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Norwegian Epic Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Southern Caribbean

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Epic
Southern Caribbean
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

6

Very Good

6

Average

8

Poor

12

Terrible

7

Cruise type

Family Cruises

39

Romantic Cruises

19

Entertainment Cruises

12

Senior Cruises

10

Cruises for the Disabled

2

39 Norwegian Epic Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Southern Caribbean


CaliGirlCruising avatar

CaliGirlCruising

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Highly Disappointed Loyal NCL Cruiser

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My husband and I wanted to take our 3 children and nephew on a pre-Christmas cruise. We had the 2 bedroom villa in the Haven and my son and nephew had a balcony cabin. The staff was not nearly as friendly compared ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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suzannebander

1 Review Written

Great for all age groups and personalities!

The ship was large and in good condition. The unusual bathroom layout wasn't a problem for us as it was just me and my daughter and it allowed us space to get ready in separate spaces. We dined mostly in the ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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needofsun

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Unusual ship design

We chose this cruise for the good incentives, it was a Norwegian ship that we had not sailed before and it left at a different port than we had experienced before. Port Canaveral was great. It was easy to embark ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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JAX1959

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Family vacation

This was planned well in advance with 4 couples and 2 adult children. This is our 11th cruise and this one would rate only about 3.5 stars to us. Food was excellent, staff we encountered were excellent, room was ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Jackbv113

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Don't sail Epic or from Port Canaveral

Elevators were a total disaster! More later. Disembarkation at Port Canaveral was a disaster. Full cruise package for Internet was a rip-off. Frequently simple news pages would not load at all. Availability ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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vap0rtranz

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Bigger Ain't Better

This was our 4th cruise together (with my better half having 4 more) and we all agreed that it will be the LAST cruise on this size ship. "Bigger ain't better", as the saying should go. Let's start with the ship ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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BriAnaQMinor

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruising on Norwegian Epic

Overall, the trip was nice it was my first time cruising on Norwegian. Main purpose of booking this cruise was for the ports, which were AMAZING!! The only complaint I have regarding the ports were that 2 of the ...
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Sail Date December 2018


Rayben avatar

Rayben

1 Review Written

Norwegian Epic an EPIC Fail

We chose Norwegian because this was a family trip and we had sailed on Norwegian several times before. We have also cruised on other lines such as Celebrity, Windstar, Holland America, Regent and AMA. I was ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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sydmike

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

An EPIC December Cruise 12/15/18-12/22/18

We had an awesome family vacation on the NCL EPIC, sailing December 15-December 22 in a 2 bedroom Haven cabin. This was our first experience in the Haven and will definitely cruise the Haven in the future. Our ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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olliepitt

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

NEVER AGAIN ON THE EPIC

We chose this cruise because it departed from Port Canaveral, a smaller port than Miami, but as we have now found out one that is not capable of handling large crowds. We waited outside for 2-3 hours in bad windy ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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mgilldrouin

1 Review Written

Christmas/Anniversary Cruise 2018

Recommended by family to choose NCL. Scary and long check-in to board the ship in Orlando, it took over 3 hours. There was no organization at all and at times the public became verbally abusive to others cutting ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Scarlotte

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Noisy, smoky and R rated show

BE WARNED the stage show Priscilla is R rated and it ties up the main theater for several nights of th cruise. I’m not a prude but the ship’s write up did not warn it was r rated. I took my family and we were ...
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Sail Date December 2018


REVickers avatar

REVickers

1 Review Written

Great Ship- Great Staff- but what a mess.

The smoke on deck 6 made us sick, had to see the onboard doctor, which really messed up our cruise. We love the Cavern club, but it was so packed that we couldn't enjoy it. People went to the show before and just ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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ltdavies

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise ever

Good price on this cruise, plus the ports were good. Issues started on embarkation. Only 2 TSA agents showed up for work. No communication to any passengers waiting over 3 hours to board. My main issues are ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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kkcarlton

2 Reviews Written

An honest review

My husband and I normally cruise with RCCL but took two cruises on Norwegian Escape. The first one was June 2016 and it was amazing, to a large degree because of the cruise directory and assistant cruise director ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Mediterranean Grasshopper

5 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary, Excellent Service

This was our third cruise on Epic and we’re planning another for early 2019. In order to maximize our experience on any NCL ship of this size or larger, we choose a Haven stateroom; by staying in the Haven, we ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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LeoSala

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Thanksgiving Cruise Over Crowded

Went on family vacation to celebrate parents anniversary. Group of 12 including 2 teenage kids. Ship is huge, told it was sold to capacity ~4500 +1700 staff Service is decent for the most part. They add ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Scaryelle420

1 Review Written

Best vacation ever

Boyfriend’s mom booked cruise barely a week before we set sail. From booking to disembarkation, everything was out of this world! Food was phenomenal, customer service was outstanding! Not a single thing I could ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Mkoegel

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Unique Norwegian Cruise Experience

Back in 2013, my wife and I took a 7-day Mediterranean cruise. We had been on several other cruises with different cruise lines, but no real loyalty to any of them. After the trip, this was the ship and experience ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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repcws

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

So Disappointed

We have a large family spread out among several states, but some of us always try to gather for Thanksgiving. Cruising is great because the women aren't stuck cooking all week! This was our first experience with ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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edanhalt

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The Cruise from Hell--EPIC/NCL

Our son chose this cruise to help them get away after a horrific year of enduring Hurricane Michael. They are a military family and had their home decimated and the base in which he is based was destroyed. We all ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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blueukulele

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not Great

Our experience on the Epic wasn't great. Kids Club. The kids club staff were poor. We traveled in a family group, and we had been assured cousins of the same age would be allowed to pay together. The kids clubs ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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streadaway18

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good cruise....never even met our steward this time and loud dinner guests

Different itinerary for my family and hubby is a Bob Marley fan. Had on-boarding issue with our birth certificates not from us but with the computer system caused about a 30 min delay for us. Would recommend using ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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amh7789

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Better than Carnival

This was my second cruise experience. My first experience was on a Carnival Cruise out of Tampa. There was a wide variety of age groups on this ship for Thanksgiving including lots of families, young adults, and ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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lesliefergus

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Overrated

We chose to sail again over New Years and wanting to give Norwegian a try due to the water slides and activities for the kids. Boarding-Went fine although the time slot doesn't appear to be really managed. I was ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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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