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Norwegian Epic Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Fun, yet expensive

Review for Norwegian Epic to the Eastern Mediterranean
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First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

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Sail Date: Dec 2014
Cabin: Inside

The cruise as a whole was extremely fun, but we avoided doing as much as we would have liked because of prices. We only had one drink a day each (there were 2 of us), and the drinks cost about $20 (together) every time we ordered. It was frustrating that we pre-payed the service charges, yet there was gratuity tacked on to every drink order. We didn't even do enough on the ship that would have used up our service fees and we felt it was ridiculous to have to pay additional gratuity; it didn't seem like it was made clear I guess. We also didn't like that you couldn't pay for anything up front and you charged everything to an account you had to pay off at the end of the trip; this made it a little more difficult to keep track of how much we had spent, again, leading us not to do as much. The Blue Man Group and Cirque Dreams and Dinner were amazing; would highly recommend both shows to anyone! The pizza on the ship was the best I've ever eaten in my life; just in general, the food was one of the best parts of the trip. Pictures were also a bit pricey, but I would still have paid for them; they turned out awesome! Really good cruise line, but we quickly realized it was more expensive (anything on the ship) than anticipated.

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