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We still had lots of fun even though this was the worst ship I’ve sailed on so far. We had a balcony room. The balcony was pretty good size but the room was smaller than any other I’d had. The funky curved wall made the bed ackward with my feet sticking off the end of the bed. The bathroom is very weird and the toilet room and shower are very small. You had more room to do your business in the public bathrooms than you did your cabin. The layout for the elevators are terrible you can only pick 4 at a time to stand by and hope everyone else isn’t trying to use them too. Plus Haven guests get priority on all elevators so whenever any of them are on you wait even longer. They seem to be getting chinseyer on the food in the main dining we even had some things repeat on the rotating menu. What they had wasn’t bad just not up to par with what I’ve come to expect on a cruise. We did do Monderno one night and it was very good, but considering we paid extra for that it should be. And like some of the other ships the casino is in the middle you have to walk through and smell the smoke because it’s all open and opened to other floors. And for such a large ship the pools was rather tiny for all the area they took up plus the splash areas and fountains evidently don’t work. They also overbooked our cruise so I’m sure that added to the congestion. All in all we still had fun but we won’t be cruising on the Epic again

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Norwegian Epic Cruise Review by Hogghead

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2018
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Family Balcony
We still had lots of fun even though this was the worst ship I’ve sailed on so far. We had a balcony room. The balcony was pretty good size but the room was smaller than any other I’d had. The funky curved wall made the bed ackward with my feet sticking off the end of the bed. The bathroom is very weird and the toilet room and shower are very small. You had more room to do your business in the public bathrooms than you did your cabin. The layout for the elevators are terrible you can only pick 4 at a time to stand by and hope everyone else isn’t trying to use them too. Plus Haven guests get priority on all elevators so whenever any of them are on you wait even longer. They seem to be getting chinseyer on the food in the main dining we even had some things repeat on the rotating menu. What they had wasn’t bad just not up to par with what I’ve come to expect on a cruise. We did do Monderno one night and it was very good, but considering we paid extra for that it should be. And like some of the other ships the casino is in the middle you have to walk through and smell the smoke because it’s all open and opened to other floors. And for such a large ship the pools was rather tiny for all the area they took up plus the splash areas and fountains evidently don’t work. They also overbooked our cruise so I’m sure that added to the congestion. All in all we still had fun but we won’t be cruising on the Epic again
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Cabin Review

Family Balcony
Cabin B2 14047
Small and awkward. Nice balcony. Funky short bed. Tiny toilet room and shower. Funky bathroom all together.
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