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Norwegian Epic Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Epic
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

365

Very Good

287

Average

242

Poor

195

Terrible

127

Cruise type

Family Cruises

1,219

Romantic Cruises

484

Entertainment Cruises

306

Senior Cruises

262

Repositioning Cruises

188

1,219 Norwegian Epic Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


glolily avatar

glolily

2 Reviews Written

One of the best cruises we've been on so far.

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We chose this cruise because we wanted to go away during thanksgiving break from school. We never go aeay during holidays and we wanted to try something different. The ports we went to were new to us aswell. We had ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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TDHNJ

7 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Almost Phenomenal

We chose this cruise on 2/6/20 based on the itinerary and low price that went even lower after we booked. We flew into Puerto Rico on Friday, 3/6 and satyed3at the Caribe Hilton (amazing) while enjoying the forts, ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Disbidnesd

1 Review Written

Nice ship bad cabins

Ok so we (group of 12) choose this ship and cruise line for the ports it was going to. I usually cruise with Royal Caribbean and after this cruise with NCL I will he going back. I had read several reviews about ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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rnfulk

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fun ship with tons of activities

I chose NCL and the Epic for their southern Caribbean itenerary. This was my first cruise and I was worried about the size of the ship and the reviews of the bathroom layout. First of all, for a 4000+ person ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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beach980

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very Disappointed!

I have gone on 6 cruises mostly with RC. After this experience I will never go with the Norwegian Epic ever! We just got back. Traveled end of Feb 2020. I will give you the pros and cons of our experience ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Saxman1961

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Just Finished my 2nd and Last Cruise on the EPIC - Poor Customer Service !!!!

I am a Platinum Member with NCL and am struggling with what is wrong with them. I hope it was just the Epic, but I am not really sure as it may be fleet wide. This was the worst cruise I have ever experienced and it ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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TW1975

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent from beginning to end....

I read all the negative reviews prior to travelling and I was a little worried we had made a mistake, I took all the comments onboard and decided to make up my own mind and make the most of it.. I didn’t need to ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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sparklingsoul

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary, horrible customer service

I chose this cruise because we had 8 ports in 10 nights. Generally, I was very pleased with all the ports and the amount of time that we had at each of them. My only disappointment was that we did not have enough ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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cmcg139

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Poor Service, Tasteless Food, and Way too Big

I chose those cruise because of the itinerary. I was worried going on a ship this size, and my worries were evident during our 10 day cruise. The food was not good. We found ourselves dumping the entire salt ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Medcruiseprincess

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Epic Christmas Cruise

This year my family and I decided to take a cruise to celebrate the Christmas holiday. We took the 7 day our of Puerto Rico. We had a total of 12 people (6 Adults and 6 Children). Here is the review. Check ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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barnold1024

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

This cruise was great and stunk

I chose this cruise for its itinerary of Barbados, St. Kitts, Tortola, St. Lucia and St. Thomas to share with my 19 year old son and his 20 year old girlfriend- the itinerary was awesome. That being said, on board ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Bob_plus_Four

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Enjoyed our cruise in spite of the ship

This was our first ever Christmas Cruise, and a return to NCL after 22 years sailing Disney and Holland America. Departure and return port was San Juan. We had a great vacation, but would not sail this ship again ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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stidwell53

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise I have been on

My son that we went with picked this cruise...said Norwegian was one of the top 10, but I totally disagree. Food--Atrocious...I cook better than we ate and that's not saying much, because I hate to cook. Was ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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clampaya

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Serious need for improvement

There is significant room for improvement in several areas, when compared to my past cruises on NCL’s Gateway and Dawn, and other cruise lines as well. On this particular Epic Cruise we were a 4-member family ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Lauraj4746

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Norwegian is not a fun ship

My family and I do a cruise every other year. We usually do Royal or Carnival Cruise (Carnival is a Fun Ship for All Ages) but this time I wanted us to try Norwegian to see what the hype was about. Read all the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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chuckhaley

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

bate and switchoures.

You don’t go to Bonaire. According to the port authorities in Bonaire, the Epic is not registered to port there ever. The port is being sold as part of the curies package next month, Jan. 2020, but this ship is ...
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Sail Date December 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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Jose&Elva SoCal

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good food and drinks

The Epic has great food and bartenders, entertainment was good and many music venues to choose from. There is always something going on on board and plenty of lounge chairs to just relax if that’s what you are ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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angelfish888

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

GREAT CRUISE-LOUSY CABIN/BATHROOM SETUP

We selected the Epic for our Mediterranean tour, starting in Rome (Civitavecchia). Experience on the ship was very satisfying. Many bars with singers/activities all day and night. Food on the Epic was very good with ...
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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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shiroisakana

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nickel and Dimed...

1. Nickel And Dimed: I felt like everything was extra money after I paid for my cruise. - The app to message people around the ship was $10. - Most of the restaurants you had to pay for ($40-$50/person) - ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Opfor311

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Our Epic Cruise

My wife and I just completed an Eastern Med Cruise on the Norwegian Epic. We have done a number of NCL cruises, and this was our first on the Epic. The food in the Garden Cafe was good and we ate all of our on ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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yariv82

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointed from the ship, the route is amazing

We choose the NCL Epic from previous experience on the Jade few years ago that was very good for family with kids. But the Epic was very disappointing, the room was tiny and not comfortable. We ordered a balcony ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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kcole12

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Haven service was excellent... the rest of the ship was FAIR

This was our first Norwegian cruise. We ended up staying in the Haven in a 2-bedroom family villa was fantastic! The service in the Haven was spectacular from the time we boarded until the time we got off the ship. ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Anitah45

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good holiday with a few 'niggles'

Not sure if 'niggles' translates well and this is my first cruise so it might be just NFC (normal for cruising). First impressions of the ship was great. Speedy embarkation and friendly reception. However ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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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