17 Norwegian Epic Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to Caribbean - All

This was my seventh cruise with NCL and my second on the Epic. I find that every time I travel with NCL my opinion of them decreases. I believe NCL should be advertised as a family and children friendly cruise line and discourage ... Read More
This was my seventh cruise with NCL and my second on the Epic. I find that every time I travel with NCL my opinion of them decreases. I believe NCL should be advertised as a family and children friendly cruise line and discourage adults without children, or who are not in their 20s from travelling with them. On this trip to the Caribbean there were many unsupervised children - they were throwing food, changing the signage on the cabin doors (to do not disturb so the cabins didn't get made up), swimming in the hot tubs, throwing stuff overboard, and screaming at one another across the balconies, to name a few things. Parents seemed happy to ignore these activities. The 20 year olds weren't much different, getting seriously drunk and screaming at each other, and occupying the hot tubs for hours at time without letting others in. The food was good but on several occasions (especially during breakfast) our orders were incorrect (missing and incorrect food items). Cagney's was quite good though. On the second sea day we were up on deck at 830 and there were no chairs to be had, as people had set there stuff down and even though they did not occupy their seats for hours the did leave their towels on chairs so as to let others know they were theirs. We had the 'free' drinks package which was handy and the bar service was very good. Our cabin was very cramped and I did not like the frosted glass bathroom as it was obvious what was going on in there - and the frosted glass offered little soundproofing. The sink is also in the main cabin which can make washing a bit challenging if travelling with friends. The Epic is not very wheelchair friendly making access to the Taste dining room quite difficult as one of the two sets of elevators does not go to the fifth floor where it is located. Also included in our package was 250 minutes of 'free' wifi. While I thought this would be useful to stay in touch with family, there were so many people on board using wifi that it would take up to 5 minutes for a webpage to load, if it loaded at all. So I image of the time I spent using the wifi plan, I probably spent 20 minutes on the internet, the rest was 'page loading' or 'this page cannot be displayed' time. As we have experienced previously, the customer service from the guest services staff is terrible. There was a charge on our account that we did not make and we went to guest services to address it. The gentleman at guest services was rude and basically said it wasn't his problem. We've had previous problems with NCL guest services, including being yelled at for completing a guest survey they didn't like about the spa services. One of our stops was to Great Stirrup Cay which is an NCL owned island (I assume). We tendered over which took approximately 45 minutes from waiting for the tender, boarding hundreds of people and disembarking. The area was nice but the water was challenging to get around in due to the rocky bottom. Lunch was provided there but the lineup was giant. We did not wait for food but we were told by another guest that he waited 45 minutes for his tacos. The entertainment was okay but as we'd travelled on the cruise before we had seen all of the shows. The Beatles, Burn the floor, Pricilla were all repeats of the cruise we took a year ago. However, Pricilla was still pretty good. I do think they could add a few more games (trivia etc) and perhaps some new shows as there wasn't much going on that didn't require an extra fee. While I have enjoyed NCL over the years, I think it's time to move up to a more adult-friendly cruise line. I am not a big fan of having food thrown at me or listening to screaming children or drunken college kids while on vacation. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Had a percentage off and decide to go. It was a very noisy trip and the layout was terrible. I use a scooter and picked an accessible cabin near the aft elevators. You cannot get to the dining rooms without going all the way down to the ... Read More
