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From 11 Nov. to 18 Nov., my wife and I embarked on the NCL Epic for a cruise in and out Rome. It was a tour package from Penang Malaysia by Emirates Air via Dubai. After a city tour of Rome and visiting the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain & Vatican's St. Peter's Basilica, we arrived at Civitavecchia, where the Epic is berthed. Day 1: 11 Nov. - Rome (Civitavecchia, Italy) We checked into cabin 9254 and had our dinner at the ship's Manhattan Restaurant at 6.00pm. We had a good nite's rest after our luggage were delivered to our room. The cabin was comfortable with ample of storage places in every nook & corner. The long bath & toilet was separate with 2 balcony chairs. There was coffee-making facility, hair blower & pool towels. ( We were fascinated by the towel folding! ) Day 2 : 12 Nov. (Florence & Pisa) We had our b'fast at Garden Cafe (Deck 15) and were surprised at the many buffet counters. At 8.00 am, we disembarked at the port of Livorno and depart for Florence by coach (11/2 hrs). Visited the Duomo, Michaelangelo's David statue & statue of Hercules & Cacus. Visited Gallery of statues & Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore. (Jeff Koon's golden statue of Pluto & Proserpina was also displayed until Dec.28). Had our lunch at Signoria Square & depart for Pisa. It has been 12 years since I last visited Pisa. Back at the ship, we had our dinner at Manhattan. Day 3 : 13 Nov. ( Cannes - Monte Carlo : Monaco) 8.00 am : After b'fast at Garden Cafe, we disembarked by tender life boats to go ashore. We depart for Monaco. We visited the Fragonard perfume factory. 11.00 am : We arrived at Monte Carlo Casino. Due to coach restrictions, we had to walked 10 minutes to Casino Square. This is the infamous Casino Royale of Ian Fleming's James Bond film. After lunch we paid our respect at Grace Kelly & Prince Rainier's Tombs. We visited Grand Palace grounds of Grimaldi & had a panoramic view of Monte Carlo. On our way back, we visited Cannes Festival of Stars. On the cruise ship, we had buffet dinner at Garden Cafe. After dinner, we watched the musical comedy performance of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Image of the bus with beautiful backdrops, but lots of foul & bawdy language. Day 4 : 14 Nov. (Palma de Mallorca, Spain) After b'fast, we had the morning free to walk round the ship. At 2.00 pm, we disembarked at Palma de Mallorca port and visited Belver Castle. After that we visited the Almudaina Palace and Cathedral "Le Seu". That nite, after dinner we watched the box office performance of "Burn the Floor" - a very entertaining dance performances of stars! Day 5. : 15 Nov. (Barcelona, Spain) 8.00 am : After we disembarked Norwegian Epic, we depart for Montjuic Hill. Visited Gaudi Park & Sagrada Familia. Had a Spanish lunch of tapas & playa at Marina Bay. After lunch, visited the shopping street of "La Rambas". That nite, after dinner, we watched the Epic's Beatles performance at Epic Theatre. Song of the 60's "Hard Day's Nite", I want to hold your hand", "Love me do" came flashing back to school days' memories - an enjoyable one hour non-stop performance! Day 6 : 16 Nov. ( Cruising at Sea) Free Day - After b'fast, witnessed fruit & vegetable carving, sushi & teppanyaki demonstration and dance class with cast of Burn the Floor. We also had a group tour of the ship. Lunch at Shanghai Restaurant. Formal dinner with wine at Manhattan. Day 7 : 17 Nov. (Naples - Pompeii - Sorento) 8.00 am : City Tour of Naples & proceed to Pompeii. 10.00 am : Arrived at Pompeii site - hidden under 20 ft of ash & cinders after the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. We could only managed to see the city's baths, villas & theatre due to the constraints of time. It will take the whole day to walk thro' the site! 1.00 pm : Had lunch in Sorento and do some shopping. 4.30 pm : Returned to NCL Epic 6.30 pm : Dinner at Noodle Bar ( more than you can eat!) 10.00 pm : Left luggage outside room Day 8 : 18 Nov. : Rome ( Civitavecchia) - Disembarked Norwegian Epic Cruise Experience : The 7 Days Norwegian Epic Cruise was an unforgettable experience. We had no time to avail ourselves at the many amenities offered. The spectacular shows were very entertaining. The casinos were crowded throughout the nite. Free style crusing and dine where you want is offered by NCL. Complementary restaurants should be enough to whet your appetite. We put on a few kilos after the cruise although we had a hectic off-shore schedule!

