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This was a bucket list item for my wife and I who recently retired and moved to Florida. We sailed on the NCL Epic to the Bahamas on a 5 day / 4 night cruise. The weather was sunny but rough seas so we never got to stop at Great Stirrup Cay (NCL private island) and only about 7 hours in the Bahamas. The rest of the time was "at sea". The cruise was good even with too many "sea days". Unfortunately, there were too many college students on this cruise due to spring break! We thought spring break was later in March. We had no problem with any of the students except we couldn't use the pool or hot tub because that's where the students mingled and drank. We saw quite a few drunk guys and girls! But....most were respectful although we couldn't believe how some of the young women dressed! We had the specialty dining package and had excellent meals at Cagney's (twice) and Le Bistro. We saw the Cirque show, Burn the Floor, and Pricilla-Queen of the Desert. Enjoyed all and had a good time. We had a good time but not great!

Decent first cruise but...

Norwegian Epic Cruise Review by Dennis11003

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2018
  • Destination: Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
This was a bucket list item for my wife and I who recently retired and moved to Florida. We sailed on the NCL Epic to the Bahamas on a 5 day / 4 night cruise.

The weather was sunny but rough seas so we never got to stop at Great Stirrup Cay (NCL private island) and only about 7 hours in the Bahamas. The rest of the time was "at sea".

The cruise was good even with too many "sea days". Unfortunately, there were too many college students on this cruise due to spring break! We thought spring break was later in March. We had no problem with any of the students except we couldn't use the pool or hot tub because that's where the students mingled and drank. We saw quite a few drunk guys and girls! But....most were respectful although we couldn't believe how some of the young women dressed!

We had the specialty dining package and had excellent meals at Cagney's (twice) and Le Bistro. We saw the Cirque show, Burn the Floor, and Pricilla-Queen of the Desert. Enjoyed all and had a good time.

We had a good time but not great!
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Cabin Review

Balcony
Cabin BE 10073
We had a balcony room. We knew the room layout from CC - just a little weird having a glass enclosure for the shower AND toilet! The room was a little cramped at times, particularly when somewhen was using the sink, sitting at the foot of the bed, or when the wife was putting on make-up. The bed is slightly rounded and my feet did hang off the end (I am 6' 2").
There was lot's of storage in the room. There is a couch that is curved and really served no purpose for us.
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