Had a percentage off and decide to go. It was a very noisy trip and the layout was terrible. I use a scooter and picked an accessible cabin near the aft elevators. You cannot get to the dining rooms without going all the way down to the forward elevator and then all the way to the back. Why put a restaurant in the middle of the ship that goes all the way across. The same was true of the casino. Never again. Food was good. As was the entertainment. It was just too noisy. The pools were too crowded. Towels laying everywhere but hardly anyone sitting there. The stewards were ok. Not great. Couldn’t engage in a conversation. 2 days room was never touched. And why does ncl take you to their private island that has no pier???? Those with wheel chairs or scooters could not go ashore. Never ncl again. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Extra perk offers were not enough to do this cruise again. Mini suit beds are hard and to short even for a 5'11 man feet hung over the bed. NO deck chairs available the entire cruise. People reserving deck chairs very early in the ... Read More
Extra perk offers were not enough to do this cruise again. Mini suit beds are hard and to short even for a 5'11 man feet hung over the bed. NO deck chairs available the entire cruise. People reserving deck chairs very early in the morning even though not used in alot of cases until late morning or early afternoon. NCL di d not enforce the 1 hour reserve chair rule even after complaints from passengers. The food top deck was bad and no change in menue same old same every day. Runny eggs and greesey bacon for breakfast. Long lines top deck for the bar taking as much as 20 minutes to get a drink. Top deck di d not have enough chairs to accommodate the number of people on board. Lounge entertainment was almost non existent except for a guy with a geutair. AS FAR as I'm concerned my wife and I was robbed $3600 for this cruise. NEVER AGAIN! Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Chose the cruise because of departure and ports of call. The entertainment was 1st class as was the service. Line ups at the dining rooms were long and when you got a table the first thing you noticed were all the empty tables around you. ... Read More
Chose the cruise because of departure and ports of call. The entertainment was 1st class as was the service. Line ups at the dining rooms were long and when you got a table the first thing you noticed were all the empty tables around you. It seemed that there was not enough staff to bus the tables as people left. The food was great as was the service once you had a table. A reservation was needed for everything right down to the tenders, not exactly my idea of freestyle.lines were long for everything.the room was poorly laid out and way too small. Even though smoking was prohibited on balcony, this didn't seem to apply to my neighours and continued even after my complaint to guest services.at 5his point the money spent on the balcony($1,000.00) was completely wasted.had a very unpleasant encounter with a member of the security staff over 2 small bottles diet coke which after a few rude comments he grabbed from my hand and threw into the trash. I didn't feel that this was a suitable way to treat my personal property. If it had been rum they would have held it and returned it at the end of the trip. His supervisor didn't seem to have a problem with his attitude or his actions.next time we will return to princess. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
We wanted to try the Haven experience and the Epic sails out of Port Canaveral only two hours from our home. Out of 26 cruises with many cruise lines this was our first with NCL. The Haven is great. Everything is very convenient and ... Read More
We wanted to try the Haven experience and the Epic sails out of Port Canaveral only two hours from our home. Out of 26 cruises with many cruise lines this was our first with NCL. The Haven is great. Everything is very convenient and the personal care from the concierge and butler was fantastic. Escorted us on board and straight to lunch in the Haven. We did have to join a long line to board the ship, but once off the escalator we had a short priority line to a Haven waiting area that had coffee and snacks. Once checked in it was straight to the Haven while our cabin was cleaned. Escorted us to the Cirque of Dreams show, and led us to our table. Escorted us to the tender boats with priority boarding. Special seating in the theater as long as you were there at least 10 minuets prior to show starting. Sometimes priority elevator service. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Didn't like the food on the buffet. Everything had the same taste. Had to wait longer to get on boat, Shows where good though. Casino shut down alot, Elevators are unreal. You have to wait a long time to get on one. Most time passed ... Read More
