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Old April 3rd, 2009, 10:36 AM
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Stay tuned RIGHT HERE for the newest info on NCL Epic.

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The first round of details has been posted. Check out the URL Laura linked above!

We'll be posting more information -- and lots of photos -- all morning, so keep checking back.
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Woo Hoo! I love the water park idea. I have enjoyed the slides so much on the Gem and the Pearl - makes this middle-aged woman feel like a kid again!
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It is very youthful and colorful, yes!

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Woo Hoo! I love the water park idea. I have enjoyed the slides so much on the Gem and the Pearl - makes this middle-aged woman feel like a kid again!
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Can you ask about the TA?
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Water stuff looks great. But, I'm more intersted in the dining venues. Still sketchy information when trying to determine what is included and what is not.

The buffet is mentioned, as is the blue lagoon type place. Same for many of the specialty restaurants that we are all familiar with as well as some obvious new specialty restaurants. So that leaves us with:

Taste. NCL says "traditional and contemporary cuisine" will be served in this atrium eatery done up with velvet curtains, white walls and brick accents.

The Manhattan Room. This will be an two-story art deco supper club with a dance floor (and live evening music). We're not clear on the menu just yet: NCL says "the cuisine reflects the elegant and romantic nature of the room."

If I were guessing, I'd say that the first one is a replacement for a main dining room and the 2nd is a specialty (surcharge) restaurant. It also says that there will be an announcement of another restaurant in May. Perhaps the 2nd "main dining room"? It will be interesting to see how it ends up.

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Water stuff looks great. But, I'm more intersted in the dining venues. Still sketchy information when trying to determine what is included and what is not.

The buffet is mentioned, as is the blue lagoon type place. Same for many of the specialty restaurants that we are all familiar with as well as some obvious new specialty restaurants. So that leaves us with:

Taste. NCL says "traditional and contemporary cuisine" will be served in this atrium eatery done up with velvet curtains, white walls and brick accents.

The Manhattan Room. This will be an two-story art deco supper club with a dance floor (and live evening music). We're not clear on the menu just yet: NCL says "the cuisine reflects the elegant and romantic nature of the room."

These seem to be the replacements for the main dining rooms. Just fancy names? Or, are these specialty (surcharge) restaurants as well? It will be interesting to see how it ends up.

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I know, I can't wait to find out. I am assuming they are replacing the main dining rooms but nobody knows! Fun! Worse, I will probably have to wait until 2011 before I can sail her, but those first reviews will be fascinating reads!!
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Laura, one little mistake -- there's no bowling alley on the Jewel, they'e on the Pearl and Gem.

This is very exciting, and thanks for the link!!
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OK, I got my email saying they have the EPIC announcements up.
Damn-they listed the dining options, but I can't see which are included in the fare & which carry additional charges

An EPIC Blunder IMO (unless of course I'm blind & missed it)

I still don't understand why they think it building anticipation to release little bits & pieces. Just tell me what I need to know! You're not building anticipation in me NCL, you're pi____ing me off!
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I will be interested in more information but from what I have seen I like. It looks like suite guests will have the option to eat at The Epic Club instead of Cagney's for breakfast and lunch.
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Thanks for the eagle eye!!!

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Laura, one little mistake -- there's no bowling alley on the Jewel, they'e on the Pearl and Gem.

This is very exciting, and thanks for the link!!
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I was able to get some photos. See them here: cruiseind.wordpress.com
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Hi folks,
Many of you were curious about which restaurants would be free and which would carry a cost. Here's what we've found out:

No Fee Restaurants
Taste
The Manhattan Room
O'Sheehan's
Cafe Jardin/The Great Outdoors (no surprise there!)
Epic Club/Courtyard Grill (remember, though, these are exclusive to suite and villa guests)

For-Fee Restaurants
Cagney's
Le Bistro
La Cucina
Shanghai's/Wasabi/Teppanyaki

The actual per-person charges have not yet been announced.
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Many of you were curious about which restaurants would be free and which would carry a cost. Here's what we've found out:
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Hi folks,
Many of you were curious about which restaurants would be free and which would carry a cost. Here's what we've found out:
Brilliant! Thanks.
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I would love to sail on the Epic, but I think it will be expensive. Those "cabins" look fabulous!
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I still don't understand why they think it building anticipation to release little bits & pieces. Just tell me what I need to know! You're not building anticipation in me NCL, you're pi____ing me off!
Sounds like a great marketing strategy to me ... tangling it in front of us and building excitement ... Introducing one element at a time ... letting us "chew" on it for awhile ... then, giving us another element. The Excitement Builds!

Unfortunately, I'll miss the next installment ... I'll be cruising!!!
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