Norwegian Epic Cruise Review by shayes914
- Sail Date: December 2018
- Destination: Western Caribbean
- Cabin Type: Balcony
Our most recent other cruises were aboard Celebrity and Disney so maybe we had set the bar too high with our expectations on food and service because both were terrible on this boat by comparison. The food at Cirque was poor quality. My wife took our child to the bathroom when they were bringing out the entree. When she returned, they told her they didn't have anymore so she didn't even get to eat. We asked for glass of wine before show started and they never brought it. We had mixed reviews of Le Bistro. One night was pretty bad - way overly salty (Dover Sole) ruined a perfectly good piece of fish. The 2nd time we went it was good. Cagney's was okay. They basically heavily season the meat to cover up for not so great cuts. We liked the little sushi place. The worst food experience was always Garden Cafe. LINES! We almost saw a fight on the first morning when someone tried to hop the 20+ minute line for an omlet. Definitely best to avoid the rush around 10:00 am if you just have to go there. The two main dining rooms with sit down service were okay. Not nearly as good as the aforementioned Celebrity and Disney but okay.
The one area where they did a good job was the kid's club. Our 6 year old wanted to go every day and the staff was great.
We are scarred from this experience and not sure if we will ever return to a big boat for vacation but if we do it darned sure will not be aboard another NCL boat.
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