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Norwegian Epic Cruise Review by mninem: NCL EPIC = Nice

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Member Since 2011
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Cabin 5.0
Dining 5.0
Embarkation 3.0
Enrichment Activities Not Rated
Entertainment 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation Not Rated
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates Not Rated
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions 3.0
Value for Money 4.0

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Sail Date: May 2011
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
Embarkation: Barcelona

I am okay with the wave room. Square corners are not required in my life. But if more than 2, it is crowded. With 2 sometimes open drawers or doors get in the way. Forget about opening the bench bed and then trying to get to the balcony or closet. Even at low pressure the small sink bowl favors water splash onto the counter and the tissue box holder just below the faucet. Storage tubs are under the bench bed. Storage behind the back cushions of the bench bed.

Top marks to the wait staff at the Irish bar/restaurant.

Getting from one end of the ship to the other is not easy. The old trick of going to a cabin deck and walking the length of the ship does not work because of the lift locations.

After the luxury cabins tour, I have no interest in them. lots of plastic and Ikea style fiberboard furnishings, similar to regular cabins furnishings. Looks to me that the market are those who want restricted access accommodations plus the uniformed service staff act like More pompous asses (but they act normal when not on the job).

Blue men are good at adjusting their timing to the rhythm of the audience.

Legends: Elton John had the voice, clothing and the walk. Shakira does not look like her nor sound like her, but has a great act. Whitney Houston, like the original - lifeless and no emotion in the songs. Destroyed Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You."

Best lounge performers who should have their own theater show are Twice as Nice. Must hear their version of "Breathe."

Boarding was disorganized. Priority line was so slow that we moved to the end of a regular line and got checked in before the 4 couples that were ahead of us in the priority line. Appeared to be a shortage of a new form to be filled in. Last morning had lots of guides to point passengers to exits, luggage pick up and transportation. Less

Published 05/31/11

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Cabin review: Norwegian Epic

Wave room is okay for 2 people, but not for 3 or more. Even at low pressure, washing hands in the sink will splash water on the counter. Then, water can drip onto the tissues in the tissue holder just under the faucet side of the sink. The flooring in the sink area is carpet. Do not get it wet. No door handle hanger card. There is a dial to request turn-down, make-up room, do not disturb or welcome.

Port and Shore Excursions

Too much to do if it is a one day stop. Take the Metro L2 from Drassanes (marina end of La Rambla) to Plaça de Catalunya and walk down La Rambla. Read the guide books before hand so that you know what to look for. If you can still walk, go along the marina and pass through the Barceloneta area to the beach. Now it is too far to walk - take a taxi back. Or, if you can schedule them, Park Güell and inside tour of Sagrada Família (it will be cool inside). If you have lots of time go to Plaça d'Espanya and take the escalators up to the museum.

Not a good experience when the guide is not willing to tell the French and the Germans to shut-up while she presents her lectures. The bus driver kept to the speed limits or faster as often we hurried past "a beautiful church/building/site on that street that we just passed." Too much free time for shopping.

Too far to walk from the docks to the main town. $12pp for round trip shuttle. However, there was always a bus about to leave. Nobody had to stand. If I had more than a few hours stay, I'd be comfortable learning and using the public bus system. This is a place to stroll narrow lanes or sit at an outside table and watch the world go by.

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