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A group of 10 of us decided to book this cruise for a fun NYE cruise. We live in Florida and the cruise was taking off from Port Canaveral so it was a breeze getting to port. Embarkation was easy and quick despite the lines... Disembarkation was a nightmare and took about 45 minutes. We all had cruised this ship before and loved it -- if this was our first cruise on the ship, we never would go again .. it was overbooked! Two of the 6 days we couldn't get a chair outside - people were saving them and at 7:45 AM very few people were in the loungers but there wasn't a chair that wasn't being saved! Staff did nothing to control this. My room was wonderful (mini-suite) very roomy and plenty of place for storage. They need to put more light near the sink though - its impossible to put makeup on or fix your hair. NYE was the best - parties all over the ship -- we were in O'Sheehans looking down on the Atrium and it was really fun. We booked all our speciality dining before the cruise - food was delicious everywhere. Service was good except at Cagneys - we sat for 20 minutes before a server came to the table and when he did come he was clearly annoyed. It sometimes took a while to get a drink at O'Sheehans - I blame the overbooking for all this.. There were alot of kids on this cruise - and they were everywhere, not just in the kid zones... Ports were nice but we didn't go to their private island because getting on a tender was a mob scene - no organization -- we rented a clamshell but just gave up and lost that $40. They keep the same shows for too long - everything we saw in April was there again so we didn't go to many shows. That's my review ..

Too many people for NYE cruise

Norwegian Epic Cruise Review by C cruise

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2018
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony
A group of 10 of us decided to book this cruise for a fun NYE cruise. We live in Florida and the cruise was taking off from Port Canaveral so it was a breeze getting to port. Embarkation was easy and quick despite the lines... Disembarkation was a nightmare and took about 45 minutes.

We all had cruised this ship before and loved it -- if this was our first cruise on the ship, we never would go again .. it was overbooked! Two of the 6 days we couldn't get a chair outside - people were saving them and at 7:45 AM very few people were in the loungers but there wasn't a chair that wasn't being saved! Staff did nothing to control this.

My room was wonderful (mini-suite) very roomy and plenty of place for storage. They need to put more light near the sink though - its impossible to put makeup on or fix your hair.

NYE was the best - parties all over the ship -- we were in O'Sheehans looking down on the Atrium and it was really fun.

We booked all our speciality dining before the cruise - food was delicious everywhere. Service was good except at Cagneys - we sat for 20 minutes before a server came to the table and when he did come he was clearly annoyed. It sometimes took a while to get a drink at O'Sheehans - I blame the overbooking for all this..

There were alot of kids on this cruise - and they were everywhere, not just in the kid zones...

Ports were nice but we didn't go to their private island because getting on a tender was a mob scene - no organization -- we rented a clamshell but just gave up and lost that $40.

They keep the same shows for too long - everything we saw in April was there again so we didn't go to many shows.

That's my review ..
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Mini-Suite with Balcony
Cabin MD 9259
Our cabin was great... plenty of room .. plenty of storage .. and we had the best Steward -Wayan.... he made sure we always had everything we needed/wanted.
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