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Norwegian Epic Cruise Review by Hate the snow

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Norwegian Epic
Norwegian Epic
Member Name: Hate the snow
Cruise Date: March 2011
Embarkation: Miami
Destination: Western Caribbean
Cabin Category: B4
Cabin Number:
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 5.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 5.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates 5.0
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Epic 3/19/2011
If you are used to any other NCL ships with intimacy and ability to figure the ship out after 24 hrs, the Epic will not suit you. It is huge.What this did for this ship was make the options greater and allow alot of choices. If you're used to latitude member perks,you wont get them on this ship.

First let me share the best secret we found on the Epic. The first night I went down to guest services and inquired about availability of the Posh Beach Club. It is a key card access only spot with comfy lounge chairs and beds. There is a private bar area and the waitstaff will squirt you down with water if you get too hot, and offer fruit kabobs during the day. No more moaning about the idiots who place towels on loungers at 5:30 am and then never use the chair. There is always a space for you and it truly was heaven on earth. The cost was $59 for the week which was worth every penny.

Also the entertainment, I made reservations on the website for Blue Man Group and legends which saved waiting in line. LOVED Slam Allen, he is fabulous, Howl at the Moon- a big sing along, and second city.

The food was much better on this ship- the buffet was wonderful, plenty of choices and the selections rotated each night. Went to one pay restaurant and also hit the dining room twice.

The pools are terrible on this ship. The big pools midship are for kids.The adult pool in Spice H2O was the size of 2 hot tubs and I felt like I was interrupting several couples who were being passionate. Spice H2O becomes the adult area after dark as well. They offer free, very tasty, appetizers if you want to have a drink before dinner.

Overall every year the prices of drinks and other shipboard activities goes up and up. No more 2 for 1 pricing. I did play Bingo and won but was supposed to get a free ships bridge tour and they never contacted me despite speaking to 2 of the cruise staff about it. Oh well.

We have been to the ports of call before, so we booked our own tours. I love to go swimming so I look for a nice beach.So have fun and relax!

Publication Date: 03/30/11
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