Didn't like the food on the buffet. Everything had the same taste. Had to wait longer to get on boat, Shows where good though. Casino shut down alot, Elevators are unreal. You have to wait a long time to get on one. Most time passed our floor after we pushed botton .so we had to use stairs alot. We are senior so wasnt to happy about that. Like Carnival cruise way better. Food was better for sure. We only waited 1/2 to load. Got our suitcases sooner. Never waited more that a min. ofr a elevator. To many drunks on board. Shoulnt open bars till at least lunch time. Lot people dont drink and we get tried of all the drunks that early. My paper for my tip wasnt delivered till MIDDLE night or by 7 am morning we left. Then i got it up on tv. You already took it out. I would of never tipped.. At least on carnival you go to a computer and do it the night before yourself . Didn't hear the first day about fire alarm drill. seen everybody going somewhere when we ask where they said all boat was to meet. We never heard it then when we got there it was just over. Then next day we where given a time on our paper to be there at 11:00 am. We went to the island at 10:00 We where on vacation was ;not taking time from vacation to do a drill. Should of had that while we where all waiting to get our suitcases. and it should been on our beds and announced so we would of heard it. When in our rooms we couldn't hear any announcements. We didn't need reservation to see a show on our carnival cruise. It was first come first show. Not enough seat in th aluim place. We had to stand for all the shows. Even got there 1/2 early. Need more seating. Defiantly would go with Carnival next time. only second cruise we took but Carnival was way better. Other people thought same as us on many items above. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
norweigian is my favorite cruise line. the Epic is a very differant set up from other norweigian ships. at first i did not like it, but after 14 days i got used to it. it felt very closed in at first. my solo cabin was good as usual, ... Read More
norweigian is my favorite cruise line. the Epic is a very differant set up from other norweigian ships. at first i did not like it, but after 14 days i got used to it. it felt very closed in at first. my solo cabin was good as usual, except for doors on closets, they had been removed, was not happy about that. .. my room stewart was very good, room was kept up and he was very quick at getting thing i needed. the food in compimentary restaurants was ok, i got tired of menu after week one. the irish pub food was good, the wings were great, need to be tried. they did not bring out extra chairs in the atuim for shows and games, people had to stand or get there very early, other norweigian ships have had extra chairs brought out. the shows i went to were very good, Burn the Floor was very good, a must see. Percilla queen of the desert was awesome i saw it twice and almost went a third time.. the service in restaurants was very good especially as we were usually a very large group the bar service was exceptinal, Valentine, and Vlhadamir, kept us well supplied.. i really enjoyed all my excusions, dunn falls was wonderful, blue lagoon was great, the only disappointment was passion island in cozamel, there were not enough loungers foe everone, we were second tender there and there were none left, only plastic molded ones on the sand, and the food was included, and there was only mexican food, so the lady with me couldnt eat as she cannot eat that kind of food. i really enjoyed this ship overall, ad would definalty sail on her again Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
It was a cruise for my wife’s birthday,and it was her first cruise ever.The service was the best,the restaurants were excellent,the entertainment was first rate,all the ships activities were fun and enjoyable,the speciality dining was ... Read More
It was a cruise for my wife’s birthday,and it was her first cruise ever.The service was the best,the restaurants were excellent,the entertainment was first rate,all the ships activities were fun and enjoyable,the speciality dining was the absolute the best with the best waiters and waitresses.our cabin was like a 5 star hotel.......champagne and chocolate covered strawberries.I think that one of the most important features of the cruise was that we did’nt know where everything was located and when we asked everyone was so polite and eager to assist us on where it was and how to get there.When you went ashore everything ran smoothly without any waiting or other problems.Their own private island was fantastic with the soft white sand,great lunch and plenty of cold drinks...oh yes,the water was great also!! Overall,I would say that this is by far the best vacation that we’ve ever been on,we felt like we were royalty and there is no doubt that we were treated like royalty!! Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
We chose the Epic after cancelling a cruise on her last year due to the size of the ship. We are senior citizens and DH has mobility issues and I was afraid it would be too big. We wanted to go out of Florida, but didn't want to ... Read More
