4 Norwegian Epic Cruise Reviews for Singles Cruises to Europe - Western Mediterranean from Rome (Civitavecchia)

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 expected! The Solo ... Read More
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 expected! The Solo Lounge is a great place to relax, and make new friends. It was always stocked with refreshments and basic breakfast food. I didn't think i would - but i loved every meal from the buffet at the Garden Cafe, and never had a problem with seating. I Loved the breakfast options at Taste and tried to have breakfast there often, but on excursion days i ate breakfast at O'Sheehan's and it was great too! My dining package covered meals at Moderno, Cagneys, Teppanyaki and La Cuchina. I enjoyed all my meals at these restaurants but the Brazilian food at Moderno was by far my favourite! Just too many options to choose from and I couldn't find enough time to try out all the other dining options on offer! The shows i enjoyed the most were Pricilla and Burn the floor! Each and every staff member i came in contact with was friendly and attentive! I had the time of my Life! Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Just got back from a 7 day cruise on the NCL Epic. What a great cruise. Started in Barcelona and did a week hitting Italy, France, and Spain. Few notes... The Ship: Hands down one of the best ship I have sailed on. The Epic has ... Read More
Just got back from a 7 day cruise on the NCL Epic. What a great cruise. Started in Barcelona and did a week hitting Italy, France, and Spain. Few notes... The Ship: Hands down one of the best ship I have sailed on. The Epic has everything for everyone. --The service is top notch with the Hotel Director Nelson on top of everything. Nelson is very visible all the time. Many times I saw him helping people, inspecting the food venues, and talking to guests. He is very approachable and like to interact with the guests to make sure everyone is having a great holiday. His assistant Agatha contributes alot and is also very visible. With over 4,000 guests, they stay very busy, and truly care about your experience. Hats off to NCL for hiring the best in the business for there fleet. Definitely, sets them apart from the competitors. --The Entertainment: Great shows including the "Priscilla queen of the desert". The shows are just like what you expect from Broadway productions. Also, the Circus dinner was fantastic. Amazing to the the talent that is on the boat. You definitely got to attend. Casio is very big. I think one of the biggest at sea. Very friendly staff with all the table games you want. The themed parties are great too. NCL has a white party that is real cool. Its held in the back of the ship in an open air venue. Live music is always playing. --The Food/Drink: One of, if not, the best food and beverage program at sea. Plenty of options including a complementary Chinese restaurant (we ate there twice). The Carney's steakhouse was excellent. Just what you expect with the same quality as Capital Grill or Morton's. This was my favorite restaurant. The buffet has everything you can think of with great hours. We didnt do room service but it had an extensive menu. The beverage package is the best deal in town. Open bar was a great value that offered an amazing selection and fast and friendly service. I would strongly recommend you getting the package. Plus, its nice when you are with a group not having a tab. --The Ports: The ports are great. My favorite was Barcelona and Palma. Ship is docked right in the middle of the action and plenty to see. We also stopped in Cannes and took the train to Monaco. It was very easy and nice to see. Rome is a little tricky to get to. Its about 45 min from the port. Need to leave early to enjoy the day. Naples has great pizza and nice shopping. Over all this was one of my favorite cruises that I took. I have been on all the big lines like Royal, Carnival, and Princess. I really think that NCL is the best not only for service but for value. They don't nickle and dime you and the staff are amazing. Would recommend you try the specialty restaurants. Looking forward to our next sail. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
I returned yet again to the Epic because I personally think all the Staff on board are outstanding. NCL seem to have the happiest people working for them on this particular ship. Since the cruise lines have introduced the "all ... Read More
I returned yet again to the Epic because I personally think all the Staff on board are outstanding. NCL seem to have the happiest people working for them on this particular ship. Since the cruise lines have introduced the "all inclusive packages" everyone seems to drink more and a lot of ships do not appear to have increased their staff ratio to allow for this. The Epic however, seem to have this right but more importantly the staff are all happy and seem to enjoy their jobs, which in turn makes happy customers. I book direct with NCL for all my cruise packages, after having a very bad experience with Virgin Cruises whose cruise package only "sometimes" include transfers. NCL know what the word service means and nothing seems to be too much trouble for them. I have tried a few other NCL ships but find the Epic the best for staff and best suited to me. I have also found that if you have a complaint and you take the time to speak to somebody they do their best to sort it out for you at the time. For example, when I collected my suitcase from the Port of Civitavecchia it had obviously been opened, I didn't speak to anybody at the time as had to line up for my transfer but as soon as I got home I sent them an e-mail so that they know what went on. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Excellent entertainment and great food in the main dining room. Only cruise line that has studio rooms which I was very impressed with. the only problem I had was getting the proper number of towels for my state room each night. The ... Read More
Excellent entertainment and great food in the main dining room. Only cruise line that has studio rooms which I was very impressed with. the only problem I had was getting the proper number of towels for my state room each night. The room steweard would sometimes pick up the used towels and forget to give me fresh new ones, I would have to call on the phone houskeeping and then I would get them. Priscilla queen of the desert,burn the floor, motown show, impressionist, excellent I would definately go on the newer norwegian ships with the studio rooms. t think the newer ships might have the best entertainment onbooard. Very easy to navigate your way around the ship and not get lost considering the size of the ship. Favorite ports Florence, Cannes , Barcelona, and Naples. Favorite tours Florence, Montic Carlo, Barcelona and Sorrento and PompeiI I would recommend this ship and this cruise and itinerary to a friend. Also di to nights in Rome pre cruise and did the hop on and off bus tour for one day veery good saw alot Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Norwegian Epic Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 3.7
Dining 4.0 3.8
Entertainment 5.0 4.0
Public Rooms 4.0 3.8
Fitness Recreation 4.0 3.9
Family 5.0 3.9
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.5
Enrichment 3.0 3.3
Service 4.0 3.8
Value For Money 4.0 3.5
Rates 4.0 3.7

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