Upon entry we had the toilet to our left, with the master electric socket below the master light switches, that required you to slot your key card in to operate the power for the cabin, and the shower to the right (with a curtain that ... Read More
Upon entry we had the toilet to our left, with the master electric socket below the master light switches, that required you to slot your key card in to operate the power for the cabin, and the shower to the right (with a curtain that could be pulled across to aid privacy).
A bow shaped sofa to the left with the air conditioning control next to a wall hung magazine rack (you needed to stretch over to reach it) with the wash hand basin and vanity unit to the right. Next there was the mirrored wardrobe which is connected to the desk area leading to another small wardrobe and set of drawers and cupboard underneath next to the sliding balcony door.
The life vests (x3) were in the main wardrobe as the sofa could obviously be pulled out to be made up as a 3rd bed. In my opinion, 3 people in that cabin would be challenging.
There was a large rounded cupboard above the desk that contained shelving providing more storage and the in-room safe with the mini bar underneath the counter. There was a flat screen tv with the coffee maker, tea, coffee and milk cartons below, together with glasses and an ice bucket which was filled daily (without the need to request it) by our room steward.
There was a round stool under the desk and a hairdryer could be found hooked under there too.
The available electrical outlets are hidden behind a door below the desk, not above the counter and comprise of 2 x 110-volt US type and 2 x 220 volt European 2 pin type sockets, one of which the coffee maker was plugged into. Strange set up meaning you have to open a door, reach inside to the back to connect any gadgets for charging such as your tablets, phones or cameras etc. These were the only outlets we could find, none on the other side of the cabin by the beds. There was an electrical shaver socket behind the glass door above the basin.
Opposite were the two beds, which although made up separately, were extremely close together with no room to move them apart. Two pool towels had been provided and placed on one of the beds. There were no bedside cabinets, just a couple of narrow shelves moulded into the bed head.
Flexible reading lights were provided on top of the shelves with individual switches. Above the bed nearest the balcony were 2 cupboards for more storage but could be a little challenging for those who are not too tall and not really obvious as there are no handles, they just press shut.
The telephone was located on the shelf above the sofa of which the back rest opened to reveal more storage, if somewhat narrow. There were 2 more sliding metal drawers below the sofa for even more storage.
The shower cubicle was a good size, accessed by a rounded sliding door made of obscure glass with a large shower head which provided a good spray. On the wall were 2 dispensers, 1 for body wash and the other containing conditioning shampoo. There were a couple of shelves for your own storage of cleaning products.
Opposite is another rounded sliding obscured glass door which gave access to the toilet.
This is the unusual bathroom set up, specific solely to Epic and not repeated on any of their other ships. It is slightly strange getting out of the shower with the cabin door immediately behind you, but you get used to it.
The wash hand basin though is far too small, and the lighting is abysmal (when you eventually find the light switch, which for some strange reason is located underneath the glass cabinet towards the back and you have to feel around for it!).
The cabinet itself provides a good deal of storage with glasses for when you brush your teeth (but don’t leave the door ajar otherwise you’ll crack your head when using the basin!). A complimentary soap bar, liquid hand wash dispenser and a couple of tubes of body lotion were provided.
There was also a large sliding drawer that reached to the floor below the basin together with another drawer and a tissue dispenser.
Whilst we awaited the delivery of our bags, a steward delivered our complimentary 2 litres of water per person per day which were included in our cruise fare, all 28 bottles at once!
They took up all the available space on the desk which already had 2 bottles of Pellegrino (for purchase) and our complimentary bottle of ‘Duc de Valmer’ sparkling wine provided as returning NCL guests. So, the sliding drawer under the sink became the home for the majority of those bottles!
Floor to ceiling windows at the end of the cabin, one of which was the sliding door to the balcony. The furniture comprised of 2 upright chairs and a small table on what was a really good-sized balcony compared to those on the Breakaway class of ships which are tiny. We found on Breakaway (and acknowledged by the Epic hotel director) that if you
did not sit sideways onto the balcony, your knees touched the glass! Not on Epic, plenty of room to stretch out. Read Less