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Norwegian Epic Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Had a blast even though the service and food was sub par.

Norwegian Epic Cruise Review by Steelerdude1

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Nov 2016
  • Destination: the Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Balcony

Ala in all we a a great time, but the ship, the balcony cabin we had was nice, and had a lot of storage area. The food and service was a BIG disappointment compared to other cruises I've been on. Long waits (up to an hour and a half to get your food once crdered, and the food was not good at all. I did not finish a single meal. And don't get me started on the bread. Any of the bread served, from bus to table bread was old and stale, it just crumbled under a butter knife.

Tendering to the islands needs fixed. They only had 3 tenders, and the process to get of the ship had to be booked. I only have a few hours on Grand Cayman due to this.

Outside of the poor food, service and processes to get off at the ports, we did have a great time. We met many wonderful people onboard. The shows that we were able to get tickets for were great, and they played a lot of fun games at various times of the day.

The ports of call are OK, eastern Carrie Ian is nickers, but the private island was surprisingly nice. Food and beverages are all included while on the island. The only drawback was getting on and off the ship, heard again, have 3 tenders for 4100 people is no where near enough. The off and on boarding was terrible.

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Cabin Review

Cabin BX 12153

Nice cabin, lots of storage room

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


We took a taxi tour of the island, well worth it, got to see most of the island. The water her is beautiful. The colors are incredible

Grand Cayman (Georgetown)

tendering to the port was a difficult process, we only had a few hours here due to how long it took to get. Off the ship

Dunn's River Falls

We did the raegee party post to duns river falls. This was excellent!

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Great Stirrup Cay

The island is very nice, the cruise had activities planned ,and if you have the drink packaged, your bar tab was covered. The only drawback is you have to be tendered to and from, and this process took hours.

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