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Mediterranean Norwegian Epic Mediterranean Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Epic
Mediterranean
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1,456 Mediterranean Norwegian Epic Mediterranean Cruise Reviews


AlfreD920 avatar

AlfreD920

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Ship was OK, nothing grandiose as advertised.

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Cabin was as expected. Steward very nice and considerate. Room service prompt, food good delivery cost of $8 for 24 hr. Service was reasonable. Did not want to spend a great amount of money as i am recently widowed ...
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Sail Date November 2019


traveljunkey avatar

traveljunkey

5 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Ship too big with two many people

We sailed the Epic for the first time. It was our third Norwegian cruise. We had sailed the Escape in 2018 and this is also a big ship, but I don't think it was at full capacity. The Epic had 4,100 people on ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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BILLSX21

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Loved the itinerary, Hated the Epic~!

12 Day Mediterranean cruise on the Epic, Barcelona RT. My main criticism of this cruise was the Epic as a cruise ship. Having a friend who sailed on the Epic's maiden voyage and she giving it a less than sterling ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Huntingdon1701

5 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable cruise

This was my third time on the Epic and I still enjoy the ship, particularly the comfy chairs on the pool deck by the table tennis tables that don't seem to get discovered by anyone else until the end of the 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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coco20199

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Never again!

Back home just last week from my first Norwegian cruise aboard the Epic. I had an amazing holiday thanks to the lovely, friendly people that I met on board. Would I cruise again with the Epic though? Don’t think ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Northwoodcruiser

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Mediterranean cruise from Barcelona on Norwegian Epic and 6 Barcelona Days

I chose this cruise because I wanted to have a Barcelona land and a Mediterranean cruise vacation. We arrived in Barcelona four days prior to cruise which began Sunday, October 20, 2019. We also stayed on in ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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donutman1234

6 Reviews Written

40 Helpful Votes

Ship in poor shape. Not as “Epic” as I was expecting.

I chose this cruise as a short getaway. As this is a mega-ship and relatively modern I was expecting something great. Unfortunately it was a let down in almost all areas. The ship itself is in very poor shape. ...
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Sail Date November 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


Kjh216 avatar

Kjh216

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First time on NCL - overall very good trip

I felt the need to write a review after seeing so many negative ones prior to sailing. There were some negative experiences but overall it was a great trip and I would book with NCL again. Reduced Airfare - this ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Deb7478

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Poor design - Worst customer service

The most disappointing of all my cruises. Room design very inconvenient and strange. The steward was just a glorified maid. He made the beds up and that was it. Unavailable for the first 3 days. Calls to ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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amelia3171

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

A wonderful trip

Preamble I’m a 40-something Scot living in Ireland, I travel with my 50-something Irish friend. I’d always wanted to cruise but when I’d looked into cruising in the past the whole notion of set-dining ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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stephanPT

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

I LOVED EVERY MOMENT!

After reading some reviews on this site i was apprehensive about the cruise, but soon realized, that people complaining about this cruise are crazy! My Solo Cabin was very comfortable, and had more space than i ...
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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


AlanRRT avatar

AlanRRT

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great time in the Mediterranean

I'm 65 years old and have never been to Europe. What better way to see it than on a cruise? This cruise is all about the ports, there is only one sea day and most of the port days are long. This was my first ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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karen.west.0127

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Italy, France and Spain

My husband and I wanted to visit Italy so Cannes and Mallorca were a wonderful bonus. I can’t help comparing Norwegian to Royal Caribbean and I have to say Royal is still my favourite line. Some of the staff on ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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annahayes

1 Review Written

Disappointing

I was disappointed that there were no $5 Blackjack tables, I love playing Blackjack on cruises and play every night on other cruises (I have been on 16 other ones) but didn’t play one single time on this one as a ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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bozman2112

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

30th Anniversary splurge

This cruise was a celebration of our 30th Anniversary. We chose this cruise based on it's itinerary above anything. Also, the Mrs family roots are Italian, specifically Florence. So it was important for me to give ...
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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


WWLL avatar

WWLL

5 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

A good cruise

Review Norwegian Epic Western Med Cruise September 22, 2019 This cruise originated and returned to Barcelona. I am platinum on Norwegian and Princess and have been on westbound Trans-Atlantic cruises on the ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Fuentes

1 Review Written

Great first cruise

We wanted to cruise the Mediterranean to visit countries we have never been to, leaving from Barcelona where we have friends. We enjoyed everything, particularly the services on the ship and the professionalism of ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Cottage gal

4 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Cruise - Great fun, good value!

We went on this cruise with another couple who wanted to try the bigger ship as they previously had only been on the Spirit with us a couple of years ago. I've been on many ships/cruise lines so I was open to it. ...
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Sail Date September 2019


Coachbish avatar

Coachbish

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Way Better than expected!

We chose the cruise for the timing and itinerary. We doubted our choice because of the size of the ship. While we still prefer the 2500 passenger size we didn’t feel completely overwhelmed by the size. We did ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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saskfolks

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Epic Fail

This was our ninth cruise and the second time on NCL. Our first was on the charming, older, much smaller Norwegian Spirit which we thoroughly enjoyed. We had read about the design problems with the Epic but the ...
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Sail Date September 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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