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Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Norwegian Epic Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Epic
Eastern Mediterranean
Departure Port

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Average

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52 Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Norwegian Epic Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise Reviews


catherine2000 avatar

catherine2000

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Great family cruise

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Restaurants well kept, some more luxurious than others. The French and Italian especially nice. The taste restaurant for evening meal and breakfast had good selection of food and service was very good. This year ...
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Sail Date October 2016


alrivers1946 avatar

alrivers1946

1 Review Written

Excellent food and service

They just seemed to fit our intentions with all the historic areas we visited. Our cabin steward was excellent, all the waite staff were excellent, food very well prepared and exactly what we expected, on and off ...
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Sail Date July 2016


bankerJoe avatar

bankerJoe

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Epic disappointing

I think the NCL Epic is too big for their own good. The service was not up to NCL standards. Altohough, they have many dining options, most are an 'upcharge'. So, the 'included' dining options were overbooked and ...
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Sail Date May 2013


Evans18 avatar

Evans18

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Marmite ship!

We arrived in Barcelona and embarked the ship with ease, very organise and well executed process. This is the largest ship we have been on so we were a little apprentice of what to expect. When we first stepped on ...
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Sail Date September 2016


richstowe avatar

richstowe

11 Reviews Written

38 Helpful Votes

Hard to Go Wrong on a Mediterranean Cruise

OVERALL B We had a good cruise on a cruise line we had been reluctant to try because of its nickle and diming rep . Some of that was evident and the last minute change of policy concerning carry-on liquids ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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billwolff

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Not sailing on Norwegian again

Chose this cruise because it was leaving Rome at a time we wanted to cruise. It was our 20th Anniversary , and the cruise was a surprise for my wife. We have always cruised an Carnival and did note the the people on ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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elenao123

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

A beautiful ship and a wonderful experience for the whole family!

We just returned from our great cruise on the Epic! The ship is massive and beautiful! The layout is logical. The staterooms are modern and well-planned, although not huge. The crew is very friendly and helpful! ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Norwegian Addict

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A Floating Luxury Hotel

I had not experienced the Mediterranean before so chose this cruise to cross off my list of destinations. I was suitably impressed with the ports of call...especially at seeing Pompeii ! I had no hesitation in ...
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Sail Date February 2016


marcyg1 avatar

marcyg1

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Fantasic cruise!

I had read a lot of mixed reviews on the Norwegian Epic and our family of 4 found it to be outstanding in everyway with absolutely no complaints. We knew it was a large ship but they have it orchestrated perfectly ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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crusingonceagain

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise

This Cruise I chose to take my Dad and sister to have some quality time. The ports were amazing, the Ship was amazing, is amazing. is HUGE, has many things to do, you never get bored, the staff are something else, ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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JIMBROWNER

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Dream

i have been on approx 30 holidays ,spain ,cyprus ,morocco ,france , this was my first cruise ,and i have just returned from ,the best experience of my life ,so much ,to see and do ,on our short cruise ,i am ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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shackejr

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Time

Never cruised with this line before, but have been on a lot of cruise with different companies. Over all the Epic was a very good experience , the staff was very friendly , room was always clean, and the ...
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Sail Date October 2015


Clare3000 avatar

Clare3000

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Prepare to be treated like cattle.

We ended up on this particular cruise when it was chosen by family for a get-together/celebration. Positives: cabin was comfortable, but daily cleaning was often very late (like 5pm) which can be rather ...
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Sail Date October 2015


alfiestone avatar

alfiestone

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

NCL Epic Disaster

This was our third cruise and having done Thomson and Carnival cruises we were recommended Norwegion Cruise Liners by travel agents. We did two back to back cruises with NCL EPIC starting at Barcelona doing 7 ...
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Sail Date September 2015


kathycanaria avatar

kathycanaria

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wow! Just wow!

My friend and I are moderately active middle-aged women. This was my fifth cruise, having previously traveled with Princess, Carnival and NCL, and her first, but this was my most enjoyable cruise. We booked studio ...
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Sail Date July 2015


Brent5555 avatar

Brent5555

1 Review Written

Epic is a misnomer

This was my first time on the Epic but have previously traveled on 3 other NCL ships. I was looking forward to something grand but it only seemed grand in outward size. Inside it seemed less so as far as the ...
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Sail Date May 2015


PuggleLover avatar

PuggleLover

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Disappointed in Rome

Okay, I am not a "cruiser" as many of you are. This was only my 4th cruise. I prefer land based accommodations. I was on a month long vacation to Italy. Three weeks visiting Venice, Florence, Rome and then this week ...
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Sail Date May 2015


DocRonSD avatar

DocRonSD

1 Review Written

A LARGE SHIP WITH EFFICIENT FRIENDLY STAFF

I had labeled myself as "not a cruise ship person" until I took this cruise on the NCL Epic. What attracted me was the availability of the Studio Cabin design and a way to avoid the usual single supplement charged ...
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Sail Date January 2015


meganh2496 avatar

meganh2496

1 Review Written

Fun, yet expensive

The cruise as a whole was extremely fun, but we avoided doing as much as we would have liked because of prices. We only had one drink a day each (there were 2 of us), and the drinks cost about $20 (together) every ...
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Sail Date December 2014


comdoc2 avatar

comdoc2

4 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Trip

I heard a lot of bad things about the Norwegian Epic ship -- but honestly I cannot say that!  It was wonderful! Did the cruise ship from Barcelona, Spain early October and I will tell you this -- every day is a ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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marrcham

1 Review Written

Amazing First Cruise

This was our first cruise and we loved it and will do it again. We found the Norwegian Epic to be a beautiful ship with great food, service and entertainment. It also offered great excursion options for each port ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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catharsis_vc

1 Review Written

Amazing!

This was our first cruise ever, and it was absolutely amazing. The size of the boat is astounding, 3rd biggest in the world right now, the other cruise ships looked dwarfed next to our at the ports. The services and ...
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Sail Date September 2014


dali31 avatar

dali31

1 Review Written

I loved the Haven

We went on this cruise with our two "twentysomething " children. We originally had planned on going in June and I had priced two suites with balcony for then. We changed our minds and opted for September and with ...
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Sail Date September 2014


Nigel Ellis avatar

Nigel Ellis

1 Review Written

Many Pros & Cons

My experience is coloured by having cruised only once before, on a Royal Caribbean ship with more conventional ship design and cruising style. The Pros for Norwegian Epic included the cabin (see separate cabin ...
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Sail Date September 2014


Beachbabe7534 avatar

Beachbabe7534

1 Review Written

Loved it!

One week Mediterranean cruise with family of 14&17 year olds. Boarded at Barcelona, seamless check in. In our cabins before 1am. Inside cabin, very compact, but enough storage and space for two people. Liked the ...
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Sail Date August 2014


Norwegian Epic Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.03.6
Dining4.03.8
Entertainment5.04
Public Rooms4.03.8
Fitness Recreation4.03.8
Family5.03.7
Enrichment3.03.3
Service4.03.8
Value For Money4.03.5
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