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Norwegian Epic Review

4.5 / 5.0
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4157 reviews
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Nice ship but they charge for everything!

Review for Norwegian Epic to the Western Mediterranean
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drbiagio
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: May 2017
Cabin: Balcony
Traveled with children
Howl at the moon.
adults only pool dance party

I have taken about 15 cruises in my life and this was my first with NCL. The ship itself is very nice. Tons of dining, bar and seating options throughout. The rooms were small as to be expected but it was nice to have a separate area for the shower and another for the toilet and a 3rd for the sink. Plenty of nooks and cranny's to put your belongings in as well. (Tip, choose a room in the middle of the ship as it will lesson noise when parallel parking the ship each morning).

My 2 big concerns with the ship were 1) the pools were tiny, all 3 of them. 2) NCL charges for almost everything and its not cheap. The cheapest rum drink I had all week was $10 after 18% tip. They have a daily drink special for $8 plus tip as well. The cheapest bingo package was $50 for 3 games. Ridiculous! Room service food was free but there was a $7.95 delivery charge, What the Heck!

Next was the service. We all felt like the staff didn't really care about the cruisers. Only 1 or 2 were very friendly. The rest seemed to be indifferent. I never felt that way on Carnival or RCCL. You would wait at the bar for a drink and never be acknowledged. The pool servers were few and far between. They rarely cleaned up food plates and the like that were left out.

Cabin Review

Balcony

Cabin BD

Nice cabin. Balcony is the way to go especially with new ports each day. Liked that toilet and shower and sink could all be accessed individually. Lighting was a bit poor. No diet sodas in the mini fridge and they wont bring you any either. They provide shampoo and body wash in the shower which was nice.

Port Reviews

Naples

Naples was dirty as is much if Italy. Hit up the main sites you want to see for the culture and architecture.

Rome (Civitavecchia)

Issue here is that you need to either book an excursion that picks you up or take the shuttle an hour into Rome. No taxies will take you and drop you off. They all want to take you for the day for roughly 500 euros.

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