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Norwegian Barcelona Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Ship
Destination
Barcelona

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Excellent

871

Very Good

644

Average

436

Poor

221

Terrible

93

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2,291 Norwegian Barcelona Cruise Reviews


Northstar03 avatar

Northstar03

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Star is Fading

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We were planning on a trip to Barcelona for week and decided to try a transatlantic experience. Barcelona is great city and we had a great week. Having read previous reviews, we realized that the Star was an ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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yadkinval

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

TransAtlantic

Trans Atlantic and stops at three island groups to which we had not been as well as departing from Barcelona to which we have not been - we choose cruises based upon itinerary first. We think the ship is too large ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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ahdocent

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great entertainment but lousy food

We've never been on a transatlantic cruise or to Barcelona, so when we saw this cruise at a good price, we couldn't resist. We spent several days in Barcelona - a great city - before getting on the ship. I've ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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peggyajacobs

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Loved the cruise, hated the cabin layout!

My husband and I arrived 5 days prior to the start of our cruise and loved Barcelona, giving us the opportunity to explore many of the sites there. We were excited about trying NCL, not ever having cruised with ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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fawade

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Epic Disaster

We took a 16-day cruise on the EPIC. An epic mistake. With no desire to impugn the people of Puerto Rico, the fact that what appeared to be ¾ of the passengers seemed to be from there, led to some of our ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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cdills

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Hospitality Management Training is Lacking

Where was middle management? So many issues with poor service and no one handling basic issues. It seemed like there is a complete lack of basic hospitality-service training. Here are but a few things to mention: ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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CruiseGerry

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A great experience on the Star

My wife has taught Kindergarten for 39 years. She only had only item on her bucket -- to take repositioning cruise just to experience doing something that isn't in the high seasons: summer, Christmas, Easter. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Star Trek 1

2 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

A bargain repostioning cruise

The timeline fit well for us and the price was great. The food in the dining rooms was mostly tasty, but not always hot. The service seemed to be a bit better in the Aqua restaurant, and Aqua was less noisy. You ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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jrfuller

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Other than getting on and off it was all pretty good

This was a repositioning cruise, so it had both a great number of ports, and a reasonable cost. On the Pro side: - Ports were Good. Arrecife and Tortola are a bit underwhelming, but otherwise, the ports ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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dfc922

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

First TransAtlantic Crossing

We just completed our first Transatlantic Crossing on the Norwegian Star. It was a fabulous trip...and even in November the weather was fantastic...in the hot tub every day. The Star is an older ship but a crew ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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seasprite

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise Ever for Platinum Plus Cruisers

I have been on previous repositioning Epic cruises. My cousin traveled with me and she has been on 9 repositioning Epic cruises at this same time of year. It seemed like a sure thing....BUT surprise! This cruise ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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CoachKarl

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

NCL Star - Likes and Dislikes

I like the organization of exterior public spaces. Most outward facing railing is composed of evenly spaced vertically oriented glass panels. Panels range in height from four to eight feet. All panels are about a ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Cat t

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Avoid cruising on Norwegian Epic!

Norwegian simply does not know how to manage a ship with 4,000 passengers. 3 hour wait outside to embark / check in 2 hour delay in disembarking (almost missed flight) A couple of ports that were just a ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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hatugrrl

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Loved every moment!

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this ship after reading so many reviews, but during my time onboard I fell in love with this ship and wouldn’t hesitate to go on the Epic again. We boarded in Barcelona, ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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AlfreD920

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Ship was OK, nothing grandiose as advertised.

Cabin was as expected. Steward very nice and considerate. Room service prompt, food good delivery cost of $8 for 24 hr. Service was reasonable. Did not want to spend a great amount of money as i am recently widowed ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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vlada000

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

READ THIS BEFORE BOOKING!!!

You tell me if you think this cruise worth going for: Room door lock latches are hardly working every time it’s a hassle to open the door with the key card. There are no mattress covers, sheets are going ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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traveljunkey

5 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Ship too big with two many people

We sailed the Epic for the first time. It was our third Norwegian cruise. We had sailed the Escape in 2018 and this is also a big ship, but I don't think it was at full capacity. The Epic had 4,100 people on ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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BILLSX21

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Loved the itinerary, Hated the Epic~!

12 Day Mediterranean cruise on the Epic, Barcelona RT. My main criticism of this cruise was the Epic as a cruise ship. Having a friend who sailed on the Epic's maiden voyage and she giving it a less than sterling ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Huntingdon1701

5 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable cruise

This was my third time on the Epic and I still enjoy the ship, particularly the comfy chairs on the pool deck by the table tennis tables that don't seem to get discovered by anyone else until the end of the cruise! ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Northwoodcruiser

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Mediterranean cruise from Barcelona on Norwegian Epic and 6 Barcelona Days

I chose this cruise because I wanted to have a Barcelona land and a Mediterranean cruise vacation. We arrived in Barcelona four days prior to cruise which began Sunday, October 20, 2019. We also stayed on in ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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kimwrightman

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great ports, bad ship

We were on the NCL Epic leaving from Barcelona I was in a group of 20 and we all felt the ship was lackluster. This was my first time on sailing with NCL and I will be sticking to my preferred cruise line in the ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Deb7478

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Poor design - Worst customer service

The most disappointing of all my cruises. Room design very inconvenient and strange. The steward was just a glorified maid. He made the beds up and that was it. Unavailable for the first 3 days. Calls to ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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amelia3171

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

A wonderful trip

Preamble I’m a 40-something Scot living in Ireland, I travel with my 50-something Irish friend. I’d always wanted to cruise but when I’d looked into cruising in the past the whole notion of set-dining ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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AlanRRT

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great time in the Mediterranean

I'm 65 years old and have never been to Europe. What better way to see it than on a cruise? This cruise is all about the ports, there is only one sea day and most of the port days are long. This was my first ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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karen.west.0127

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Italy, France and Spain

My husband and I wanted to visit Italy so Cannes and Mallorca were a wonderful bonus. I can’t help comparing Norwegian to Royal Caribbean and I have to say Royal is still my favourite line. Some of the staff on ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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