Norwegian Epic Cruise Review by gma14
- Sail Date: February 2012
- Destination: Eastern Caribbean
- Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside
Tuesday - St. Maartin - not as quaint as I remember, but offers a nice beach, port shopping and restaurants. Dinner in Manhattan Room - nice music while eating; food was good. Fat Cats Lounge - Charlie Love and the Silky Smooth Band are great. Other musicians will jam with the band after their venue. Very entertaining.
Wednesday - St. Thomas - beach day, Sapphire Beach; take a cab ($10.pp), beautiful water and beach (next to resort). Look for the cute ducks and iguanas.
Good shopping right near the dock. I actually found the liquor prices on the ship comparable or better than stores on shore.
Thursday - sea day. More sun and food! Casino - no luck. Legends in Concert - the guy playing Steven Tyler was terrific. Lady GaGa and Elvis also very good.
Friday - Nassau. Looks like they are trying to clean up Bay Street, with several shops (jewelry) going into one big store. Straw Market also cleaned up somewhat; different, though - no faux designer purses any longer.
We very much enjoyed our stay on the Epic. Our stateroom (10153) was in a good location near the elevators, and just down a few floors from the buffet. The room was always spotless, though we did not see the attendant very much. Entertainment - Vegas style - was great. Also, Apolo Duo in Atrium, Music with Scott Stowe (Maltings) - all good. Due to the size of the ship you will be walking a lot; sensible shoes help. Have to applaud NCL's new photo recognition program - never enjoy having photo's constantly taken then placed on review boards in the photography area for purchase (don't have the patience to go through all the photo's). On the Epic, photographers take you picture, and with photo recognition, all your pics are placed in binders, by your room number. Actually purchased two photos. Great idea. Bring your own reading material - no library to speak of (Maltings). We left the ship with our bag; very crowded elevators; if you plan to leave on your own, do it early. SuperBowl next year - ok by me. Enjoy!
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