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The Epic is one of the oddest looking ships from the outside. It looks as if it was designed with nice lines, then they plunked the Haven area on top like a mis-fitting hat. Inside, the oddness continues, with the glass enclosed toilets and showers, separated in your cabin. After awhile, you will find these quirks endearing. And, because the Epic is a bit of an outlier, costs for voyages on her are more affordable than other ships. One of the best features of the Epic is the ongoing Priscilla Queen of the Desert show. The Beatles cover band at the Cavern Club is one of the best entertainment venues I've ever been to on a cruise ship. But the really outstanding feature of the Epic is the Shanghai Restaurant and Noodle Bar. This is included as one of the complimentary dining options and does not exist on other ships. The Maitre D, Aris, will work hard to ensure you have a delicious and wonderful experience. The food is fresh and superior - especially the red bean pastry and ice cream. This was my first transatlantic trip and I would do one again in a second. A nice relaxing trip over the calm and warm (surprisingly!) Atlantic ocean. A great itinerary that takes you from amazing Barcelona, through the Madeira isles, a couple of island stops in the Caribbean, and then to Port Canaveral where you are a short way from Orlando and Disney World.

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Norwegian Epic Cruise Review by SookeBC

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2018
  • Destination: Transatlantic
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
The Epic is one of the oddest looking ships from the outside. It looks as if it was designed with nice lines, then they plunked the Haven area on top like a mis-fitting hat. Inside, the oddness continues, with the glass enclosed toilets and showers, separated in your cabin. After awhile, you will find these quirks endearing. And, because the Epic is a bit of an outlier, costs for voyages on her are more affordable than other ships. One of the best features of the Epic is the ongoing Priscilla Queen of the Desert show. The Beatles cover band at the Cavern Club is one of the best entertainment venues I've ever been to on a cruise ship. But the really outstanding feature of the Epic is the Shanghai Restaurant and Noodle Bar. This is included as one of the complimentary dining options and does not exist on other ships. The Maitre D, Aris, will work hard to ensure you have a delicious and wonderful experience. The food is fresh and superior - especially the red bean pastry and ice cream. This was my first transatlantic trip and I would do one again in a second. A nice relaxing trip over the calm and warm (surprisingly!) Atlantic ocean. A great itinerary that takes you from amazing Barcelona, through the Madeira isles, a couple of island stops in the Caribbean, and then to Port Canaveral where you are a short way from Orlando and Disney World.
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Balcony
Cabin BX
Standard balcony room. For transatlantic sailing from Europe to North America, get port side for the sunshine. A lot of people say the Epic rooms are strange, with the separate toilet and shower area, and outside sink. I admit, it looked strange at first but we were fine with it. Nice to have a sink available when one of the other rooms is occupied. Also, that configuration was done so the balconies could be made bigger. We enjoyed the balcony space so well worth it in my humble opinion.
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