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Norwegian Epic
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91 Southern Caribbean Norwegian Epic Southern Caribbean Cruise Reviews


SonnyInDC avatar

SonnyInDC

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Great Ports but Different Experience Onboard

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We were excited to try a new ship and new cruise route. First thing we noticed when going to our cabin was there were no fish swimming forward on the carpet! That is a staple on all NCL ships except this one. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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stu132u

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

10 day Epic Western Caribbean -

This is my 4th cruise on Epic (previous cruises include 3 TA's). I shared a cabin w/a former SO and invited two friends in a separate cabin. We both were in balcony cabins; although we didn't spend a lot of time on ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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CaliGirlCruising

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Highly Disappointed Loyal NCL Cruiser

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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wickedstepmum

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Second time's a charm

First time I cruised on Epic (I have cruised 60 times) I hated the ship. We went transatlantic and the ship didn't seem stable. We had an inside room which had beautiful but dark furniture, Getting the chance to ...
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Sail Date November 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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roboref

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

NCL needs more service people and left underwhelmed

We were trying Epic before booking a TA next spring and the price was really too good to pass up. I won't praise Freestyle dining (not my preferred), but I chose NCL. To my surprise the Freestyle dining service in ...
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Sail Date December 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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RDCooke

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First time impressions with NCL cruise line

We were enticed to try NCL by one of their seemingly great packages to Caribbean. First off, shame on me for not researching more about my cruise ahead of time. I am an experienced cruiser but had fallen into a ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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PEI Pete

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very enjoyable cruise

Overall, a wonderful cruise with an enjoyable itinerary. Any annoyances were minor and are well documented by others (bathroom design, shortage of elevators, smoke from casino. Perhaps the annoyances would have ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Norad

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First timers

Embrakment was easy and organized. We had a balcony room lots of room for two people and storage for clothes. Dining was great. Had most meals at buffet garden cafe buffet, Cagney steakhouse, Japanese hibachi and ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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klsulli

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Christmas cruise

Wanted a pre Christmas get away. First time on Norwegian. Food was good. Buffet better than most. Good options. Dining room decent food. Good service. Specialty dining was decent. Better on others. Bar service good ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Barsidos

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Worst cruise ship ever.

Never having taken an NCL Cruise we were looking forward to trying Freestyle cruising. From the very start it was a disaster. Tiniest room we’ve ever had, terrible lighting. Way too many people for the commons ...
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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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Steven83

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Please do not let frivolous complaints deter. The ship is impeccable.

If the worst part was the embarkation, you're fine. Food solid all around with plenty pf variety. Entertainment amazing, just make sure you reserve. Activities well planned and more than enough. Please ignore people ...
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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


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canuck101

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Dirty room, bad bar service

Hubby heard it was good so we tried it. I really hated it but he made peace with it since it was his idea. Almost impossible to get a drink within 15 minutes. Had to wait over 1/2 hour at poolbar. Could not ever ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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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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the poopster

1 Review Written

Open plan bathroom in cabin 8013 !

Second cruise on a Norwegian boat, sailed on the Escape earlier in the year, we thought this would be to the same standard, unfortunately the Epic isn't. We sailed out of port Canaveral mid December after ...
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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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Diamyn

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

I would not recommend Norwegian.

I can definitely tell you that this was a whole different experience. I usually cruise Carnival. But i wanted to try something different. My husband and I never had a honeymoon, now that our children are older, we ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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nildib

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

BIGGER ISN'T ALWAYS BETTER

This was a last minute vacation cruise, we live in the outskirts of Orlando and thought to tring to go out for first time out of nearby Port Canaveral. We chose this trip because of the price to visit 7 ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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5unshine365

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

10-Nights - didn't get stir crazy!

NCL was having a special - (cabin prices dropping and extra perks) - so why not book? I was apprehensive about booking 10 - nights ... kept thinking to myself - I would get board and could not stand being on the ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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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