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Norwegian Epic Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Epic Christmas Cruise

Norwegian Epic Cruise Review by Medcruiseprincess

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2019
  • Destination: the Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Balcony

This year my family and I decided to take a cruise to celebrate the Christmas holiday. We took the 7 day our of Puerto Rico. We had a total of 12 people (6 Adults and 6 Children). Here is the review.

Check in: Be aware that this takes time. The road to the cruise terminal is a two lane street. Prepare yourself that it takes about an hour before you get on the ship. Once you get to the terminal, its fast.

Food: The food was great as always. Really enjoyed the complementary restaurants as well as the specialty restaurants. Whats awesome about the Epic is the Chinese restaurant is included. Very nice. The Manhattan room was our favorite in terms of atmosphere. French is our favorite for the specialty restaurant.

Beverage: The open bar feature is the best at sea. Almost all call brands are included, and they allow you to get 2 drinks at a time. Plenty of options and service is fast. Best value at sea.

Cabin: Our cabin was an inside room with plenty of room for two people. Three or Four maybe a little tight. Everything worked and it was very clean. The beds are very comfortable.

Service: This is really one of the best part of our trip. The service was excellent. Everyone was in a great spirit. The hotel director (Nelson) was always interacting with guests and making sure everyone was having a good vacation. Bartenders and Servers went above and beyond your expectations.

Entertainment: The kids loved the watersides and the bowling alley. Kids club kept them occupied and they met some new friends. The Shows are great and are similar quality of what you find on Broadway.

Ports: This was a very heavy port focused cruise. We enjoyed all of the islands and was nice to see islands that we normally wouldn't go to.

Overall, we all had a great time. Very nice to be on the boat during the holiday season. The cruise line made a big effort to spread the holiday cheer. Will do it again.

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Inside room that seems bigger than other cruise lines. Plenty of storage and an updated modern feel. Not sure if 4 people would feel the same, but for 2 people it is great. Above average for sure.

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