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I had never been on a cruise before and did not know what to expect. My husband and I decided on this vacation for our honeymoon so we could visit several different places in Europe at one. This was the best decision! I was so impressed with Norwegian! Their service is top-notch. The crew is so friendly and knowledgeable and efficient - I really hope they're paid well!!! Every area of the ship was immaculate. The food was great too; we mostly ate in the main dining areas and were so pleased with the varying menu selections each night. I also was impressed with getting on/off the ship and the security measures taken. We felt so comfortable on this ship. Sure the cabins are small (we had an aft-facing balcony), but the designers really thought of everything, in terms of space/storage, so we never felt crowded. Our only (small) complaint was that we wished there were more/better entertainment choices at night, but otherwise we were completely happy with our honeymoon destination!

Impeccable service!

Norwegian Epic Cruise Review by Sunshine2082

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I had never been on a cruise before and did not know what to expect. My husband and I decided on this vacation for our honeymoon so we could visit several different places in Europe at one. This was the best decision! I was so impressed with Norwegian! Their service is top-notch. The crew is so friendly and knowledgeable and efficient - I really hope they're paid well!!! Every area of the ship was immaculate. The food was great too; we mostly ate in the main dining areas and were so pleased with the varying menu selections each night. I also was impressed with getting on/off the ship and the security measures taken. We felt so comfortable on this ship. Sure the cabins are small (we had an aft-facing balcony), but the designers really thought of everything, in terms of space/storage, so we never felt crowded. Our only (small) complaint was that we wished there were more/better entertainment choices at night, but otherwise we were completely happy with our honeymoon destination!
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

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  • Pompeii Walking Tour
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  • Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)
    There didn't seem to be a whole lot to see in Mallorca, but perhaps that's because our tour guide wasn't great. The caves were really interesting, but beware how slippery it is down there! I think the venue could take more steps to ensure the safety of its visitors. We then went to see a Pearl Factory, which was interesting, but too much time was spent there. We did drive by Nadal's Tennis Academy a couple times, which was cool - I wish that was an excursion all on its own!
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