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After 5 cruises with NCL, this was the worst one. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't what we expect with NCL. THE GOOD: - The entertainment was the best of any of the cruises I have done with NCL or Royal Caribbean. - The ship is huge but they did a great job making it feel like a normal ship. - Bartenders are all nice and can make good drinks. - Posh is amazing - Water slides are fun - Casino was big THE OK: - My wife has a food allergy. Normally NCL is amazing with pre-orders, this time it was a little more of a challenge but she got her food in the end. - Casino table games start more than many vegas casinos -- Pai Gow $25 THE BAD: - Food is not as good as every other ship we have been on, even the specialty restaurants weren't as good as the Jewel class ships. Food service wasn't great. - The curve design of the rooms is annoying. I knew this going in but it does render the couch totally useless. - Pools suck, small and too warm - DJ from the Glow (white Hot) party wasn't good and the party was kinda lame

First cruise on a "big ship", good and bad but not amazing

Norwegian Epic Cruise Review by jcwilde1

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2018
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
After 5 cruises with NCL, this was the worst one. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't what we expect with NCL.

THE GOOD:

- The entertainment was the best of any of the cruises I have done with NCL or Royal Caribbean.

- The ship is huge but they did a great job making it feel like a normal ship.

- Bartenders are all nice and can make good drinks.

- Posh is amazing

- Water slides are fun

- Casino was big

THE OK:

- My wife has a food allergy. Normally NCL is amazing with pre-orders, this time it was a little more of a challenge but she got her food in the end.

- Casino table games start more than many vegas casinos -- Pai Gow $25

THE BAD:

- Food is not as good as every other ship we have been on, even the specialty restaurants weren't as good as the Jewel class ships. Food service wasn't great.

- The curve design of the rooms is annoying. I knew this going in but it does render the couch totally useless.

- Pools suck, small and too warm

- DJ from the Glow (white Hot) party wasn't good and the party was kinda lame
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Cabin Review

Balcony
Cabin BD 12307
I had read about the room beforehand. Numerous people called out the bed length and after booking it I will say the bed is an "RV queen". In fact, I think the room is 6" less wide than the other rooms, so it is a bit tight compared to others.

Layout of room was nice. Shower was roomy. Balcony was big but had big light outside from maintenance thing on other wall.
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