Bigger does NOT mean better: Norwegian Epic Cruise Review by zaxoma
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Bigger does NOT mean better
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
And my other greatest complaint is that EVERYTHING on board is a price point for Norwegian. You can't turn around without someone informing you that "that will be an additional charge."
We had to go out of our way many times to avoid the "Casino deck". Between the smoke and the noise, that deck was obnoxious.
The restaurants that did NOT charge were few and far between, but we found the servers pleasant and engaging in all of them. One of the venues that More we attended with an up charge, the tepanyaki, featured enjoyable food, but probably would have more enticing had it restricted customers to at least the age of 5 or 6. There were several infants and toddlers the night that we went, and the whining and crying was distracting, as you might imagine.
Our room steward was very friendly and attentive. The turndowns and towel animals were greatly appreciated, and we were glad to tip him over and above the mandatory "gratuity".
In summary, I think we'll be sticking to the smaller vessels in the fleet. Our time aboard the Pearl and the Sun were comfortable and memorable. And the mega-ships are too mega for us. Less
Better Than We Expected Overal...
Great crew, good ship
First time - not the last!