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Le Bistro is our favorite. Excellent food and...
Le Bistro is our favorite. Excellent food and service. Never disappointed. We always eat there on all NCL ships. Very consistent!
Thank you!
Thank you!
Disembarking from Epic at Port Canaveral
Does anyone know latest time you can disembark when returning from the cruise at Port Canaveral? We're having someone pick us up (after cruise) and I want to give her a time we will be outside.
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Book shows and dining
It will definitely be filled with lots of people. Can be managed as the ship is large. Try to avoid having to use the elevators when you can (use stairs) and the buffet during peak times.
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Parking for Pt Canaveral Cruise Port
I've seen info about parking by port with higher cost than other parking places. Not necessary for us to park by the port unless that's only choice.

We do not need a hotel as it isn't a long drive...
NY State has an extension in place until October...
NY State has an extension in place until October 2016.
http://dmv.ny.gov/driver-license/about-federal-real-id

Enhanced Drivers License is available for extra money. Most people don't know about...
I just found this link about taking the train. ...
I just found this link about taking the train.
http://www.livornonow.com/travelling_to_florence_by_train_from_livorno
We took a shuttle bus from the ship (can't...
We took a shuttle bus from the ship (can't remember about cost) to train station. You can then go to Florence or some other place.

We took train to Lucca, with connection in Pisa. Gave us time to...
117 days plus some hours until the cruise. ...
117 days plus some hours until the cruise.

Seems so far away but considering that we made the reservation 210 days ago, that's not to bad.

Of course, I'm always looking to plan another trip.:)
We were in a mini-suite on Jade once and didn't...
We were in a mini-suite on Jade once and didn't really think there was much of a difference from a regular balcony cabin other than the bathtub. Chose it due to location and excellent price for that...
Security lines in Orlando airport take a VERY...
Security lines in Orlando airport take a VERY LONG TIME. Then you have to get on the train to the other terminal for the flight. Suggest you take mid-afternoon flight or later just to be safe.
Haven is always expensive. Also have to take into...
Haven is always expensive. Also have to take into account extra gratuities.

We used to stay in Inside cabins but now usually balcony. Works out fine since we're not in the cabin all the time....
Mini-suites are not considered "suites." On the...
Mini-suites are not considered "suites."
On the Breakaway, Haven has a variety of cabins, some indicate they are suites.

On some other ships, there are Penthouse Suites.
If I commit to a private tour, I go or expect to...
If I commit to a private tour, I go or expect to pay my share unless I find someone to take my place.

I don't set up any tours that require payment before the cruise.
If it's a tour with total amount to be paid, then...
If it's a tour with total amount to be paid, then probably good idea to collect money before the tour begins and then organizer can pay the guide with the money. I've been on some private tours where...
No matter where we have our cabin, always do a...
No matter where we have our cabin, always do a lot of walking while on the ship. Use the stairs a lot, especially if going to a lower deck.
Enjoying your review. We'll be taking our first...
Enjoying your review. We'll be taking our first Epic cruise in January, also from Barcelona. Different itinerary, but we have been to some of the ports from your trip.

Looking forward to reading...
I think you handled it very well. Interesting...
I think you handled it very well. Interesting that the night before they "couldn't join" the tour but showed up for it when you made it clear they'd have to pay due to commitment and last minute...
There were a lot of private tours, set up via CC...
There were a lot of private tours, set up via CC roll call participants, on a cruise I went on that was RT from Rome (Civitavecchia). No one indicated there was any problem with people not paying or...
Does look like opens in front of elevator, but...
Does look like opens in front of elevator, but maybe on the end. Did you call NCL to ask?
Deck is all cabins so only noise would be when...
Deck is all cabins so only noise would be when people are waiting for elevator. Probably not many people at once.
http://www.travelweekly.com/Cruise-Travel/Norwegia...
http://www.travelweekly.com/Cruise-Travel/Norwegian-Cruise-Line-reverses-ban-on-taking-food-to-cabins
I never had a coffee maker in an inside cabin.
I never had a coffee maker in an inside cabin.
The time of Sheehan...
The time of Sheehan...
I dont bring a full meal to my cabin. Usually...
I dont bring a full meal to my cabin. Usually it's something simple like some fruit from breakfast that I can eat in later as a snack, especially after returning from a port.

Issue happens if one...