I will never cruise again. This review is terrible and that is really not like me. My gripes are more about cruising in general and the costs! The EPIC was okay. I do not have another ship to compare it to, I expected something really cool ... Read More
I will never cruise again. This review is terrible and that is really not like me. My gripes are more about cruising in general and the costs! The EPIC was okay. I do not have another ship to compare it to, I expected something really cool & modern, it was so not. It was just like an old casino. So contrived
What a racket.
Cruising to me is like a cross between A Vegas casino, a little water park & an RV. I do not understand the draw.
Manhattan room was like an old fashion super club.
Taste is called contemporary, I thought it was the oddest decor some strange antler like railings with dated 70s stained glass windows, not remotely contemporary.
Cirque Theater & dinner show entertainment was amazing the performers-the best hour of my 7 days at sea. Food-mediocre.
Legends was excellent-possibly the second most fun I had at sea.
There was no BLUE MAN GROUP which really ticks me off, it's STILL being advertised and it's not even offered! That was one of the big reasons we picked this trip!
However being stuck on a ship for days where the only place you can get outside is the upper deck was like being incarcerated ... I felt so sick & uneasy ... Wasted money on Bingo & slot machines out of sheer boredom
I did like Cayman Islands
But now I will just go there for vacation.
This trip was So expensive, we had to pay for hotel & transportation before and after the cruise, air fair, the cruise, the excursions, cirque, bingo, gratuities, etc., we got 'the ultimate beverage package' and the kids could only get soda?! No slushies or frosties, etc., no bottled water. The elevators were crammed, the top of the ship was full, no seats. I was shocked how small the pools were, yet there were over 4000 people on board. I was disappointed there weren't any open air areas outside of the upper deck.
The layout of the ship made it very hard to get around.
Then to find out even though we paid $350+ in gratuities, this was not for our drink servers, WHAT???? They were the only people that served us.
I cannot believe the thousands & thousands of people that take these cruises time and time again, I just don't get it.
This trip was more expensive than anything my family has ever done (and we've taken some amazing trips, Hawaii, Maui, Oahu, Colorado, Disney, San Antonio, Palm Island, Clear Water etc.,) and this was the worst & most expensive.
So many people said we wouldn't feel movement on this MEGA ship, but we did. A lot.
The servers were nice. The food was satisfactory, but the cost and the experience was a complete let down. Read Less