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chrisanne
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Choose the cruise because it had some single people going. Room was OK, but the studio lounge was not inviting at all. I did enjoy the freedom to dine when and where I wanted to. Breakfast buffet was very annoying by the 3rd day. Totally ... Read more
retiredcaterer
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 forum posts
Sailed May 2017
This cruise was a college graduation gift for our daughter, selected for its editerranean itinerary. I was disappointed with the cabin because of the odd bathroom situation on the NCL Epic. We had our daughter and her friend with us ... Read more
GatorKingPablo
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
My wife and I booked this cruise about 100 days out for our first year anniversary. We're from the U.S. and previously took the Western Caribbean cruise on the NCL Dawn in 2015. Despite being a much older, smaller ship, with a less ... Read more
adam.nodjomian
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was our family's (ages 51, 51, 21, and 18) fifth and favorite cruise. Previously we had only cruised in the Caribbean and had been looking into a European cruise for a while. We sailed on the Norwegian Dawn out of Tampa in 2011 and ... Read more
DisneyPrincess74
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was my first time on NCL (My husband's 2nd- he sailed in 1984 on the Southward). We sailed from Barcelona to Naples, Rome (Civitavecchia), Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Cannes, France, Palma Spain back to Barcelona. This was a 7 day ... Read more
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Aggiemom17
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We went for the sites not the cruise so it really didn't matter about the cruise. It was a floating hotel, place to eat and transportation. The ship was clean, the service was average. The specialty dining was very good, We tried three of ... Read more
Ros Blignaut
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Fantastic cruise, ship, shows outstanding, crew out of this world.waiter service on deck 15 excellant rommel was such a friendly and fantastic wa iter an asset to your company. Eva who looked after our cabin 9098 knew our names lovely ... Read more
sandralee01
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
As per all my cruises I chose this ship for the itinerary. To be honest I would not normally choose a ship of this size. The down side is when you have to use the tenders. Even with a tender ticket it took hours to get to shore. We had not ... Read more
pjmackoe
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We just returned from our western Mediterranean cruise on Norwegian Epic. This cruise was fantastic. The staff were superb. We had a balcony room which was always clean. Eduardo our steward was great. He was friendly and always had a ... Read more
MiniJeffrey
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
78 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Another great trip with the Epic, first time as a solo guest in the studios. Studios are great, small but everything you need for a single guest. Staff was friendly and going the extra mile, as always nothing to complain about the staff on ... Read more
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TDHNJ
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was only our 2nd cruise, with our 1st also being on an NCL Ship (Escape) in 4/2016. We planned for 2 weeks away with our Mediterranean cruise in the middle of our trip. The days of departure/arrival worked well with our plans. We ... Read more
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me travel
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Excellent entertainment and great food in the main dining room. Only cruise line that has studio rooms which I was very impressed with. the only problem I had was getting the proper number of towels for my state room each night. The ... Read more
ikoolu
Member Since 2014
1 review
71 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
we are seasoned cruises and have done NCL several times along with Celebrity etc etc We liked the NCL low key cruise as you want they offer - our panama canal 16 day trip was a lifetime best - We found the Epic too large - no ... Read more
Evans18
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
18 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We joined the NCL Epic in Barcelona on 30th April, this was our third NCL cruise and our second on the Epic. Embarkation was really smooth, we arrived at the terminal about 2pm and walked straight through security and up to a check in ... Read more
frodelaggo
Member Since 2015
1 review
38 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
I just loved my cruise, always so many people that are negative, but I had a great time onboard. And the ports on this is just so interesting.. We had booked excursions in almost every port, and they wore great.. the only thing that was a ... Read more
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fruitandnuts99
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
This ship is enormous so get your walking shoes on. The first impression I got was at the Casino area. The aroma was purely cigarette smoke, old fashioned décor and dull lighting. I was pleased to see that other floors did not have ... Read more
tallred6
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the sites it stopped at and the price, as well as the lack of conflicts with our schedule. This was our second cruise, and we liked our first one better, but at the same time, what's not to like about most ... Read more
tdrisdale
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Having to pay over $200 for Wi-Fi that does not work is just not right. And I mean "99% DOES NOT WORK". You try and log in and you get “The Proxy server isn’t responding”, and if you get logged in the time to ... Read more
SF941272007
Member Since 2017
1 review
16 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We picked this cruise because of it offered a good itinerary and the schedule worked for us. When I booked I did not realized NCL Epic was such a huge ship (4200 passengers). After reading the reviews prior to leaving I was concerned ... Read more
mjb59
Member Since 2016
1 review
30 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise for its itinerary and were not disappointed! Embarkation and disembarkation were very smoothly run. We had read a lot about the bathrooms on the Epic and were expecting the worse, but actually, they were no problem at ... Read more
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cuillich
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
NCL EPIC – Barcelona to Barcelona 23.04.2017 I hope this isn’t too long a review but there were lots of things that were great for first time cruisers……. I feel we were fortunate to have chosen VivaVoyage as ... Read more
iamenu
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We initially chose the Mediterranean cruise on Norwegian Epic for the itinerary. We could board in Barcelona, end the tour in Marseilles. Worked for us because we wanted to take the train to Paris after the cruise. That didnt work out ... Read more
Miro2007
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We loved our cruise (7 days Mediterranean from Barcelona). This was our fourth NCL cruise and the first at such a big ship. After reading a lot of reviews we were very curious of the Epic and what our experience would be. Well it was ... Read more
Lakeboy54
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Itinerary was great, would have been better to have an extended duration in Rome - so much to see, not enough time. The main dining food was ok, specialty restaurants have better quality of food - not sure who the executive chef is, but ... Read more
girlprof
Member Since 2013
1 review
50 forum posts
8 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because I had sailed Norwegian before and was pleased with the ship and the service. I was arranging a cruise for myself and 3 friends and this gave us destinations we preferred. We departed after spending 3 days ... Read more
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