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Age: 36

Occupation:Attorney

Number of Cruises: 23

Cruise Line: Norwegian

Ship: Norwegian Epic

Sailing Date: 2010-09-4

Itinerary: WESTERN CARIBBEAN

The worst cruise of my life. I have been cruising for more than 20 years, and have been on all the mayor cruise lines, and this one was by far the worst. To make a long story short, super small rooms, bad food, bad shows (3 nights in a row they had the same show, Legends in Concert). The only good show was "Blue Man Group", but that does not compensate the other things. Also the Ship distribution was super confusing, very small spaces (they filled up everything with inside cabins). The "Freestyle Concept" is also a big fake, you end up having to make Reservations in advance for everything - and you only do things when they let you - in other words, you have to go to the Show Monday, because Saturday and Sunday there is no space - you go for dinner and have to wait 40 mins to get a table - trust me a complete nightmare.


The food in the Buffet was mediocre. Breakfast was OK. The rest was TERRIBLE,In the Buffet every day the same food, like if they wanted to get you tired for you to go to the paying restaurants.They offer 20 Restaurants, only 4 are free, and the other 16 you have to pay up to 25$ per person.
The Buffet was Ok for Breakfast, terrible for lunch and dinner. Also I noticed the lack of freshly cooked food - it seemed to me like the majority of the food was like stews, and "reheatable" things that could be put there.
In the "Main" Dinning Rooms - Aka "The Manhattan Rooms" and "Tastes" (which where offered like 2 separate restaurants), they had the same food in both restaurants (different floor of the ship, thats it). Terrible Food - and like you are "Freestyle" you have to WAIT for 30 or 40 min to get a table.
Thats all I have to say about the food - they want you to spend for the good food.
In my other trips on other cruise lines (Royal Caribbean), in the Buffet they had Sushi, Chinese, etc, - here none of that was offered, if you wanted sushi, pay, if you want Chinese, Pay, etc. VERY BAD.

The Staterooms were very clean (its a new ship), but very, very small and unpleasant. They had a Curve design (I presume to save space and make more staterooms). The most unpleasant part was the bathroom, the toilet on one side of the door, the shower on the other side, and the sink in the middle of the room. Total lack of privacy. The worst stateroom I have ever been, and I have been on more than 20 Cruises.

For me they were nonexistent They take advantage of the "freestyle" to basically do nothing all day. Never saw the cruise Director, the "Daily Program" was confusing and unfriendly.


Excursions were very expensive.

I would never - ever - go again in NCL, had the worst cruise of my life (you give me a free cruise and I DONT GO).
I have never written a review, but last weeks experiences makes me obligated to do so. I hope this info helps out people. I am not saying people didnt have fun, but maybe like I have other cruises to compare it to I see what others didn't.

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