We chose the Epic after cancelling a cruise on her last year due to the size of the ship. We are senior citizens and DH has mobility issues and I was afraid it would be too big. We wanted to go out of Florida, but didn't want to drive to Miami. Went out of Tampa last year on the Jade. In talking with our PCC at NCL I ended up booking the Haven on the Epic for 2/10-17/2018. I felt at least we would have available to us most of the things we needed in a smaller area. We had never sailed in a Haven room before. Good points: easy embarkation, nice room, beautiful Haven area. We were told the Epic had the best Haven and I certainly feel it was all I expected. Staff was wonderful. Everyone remembered your name after meeting you once. Service at the pool and in the restaurant was excellent. Bad points: We had a 2 bedroom suite on 17 and the restaurant, lounge, pool, etc were all on 16. Elevator availability was horrible. You could wait up to 10 minutes for one during busy times. Absolutely hated having to make reservations to go to a show. On the smaller ships you could go with how you felt, early eating, late show or early show, later eating. Not here. We had to make reservations ahead of time, then when we looked at the daily events we ended up missing things we would have liked to do because they conflicted. So much easier on the smaller ships to do more. Butler's vary and we have been in suites before and had better ones, and worse ones. Did not get items we requested as snacks. Seemed to be the usual rotation but those fishy canapes are gross. Told him not to bring them, but they showed up anyway. Concierge was present to help with getting on and off the ship, especially at tender ports but told us at disembarkation that there would be a special customs line once we had picked up our luggage. Girl he told us to go to said "NO" and we were put into a long line that snaked around the building about 4 times. Again, DH is mobility challenged. By the time we got outside it was all he could do to get to a bench and sit. If I had known how it ended up I would have requested a wheelchair. Bottom line: Probably will never go on the Epic again, just too big. Haven was nice but I know the Haven on the small ships is not as complete and probably would not spend the money for it. A suite and spa pass will do just fine. Love NCL but prefer smaller ships where free style is really free style and reservations are only needed in special dining. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Chose this cruise because we like Norwegian and it was going out of a port we could drive to. Overall we had a good time and were satisfied with the cleanliness and courtesy of the crew. Biggest disappointment was the Cagney's ... Read More
Chose this cruise because we like Norwegian and it was going out of a port we could drive to. Overall we had a good time and were satisfied with the cleanliness and courtesy of the crew. Biggest disappointment was the Cagney's Steak. We ordered medium and got bloody rare with such a cold baked potato the butter would not melt. I think we got someone else's order and they offered to fix it but service was so slow and we had been seated over 90 minutes. Went from there to the buffet for hot food. The Le Bistro was Fantastic. A must for all. Moderno was also wonderful with the food and the service. Cabin was OK but curtain needs to incorporate the sink. Cabin steward Wilson was great, prompt with requests. Elevator service was not bad and we really enjoyed the Thermal Suite. Too many people and venues not large enough to handle them. Had to make reservations for the free shows, for the Comedy shows, for the tenders, for the complimentary restaurants. Epic Theater was on one level where other ships had 2 balconys up. If you don't have reservations you are invited to stand in a long line and hope that some will not show up. The show we did see was spectacular and we heard the others were as well. Casino should install ventilation to the outside since to get anywhere on that deck you must walk through a very smokey casino. Drinks were very expensive and not that good. Too cold for the pools and hot tubs on deck 15 and the Spice 2o. Great day at the beach for relaxing at the private island. Disappointed and upset over all the reservations so that it ties you in to certain times and we found ourselves always checking the clock. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
We really enjoy NCL for its food service and shows, but this ship has squashed our positive feelings, let me explain. The ship holds 4000 plus passengers, mostly heavy drinkers and casino addicts on this cruise, but that was not the ... Read More
