NCL Epic : Norwegian Epic Cruise Review by donnadev
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Destination: Eastern Caribbean
The free style dining worked out well, not so regimented with specific times and we never had to wait, but the dinner meals always seemed to be warm at best, never piping hot, ie: we sent our meals back 3 nights, even in Cagney's restaurant, where there was an added $25 per meal + an $8 additional charge for lobster, which was dry and tasteless. Never having the same waiters was a disadvantage overall because you never really connected with any one or two waiters. We did tip each waiter each night individually after our meal was complete even though tips were included.
Casino was very smokey and permeated through most of deck 6. The bowling alley was only 3 lanes, which made for at least a 30 min wait any time you attempted to sign up. One night my husband was determined to wait for a lane and after waiting 30 min. the worker behind the counter gave our lane to a "friend" of some sort, who spoke his native tongue,who just walked right in. I told him I wasn't happy after waiting 30 min for nothing, he said "give me 5 more min" and I told him to forget it. That was very frustrating.
Overall, I thought the Royal Carribbean was a much brighter roomier ship, with easier access to stairs and elevators, but entertainment on Epic was better.One last tidbit was internet access or IPad usage was quoted as $.75 per minute, which was outrageous, felt like I was being nickeled and dimed with those fees. The MSG Poesia??was in port with us and we heard a guest say their interest was free, which is a nice feature esp for business people. Less
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