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Port Canaveral (Orlando) to the Caribbean Norwegian Epic Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Epic
Caribbean
Port Canaveral (Orlando)

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Excellent

146

Very Good

237

Average

282

Poor

267

Terrible

166

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1,098 Port Canaveral (Orlando) to the Caribbean Norwegian Epic Cruise Reviews


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stu132u

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

10 day Epic Western Caribbean -

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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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Lionsmaine8hlm

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Epic

My cruise on the Epic departed Port Canaveral, Florida, April 20th, 2019, 7nt cruise. Really bad ship do not bother and here is why. My room and the corridor smelt of urine, yes a toilet the whole time despite ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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coasttal

3 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

How can NCL Get one Ship so Wrong

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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clanhayes6

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

A Pleasant Surprise, But Too Much Planning Needed!

After reading so many negative reviews, I wasn't even looking forward to our cruise. However, we couldn't cancel it, so I decided to prepare as much as possible and follow tips from previous passengers. We had never ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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ArlingtonMatt

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great food, Great Shows, but too many passengers

This was a last-minute switch when the Oasis of the Seas was hit by a crane in dry dock. I was traveling “solo” with my two sons, 12 and 16. The moment I found out the sailing had been cancelled, I called and ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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GonnaSetSailSoon

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Easter on the EPIC

This was our first family cruise and we had a blast. I was a little nervous choosing the EPIC due to recent negative reviews but we really enjoyed our cruise and had no complaints. Embarkation was smooth, and even ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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brit55

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Just average.

Chose this cruise on the spur of the moment. First time with Norwegian, we have cruised Carnival and Royal Caribbean but there are only so many times you can go back to the same Caribbean islands and Norwegian had ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Queenie617

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Just not for us!

We wanted to try NCL for their "freestyle cruising". First the embarkation was great. It was fast and efficient. The cabin was standard size for a cruise ship (we have cruised several); however, the beds were too ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Lmallamace

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Epic..Not So Much

We were on the Epic Spring Break and we were very, very disappointed! First, our room was a sardine can...you walked in and the toilet was on the right shower on the left...sink at the foot of the bed. TINY, ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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jimk727

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Ship needs help

This was a last minute cruise. Booked a family mini suite deck 14. The ship was late leaving port on Saturday. Because they were loading heavy equipment and it was windy. The bar servers that the pool deck were ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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nrosenb

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Issues Dampen A Spring Break Cruise

This was a large-scale family vacation - we had 8 people on board, occupying 4 cabins. Of the 8, 4 were newbies to the cruise industry, and 1 had been on 2 prior cruises. For the people in my immediate family, I ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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joelattripadvisor

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Big ship with lots to do, but slow service, crowds and lines

This was our first experience on a very large ship and we were attracted to the variety of offerings it had for children. I didn't quite appreciate that the volume of people onboard would feel so apparent. Almost ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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JennBiehn

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Epic Fail?

Not even sure where to start for this review. Let's start with embarkation process, normal and not to bad. This ship had 4100 guests on it. By far more than anyone needs to deal with. Every restaurant we ate at was ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Sealore

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointment :(

I chose this specific time/ship because of the Solo cabins that were so highly rated. This was actually a 7 day cruise to Great Stirrup Cay, Ocho Rios, Georgetown, and Cozumel. This was my 1st time sailing with ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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detreesoh

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Relaxing - Most of the Time - Long Review!

First of all, we let NCL book our flights and I don't think I will do that again. They would not schedule us to come in the day before embarkation. I was so nervous that a snow storm would delay our flights. Luckily ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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lightbalb2003

4 Reviews Written

45 Helpful Votes

Cannot Recommend Norwegian Epic

Chose this cruise for a five year couples trip. Got the "included" unlimited drink package in the cruise fare. (The one that doesn't include bottled water or coffee by the way-- absurd). We regularly cruise Royal ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Samboo

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

April Family Reunion

Cruise NCL almost exclusively. Like their loyalty program. Love Breakaway class. Second time on the Epic. Was more naive the first time and didn't find as many annoying things; this time, much more experienced ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Lafon Benton

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruise on Norwegian Epic was EPIC FAILURE! Don't cruise with Norwegian!

Our experience with this cruise was so disappointing in every area. If you're cruising, please do yourself a favor and go with ANY other company! Food/Dining:  The food was terrible. Truly. The pizza was ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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susandawnelliott

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

As expected

I have been travelling on the NCL Epic since 2013 as the ship suits my needs if and when I am travelling alone. I simply love the studio cabins and lounge. I appreciate the fact that you can dine as a group in the ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Ms. Cooper

1 Review Written

Epic Adventures

We took a cruise to the Western Caribbean aboard the Norweigan Epic. There were pros and cons. Being it was a really huge ship, the common areas on the ship were very crowded. They did offer various shows and ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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chavisc

1 Review Written

Long time cruiser, first on Norwegian

I've been on many cruise with most being on Carnival. I think I've been on 19 Carnival, 1 Royal Caribbean, 1 Disney, and 1 Commodore (no longer around). We usually cruise on Carnival because it's cheaper, but we ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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cd3000

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Sr. Staff do not care about you, just your money.

I picked this cruise to compare against other cruise lines. The 1/2 truths started before I even finished paying and didn't stop there. * Oh, we have this and that, but never stated that will cost THIS & THAT... ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Ginter76

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

#EPICFAILURE

We were originally booked to go on the Oasis of the Seas the same week, but a crane colliding with the ship ended that and we were desperate to get away so we broke ranks from our friends who were doing an itinerary ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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sakraig

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

WORST CRUISE EVER!

We've been on 12 cruises with all different cruise ships in the past. We will never go with NCL again. It is clear from the way they treated the paying guests of this cruise that they are in it to gouge the ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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irishsurfer41

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

NEVER Again!

This cruise was given to us from a casino, we chose to take this one because the port was convenient to us, and we had never been to the Caribbean. Because both of us got a "free" cruise, we combined the two and ...
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Sail Date April 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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