We really enjoy NCL for its food service and shows, but this ship has squashed our positive feelings, let me explain. The ship holds 4000 plus passengers, mostly heavy drinkers and casino addicts on this cruise, but that was not the problem. The design of the ship is not passenger friendly. Firstly the balcony cabins are small, with a huge uncomfortable to sit on sofa bed occupying much of the space in addition to the beds in this cramped space. The bathroom is another issue. On one side of the door to the cabin is a phone booth size shower stall, and the toilet is on the other side in a similar stall. The tiny sink is located about 6 feet away next to the closet in the cabin- and I mean tiny. More importantly there is not enough seating in the show room, or in the atrium area where many activity are held. These are simply nice chairs but there are not enough of them. Activities there attract a lot of guests, most of whom must stand. The cavern club where great music takes place holds less than 100 people- again very few chairs. The comedy club fails in the same way. We were also disgusted by their "dueling Pianos" that for one show featured two improvising drunks begging for drinks or tips, or in the second show a screetching girl player and the worse drunk.Crowded, but not for long. There was a lack of band music to dance to, and the large Bliss lounge was underused, mostly saved for drunken karaoke singers. If you do not buy the drink package be prepared to pay 9 dollars for a beer, and 12 for a mixed drink. They will not allow you to bring on board a bottle of wine, or bottled water- 3bucks to buy it there. This ship is a real negative for NCL, so avoid it. I have been on 30 plus cruises- I know a dog when I see it. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
My review of the December Epic cruise: FOOD - Most of the restaurants (except I was disappointed in O'Sheehan's - terrible food!!!) served very good food. Although, I was disappointed at times because the food wasn't ... Read More
My review of the December Epic cruise: FOOD - Most of the restaurants (except I was disappointed in O'Sheehan's - terrible food!!!) served very good food. Although, I was disappointed at times because the food wasn't served as hot as expected. In general the serving staff at the restaurants were great. I especially liked the dinner in The Manhattan Room and the breakfasts at Taste. The Garden Cafe buffet was "tolerable" but left much to be desired since I lot of the food was pre-prepared. I saw them dump reconstituted eggs from a carton and nearly vomited!. DRINKS: The bars were very good and so many! I was on the "unlimited beverage package" (got a real deal on it!). I'm not a big drinker but to be able to have a mimosa at breakfast, a margarita at lunch (and on the upper deck) and wine at dinner (even one or two at the dance party) and know that I'm not paying any extra WAS GREAT! I also was impressed that the bartenders made strong drinks. And if I asked for extra alcohol (tequila, vodka, rum) the bartender didn't hold back! ENTERTAINMENT: The shows I saw were anywhere from "very good" to "great." My two favorites were "Burn The Floor" (unbelievable dance moves) and "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert." I saw "Priscilla" on Broadway (NYC) and the show on the Epic was just as good. I thought they might do a shortened version but they didn't! I later saw a couple of the lead actors up on the sunning deck and told them how well they did. He was very polite and humble, saying thank you... then asked me what kind of drink I had. Chatting, friendly and not caught up in himself. The magician, Christian Miro, was good, too... but I'm not much of a magic guy. CABIN: I've already written below what I think of the solo cabins - WONDERFUL IDEA. In addition to great price (for a single man like me) I would add that having the solo cabins in a special locked area is a wonderful thing. We "solos" had our own lounge, bar/bartender, coffee machine (espresso was GREAT) and our own "coordinator/concierge". It makes it so much easier to meet others that way. Many times small groups of people would be sitting together drinking coffee or a drink and talking. On my last cruise (2014) I met several people that I had a great time with. My disappointment this time was that the "coordinator" was not as good as the one in 2014. He did not put any great effort in making sure we were getting acquainted, like the guy in 2014 who was SUPER. I was highly disappointed that this time they did not offer the option of signing up on a list for going out to dinner the next night. This was one of the major reasons why some of us "clicked" on the last cruise. When asked this time, the coordinator said, "We don't do that anymore!" Very disappointing!!! SHORE EXCURSIONS: The two I went on (The Caves/Baths