Our group consisted of five women ranging in age from 21 to 74.
Let me begin with the arrival at the Port of Miami. We took the shuttle from our hotel and were dropped off between the two entrances for check in. We found our entrance and walked into the VIP lounge where we were given our room keys, and took care of the business part of our cruise. It took us about five-ten minutes before our escort asked us to follow her. My mother has a medical condition that doesn't allow her to walk very fast and our escort did a very good job at not trying to rush us along. We bypassed all the long lines for checkin and to get on the ship. From the time we arrived at the port to boarding and being escorted to the Epic Lounge took no more than 15 minutes. It was a wonderful beginning to our cruise.
Once at the Epic Lounge, we waited for a few more people to arrive, then we were taken on a tour of The Haven. They showed us the concierge area, pool and jacuzzis, gym, massage room, and Posh. We were escorted back to the Epic Club to have our first, delicious lunch onboard. After lunch, we were allowed to go to our stateroom, 17021. Our stateroom was a two bedroom Villa that easily accommodated five adults, although the smaller bedroom is usually called the kid's room. We were able to store all of our luggage under the bed in the master bedroom so the bags were out of the way during the cruise. Also, having two bathrooms with five women worked out well.
Location within the Haven was great. We had a view of the pool area and it had easy access to the Concierge area. There was plenty of space for five adults. Store your luggage under the master bedroom bed. There were enough drawers and closets in both bedrooms to unpack everything.