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We chose this cruise because it was an offer too good to miss. We had always considered doing a transatlantic cruise because we enjoy sea days and we knew the ship as we have been on the Epic twice before. Overall the cruise was a success, the activities programme on the sea days was second to none. The Cruise Director, Andre, and his staff pulled out all the stops and we were entertained from early morning til late at night. We particularly enjoyed the quizzes as we met some fantastic people whilst taking part. The entertainment in the theatre was second to none, with Burn the Floor being spectacular and we particularly enjoyed the band Albatross Air which played in the Cavern Club most nights. We had the ultimate beverage package and as usual this did not disappoint, NCL's cocktail list is very extensive and their Mimosas are to die for! We also ate in the speciality restaurants, they seemed to be overbooked in Cagney's and the service was slow, but the food was delicious. We also enjoyed the food in the Garden Cafe and unlike other cruise lines we have been on, there was always a good selection of vegetables, steamed or stir fried. The service in the Taste dining room was a bit hit and miss, but again the food was great. Our cabin was well appointed with plenty of storage and was promptly serviced, being ready when we came back after breakfast most days. A big thank you to Robbie our cabin steward for making our stay so pleasant. The ports of call were good, we loved Madeira and Antigua and had been to St Thomas before so we knew what to expect there. The biggest let down was the disembarkation. We got off the ship relatively quicky only to stand in line for well over an hour waiting to board the NCL transfer coaches to Orlando airport. We were given no information as to what the hold up was and felt that this fell well below the standard of service we have come to expect from NCL. This has not put us off travelling with NCL again and we look forward to doing another transatlantic cruise with them next year.

First Transatlantic, but not the last!!!

Norwegian Epic Cruise Review by greenfinch

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We chose this cruise because it was an offer too good to miss. We had always considered doing a transatlantic cruise because we enjoy sea days and we knew the ship as we have been on the Epic twice before.

Overall the cruise was a success, the activities programme on the sea days was second to none. The Cruise Director, Andre, and his staff pulled out all the stops and we were entertained from early morning til late at night. We particularly enjoyed the quizzes as we met some fantastic people whilst taking part. The entertainment in the theatre was second to none, with Burn the Floor being spectacular and we particularly enjoyed the band Albatross Air which played in the Cavern Club most nights.

We had the ultimate beverage package and as usual this did not disappoint, NCL's cocktail list is very extensive and their Mimosas are to die for! We also ate in the speciality restaurants, they seemed to be overbooked in Cagney's and the service was slow, but the food was delicious. We also enjoyed the food in the Garden Cafe and unlike other cruise lines we have been on, there was always a good selection of vegetables, steamed or stir fried. The service in the Taste dining room was a bit hit and miss, but again the food was great.

Our cabin was well appointed with plenty of storage and was promptly serviced, being ready when we came back after breakfast most days. A big thank you to Robbie our cabin steward for making our stay so pleasant.

The ports of call were good, we loved Madeira and Antigua and had been to St Thomas before so we knew what to expect there. The biggest let down was the disembarkation. We got off the ship relatively quicky only to stand in line for well over an hour waiting to board the NCL transfer coaches to Orlando airport. We were given no information as to what the hold up was and felt that this fell well below the standard of service we have come to expect from NCL. This has not put us off travelling with NCL again and we look forward to doing another transatlantic cruise with them next year.
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