at Virgin Gorda & The Tiki glass bottom boat trip in St. Thomas) were well worth it. I especially had fun on the Tiki. Great guys as crew and a wonderful time at the private beach. Unfortunately, I was too sunburned to get off at Great Stirrup Cay but I hear from others it was "the best" place of the whole trip. ONBOARD EXPERIENCE: Yes, the ship is big but I was able to navigate the elevators and stairs well. The only part I did not like was the casino area. Very noisy and smoke filled. I really couldn't believe that they allow for smoking onboard the ship! EMBARKING/DEBARKING: Although there were long lines (I hate lines!!!) they moved fast. I think making a reservation time for boarding is a very good idea. That, more than the exiting, was done very efficiently. PORT CANAVERAL: I really liked the experience in Cocoa Beach (stayed overnight because I always go a day early in case delay in flight) was very good. The Marriott Courtyard had a great deal for one night stay PLUS transportation (only $40 for round trip to Orlando airport). I give kudos to Cocoa Beach Shuttle (used by several hotels) for their great drivers and on-time schedule. I was picked up at airport within minutes and, once back to Port Canaveral, the van was waiting for us within minutes. In general, I think the Norwegian Line is great! Clean, efficient and cost effective for a single guy like me. I had a great time except for the weather in the first couple of days. But that's not Norwegian's fault. And, of course, I could have done without the sunburn (I feel asleep on the sunning deck). All in all: A VERY NICE TRIP! Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
The port canaveral operation needs a manager to organize their operation. Right now it is a mess. Taxis & shuttles lined up to pay entry fees. Very poor oversight, I'd fire someone. The cruise lines should demand improvement ... Read More
The port canaveral operation needs a manager to organize their operation. Right now it is a mess. Taxis & shuttles lined up to pay entry fees. Very poor oversight, I'd fire someone. The cruise lines should demand improvement right now. Once in NCL'S domaine, at pier 10, all went smooth & easy. Not a pretty ship. To me it looks like a barge with a hotel stuck on top. Well maintained, smart, clean interior decor. Smiling staff who are doing their very best, which is more than I could do considering some of the nasty people, "guests", they have to put up with. 4000 polite, normal guests, & a few mouthy morons who expect everything but are impolite, loud, cheap, ignorant slobs who demand something for nothing. This ship has the best entertainment afloat. Every venue offers top notch, quality performances. We really enjoyed the shows & the bands. All venues were filled to capacity & really rocked. 60, 70, & 80 year olds just mov'n & a shake'n. EPIC BEATTLES!, piano bar, Broadway shows, & Cirque! Something for everyone, really enjoyed every offering. After the dull 27 days aboard a HAL ship, this was a very welcome change. I don't know how anyone wouldn't rave about the food aboard NCL ships. They always seem to pay particular attention to PRESENTATION. Everything looks good. Every offering tasted good to me, but, I especially enjoyed the Dover Sole. Best I've evere had. Steaks were done as requested. I have a reaction to MSG & so I worry when I find beef served up especially tender...no problems with NCL...I love it. To each their own...NCL suits me. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Embarkation for a wheel chaired person was a joke. There were none at the curb, and an elevator ride and a long walk to the check in area was the only way to begin the journey. With an excuse that they were "short of wheel chairs that ... Read More
Embarkation for a wheel chaired person was a joke. There were none at the curb, and an elevator ride and a long walk to the check in area was the only way to begin the journey. With an excuse that they were "short of wheel chairs that day" we were entered on a list of names whereby we had to compete with those who walked up and grabbed on to the first available person with no regard for the people waiting for their turn. NO ONE from Norwegian made an effort to co-ordinate this. Much too busy looking past you and making excuses. We entered the ship on deck 7 with and waited 45 minutes for an elevator to take you to the buffet on 15th deck as the room was not ready. Finally get some food and half way through comes the announcement to go to our muster stations. After the same elevator fiasco we arrive on the 6th deck at our assigned area. The person who was to record our attendance had left the area before the instruction started so we spent the next 2 days being hounded to make our mandatory meeting. Finally get to the room