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Norwegian Epic Cruise Reviews

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Norwegian Epic
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Excellent

1,247

Very Good

1,034

Average

899

Poor

609

Terrible

335

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4,158 Norwegian Epic Cruise Reviews


Cottage gal avatar

Cottage gal

4 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Cruise - Great fun, good value!

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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


Coachbish avatar

Coachbish

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Way Better than expected!

We chose the cruise for the timing and itinerary. We doubted our choice because of the size of the ship. While we still prefer the 2500 passenger size we didn’t feel completely overwhelmed by the size. We did ...
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Sail Date October 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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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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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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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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JoanneClarence

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not bad

We choose this cruise because of the itinerary. Also because it was a good deal with the drink package included. Getting on and off the boat was very quick and seamless. That part seemed very organized. Even ...
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Sail Date September 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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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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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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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


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xnyawka

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

There were some things on the cruise that were disappointing.

This was our first cruise on Norwegian. We have taken approximately 15 cruises over the last several years. The food, service, cabin staff were all very good. The ports and excursions were all very enjoyable. We ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Sugarval16

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing Solo European-Palooza!

This trip began as a Casino Certificate Cruise, but grew to be sooooo much more! I had a comped balcony Deck 12 Mid. Cabin was perfect. No need to upgrade on this itinerary as it is such a port intensive sailing. ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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kcole12

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Haven service was excellent... the rest of the ship was FAIR

This was our first Norwegian cruise. We ended up staying in the Haven in a 2-bedroom family villa was fantastic! The service in the Haven was spectacular from the time we boarded until the time we got off the ship. ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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jerryr67

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

END THE SUMMER CRUISE!

I laugh when I read some of these reviews from various experiences had by passengers. As in life, you can't please everyone. I am not moking anyone, just making a point that a cruise full of people will have various ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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blancoryan

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Skip this ship & company! Average at best

Sailed Sept 4-11, 2019 Norwegian Epic. Firstly, this was only our 2nd cruise. The first was on the Celebrity Silhouette. If it wasn't for that cruise, we would think that Norwegian was pretty good. But Celebrity ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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MissieGee

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Some Good; Some Not So Much

We chose this cruise to have the large ship experience and visit the ports on our itinerary. What I liked: freestyle dining and the specialty restaurants. Not having an assigned dining time was nice and the ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Anitah45

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good holiday with a few 'niggles'

Not sure if 'niggles' translates well and this is my first cruise so it might be just NFC (normal for cruising). First impressions of the ship was great. Speedy embarkation and friendly reception. However ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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bri1164

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Grand ship for a grand vacation

We celebrated are 30th anniversary by cruising this ship. We have cruised 4 times previously on Royal Caribbean and Carnival all in the Caribbean. This is our first time on a ship of this size. We chose our ...
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Sail Date August 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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