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

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Epic
Western Mediterranean
Rome (Civitavecchia)

Traveler rating

Excellent

67

Very Good

90

Average

58

Poor

36

Terrible

21

Cruise type

36 Norwegian Epic Cruise Reviews for Gourmet Food Cruises to Europe - Western Mediterranean from Rome (Civitavecchia)


coco20199 avatar

coco20199

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Never again!

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Back home just last week from my first Norwegian cruise aboard the Epic. I had an amazing holiday thanks to the lovely, friendly people that I met on board. Would I cruise again with the Epic though? Don’t think ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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donutman1234

6 Reviews Written

40 Helpful Votes

Ship in poor shape. Not as “Epic” as I was expecting.

I chose this cruise as a short getaway. As this is a mega-ship and relatively modern I was expecting something great. Unfortunately it was a let down in almost all areas. The ship itself is in very poor shape. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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blancoryan

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Skip this ship & company! Average at best

Sailed Sept 4-11, 2019 Norwegian Epic. Firstly, this was only our 2nd cruise. The first was on the Celebrity Silhouette. If it wasn't for that cruise, we would think that Norwegian was pretty good. But Celebrity ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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csmapril

1 Review Written

Haven cruisers

We've cruised NCL many times and love the perks of Haven. On this cruise there was an overabundance of children in the Haven area and unmonitored by their parents. Many times in the Haven restaurant the unruly ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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misterbg3

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Frozen scrambled eggs in milk cartons

I sailed on three NCL ships including this one with family. The last time I went was about 4 years ago and my experience was amazing. The food was amazing, the entertainment was fun. It was just a great time. and I ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Vacationseeker12345

1 Review Written

Misinformation

We booked our cruise directly through NCL. And chose the sail away balcony option and we're assured by the booking agent that there were no obstructed view balconies on this ship. However, when we arrived we were ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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marvin5

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Such an Epic disappointment

Dining Room - it took us 2 hours each night to complete dinner. From the moment we sat down, it took forever for orders to be taken, appetizers out, meals out. Ten of us at a table and all were given food at ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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betrann

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Over rated, over crowded, over priced

We chose this cruise because of the ports of call and the Epic seemed to have a lot of activities for kids. Our experience started with people frowning while we asked what our VIP Amenities entitled. Guest Services ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Ldcace

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Mediocre

I chose this cruise because I wanted to give my granddaughter a very special 16th birthday gift, and this itinerary made stops at ports I thought she’d enjoy. The initial email I received from NCL said that ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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lorisnowco

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Don't, Just Don't

First - I gave them 2 stars because: 1 - They got us from port to port safely 2 - Provided the basics - food, place to sleep, shower, etc. Where they lost stars - 1. Every single experience is an ...
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Sail Date June 2018


JoniY avatar

JoniY

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Surprising poor service

Cabin is nice and big especially i am travelling solo and the facilities in the ship is excellent. But the biggest problem is the overall moral of the staff. Compareing to the experience which I had just 5 ...
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Sail Date October 2017


buzz1954 avatar

buzz1954

2 Reviews Written

Poor cruise

First time on Norwegian cruises with our family, ages ranging from 3 - 83, great clubs for for children, my grandchildren enjoyed every minute of it , but we found the ship to crowded and the attitude of the staff ...
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Sail Date September 2017


trainj avatar

trainj

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

2013

Was assured that there were plans for single people on board - to some extent there were - there was an evening gathering in an inside lounge, - all single people are supposed only to travel in inside cabins, of ...
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Sail Date July 2013


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dvdmckwn

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Ports are poor, staff are confrontational and dismissive.......overpriced!!!!!

Firstly if you like docking in industrial harbours surrounded by thousands of containers that are miles away from where you want to be this is the cruise for you....... Civitavecchia is almost 2 hours from ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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SLTexas Cruiser

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Buyer Beware-- not all upgrades to your benefit

i was baited and switched by NCL signed up for a balcony cabin and got upgraded or so they said. except i got upgraded to a bulk head balcony with no view . Sitting on my balcony i got to look at the side of the ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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flortaiiina

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Do not board this cruise in Civitavecchia unless you want to feel left-out!

Disclaimer: It is a longer review, but I think useful for anyone considering boarding in Civitavecchia. I will start by saying that we are experienced cruisers (10+ with various companies) so we can speak ...
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Sail Date May 2017


Shud avatar

Shud

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

Nickel and Dime you way too much!

I have sailed Celebrity, Princess, Royal Caribbean, Holland America and Carnival for a total of 28 cruises and had not heard great things about Norwegian so had never sailed with them, however, the ports of call for ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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jcasrn

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Unhappy group cruise coordinator

I had good experience with 2 NCL ships before, smaller esp the SUN that's why I chose Epic. I was the group coordinator for a class reunion and I had 48 people in the group and majority of us were disappointed since ...
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Sail Date September 2016


Mlhinger avatar

Mlhinger

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

We chose this cruise for a first time family vacation with 4 siblings and their spouses. My husband and I recommend it because we had a very positive experience on the Jade last year. We were very disappointed ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Benwilliams1

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Rip off

From Rome to the ship everything was ok .boarding the ship was ok as well. Getting to the room ok and the room was lovely ,and clean ,food in most of the resturaunts was not hot enough but a good choice of ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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gil moshe

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Run for Your Life

hello there to all we fly to rome and starting the check in to the ship we came with our children -7 years old and 3.5 yaers old before going up to the ship you need to sign that you need to pay 35 dollar ...
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Sail Date August 2016


Grandma1234 avatar

Grandma1234

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Epic

I took my granddaughter to Italy to celebrate her graduation from college. This was the most miserable travel experience I have ever had. The food was average, the entertainment which you had to make a ...
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Sail Date May 2016


accent505 avatar

accent505

2 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Once is Enough

This was our first time on NCL, and sadly, is definately our last. It is the first cruise out of six that I was happy to see the end of the cruise. The embarkation and debarkation was much faster than we were ...
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Sail Date May 2016


greg2001 avatar

greg2001

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Never Again with NCL

The staff was rude, the food was mediocre at best (specialty restaurant's were good...for an additional $35). The entertainment was not entertaining, The VAT Tax was unexpected and no where on the per cruise ...
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Sail Date May 2016


accent505 avatar

accent505

2 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

So Disappointing

We were a group of seven retired relatives and chose the Epic for our cruise. Of course, we had the UBP and all were excited about the journey. My wife and I had cruised more than eight weeks on other lines so ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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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