Norwegian Epic 4-2013: Norwegian Epic Cruise Review by Barga51
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Norwegian Epic 4-2013
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
We didn't like all the smoke in the casino area. We noticed a small air filter in the corner of one part of the casino, but it really didn't help much. Entertainment was available, but for major events there was the requirement for making reservations. There was certainly not freestyle fun! Other events needed no reservations, but lack of seating kept us from standing around to watch.
The night before arriving back in Miami we had not been given any instructions as to what we should do with luggage, etc. When we located our cabin steward and asking him, he promptly told us that he gave some information to the friends in the next cabin and to ask them. Really? We stood in line for about a half hour in order to ask the staff at the desk what we needed to do. They finally came up with a sheet of information and told us to choose luggage tags on the wall. We were not impressed by the lack of concern.
The main pool was so small, we never dipped a toe in it. A ship this large should be able to accomodate a larger amount of customers. We also had trouble when asking directions..... the staff misdirected us several times. People in the photo gallery gave us conflicting information too. Not everyone was cheerful or helpful.
On the plus side, we found the food selection at the buffet was the best food we ate. However, trying to find a place to sit was a chore. We rarely got to eat hot food because of all the walking around to find an available space. Frequently there were single passengers taking up large booths.
We would not travel on the Epic in the future, nor would we advise anyone to choose this ship. It was the least enjoyable experience we have had in cruising. Less
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