Spent a week on-board the Norwegian Epic sailing from Barcelona with stops in Naples, Rome, Florence, Cannes and Palma and absolutely loved every minute on-board this incredible ship.
The ship itself is stunning with loads to do, plenty of places to eat, drink and lounge. I must admit I was a little worried on our first day which was a sea day as it was so busy (fully booked so over 4000 passengers) and the main deck (pools, etc) was very busy. Still managed to find a place to sit in the sun. However, on days in port it was completely different and very peaceful.
Our cabin (12020) was compact but very comfortable. Loads of storage and a lovely balcony and Gemma popped in twice a day to make sure everything was clean and tidy for us, turning down the bed, making towel animals, etc. Food in all restaurants we tried (Taste, Manhattan, Irish Bar, Garden Cafe) was all fantastic, drinks (think we tried every bar) were always good and the staff were amazing. All very happy, helpful, friendly and keen to make sure you had a wonderful time. (Look out for Luigi at the Waves Pool Bar - what a guy! Knew our names from the first day and always looked out for us giving us a smile and a fist pump! Lovely guy!)
Entertainment was great too - from the singers in the various bars to the variety show and Spiegel Tent Entertainment (although this was additional cost, it was excellent).
We only visited Rome and Cannes (other days we made the most of the ship). Excursions can be expensive but we made our own way into Rome (via bus and train) which made it very cheap. In Cannes, the ship had tenders running all day so easily get into the town and well worth visiting!
Met some lovely people on the ship too and it seemed everyone we spoke to was impressed with the ship and the facilities it offered.
Overall, we would DEFINITELY go back and would recommend the ship. Had an amazing holiday so massive thank you to all the staff on EPIC!