Norwegian Epic Cruise Review by asdfghjKEV: Liked the showers...
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Liked the showers...
Destination: Western Caribbean
I'll break it up into groups:
Embarkation: Alright, OJ and water at the terminal. We were left in a blur once on the ship
Entertainment: Blue Man Group was very good. Enjoyed the strobe lights and toilet paper rolls. Circus Dreams was an entertaining and funny. Legends in concert was good, however it was VERY loud. Second city was good but it was short. The comedian/magician was very funny. The murder mystery, however, was not worth the money as it was pretty much boring.
Dining: The first night we went to the Manhattan Room, it was alright, my dish was bland in my opinion. Service was mediocre to average. Second night, we went to Cirque Dreams, the food was horrible. Dry meat and nasty stuffed chicken. We went to taste the third night to disappointment. Taste has bland food and the lobster was disgusting. Service at Taste was horrible. They seemed to not care. Fourth night we ate at taste AGAIN, oh how I hate that place... Fifth, we decided to go by More ourselves and booked for the Teppanyaki. The food was very good but the show was less than expected. We left stuffed and happy for the first time on the cruise. Sixth night we went to Le Bistro, there was foie gras, escargo, and duck. The surf and turf required another charge on top of cover charge. The food was not outstanding and we could've easily went to somewhere else. The waiters were SO SLOW. We ended up spending around 3 hours in that place. In addition, if someone accidentally falls during the cirque, the thump can be heard quite loudly in Le Bistro, as we experienced. For lunch on the seventh day we tried Wasabi. The prices were reasonable and the sushi was unique. That night we had dinner at La Cucina, at $10 per person we were happy campers when we left stuffed. The food was good and we didn't feel ripped off because of the small cover charge. The "Garden Cafe" and the "Great Outdoors" are the names of the buffets. The great outdoors being a mini garden cafe with a limited choice of bland food. The Garden Cafe has almost the same food everyday and has pasta and omelette stations. The food isn't spectacular. The ice cream is good, they have many flavors. Be warned though, you will not find a midnight snack here. This place closses at 10:30 and the great outdoors at 12. O'sheehans which supposedly is 24 hours in fact closes at 1. That means you are restricted to room service of which we found out only $5 pizza is available. BS.
Cabin: The Inside staterooms were cramp. Storage in the closet is awkward with no drawers. Small sink bowl. VERY SMALL. No fridge. SMALLEST TV EVER. The channel selection consists of pre-recorded material replayed over and over during the course of the cruise. There are two Nickelodeon channels and one E! channel. The other 9(forgot?) are dull news channels. They obviously don't want you to be watching TV. The shower and toilet situation actually worked for us. The key was to know where everybody was so we wouldn't walk in on each other. The shower is spacious compared to others.
Decks: The decks on these ships are utterly confusing. They twist and turn and split Even staterooms and Odd staterooms. What they really need were elevators at the midship. There is no true Atrium but there are several "holes in the ground" throughout Deck 6.
Recreation: Rock climbing and repelling wall. Bowling at 5$ per person per game, shoes included. Waterslides, the bowl will having you wait for ages. Basketball court. Pools are a joke, don't even plan on swimming. Nice hot tubs.
Disembarkation: This was easy and I loved it. We were leaving and I couldn't wait to get off! Less
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