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This was my first time on Norwegian Cruise ship. I have been on two other cruises on a different cruise line and a bigger ship. I do like a bigger ship, but I did enjoy my time on this ship. I will do a break down of my experience on my cruise. The CREW: The crew members I interacted with on a daily basis were the greatest. You could tell that they enjoy working on the ship and meeting the guest. They make you feel that what ever you need, they will try their best to make it happen. If it is not in their level to make it happen, they will find the person that can! There are two crew members that went above and beyond to make our ( I was on the cruise with my son,brother and sister-ln-law) cruise a better experience( I did use the form they provide to let them know how much we enjoyed these two crew member) If you find someone that does impress you, I recommend you fill out one of these forms. The CABIN: The cabin was pretty standard for a ship. ( we had a cabin with a balcony). The bed was comfy,plenty of space to put your clothes. What I did not like was the bathroom. I prefer the bathroom to be enclosed. I did not like the curve of the couch, it took room away where a small coffee table could have been placed. If you get room service there is no where to put you plate. I also did not like that room service cost. If you have never been on a cruise I would suggest that you pay the little extra an get a balcony. You will enjoy it. Overall I did like the cabin. DINING: The food was EXCELLENT!! We had the package that included three specialty restaurants, they were great. If you do not try the specialty restaurants(they do cost) and only go to the restaurants,Buffet etc that do not cost, you will not be sorry! The food is still excellent. If you have a dietary need you just have to tell them and they make sure you will get what you need. The service was excellent too. The ENTERTAINMENT/ACTIVITIES: The shows and activities were great also. There are a lot of different things to see and do,for all ages. The PORTS/SHORE EXCURSION: We only booked one shore excursions ( I recommend that you book all shore excursions through the ship. You will know that is is a safe one and if they are late the ship with wait for you.) It was in Rome. Well worth the money. The rest of the ports we went in and just waked around the City. They had buses available to take you in town when the walk was far. The cost was added to your on board account. Getting on and off the ship was very easy and fast for the amount of people that are there. My overall review is I had a great time and would go on would go on this ship and cruise line again. Keeping is mind what I did not like might not make a difference to you.

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Norwegian Epic Cruise Review by Calif

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This was my first time on Norwegian Cruise ship. I have been on two other cruises on a different cruise line and a bigger ship.

I do like a bigger ship, but I did enjoy my time on this ship. I will do a break down of my experience on my cruise.

The CREW: The crew members I interacted with on a daily basis were the greatest. You could tell that they enjoy working on the ship and meeting the guest. They make you feel that what ever you need, they will try their best to make it happen. If it is not in their level to make it happen, they will find the person that can! There are two crew members that went above and beyond to make our ( I was on the cruise with my son,brother and sister-ln-law) cruise a better experience( I did use the form they provide to let them know how much we enjoyed these two crew member) If you find someone that does impress you, I recommend you fill out one of these forms.

The CABIN: The cabin was pretty standard for a ship. ( we had a cabin with a balcony). The bed was comfy,plenty of space to put your clothes. What I did not like was the bathroom. I prefer the bathroom to be enclosed. I did not like the curve of the couch, it took room away where a small coffee table could have been placed. If you get room service there is no where to put you plate. I also did not like that room service cost. If you have never been on a cruise I would suggest that you pay the little extra an get a balcony. You will enjoy it. Overall I did like the cabin.

DINING: The food was EXCELLENT!! We had the package that included three specialty restaurants, they were great. If you do not try the specialty restaurants(they do cost) and only go to the restaurants,Buffet etc that do not cost, you will not be sorry! The food is still excellent. If you have a dietary need you just have to tell them and they make sure you will get what you need. The service was excellent too.

The ENTERTAINMENT/ACTIVITIES: The shows and activities were great also. There are a lot of different things to see and do,for all ages.

The PORTS/SHORE EXCURSION: We only booked one shore excursions ( I recommend that you book all shore excursions through the ship. You will know that is is a safe one and if they are late the ship with wait for you.) It was in Rome. Well worth the money. The rest of the ports we went in and just waked around the City. They had buses available to take you in town when the walk was far. The cost was added to your on board account.

Getting on and off the ship was very easy and fast for the amount of people that are there. My overall review is I had a great time and would go on would go on this ship and cruise line again. Keeping is mind what I did not like might not make a difference to you.
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Cabin Review

Aft-Facing Balcony
Cabin B1 12313
For the most part the cabin was like other ship cabins I have been in. This is what I did not like about the cabin.
The bathroom set up I hated! I prefer a bathroom that is enclosed. The shower never drained completely so you are standing in water. ( this was a problem with my brother and sister-in-law too, they were on the cruise with myself and son, in room 12312) I did feel there was enough privacy with just the frosted glass on the shower and toilet. I did not like the curve of the couch, because of this you could not eat over there or sit with a cup/soda/water, no place to put it. With out the curve you could have a small table there.
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