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Norwegian Epic Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to the Western Caribbean

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Epic
Western Caribbean
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

12

Very Good

15

Average

14

Poor

9

Terrible

4

Cruise type

Family Cruises

262

Romantic Cruises

96

Entertainment Cruises

59

Senior Cruises

54

Spring Break Cruises

42

54 Norwegian Epic Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to the Western Caribbean


coasttal avatar

coasttal

3 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

How can NCL Get one Ship so Wrong

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We wanted to get away for the Christmas holidays and wanted to sail on the Epic. We have been on several of the NCL large and small ships and have over $2000 in future cruise money, so we are a fan of NCL. There ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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poppy1943

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good price for solo cruisers !!!

first Norwegian cruise ! choose the Epic for the studio rooms for solo travelers - the room is perfect for one person and the use of the studio lounge was nice = met a lot of nice people there as well as on the ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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dgreeney

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Surprised: It was a very good cruise!

After reading all the bad reviews of the Epic's February and March cruises, I was very apprehensive about my upcoming April 6 cruise. My worries were for naught. The cruise from Embarkation to Debarkation was very ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Suehoskins

1 Review Written

Wonderful

We had been on a prior criuse with NCL to Bermuda. This was so much nicer with great staff and wonderful food. The cabin could have been a little bigger because the space between the bed and counter was very ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Bruns55

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Free Style Cruising Stinks!

Friends found deal. Long lines for dinner & shows. Nothing to be had with coffee on deck ( pastries, bagels etc.) before 7:30am. Every major event seemed to be routed through the casino. Smallest pools ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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21duke

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Too big for me

the price was good and the time to go was great but as soon as we got to the port we felt thath we where going to wait in line for 10 day,s this ship was built only to trap people in the casino no view on the ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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ginger6294

1 Review Written

Sharing some thoughts about the NCL Epic!

We just got off a 10 day cruise on the Epic. Just thought I'd share a few things with the group..... We booked this cruise because of the ship (we had been on the Epic previously and love her!) and the length ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Lou34452

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

10 day Epic

Price was a deciding factor. We overall did not like this cruise at all. Inside staterooms are awful. No space to put things and lighting was very lacking. NCL has taken lobster, shrimp cocktails and escargot off ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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wilsew6491

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Never again on the Epic

This was our 19th Cruise and Our second time with Norwegian Cruise Lines, our first was May of 2018 on the Getaway. The Getaway was a POSITIVE experience, NO Complaints whatsoever. The Food and Sevice Was perfect. ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Mundonana

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very good but needs improvement, good value for the money.

Our third cruise, others were Carnival and most recently (before this on) Holland America. Cons: The epic is huge with 5000 passengers. Will go on a smaller (2500-2800) ship next time. For us just too big, too many ...
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Sail Date January 2019


akwa23 avatar

akwa23

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Epic Cruise

We chose the cruise via Travel email sent to us. The price seemed reasonable to us and taking a cruise on a cruise ship was on our bucket list. We were so delighted with the cruise although we cruised with 4,000 ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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teddy2869

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Ship is not functional

12 day and a couple of ports i've never been to. The cabins have the sink and tub in the cabin. There is a screen which we did not get till the fourth day. Tub water was boiling hot and not easy to control. There ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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ArthurPutman

6 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Very Loud Ship

We set out to have a relaxing cruise as we often do (17 to date). Norwegian Epic is a huge ship with 19 decks. The speaker system is loud everywhere and both had daily headaches from the noise. Most announcements ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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luv2bid

1 Review Written

Breakaway chaos

We chose the Breakaway because we had sailed on her before, we liked the itinerary and we wanted to visit NYC. We visited during the Bomb Cyclone in January. The ship had a late docking and we ended up missing the ...
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Sail Date January 2018


Daysd avatar

Daysd

1 Review Written

First time cruiser not impressed.

Our first cruise. We expected a much better time and better service for nearly a $3500 vacation. We can't compare NCL to other cruise lines because we've never experienced them. We were told by others not to choose ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Mahjong Nancy

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Very congested and lack of privacy in cabins.

I We live near Port Canaveral and decided to try Norwegian as we have never been on one of their ships. The boarding process took no more time than the Oasis ofthr Seas that we had taken last year but there the ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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rdg2052

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

15 cruises-never NCL again

We are a group of 8 that have done 15 or more ocean cruises and 7 or 8 European riverboats. This was our 4th time on NCLand our last. It started even before we set sail trying to book speciality restaurants. We were ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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DougandShirley

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

POOR FOOD, POOR FOOD SERVICE, POOR CABIN SERVICE

We have travelled on Norwegian, Holland America, Cunard, Princess and Celebrity. Norwegian is the only line on which I would not travel again. Food was mediocre (we even had mouldy salad in the Garden Cafe). Food ...
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Sail Date December 2017


team2009 avatar

team2009

1 Review Written

Too Many People, Very Poor Service

We chose this cruise because Wyndham Timeshare owners are now forced to use Norwegian as their only choice when using their timeshare points to book. This was the worst cruise we have ever taken. This ship has too ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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saotey

5 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Amazingly Adequate

Chosen for price and extras. didn't know i would be charged for the free drink package and the free 3 dinner pkg. I think the design of the ship is bad, too much upper deck space reserved for the upper class. there ...
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Sail Date November 2017


jake lake avatar

jake lake

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise Ever!

We have been a big fan of cruising and have been on more than twenty. Our Family wanted to do a Holiday Cruise and this one was available for the Thanksgiving Holiday. While enroute to the port we received a ...
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Sail Date November 2017


asiaken avatar

asiaken

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Caribbean Cruise

Great way to spend seven days on the sea and visit a few countries in the Caribbean. The food served on the ship was excellent, with many choices offered. Recommend you book early, before boarding, for speciality ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Daffydk1

5 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Very good despite Spring Break

This was only our third cruse, the first two being on RCL. We are 58 & 62 yers old. Our extended family booked Epic for a small reunion during March 2017. Since it was the dreaded spring break window, we were a ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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jamesdawson64

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great food and beverages

The food on this cruise was really Epic. The steak was so tender it could be cut with a fork and the flavor was outstanding. The last night of the cruise was prime rib night and the flavor was wonderful and the rib ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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clementine01

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Ship has no deck to allow outside walking!

Norwegian acknowledges their mistakes in this ship's design. The Epic has no deck for walking or running! I would never sail on this ship again due to it having no place to walk around outside and stretch ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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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