This was our third cruise on Epic and we’re planning another for early 2019. In order to maximize our experience on any NCL ship of this size or larger, we choose a Haven stateroom; by staying in the Haven, we reduce a mega ship into a mini ship but still have access to all that a megaship has to offer.
Must commend our Butler Jensen, Room Steward Bianca, bar tenders JP, Norman, and George; they all were spectacular and a credit to NCL.
This was a “port-intensive” itinerary and left no time for boredom! Fabulous ports, easy disembarkation, and excursions that didn’t disappoint!
On -board entertainment was plentiful and we thoroughly enjoyed Priscilla, Cirque, and Burn the Floor. We had loads of fun, and a wee bit of luck, in the casino with friendly Dealers and some cooperation from the slots.
The night we chose to participate in Howl at the Moon was a drag-half empty and not much energy. The guy and gal at the pianos wanted pay-to-play your request and if they didn’t know your song, they just pocketed the cash and threw away the request. We contributed $11 to NOT hear our songs. We didn’t hang around but about 40 minutes.
We dined in the traditionally fine Haven restaurant, Cagneys, LeBistro, and LaCucina. All were excellent except LaCucina which was horrible this evening. I felt sorry for the waitperson because he really tried hard, was attentive, and efficient but the food was gross.
We were traveling with our adult son and daughter-in-law so had a Family Villa and the two bedroom/two bathroom setup made the entire voyage comfortable and enjoyable giving all private space and room to hang out together as well.
All-in-all, this ship, accommodations, service, and itinerary made for an excellent vacation.
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