In December 2017, my partner in crime Anthony and I went on our first 7 day NCL adventure. This was his first time on NCL and my second I had previously sailed on NCL SKY. It always helps me prepare and plan vacations to read cruise ship reviews. This is my personal NCL Epic review This was my 5th cruise and 2nd with Norwegian Cruise Lines.
EPIC it was-NCL Epic Review
We stayed in a Balcony room and this was our first time in a balcony room. We made a “bid” with the NCL make an offer program and received the upgrade for a discounted price! The bed was rounded a bit which was a little odd but overall we were very happy with our room.
This room was significantly better than any of the Carnival Cruise Line rooms we have stayed in.
I can’t say enough good things about our dining experiences. We ate at Cagneys and Le Bistro as our upgraded dinner options. We also ate several times at the Local. I actually really liked the food at the Local (Used to be called the Pub or something else?). We luckily had an all inclusive drink packages so we were able to get sodas, cocktails, wine, etc. in all of the restaurants. Hence, my mimosa in the photo above!
We saw Priscilla Queen of the Desert and the other musical that was available onboard. We also saw the Cirque performance on board and that was incredible! The performances were great and one of our favorite parts of our trip.
We also partook in the casino which is Anthony’s favorite thing always. We always play bingo on the cruises as well and have a lot of fun with the games offered by NCL.
We did purchase a massage and facial package at a discount on one of the port days in Jamaica and enjoyed it! We felt the value was much better and the treatments were top notch! I would recommend the spas with NCL to anyone cruising with them.
The ship has so much to do we didn’t even get a chance to do everything. We were very happy with the value of our vacation. I think this cruise made us NCL lovers for life. It was the best cruise out of the 4 I had previously been on. I certainly would not be able to cruise with CCL (Carnival Cruise Lines) again after the NCL trip.
Check out my review of NCL Bliss here!