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This was planned well in advance with 4 couples and 2 adult children. This is our 11th cruise and this one would rate only about 3.5 stars to us. Food was excellent, staff we encountered were excellent, room was well kept. Now the downside. We went 12-15-2018 to 12-22-2018, the ship was packed. Not sure you could have shoehorned another person on board. Many of the activities you had to either wait in line a long time or miss out completely (escape room) . We spent a lot of time just waiting in lines, shows, food, disembarking at ports, activities at the atrium. Just a lot of people. We didn't care how the casino was laid out, very crowded. The casino point system is worthless, my wife played all cruise and when it came time to collect rewards she had amassed a grand total of approximately $4. No $5 black jack. No incentive to play . When it came time to leave it took us over 2 1/2 hrs to disembark and leave the terminal on the bus. Because of weather we missed one port, but that's not their fault, better safe than sorry, but we were suppose to have a $50 credit at each port and didn't see where they credited us that amount. Sometimes bigger isn't always better. Special thank you to NiJonie, and Darwin, our waitstaff, they were excellent and made dining so enjoyable.

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Norwegian Epic Cruise Review by JAX1959

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This was planned well in advance with 4 couples and 2 adult children. This is our 11th cruise and this one would rate only about 3.5 stars to us. Food was excellent, staff we encountered were excellent, room was well kept. Now the downside. We went 12-15-2018 to 12-22-2018, the ship was packed. Not sure you could have shoehorned another person on board. Many of the activities you had to either wait in line a long time or miss out completely (escape room) . We spent a lot of time just waiting in lines, shows, food, disembarking at ports, activities at the atrium. Just a lot of people. We didn't care how the casino was laid out, very crowded. The casino point system is worthless, my wife played all cruise and when it came time to collect rewards she had amassed a grand total of approximately $4. No $5 black jack. No incentive to play . When it came time to leave it took us over 2 1/2 hrs to disembark and leave the terminal on the bus. Because of weather we missed one port, but that's not their fault, better safe than sorry, but we were suppose to have a $50 credit at each port and didn't see where they credited us that amount. Sometimes bigger isn't always better. Special thank you to NiJonie, and Darwin, our waitstaff, they were excellent and made dining so enjoyable.
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Clean and comfortable, spent very little time in cabin except to sleep at night
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