7 Days Mediterranean Cruise

Norwegian Epic Cruise Review by Beh Soo seng

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2015
  • Destination: Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony
From 11 Nov. to 18 Nov., my wife and I embarked on the NCL Epic for a cruise in and out Rome. It was a tour package from Penang Malaysia by Emirates Air via Dubai. After a city tour of Rome and visiting the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain & Vatican's St. Peter's Basilica, we arrived at Civitavecchia, where the Epic is berthed.

Day 1: 11 Nov. - Rome (Civitavecchia, Italy)

We checked into cabin 9254 and had our dinner at the ship's Manhattan Restaurant at 6.00pm. We had a good nite's rest after our luggage were delivered to our room. The cabin was comfortable with ample of storage places in every nook & corner. The long bath & toilet was separate with 2 balcony chairs. There was coffee-making facility, hair blower & pool towels. ( We were fascinated by the towel folding! )

Day 2 : 12 Nov. (Florence & Pisa)

We had our b'fast at Garden Cafe (Deck 15) and were surprised at the many buffet counters. At 8.00 am, we disembarked at the port of Livorno and depart for Florence by coach (11/2 hrs). Visited the Duomo, Michaelangelo's David statue & statue of Hercules & Cacus. Visited Gallery of statues & Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore. (Jeff Koon's golden statue of Pluto & Proserpina was also displayed until Dec.28). Had our lunch at Signoria Square & depart for Pisa. It has been 12 years since I last visited Pisa.

Back at the ship, we had our dinner at Manhattan.

Day 3 : 13 Nov. ( Cannes - Monte Carlo : Monaco)

8.00 am : After b'fast at Garden Cafe, we disembarked by tender life boats to go ashore. We depart for Monaco. We visited the Fragonard perfume factory.

11.00 am : We arrived at Monte Carlo Casino. Due to coach restrictions, we had to walked 10 minutes to Casino Square. This is the infamous Casino Royale of Ian Fleming's James Bond film. After lunch we paid our respect at Grace Kelly & Prince Rainier's Tombs. We visited Grand Palace grounds of Grimaldi & had a panoramic view of Monte Carlo. On our way back, we visited Cannes Festival of Stars. On the cruise ship, we had buffet dinner at Garden Cafe. After dinner, we watched the musical comedy performance of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Image of the bus with beautiful backdrops, but lots of foul & bawdy language.

Day 4 : 14 Nov. (Palma de Mallorca, Spain)

After b'fast, we had the morning free to walk round the ship.

At 2.00 pm, we disembarked at Palma de Mallorca port and visited Belver Castle. After that we visited the Almudaina Palace and Cathedral "Le Seu". That nite, after dinner we watched the box office performance of "Burn the Floor" - a very entertaining dance performances of stars!

Day 5. : 15 Nov. (Barcelona, Spain)

8.00 am : After we disembarked Norwegian Epic, we depart for Montjuic Hill. Visited Gaudi Park & Sagrada Familia. Had a Spanish lunch of tapas & playa at Marina Bay. After lunch, visited the shopping street of "La Rambas". That nite, after dinner, we watched the Epic's Beatles performance at Epic Theatre. Song of the 60's "Hard Day's Nite", I want to hold your hand", "Love me do" came flashing back to school days' memories - an enjoyable one hour non-stop performance!

Day 6 : 16 Nov. ( Cruising at Sea)

Free Day - After b'fast, witnessed fruit & vegetable carving, sushi & teppanyaki demonstration and dance class with cast of Burn the Floor. We also had a group tour of the ship. Lunch at Shanghai Restaurant. Formal dinner with wine at Manhattan.

Day 7 : 17 Nov. (Naples - Pompeii - Sorento)

8.00 am : City Tour of Naples & proceed to Pompeii.

10.00 am : Arrived at Pompeii site - hidden under 20 ft of ash & cinders after the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. We could only managed to see the city's baths, villas & theatre due to the constraints of time. It will take the whole day to walk thro' the site!

1.00 pm : Had lunch in Sorento and do some shopping.

4.30 pm : Returned to NCL Epic

6.30 pm : Dinner at Noodle Bar ( more than you can eat!)

10.00 pm : Left luggage outside room

Day 8 : 18 Nov. : Rome ( Civitavecchia)

- Disembarked Norwegian Epic

Cruise Experience : The 7 Days Norwegian Epic Cruise was an unforgettable experience. We had no time to avail ourselves at the many amenities offered. The spectacular shows were very entertaining. The casinos were crowded throughout the nite. Free style crusing and dine where you want is offered by NCL. Complementary restaurants should be enough to whet your appetite. We put on a few kilos after the cruise although we had a hectic off-shore schedule!
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Cabin Review

Mini-Suite with Balcony
Cabin MC 9254
Comfortable with basic amenities. Separate bath & toilet.
Plenty of storage places. Coffee- making facility.
Deck 14 Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

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