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We parked at the terminal, which was nice and easy. No waiting on shuttles, drop off bags, park and proceed to terminal to check in. No complaints there, checking in was also easy. Once we got on the ship, and make it our way to our room was in complete shock as to how small it was, even for two people. I did like how modern looking it was, with plenty of shortage. Balcony was nice size, but was not allowed to open divider doors so we had to lean over to talk to our family next door, traveling with a group of 11 (total of 5 balcony cabins). We did purchase the specialty dinning, which was just OK, then again the food was average everywhere. One family member went to the Italian restaurant and said it was probably the best restaurant on the ship. Enjoyed the dueling piano. Did attend the Cirque Dreams & Dinner, others in our party enjoyed it, once again the food was below par. Eat before you go. We also had the liquor package which was sweet, never an issue with the number of drinks purchased. Even if back to back, probably the best part of the week. The ship was at full capacity, which will explain the ordeal called breakfast and lunch. Skipped lunch most days, the crowd wasn't worth it. Not sure if I would cruise on this particular line again, definitely not this ship. I did love the NCL's iConcierge app was easy to keep in contact with the family while everyone was out doing their own thing.

1st time cruising on NCL-EPIC, mixed feelings

Norwegian Epic Cruise Review by MebeDianna

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2016
  • Destination: Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony
We parked at the terminal, which was nice and easy. No waiting on shuttles, drop off bags, park and proceed to terminal to check in. No complaints there, checking in was also easy. Once we got on the ship, and make it our way to our room was in complete shock as to how small it was, even for two people. I did like how modern looking it was, with plenty of shortage. Balcony was nice size, but was not allowed to open divider doors so we had to lean over to talk to our family next door, traveling with a group of 11 (total of 5 balcony cabins). We did purchase the specialty dinning, which was just OK, then again the food was average everywhere. One family member went to the Italian restaurant and said it was probably the best restaurant on the ship. Enjoyed the dueling piano. Did attend the Cirque Dreams & Dinner, others in our party enjoyed it, once again the food was below par. Eat before you go. We also had the liquor package which was sweet, never an issue with the number of drinks purchased. Even if back to back, probably the best part of the week. The ship was at full capacity, which will explain the ordeal called breakfast and lunch. Skipped lunch most days, the crowd wasn't worth it. Not sure if I would cruise on this particular line again, definitely not this ship. I did love the NCL's iConcierge app was easy to keep in contact with the family while everyone was out doing their own thing.
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Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Balcony
Cabin BA 12200
Cabin was nice and modern with lot of storage, but oh SO SMALL! You can not move around in there, without running into each other. The bed is way to close to the toilet, which wasn't always convenient. You have to dress/undress in the area in front of the door, between the toilet and shower not idea, but manageable' The balcony is a nice size, but was not allowed to open the dividers. You have to keep you card into the a/c slot, used any card on hand, I had my AAA card, which was worked perfectly, kept our room nice and cool just the way we like it.
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