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Gimmiethebeach

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    NCL
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    Caribbean

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  1. Gimmiethebeach

    "ODD" THINGS YOU LIKE ABOOUT CRUISING/NCL

    Great thread! Not sure how odd these are, but they are definitely different than a regular land vacation for us... *Silly games with the family, whether it’s bowling, arcade games, ping pong or putt-putt *The UPB which lets me try drinks that sound good, and ordering something else if I don’t like them *BINGO! Yes it’s a rip-off but it’s one of our must-do’s on a cruise! 😊
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    Bliss - Live 4/21

    Oh wow! The last live review that started with a similar picture was amazing! So looking forward to this. Have a great time!!
  3. Ship - Epic Deck - 8 Stateroom # - 8210 and 8212 Stateroom Category – B1 Starboard or Port Side - Aft Quiet Stateroom? (With comments on problems) – As far as noise outside the cabin, it was very quiet. Was stateroom a connecting stateroom? - No Balcony View - Give comments on view, noting if location of any obstructions was an issue. – Aft - awesome view! Balcony Size? Normal or oversized for class? - Nice big balcony - had one lounger, a chair and a small table. Was wind a problem? - No If an aft cabin, was soot a problem? - No Any specific problems with this cabin? - When docking you definitely feel the rumble of the ship. We also had a really windy day and could feel the rumbling all day. Any other comments? -
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    Epic LIVE March 24-31, 2018

    I would sail the Epic again for the right itinerary. I will sail the Escape for the ship [emoji4]. Thank you to everyone who followed along!! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Epic LIVE March 24-31, 2018

    Staff-We ran into all bunch of super nice staff members. Our stateroom attendant Norman was awesome. Julie in Cagneys and Nestor at the Spice H2O Bar were also great and helped make the trip fun. Ports-Grand Cayman is always a good place to visit, although all stingray excursions were cancelled because of the seas that day. Obviously I loved GSC. I don’t care for Falmouth just because it’s such a long drive to get anywhere! Tendering was efficient at both of those stops. Bars-Loved Maltings and Shakers. The pool bar was always crowded and you had to wait to get a drink for a few minutes. Shocking, right? I was amazed at how many people complained about that with 5,000 other people on board. It was never more than a few minutes wait. Slides-Super fun! Aidan and I did all 3 after GSC and the bowl slide wins hands down. Food-Garden Cafe was always great for breakfast and good for lunch. No complaints there. O’Shees is good bar food. The speciality restaurants were all fantastic! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Epic LIVE March 24-31, 2018

    Parting thoughts on the week... The ship - having the Escape, which I love, as a comparison, the Epic was just okay for me. Bathrooms-Yes, the bathroom layout is weird, but we knew that going into it. It was more an annoyance than anything else. Ship flow-The overall layout and flow of the ship was a bit weird for me. I think if decks 5-6-7 are going to be that main area, you should be able to access all three decks from the aft and forward stairs. The port side aft stairs take you to crew access only on deck 5. After a week I still could not remember where everything was on those decks except for O’Shees. Elevators-Having only 2 sets of elevators, fore and aft, was fine with the stairs/elevators in the center. Casino-The casino is gigantic so if you want to avoid the smoke (really only bad at night), go across on deck 7. The night we ate at Taste we were seated in the center section that you look down on and I went to bed that night with my eyes stinging. Smoke basically doesn’t bother me unless it is directly in my face but that night it was a bit much. Pool deck-The two pools in the main pool area were tiny and they were packed with kids the entire week. I only get in the pool if it’s super hot so that’s just an observation. Not surprising on spring break. Loungers are plentiful on the Epic but on a sold out sailing, most chairs around the pool were reserved by 8 am. Spice was very crowded, too, but not so much reserving of chairs there. That pool is itty bitty but the adults just use it to cool off as opposed to play. Entertainment-Loved Pricilla and Cirque Dreams. Bowling was really fun (bowled 3 times) even though it takes a whole new level of coordinated to bowl when the seas are rough! People-For the most part everyone was really nice. We never ran into any obnoxious drunk college kids, or adults for that matter. Not saying no drunk people, just no problem drunk people. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Epic LIVE March 24-31, 2018

    I loved Howl At The Moon on the Escape and Getaway. This trio just wasn’t quite as much fun as the others but it’s still a good show. Oops Balcony of cabin 8210 Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Epic LIVE March 24-31, 2018

    Nice calm seas leaving GSC Spice H2O Dressed up for Le Bistro Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Epic LIVE March 24-31, 2018

    A few more random pics from the week... We found Nemo... Entrance to Entourage Guppies Nursery Our zoo (the monkey was a little scary) Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Epic LIVE March 24-31, 2018

    GSC pics... Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Epic LIVE March 24-31, 2018

    Day 7... Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Epic LIVE March 24-31, 2018

    Day 6... Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Epic LIVE March 24-31, 2018

    Tried to post at one point but it didn’t load - we played bingo on Thursday and won! Woohoo! $93 richer [emoji12] Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Epic LIVE March 24-31, 2018

    Here are the remaining Daily’s... Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Epic LIVE March 24-31, 2018

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