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1,793 Norwegian Barcelona Cruise Reviews
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bizeebeth
Member Since 2005
1 review
69 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
My family stayed in a two bedroom cabin on the Epic for the western Med cruise. We had plenty of room for the 5 of us (our 3 kids are 14, 13 and 8) and it was nicer than staying in two separate cabins. The staff in the Haven was ... Read more
msutigers
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We chose this cruise based on the itinerary and we were not disappointed by the ports of call or the ship/staff. We have never done freestyle cruising and at first were concerned that we wouldn't like it but we were pleasantly ... Read more
Norahsmed
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We booked the NCL Epic as it was a fantastic price, all inclusive!! UBP unlimited beverage pkg, all service charges and taxes. It was so pleased to get my bill on last day with a zero balance. I booked dining rooms in advance online, wait ... Read more
Valley11
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We have cruised with Norwegian before and have found they cater to everything we like. The option of the Beverage Package and dining or shore credits, makes it a very good deal. The food in all the restaurants was top rate, and the ... Read more
jenichip1
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Went with a single's group and had a great time on the Epic. I've been on the sister ship, the Getaway, and liked the Epic much better. The staff/waiters/bartenders were much friendlier, the bars were cooler and the atmosphere was more ... Read more
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JagDawg Cruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We just sailed NCL Epic late May-early June to the western Med and had a wonderful time. We choice Epic for two primary reasons: 1) NCL seems to be one of the few cruise lines still offering 3rd and 4th guests sail free (we have two young ... Read more
irenejo
Member Since 2007
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
I was a bit concerned about going on this cruise after reading some of the negative comments about it....how wrong was I .......4 of us had an amazing time onboard this beautiful ship! The service from bar ,restaurants,cabin staff was all ... Read more
pcpkone1972
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose the Epic for the family entertainment, which did not disappoint. We travelled as a family of 4 (myself, wife and 2 boys aged 10 & 5). Starting in Barcelona, we soon checked in our luggage, entered through security and then ... Read more
Tommy63
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as it started in Barcelona (so under two hours flight time from the UK) We really wanted to visit the historic sites of Pompeii via Naples, Pisa, Rome, the Old Market in Antibes in Cannes and the mountain village of ... Read more
LindaKlomps
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
We had one full day in Barcelona, and would go back in a heartbeat! What a beautiful city. So much to see and do and look at. Something for everyone! We had an AirB&B at Plaza Reial, absolutely great! Went to sagrada the familia. ... Read more
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nealjr
Member Since 2016
1 review
158 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
We were able to up bid from the mini suite to the 2bedroom Haven and was very pleased with the upgrade. Special treatment on both embarkation and disembarkation making it a breeze to get on and off the ship. The Have restaurant was ... Read more
CruisenOso
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
My husband and I decided that we wanted to take a cruise this year to celebrate my 50th birthday. We found a small gay group online that had this ship and itinerary and this being our first cruise, we thought it would be better to go with ... Read more
akeka
Member Since 2001
4 reviews
856 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Prior to this cruise I hadn't sailed NCL in a dozen years due to dissatisfaction at the time. The Western Med itinerary/pricing drew me back as I figured I wouldn't be on the ship much. Well, NCL has vastly improved and I loved the ... Read more
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WallabyGal
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
100 forum posts
My adult daughter and I were meeting up in Barcelona & decided to go on a cruise. I'd decided on The Haven suites, probably a 1 BR, but I ended up getting an amazing price on a 2 BR suite - cheaper than the 1 BR! Cabin was ... Read more
abqvacruiser
Member Since 2010
1 review
This was to be a surprise cruise for my wife for our 20th wedding anniversary and our son's 19th birthday. However, my son and daughter (age 13) were in on the surprise. Once in Barcelona I told my wife that we had to go to the port to ... Read more
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NP10
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
We went on the Epic as on of the part of our honeymoon. All in all turned out be one of the highlights of the trip. 8th largest cruise ship in the world was an absolute delight. Amazing cruise with great services, well executed ... Read more
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swanmark
Member Since 2016
1 review
55 forum posts
Firstly let me say this was our first ever cruise, we had put it off for years, because we dreaded the thought of being seasick etc, but I can honestly say we are totally hooked on cruising. We arrived by taxi from Barcelona airport, the ... Read more
Mwgfelix
Member Since 2017
1 review
Recently completed a weeks cruise on the Norwegian Epic, a 7 day western Mediterranean cruise sailing from Barcelona. We booked this through a travel agent so had transfers from the airport to the ship included in our package. When ... Read more
19luna64
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Had an absolute ball on our first cruise! The entertainment on board was amazing especially Priscilla and the beetles tribute band. Lots to choose from food wise. Dining in the Manhattan restaurant was a real treat. Raul our house keeper ... Read more
McMeans
Member Since 2005
1 review
99 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
The stops were wonderful. The ship itself was amazing - easy to find our way around and lots of room. We really liked being able to book the entertainment to fit our schedule and not have to worry about hurrying to the show early to make ... Read more
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joe5ng
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Post Cruise Survey – NCL Epic May 14 – 21, 2017 Pros: Raju Ghosh, Assistant Waiter, served us (group of 4) one night in the Manhattan Room. His service was excellent and served with a smile. We asked for his section the ... Read more
Bkc
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was our first cruise on NCL Epic and it was outstanding. The cruise was to the Mediterranean and it was amazing. We arrived at the ship at 11;30 am and the embarkation was painless and took us only 10 minutes. All staff members at ... Read more
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lucky346
Member Since 2011
1 review
11 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
Overall, we had a great time. This was only our second cruise (first one was Alaska on a much smaller ship). Pluses: Our balcony cabin was just fine (toilet issue was not a huge deal- sometimes we'd go out on the balcony if the other ... Read more
Methusulah
Member Since 2009
1 review
5 forum posts
19 helpful votes
A word of warning before I extol the virtues of this terrific cruise. This is a very downbeat and serious warning. Pickpockets are at the excursion locations waiting for you there in numbers. I was so lucky to feel their attempt on my ... Read more
beckeb00
Member Since 2017
1 review
23 forum posts
2 helpful votes
It had been over 20 years at least since my fiancé and I each had cruised. (We were not together at the times that we last cruised, so I kinda feel that this is our first cruise as so much has changed.) But overall, the ... Read more
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