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Norwegian Epic Review

4.5 / 5.0
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4208 reviews
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Cruise ship is truly EPIC

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whp
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jul 2010
Cabin: Mid-Ship Balcony

It is easy to see why this ship has been so promoted in the media and by the cruise line. As a new ship it does have it's "bugs" which have to be worked out but your choices for entertainment, restaurants, bars, recreation seems to be endless or you can just choose to relax and do nothing.

We were one of the first to board and not being able to make reservations for shows and restaurants on line (like longer cruise passengers can do 45 days in advance), we immediately went to restaurant reservations desk and reserved the ice bar and dinner in Moderno's. Went next to the box office and found out that with limited seating in the "Spiegel Tent" that confirmed space was not available but we could "standby" 30 minutes before performances. We were able to confirm Blue Man Group and Second City Improv. We were told that on the short sailing that Legends would be performing in the Manhattan Room Restaurant and no reservations were necessary.

We then wend to our cabin and found the new Monden design to have its drawbacks. While it is 180 square feet in size the "curves" in the wall makes the cabin seem smaller. Found plenty of room for storage of clothes which was located across from the sofa. The major drawback seems to be with the bathroom arrangement. The sinks are very small and you can't help but splash water on the carpeting. (Spoke with the executives on board and this is the first to be changed as they realized after the fact of the problem). While having the sink outside of the separate compartments for the toilet and shower is a great idea in principle you are standing on the floot while drying off from the shower. There is a curtain you can pull for privacy but the water on the floor will soon flow to the new carpeting and create a problem. Also no toiletries or soap bars provided. Just shampoo and liquid soap in the shower and next to the sink. We found the balcony to be a good size.

Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Balcony

Cabin BB

Big closet; adequate balcony, mid ship with good overall location between the two elevators; would have preferred bed next to balcony door but every other cabin is laid out that way due to curved walls; Bathroom layout takes some getting used to.

Port Reviews

New York (Manhattan)

not much parking and what parking adjacent to pier is very expensive. However new York City is a great place to visit.

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