Relaxing and unneccessarily expensive: Norwegian Epic Cruise Review by ellegirl727

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Relaxing and unneccessarily expensive

Sail Date: February 2013
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Miami
We needed no fancy rooms, so we decided to book the smallest inside cabin as they call it. I do not regret it but however, in the future if we do go on a cruise again I would probably want to book oceanview since I realized my boyfriend can get a little fatigued by the dimmed lighting of the inside cabin with nothing but a view of the small sink and shower and medicine cabinets.

i had no idea what to expect of the daily free food in the buffet area but it turned out to be excellent. the menu was always the same for breakfast,lunch, and dinner but at least none of the ended up with food poisoning. which is probably why they have 14 restaurants for you to choose from, we did cave into the temptations and tried 2 of them. tappanyaki and chinese restaurant. both were good, but being the true New Yorker that i am, i was a tough critic.

the staff had lots of energy and very friendly. although i'd have to say toward the end of the trip they looked worn out, and less More smiles. i wonder how many hour they work? or how often/not as often they sleep throughout the whole 7nights/8 day cruise?

the cabin making staffs were very nice since they did not except tip when we left them on the table since $12 gratuity fee is charged to your bill daily. Less

Published 03/04/13

Cabin review: ID12062 Inside

i had 12th floor near front deck we picked it because it helped with less movement front boat rocking we had suite 12062. and it was a workout just walking to the cabin. if you are not careful and you do not pay attention to the carpet he color and odds and evens cabins signs you can easily walk to miles journey to reach your cabin. we chose the inside cabin. the closet was enough for me and my bf even though i brought 8 different outfits for 7 night 8 day cruise. the bed was 2 twins pushed into one with latches in between so it doesn't separate. it wasnt comfortable but we liked the nice sheets. if you dont put do not disturb they will walk right into your cabin while your naked. there is no toothpaste or toothbrush. toilet seats are very uncomfortable. if your not careful u can fall in. airplane style toilet seats. if you lose your towel they charge you on the last day of your stay.

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Port and Shore Excursions

on this third port of norwegian epic was nassau bahamas. maybe it was just us, but i hated the pushy locals there. they make snotty comments to you if you do not accept their help for tourism or take their taxi cab. this place was corrupted by too many tourists perhaps. the beach we went to was nice but not pristine as you would expect. there were hennekin beer bottles in the ocean floor right next to the beautiful fishes we were swimming next to..
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Dune Buggy

ooommmgggggg i had so so much fun!!!! i kept thinking about it eve after we left. I do not normally drive so this was perfect for me!. the staff is all about safety. although the buggy were a little rusted, they were perfectly fine and safe. you get to drive in a single line with the staff driving ahead of you and back of you. both you and your passenger get a helmet to wear. and its just like riding an ATV. on their paved road right next to regular passing by cars!

Scuba - beginner

the instructor is super uptight she will not let you leave if you do not check off the medical condition waiver all in the box that your ok and nothing is wrong with you. but that because scuba is really hard. i have never done scuba before. the snorkel and goggle they give you are really cheap and not sure if they are sanitized. if you have your own goggle but if the instructor since it is not the right material she will not let you go scuba with the group. the water kept going inside the goggles and it was really dangerous for me. i liked the private residential beach they took us to.

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