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Norwegian Epic Cruise Review by sunforfungirl

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Norwegian Epic
Norwegian Epic
Member Name: sunforfungirl
Cruise Date: April 2012
Embarkation: Miami
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Cabin Category: MA
Cabin Number:
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   4.0 out of 5+
Dining 5.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5+
Entertainment 5+
Spa & Fitness Not Rated
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Embarkation 4.0
Service 4.0
Value-for-Money 4.0
Rates 3.0
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We love NCL, but EPIC is not the ship for us
We cruised the week before Easter. That was our first mistake. We cruised on a ship with a Nick theme. Second mistake. We have never seen so many children on a cruise. When the ship specs say 4100 people, evidently children do not count as a whole person. Yet, they take up at least one deck chair.

All that said, we managed to enjoy the cruise, we just chose not to try to fight people for a deck chair. There were a few things on EPIC that we have not had issues with on other NCL ships.

1. Only two outlets. If you have more than two things that need to be plugged in, bring an extension cord.

2. The sanitation stations were hit or miss. There are few places on the ship that we visited that the stations were working all the time. Staff has to bring out spray bottles.

3. The Gibson Guitar program has been discontinued.

4. The blues band at Fat Catz, isn't much of a blues band. The band leader spent more time talking to the audience than the band did playing songs (some blues songs, but most were not in the set we caught). They just weren't very good either. Pretty much any Bealle Street dive bar band could play circles around these guys.

5. Service in the Irish bar was hit or miss. Servers did not seem to be assigned to a station, so you had to try to find someone.

6. You have to make reservations for entertainment. Do it pre-cruise or you WILL miss out.

7. Disembarkation is a Cluster.

Here are some of the good things:

1. All the specialty restaurants were great. Worth the extra money.

2. The Blue Man Group, Legends and Cirque were outstanding.

3. Length of time in ports was longer than average.

4. Cabin Steward was excellent.

5. Smoother ride than on smaller ships.

Like I said, we managed to have a good time, but we will go back to the smaller ships in the future.

Publication Date: 04/11/12
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