Took my family of four ( two girls ages 18 and 19) on a seven day cruise, leaving from Marseilles. The Epic is certainly a beautiful and impressive ship...but I digress.
Arrived at the Marseilles airport after a week in Paris. Just a twenty minute taxi ride to the port, and the ride was only about 42 Euro - not the 240 dollars that the cruise line would charge us for a transfer. It was very easy to board the ship, and the staff there was excellent.
We found the rooms on the ship to be a bit larger than we expected, beautifully appointed, and very comfortable. The bathroom/sink/shower arrangement is different than on other ships, but was quite logical and easy to use. All four of us found that making our way on the ship from point A to point B was sometimes a chore, and that there were long, narrow corridors to navigate everywhere we went. Quite a long walk to the fitness center, spa, and other areas. It was also interesting to note that, despite the open area surrounding the casino and decks five, six and seven, the ship seemed to lack the openness of the R.C. Allure of the Seas and others. The open areas continually smelled from cigarette smoke, due to being contiguous with the caisno - an aspect of the ship that was quite negative.
The cabin was quite large by other standards. Bed very comfortable. The bathroom area was fine.