and find out a mini suite had a bed, a settee that served as an uncomfortable seating area, as well as the only place to set a tray of food to eat from. Pitiful lay out and not enough room for 2 people to pass any where in the "suite". The lay out was done to maximize efficient lay out with no regard to comfort or entertaining guests. We had a family group of 6 cabins and were not able to gather in the cabins and share a drink as there is no place to set the drinks or the people. Worst layout I have ever seen. This ship was understaffed and under supplied. Room steward had no coffee to leave the 2nd day as they "hadn't received any yet". Couldn't get wash cloths replaced when the room was made up because they didn't have any until late in the day??? Most of the staff encountered were not overly friendly or informed, and understaffed at all points where service was required. The WiFi on board did not function properly. Not one single malt scotch was included in the drink package. All available at an up-charge of course. If you have not cruised before and have no expectations you may enjoy. But for me, No more Norwegians. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Had a great time. This was the Epic's last cruise in the Caribbean for a few years. Moving to Spain. This was our 4th cruise on the Epic. We loved every minute. This was our 5th cruise on NCL. 4th on Epic. We are 65+. Know what we ... Read More
Had a great time. This was the Epic's last cruise in the Caribbean for a few years. Moving to Spain. This was our 4th cruise on the Epic. We loved every minute. This was our 5th cruise on NCL. 4th on Epic. We are 65+. Know what we want to do on each cruise and find the one for us. We are scheduled for November sailing out of Houston. Sea days for us are all about relaxation. We sleep in. Sit on the balcony. Eat. Drink. Repeat. Like the casino. Won BIG on this one. Like the entertainment. Oh what a day was great. Make it a point to walk from end to end several times a day. Climb stairs, etc. Never buy meals. Always eat at restaurants available. Taste is great. Try their mushroom soup. Take cruise whatever to its limits. No dresses. No long pants. No closed toed shoes. We just eat casually. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Norwegian Epic is for people of all ages, there's always something to do, kids will love the waterpark and big slides they have, as well the entertainment. Food at the buffet is very good! And it gets better at the restaurants, ... Read More
Norwegian Epic is for people of all ages, there's always something to do, kids will love the waterpark and big slides they have, as well the entertainment. Food at the buffet is very good! And it gets better at the restaurants, REAL GOOD FOOD. I was enchanted by the French and oriental restaurant. The circus, Ice bar, Irish bar, karaoke, white parties, and Latino nights at the cruise are a very good choice for night live. Shopping: There's a lot of special offers on board for buying jewelry, watches, if you are shopper. Destinations to Jamaica, grand caiman islands and Cozumel are marvelous. We took the Ocho rios tour and got to enjoy the waterfalls and Jamaica's beach with a good beer. Cozumel and Caiman Islands were the best, we took a ride at some jet skies and got to enjoy Cozumel's vibrant blue ocean, goooooosh! Te best! It's a really good option Only thing I didn't like was: ONE NIGHT CLUB?!! Really? Other than that.. It's awesome! :) Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
I read a number of reviews about the epic before our cruise and I was a little apprehensive because there were a number negative comments. I am happy to say we really enjoyed the epic. Arrivals and departures were smooth with very ... Read More
I read a number of reviews about the epic before our cruise and I was a little apprehensive because there were a number negative comments. I am happy to say we really enjoyed the epic. Arrivals and departures were smooth with very little wait times. The entertainment and food was amazing. We did eat at several specialty restaurants and the food was excellant. The overall service including cabin service was excellant. If I were to make a suggestion for future ships NCL need to make more outdoor space available especially quiet spaces. We went back to our balcony many times because there were no seats on deck . Would sail again with NCL. Cheryl Read Less
Sail Date February 2015
Norwegian Epic Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 3.7
Dining 4.0 3.8
Entertainment 5.0 4.0
Public Rooms 4.0 3.8
Fitness Recreation 4.0 3.9
Family 5.0 3.9
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.5
Enrichment 3.0 3.3
Service 4.0 3.8
Value For Money 4.0 3.5
Rates 4.0 3.7

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