Norwegian Epic Cruise Review by sunsister10: Mixed Reviews for Epic
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Mixed Reviews for Epic
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
The cabin layout is the biggest problem here. Two average size persons could not pass one another. The four inch deep sink that splashes everywhere, the translucent cubicle around the toilet, and the shower that steps out directly behind the door are also problematic. We were in the aft of the ship, overlooking the stern, so our balcony was larger; it saved the day in terms of space. There are very few public spaces on this ship. The library consists of a small bookcase located inside a place that appears to be a combination bordello/vampire theatre/ dungeon designed by someone having an Alice in Wonderland nightmare. There is no deck that can be completely circulated;the jogging track can barely accommodate two persons walking side by side. If the weather is poor, one has the choice of a single main area with a giant screen, or space stolen from bars or the casino.
On the other hand, the kids areas are large, the pool while not conducive to swimming per se has lots of water More features and two great water slides plus a 1 foot kiddie pool. There is an entire deck for kids with lots of activities, and macaroni and cheese is always available in the Garden Cafe. The food in general is good to excellent, of note is Cagney's , which is worth the cover charge. Cirque du Soleil, Blue Man Group, the Murder Mystery, Second City and Howl at the Moon did not disappoint. The Jazz Group was mediocre, but the Jazz Club has nice posters, and there are some nice pieces of art on the ship. Service was excellent throughout.
In port, we docked at the pier, eliminating the need for time consuming tendering.
The Thermal area in the spa was excellent with unisex steam area two dry saunas, multiple whirlpools, heated tile lounges,nice outdoor lounges, plus smaller dry and steam areas in the men's and women's dressing areas. Worth the $100 weekly pass. Massage and facial services were excellent, however they did have the inevitable pitch for $300 worth of products afterward, which I understand, nevertheless it cheapens the experience.
Not having children, I would not sail this ship again. The poor traffic flow, lack of public space, hideous cabin layout, and macabre library were not outweighed by the other amenities nor the helpfulness of the staff. Less
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