that you had to sit on the floor to plug anything in, mediocre food that was ... Read more
Blazeoffire
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
First, just getting through security BEFORE getting on the ship was sadly very slow. Weather in Florida was cooler than expected and it was windy which made it feel much colder. Luckily a Norwegian employee saw the backlog of people and ... Read more
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jimwendy6869
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise because it was a good value and we REALLY wanted to get out of the snow!! And it was our 20th anniversary! It was myself and my husband traveling. We had been reading reviews for several months and really began to ... Read more
hotwired99
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Review NCL Epic Jan 21st – 28th Haven suite 17010 – Ahmad (Butler) Leah (Concierge) We recently reserved a Haven Suite on the Epic for the January 21st-28th cruise to Tortolla, St. Thomas & NCL’s own private ... Read more
Tinas Coma woman
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
41 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We went on this cruise with two other couples, the key for me was a three day pre-cruise trip to Walt Disney World. The whole trip was a package organized by a local travel company. This was our 12th cruise, 4th on NCL. I was a ... Read more
Katastrophe31
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
We wanted to try something new, and thought a cruise would be a great way to see different places. Embankment and dismemberment were fine, at least for us. The cabin was clean, plenty of storage. The bathroom set up was odd, but we learned ... Read more
JEB7800
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise as a small group activity for 6 that included Disney World & Kennedy Space Center visits. The ship looks great in advertisements, but failed to live up to expectations. Too many people all the time at the same ... Read more
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BEAR73
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
Chose this cruise for the ship and Itinerary. First time for me with this many sea days. Absolutely loved it most relaxed cruise I've been on. Thought it was going to be an issue without laundry available. Wednesday came around got a ... Read more
Jason1970
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
we had this cruise line recommended from the travel agents, as two travelling families we booked 2 mini suites on back to back eastern, western Caribbean and flew from the uk to meet the ship in Orlando. From the minute we arrived NCL ... Read more
Cruisestlouis
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We have been on the Norwegian Spirit for a Mediterranean cruise and loved the freestyle availability. The Epic is much bigger and took some time to learn our way around. We have been on numerous cruises but really enjoy the freestyle ... Read more
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
bubba40
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Big ship with lots of people means long wait times for everything from elevators, to tables, to drinks, and shows are always over-crowded with no seats. Had to wait for 20 to 45 minutes for a dinner table almost every night. There wasn't ... Read more
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KevandJan
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Having chosen the Norwegian Dawn for our first cruise fourteen years ago, we decided to revisit NCL after a number of cruises with Cunard, Celebrity, Holland America and P&O. However we wished we had'nt. The ship is enormous and ... Read more
jofred
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We switch to NCL a couple of years ago after the other cruise line we liked lost all service and terrible food. The Epic is a big ship-clean and a great staff of employees. Friendly and helpful- did not see much of the cruise director or ... Read more
jprophitt5651
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Review Norwegian Epic 7 day cruise to Virgin Islands and Bahamas Overall rating 2 out of 5. Will not travel on this ship again and that sentiment was shared by most of the people we talked to, especially the veteran travelers. Ship ... Read more
Sugar0802
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
230 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our 5th NCL cruise, 7th cruise overall. We wanted to try the larger ship to see if we liked it (which we didn't, more on that later). We arrived in Port Canaveral at noon on Saturday. By 12:40, we were onboard the Epic. ... 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
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