Norwegian Epic Cruise Reviews for Singles to the Caribbean

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NCL Epic in the port of Alicante, Spain.
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El Castell de Guadalest, Spain.
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Gibraltar in the background as we prepare to transit the Straits of Gibraltar.
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View looking aft from the Bridge during our "Behind the Scenes" ship's tour.
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"Usually a 30 to 45 minute wait just for the complimentary main dinner room.The main dinner room is way too small due to one floor and a huge dance floor taking up table space...."Read More
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Stay off the Epic

Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on Norwegian Epic

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The Village Cruiser
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

The Epic is by far the worst ship in the Norwegian line. This cruise it was loaded down with about 4300 passengers. I was totally incapable of accommodating this number of passengers. The lines were endless and everywhere. A number of things did not work. Average wait time for a drink on the pool deck 20 minutes. Finding a chair impossible. Finding a seat in the buffet, almost impossible. ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Norwegian cruise line worse than Carnival

Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on Norwegian Epic

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TLYNN909
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

This was the absolute worst cruise I have ever experienced. The rooms on the Epic were shabby and smelly. The food options were horrible. The staff members were rude, entertainment options were all substandard. The staff working at the Garden Cafe and horrible parents allowed their children to play in the buffet food. Adults were filling their personal water bottles at the public water fountain ...
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Sail Date: March 2024

Traveled with disabled person


Had an Epic time, but there were some flaws

Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on Norwegian Epic

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Adam B.
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

Our family just completed a 7-day Western Caribbean Cruise on the Epic, which was also our first NCL cruise. Prior to boarding, I was absolutely terrified having read all of the recent negative reviews. Having completed the cruise, I must say the Epic gets more criticism than it deserves. Let's start with the bad: We had a later board time (I was late doing the online check-in), and ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Poor kids experience

Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on Norwegian Epic

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Gary B.
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

Food was great, staff were nice and friendly. We had a good time. The cruise director & captain were funny and witty. I’m giving them 2 stars because of the “Kids Zone”, our trip was predicated on having our 3-yr old go to splash zone while we attended our specialty dining, gambling and occasional drinks, however the staff and policies at the Kid Zone (splash zone) were horrible! ) they wouldn’t ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Norwegian Business Practices Require Review

Review for a Caribbean - Eastern Cruise on Norwegian Epic

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Vacation 1
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

Start with the positives, ship was quite nice, as were accommodations. Staff on the most part were helpful, and food was very good. Now the negative, way too many passengers to appropriately accommodate. Long lines and wait times for shows, drinks elevators etc. Norwegians overall business practices are poor in my opinion. Besides the unreasonable costs for packages such as drinks and specialty ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Trust me don't go on the Epic

Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on Norwegian Epic

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DR Litos
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We have cruised multiple times with multiple cruise lines this was such a disappointment to our group of 10 and a 16 month old. I will make this easy to review: 1. Long waits for everything 2. Since the casino is so large and covers so much of the 6th floor on the boat there is a constant smell of cigarette smoke on the floors above and below. 3. The kiddy pool is the size of a blowup ...
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Sail Date: March 2024

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony

Traveled with children


Great food; no private areas outside to get away from the noise

Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on Norwegian Epic

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Born to cruise 67
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Mid ship / Deck 9 Balcony Room Pros: Excellent / Great food (all beef is angus beef) - never over cooked as we experienced both times on Royal Caribbean. By far the best food on any cruise line we've experienced. Excellent customer service No seasickness due to captain/pilot's experience on large swells on last day of cruise No lines for Starbucks Cons: *No place to get away ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Great cruise

Review for a Caribbean - Eastern Cruise on Norwegian Epic

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JDByrn
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Chose this cruise because of the itinerary and price. We found the overall ship to be in good shape and clean. The staff was excellent and very helpful. Stayed in a Haven suite and found the cabin to be clean and good size for my wife and I. We found the food to very good and restaurant staff to be great. The casino on the ship is the biggest we have seen on a cruise ship and really liked ...
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Sail Date: March 2024

Cabin Type: The Haven Aft-Facing Penthouse with Balcony


Norwegian Epic - Epic Failure

Review for a Caribbean - Eastern Cruise on Norwegian Epic

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Unhappy Traveler
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

I have cruised other cruise lines several times. This was my first trip on Norwegian. The good thing about the ship was that we had a nice balcony room, that was soundproof even though near the elevators and stairs. The rest was very poor. 1. Food was terrible. They did not even have the choices they listed on their website as their standard menu. They served the same core selections ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


NCL, you must do better!!

Review for a Caribbean - Eastern Cruise on Norwegian Epic

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Cruiselife1977
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

I typically do not take the time to write a review but I felt compelled to save people from wasting their money on this ship. I must state this is our 11th NCL cruise and my family is loyal to NCL. Also have travelled on the Epic in 2019. WHAT HAPPENED? I want to start by recognizing the good. The cruise next team were fabulous and the service in Cagney's and Le Bistro top notch! We were able ...
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Sail Date: February 2024

Cabin Type: Balcony


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