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  1. Thanks for all the input. First time I have done it this way, so all your advice is extremely helpful and I will make sure we follow your suggestions. Looking forward to getting back on the Escape in 22 days. :)
  2. Thank you for the info. They did give us the breakdown with the Gold % off and then the $50/cabin so we know what we will be paying. Just prefer doing it over the phone instead of pre-paying. We will be going to see them on board so they split it between our accounts
  3. Sailed her for the third time December 15-22. I love the Epic. The entertainment was fantastic, even better than the last time (October 2018), and it was great then! Priscilla, Burn the floor and Howl at the Moon......Loved them all. The other entertainment throughout the ship was also very good. The food was great as usual. No complaints. We did find breakfast service a little slow in Aqua though. Otherwise service was good. The main differences on this cruise was the late leave time from San Juan, but we were well informed, so not too big of a deal. Also, the main passenger count was from Puerto Rico and we found that the late night venues catered to them. Btw, on return to PR, taxes are charged on drinks when the ship enters Puerto Rican waters. Just be advised. We were charged from 7pm on Enjoy. Your cruise is what you make it
  4. Hi Kim, love your review as usual. I read all your NCL travels (still only cruising with them😁). Hope this year is going well for you so far and your leg is healing properly Quick question: do you remember who the cruise director was? My Sister and I are Escaping on February 8 and we’re just wondering if it’s still Tyler Looking forward to the rest of your review. So excited about ours, so hanging on your every word. Lol
  5. Just booked our excursions over the phone with NCL's Shore Excursion department. The Rep, Jake, took no payment when we booked and told us the total dollar amount per trip for the two of us (with the $50 promo and our Gold discount already taken off) He told us that our excursion tickets will be in our cabin when we board, and our cabin accounts will show the already discounted amounts that he quoted us. Hope this helps. Enjoy your cruise :)
  6. Hi, will be doing the Southern Caribbean itinerary in December for the first time. NCL has had to change the itinerary unfortunately, but we are still going to St Lucia 👏👏. Due the the change(I think🤔) we still have no excursions showing for our cruise, so was wondering if you could tell me what the tour was called and the price you paid (in CDN$ if possible as that is what shows on my site). It looks like exactly the kind of excursion we would be interested in. Any info you have would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time, Angela
  7. Loving your review. Haven't got any cruises booked on Dawn or Canada/New England itinerary, but may have to rethink it.....maybe for the fall. I have been out east a few times, driving through Vermont and Maine, but I think cruising it would be fun. (I live close to Toronto so it is a nice road trip for us). If you go again, try to get to Peggy's Cove, it is gorgeous there. Hope your leg has healed up and you were in better shape to enjoy your latest trip. Thanks for posting.....I have enjoyed all your trip reports and pics....especially of the ships and itineraries I am cruising after you. Take care Angela
  8. You don't have to use the transfers, just have them removed if you want to do your own. We have taken them off for now as we arrive a day prior and can probably cab it cheaper to the hotel. Although we may add the transfers later from the ship to the airport depending on the flight NCL has us booked on, at this point we will probably just cab it both ways.
  9. Thanks for the Great review. Going on the October 6th Star out of Venice and you have given us a lot of info. Your pictures were awesome. Can't wait for this cruise!!
  10. We always go in day before so just requested it when we booked originally. Sister is TA and had to call to get air promo added in first place......would't give it to her on her agent site. :/ We fly into San Juan December 14, so hopefully air will be decent.
  11. Following.....Thank you for taking time out from your cruise. We are on this ship October 3rd with this Itinerary and very excited. Sister and I cruised the Epic from Barcelona last October but this will be our First time on a smaller ship(all “away ships so far) and first cruise my Son will be joining us on. He is super excited for the Game of Thrones tour in Dubrovnik as most young adults are. Looking forward to your posts. Have an awesome cruise!!! Angela
  12. If I remember correctly there are 4 squares. 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and top 40. It was quite fun........different but fun. Enjoy
  13. Thanks for the review. Have only been on NCL Mega Ships and absolutely love them. The entertainment on the Mega ships is awesome. They have multiple comedy shows at different times for adult and family friendly through week. The productions are always very enjoyable as are the bands and howl at the moon. Give NCL another try on the Away or Away plus ships and you might have a better experience. We have been on Breakaway, Escape (2), Epic (2) and leaving on the Bliss in 2 weeks. We have loved every single cruise..........service, food, entertainment and amenities. The Perks are awesome and another reason we book..... LOL We are currently also booked on Star for the Med/Greek Isles cruise out of Venice in October but don't have any doubt we will love every minute. Again, Thank you for your honest review..
  14. Was on Epic twice last year....February Western Caribbean from Port Canaveral and October European out of Barcelona. Loved everything about both cruises. Service was great as was food and entertainment. I would not hesitate to go on another Epic cruise. We love the big ships, (been on Breakaway, Escapex2, Epicx2, and boarding Bliss on Feb 2) but will be trying the Star this October for Greek Isles. I'm sure it will be a much different experience for us being a much smaller ship than we are used to but we will enjoy every minute!! I suggest you go on your Epic cruise and judge for yourself because what you enjoy and expect from your cruise may be different than what they do
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