First and last time Norwegian cruiser: Norwegian Epic Cruise Review by TExarhos
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First and last time Norwegian cruiser
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
The system in the dining room is chaotic at best. We can see our food sit on the counter for 5-8 minutes while the waiter figures out what More goes where and did i mention the food comes out at different times to the table, some get dinner while others still start on salad. After the second time with this freestyle dinning we stuck with the pay restaurants which are much better. The upstairs buffet doesnt have enough seating and be prepared for the same menu disguised with sauces and gravies all week.Good crisp bacon but blah pancakes and waffles. Crepes are nice but they take too long to prepare.
On the bright side the entertainment was good but seating is limited . Cirque show was excellent. We had the feeling everything seems to be done on a cheap scale. Never enough glasses, silverware, drink servers but eventually they wash everything and bring out more. Deck chairs are always tough but try waiting for a server to come around to order a drink. Sorry to say I rank this cruise on the bottom. They have better shows than costa and carnival but worse food and cabin design. There are no large open areas except the sports bar area and one really feels the crowds always unlike the RCL ships.Lastly the elevators take forever and learn to do the stairs. Less
cabin has the worst design in the industry. Dimly lit, loud toilets, very narrow that two people cannot pass each other without one sitting on the bed. The sink next to the bed is cute at first but totally unusable. They did not think someone may get up at night to use the bathroom or want to leave early for coffee or the gym. Typically the bathroom is enclosed by itself so you can open the light , use the bathroom and wash up without affecting every one else. Hot shower and the steam floats right into the room. We opened the balcony door and hall door to get the hall AC to clear out the room heat.
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