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Barcelona to the Canary Islands Norwegian Epic Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Epic
Canary Islands
Barcelona

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52 Barcelona to the Canary Islands Norwegian Epic Cruise Reviews


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lampadjuster

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Epic not quite so epic

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We have been wanting to cruise on the Epic since we were on the Jade in 2011 and watched the video presentation of this latest ship in the NCL fleet. Since then, we've looked at many reviews of the ship, and ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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2britsinspain

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Plenty of good things, but reserving chairs with towels.....no!!!!!!!

We probably took this cruise at the wrong time of year for us as we will explain further on, but certainly learned from the occasion. The trip was at Easter and took in Barcelona (embarkation), Tangier, Canary ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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trinitytrees

8 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointing Post Cruise Experience with Guest Relations

Easter break with family. Embarkation was smooth staff v good. We had wait until announcement that cabins where ready but acceptable. Happy with cabin layout and location. First night ate in cagneys was ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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SquishTheWhale

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

An Epic First Time Cruise

This was our first ever cruise, and we loved the whole experience! The Epic isn't the most glamorous ship afloat, but we loved the variety of places to go and things to do. I think we'd be bored on a smaller ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Jfulker

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Epic Easter with Kids

I have spent the last year quietly watching blogs and message boards and gathering information to help with our first cruise with Norwegian cruise line. I choose the ship because we were traveling with my two ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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fabnfortysomething

11 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Epic Trip to Canary Islands

SHIP ITSELF Very large with lots of small capacity areas No soaring atrium like the smaller ships but mainly 1 storey with a few areas with open ceiling to next level so more of a hotel feel than traditional ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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StargateBabe

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Time and Lots of Help

We went Platinum this trip on NCL and no wonder with the incredible assistance they provided to me with my leg in a boot cast. I broke my ankle a few weeks before the trip. So I called my personal Cruise Consultant, ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Floydfan59

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Ten Fabulous Days

We embarked from Barcelona and were on board within 40 minutes despite managing to time our arrival with what seemed to everyone else who was sailing. Our bags were brought into our cabin by Norman, our steward, ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Cruiserfamily17

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Family Cruise on Epic

This is only my 2nd cruise so not much to compare against after going away last year on P&O Azura - my sister found an excellent deal for the family on Norwegian Epic which included the free drinks package - too ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Mrsc3

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Time

Was a little unsure having read some negative reviews and seeing as we were travelling during Easter school break worried it may be over crowded and hectic what with 4000 people onboard,we were pleasantly surprised ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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denisew

2 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable holiday

Really enjoyed this cruise other than the weather but this is not the fault of Norwegian Cruise Lines Despite previous reviews, the longest we had to wait for a table to eat in any of the restaurants (having being ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Cruiserteen

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Overall it was great!

I sailed first time with NCL with my aunt, her husband and their adult daughter(my cousin). This was my third cruise. I found out i was going just a month ahead. I flew by myself to Barcelona and met my relatives ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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malsue123

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

No Such Thing As The Perfect Cruise

In cruising, as in life, some things you like, some you don`t and the NCL Epic is no exception, but the good far outweigh the bad. So, let`s get rid of the negatives straight away. The design is odd; from the well ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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raining cats and dogs

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Everything we hoped for.

Having just returned from an 11 day Canary Island cruise and read some of the most recent reviews by cruisers who went to the Canary Islands, I can't believe that we were on the same/similar cruise. Yes the ship is ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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StuartandMelissaD

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Family Cruise

This review is for all the reviews I have read that are nitpicking the NCL Epic and it's enormous size. It's a big boat. True. It will require some walking to get around. True. You know it's a big boat when you ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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1969cruiser

4 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Are you ready to cruise like a Norwegian?

OK ladies & gentlemen. Let's get one thing straight here. Everyone who complains about the Epic in these reviews does not know how to: Cruise like a Norwegian! Norwegians like the hustle & bustle of ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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althebanker1

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

To quote the the song: This is the worst ship I've ever been on.

Have cruised with a number of other cruise lines but first time and last with NCL. THE Epic is just too big and too crowded especially when the weather keeps people in doors. There is just no where to just sit and ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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redmonan

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

A Big Disappointment

Here is my breakdown of my experience on this cruise on the Norwegian Epic from Barcelona to Morocco and Canary Islands. EMBARKATION. As we arrived there early from the airport there werent many people at ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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justfred

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

First Time on NCL

First of all, let me say that having booked this cruise for a very cheap price,( about half the price that we are used to paying on some other ships so I have to be fair with my review which relects what I have paid ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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rosapink

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

TOO MANY PEOPLE, NOT ENOUGH SPACE

We have just returned from this cruise and hope that any one with mobility problems will find this review helpful. We were a group of 4, both husbands have Parkinsons, one uses a rollator(walking frame on wheels) ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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shiny49

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Noisy Overcrowded Ship!!!

Being a cruise addict for many years I looked forward to trying this 'highly acclaimed' ship. The reality was somewhat different. Embarkation was smooth and efficient, but as the ship filled up the crush of people ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Lawhouse

3 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Disappointed Butlins at Sea

This was our first cruise with NCL, we have previously cruised many times with Royal Carribean and thought we would try Epic for a change, a grave mistake. It started badly with a long wait for a transfer from ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Lynnbee

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Epic Chaos

We had a quite an enjoyable cruise overall, our spa balcony suite was lovely and the food was fairly good. Would I go on the Epic again? I would certainly think twice. For us, the embarkation process took around ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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cobri

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Ugly ship, nice cruise

Do'nt like the construction of the Epic. Viewing the exterior it needs some imagination to recognize the traditional ship shape. Seems as in the beginning there was a ship and afterwards strange constructions were ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Alexandra79

4 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Never Again with NCL

Since we already went on a cruise with Norwegian Epic before, I was convinced that the vacation would be great. Well I don't know what happened with this ship in a few years time, but I can honestly say that I ...
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Sail Date February 2016


Norwegian Epic Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.03.6
Dining4.03.8
Entertainment5.04
Public Rooms4.03.8
Fitness Recreation4.03.8
Family5.03.7
Enrichment3.03.3
Service4.03.8
Value For Money4.03.5
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