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Sail Date: December 2014

I just returned home from a 7 day cruise on the Epic. My boyfriend and I were on vacation for 12 days, and the first 2 days and last 2 days of our vacation, not on the ship, were the best!

It started off with our muster station ... Read More

I just returned home from a 7 day cruise on the Epic. My boyfriend and I were on vacation for 12 days, and the first 2 days and last 2 days of our vacation, not on the ship, were the best!

It started off with our muster station being the Chinese restaurant, shoved in with a bunch of people, 5 minutes security presentation, and done....walking back to our cabin. We have cruised other cruise lines, and this one by far was just a waste of time!

The toilet in our room when flushing was so LOUD! Enough said!!!! The curtain hanging by the toilet had a lipstick stain that looked like it had been there for years! I had to have our steward clean the wall next to toilet, as there was something really gross left behind from previous cruise, I'm assuming! Our shower didn't drain properly and my first shower in my room was spent sopping up water on the floor.

We had a balcony and my first view of it was a cigarette butt. Had to have steward clean it. Our steward was very nice, but as my experience has been on other cruises, I built a relationships with my stewards and was sad to say good bye to them when cruise was over. Unfortunately not the case this time.

We were with a group of 20 family members, and all of our dinner experiences were just total chaos! We made reservations every night only to find out they just couldn't accommodate our big party. The service overall was just horrible. We felt like we were just shuffling in and out of dinners like robots. Cirque de soleil dinner show was a disaster! We paid for premium seating and only a quarter of the family sat in premium seating. The steak tho had to be the best I've ever had! And the show was totally awesome! As well as Blue Man Group!!!

The Muster Station emergency drill was an absolute joke! We had to meet in a Chinese restaurant, had the cruise director blow thru the whole thing in five minutes. Waste of time! On my other cruises this was a serious drill to prepare you for an real emergency.

Food in the buffet was just ok. I spent a lot of time looking for silverware at almost every meal.

New Years eve party was just ok, nothing spectacular.

The pool area was too confined! Not enough area to walk thru to Buffett. Was constantly running into people and apologizing. Forget about having a lounge chair to lay in, unless you were to get up before dawn and save chairs. Of course the rule was "you can't save chairs" but wasn't enforced.

The shopping was horrible too! The selection of items were few and far between. There was a nice selection of expensive jewelry. I think I spent $70 on some Norwegian t shirts.

Unfortunately, I definitely will never choose to cruise on another Norwegian Cruise ship. If I were you and reading this review, I would advise you to not choose this cruise line!

 

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