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Barcelona to Europe - Western Mediterranean Norwegian Epic Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Epic
Western Mediterranean
Barcelona

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954 Barcelona to Europe - Western Mediterranean Norwegian Epic Cruise Reviews


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Northwoodcruiser

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Mediterranean cruise from Barcelona on Norwegian Epic and 6 Barcelona Days

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I chose this cruise because I wanted to have a Barcelona land and a Mediterranean cruise vacation. We arrived in Barcelona four days prior to cruise which began Sunday, October 20, 2019. We also stayed on in ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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kimwrightman

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great ports, bad ship

We were on the NCL Epic leaving from Barcelona I was in a group of 20 and we all felt the ship was lackluster. This was my first time on sailing with NCL and I will be sticking to my preferred cruise line in the ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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amelia3171

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

A wonderful trip

Preamble I’m a 40-something Scot living in Ireland, I travel with my 50-something Irish friend. I’d always wanted to cruise but when I’d looked into cruising in the past the whole notion of set-dining ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Deb7478

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Poor design - Worst customer service

The most disappointing of all my cruises. Room design very inconvenient and strange. The steward was just a glorified maid. He made the beds up and that was it. Unavailable for the first 3 days. Calls to ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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AlanRRT

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great time in the Mediterranean

I'm 65 years old and have never been to Europe. What better way to see it than on a cruise? This cruise is all about the ports, there is only one sea day and most of the port days are long. This was my first ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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karen.west.0127

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Italy, France and Spain

My husband and I wanted to visit Italy so Cannes and Mallorca were a wonderful bonus. I can’t help comparing Norwegian to Royal Caribbean and I have to say Royal is still my favourite line. Some of the staff on ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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annahayes

1 Review Written

Disappointing

I was disappointed that there were no $5 Blackjack tables, I love playing Blackjack on cruises and play every night on other cruises (I have been on 16 other ones) but didn’t play one single time on this one as a ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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bozman2112

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

30th Anniversary splurge

This cruise was a celebration of our 30th Anniversary. We chose this cruise based on it's itinerary above anything. Also, the Mrs family roots are Italian, specifically Florence. So it was important for me to give ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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WWLL

5 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

A good cruise

Review Norwegian Epic Western Med Cruise September 22, 2019 This cruise originated and returned to Barcelona. I am platinum on Norwegian and Princess and have been on westbound Trans-Atlantic cruises on the ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Fuentes

1 Review Written

Great first cruise

We wanted to cruise the Mediterranean to visit countries we have never been to, leaving from Barcelona where we have friends. We enjoyed everything, particularly the services on the ship and the professionalism of ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Cottage gal

4 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Cruise - Great fun, good value!

We went on this cruise with another couple who wanted to try the bigger ship as they previously had only been on the Spirit with us a couple of years ago. I've been on many ships/cruise lines so I was open to it. ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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saskfolks

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Epic Fail

This was our ninth cruise and the second time on NCL. Our first was on the charming, older, much smaller Norwegian Spirit which we thoroughly enjoyed. We had read about the design problems with the Epic but the ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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vekacruiser

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Epic - Amazing ports of call in the Med and mediocre ship

I chose this ship specifically for the Itinerary (Barcelona, Cannes, Florence, Palma De Majorca, Rome, Naples). I had read about the weird bathroom configuration, but figured it wouldn't be too much of a big deal. I ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Jho182

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Old Ship - Staffed by the "B Team"

This was our second trip with Norwegian and we were very disappointed with this ship. I won't go into all the details but... this is definitely a budget cruise. The ship is old and showing it's age. Dirty ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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yariv82

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointed from the ship, the route is amazing

We choose the NCL Epic from previous experience on the Jade few years ago that was very good for family with kids. But the Epic was very disappointing, the room was tiny and not comfortable. We ordered a balcony ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Highlighter1

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!!!

after reading some previous reviews about Norwegian Epic we were a bit skeptical. Just got back from one week from Barcelona western cruise. The ship was incredible, food was great, stateroom was great, ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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moscab

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Epic holidays overall

I am writing this review as a second time cruiser with NCL (I did the NCL Star last year): we are a couple in the thirties and have been on this 7-day cruise departing from Barcelona and enjoyed it very much overall ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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radhamoore

1 Review Written

Mediterranean Cruise

We chose this cruise because it was our 20th anniversary and it was on our bucket list to do this cruse. Overall, a very good trip, all ports were exciting. The ship: the bartenders at the Whiskey Bar, Joseph, ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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kirsten1526

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Ship and Passengers

We chose this cruise for our 10-year wedding anniversary and opted for the Haven. I really enjoyed the embarkation process where we were taken to a separated, less chaotic area. Though, I don't know that I would ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Anniejyoung

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First Mediterranean Cruise

This was my first Mediterranean Cruise, but not my first experience with NCL. I found the Epic to be quite a glorious ship. Plenty of activities on board the ship to keep you busy if you chose to do so as well as ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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jbernal

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

By far the worst cruise I have ever taken.

I chose this cruise because I am a former employee of NCL. Having worked at sea on the SS Norway in the early 80's I have always had an allegiance to NCL. It was awful the ship was dirty. The embarkation was ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Foxstar

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

This cruise had its Ups and it had its Downs.

This is my review of the varies dinning areas: No fee restaurants: 1- The main dinning restaurants (Manhattan for dinner and Taste for breakfast) ... were really hit and miss for. Meaning a lot more mediocre ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Pcherubin

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Used to be great!

It was always our favorite, NCL. They treated us like royalty. They have made so many cuts recently, I thought I was on a Carnival cruise. No longer the cute towel animals to welcome us daily, no longer the menu ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Coasters2Cruise103

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Experience on the Epic

This was our first time on a Norwegian cruise but I did my research and knew some things to expect. These are my thoughts/experience on the Epic last week: Embarking: We had flown in a day early into Barcelona ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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KellieJayne

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First time cruisers amazing ship

After reading some reviews before we sailed I was a bit nervous about wait times for drinks, sun beds and the amount of people on the boat. I never once had a problem getting a sun bed even when I didnt go down ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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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