Don't believe the bad reviews--- Ship is awesome!!: Norwegian Epic Cruise Review by The_Realist

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Don't believe the bad reviews--- Ship is awesome!!

Sail Date: February 2011
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Miami
Went on the western Caribbean cruise on Feb. 19th, 2011. Flew in on Spirit which is a rip off, they nickel and dime you with fees so your better off to go with a different provider which might seem more expensive at first but will be cheaper at the end of the day.

Right from the start embarkation went smoothly, food was available immediately but our cabin was not ready till the appointed time. For the course of our trip everything went well. We felt well taken care of and the cruise line did everything to accommodate us.

The entertainment on board the ship is excellent, there is always something going on. I did the rappelling wall 3 times. Water slides are great, expect to wait in line though. The shows are awesome but the cirque de soleil show is not a family show. However lots of people take their kids and didn't see anything wrong with the show.

I read through all the negative reviews before leaving and it seems that these people might have not been on More the same ship or they might work for a different cruise line. For the people who said there is no place to walk and see the ocean there is deck 7. Granted the lifeboats cover most of it but there are still spots to pull up a chair and watch the sunset. For the ones complaining about the beds i'm 6'2" and i was comfortable sleeping with my feet on the bed.

Met some people on board who said they were going to complain just to get free vouchers. I imagine that those are the people with the negative reviews, probably because they didn't get any vouchers.

All in all a great trip. Thinking about going on the Epic for the European cruise. They make you feel like a first class customer and spare no expense to keep you happy!! Less

Published 02/28/11

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Port and Shore Excursions

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Booking at the port is always $20-$30 cheaper then doing it on the boat. We went to the monkey zoo and it is well worth the $5 admission. REMEMBER to take food with you there for the animals. We grabbed bananas and apples and hid them in our bags before we left the ship.

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