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I usually write a daily trip report of my cruises...
I usually write a daily trip report of my cruises AFTER I return. I'm always having too much fun to take the time to do a live review...and possibly too tipsy.
The only mega-ship I’ve cruised on was the Epic...
The only mega-ship I’ve cruised on was the Epic and my complaints were similar to yours. That experience was enough to turn me off to the mega-ships. I’ll stick with Jewel or Dawn class or similar...
I don't know how much of the story is true or how...
I don't know how much of the story is true or how much is false. I do know that if I were completely innocent and suffered the embarrassment of being kicked off the ship without a refund I wouldn't...
Thanks for your review. We will be on the...
Thanks for your review. We will be on the Westerdam to Alaska next June.
Check out Dec 5 – 15 2018 on the Epic, right now...
Check out Dec 5 – 15 2018 on the Epic, right now you can choose a balcony cabin for $899 (guarantee BF category) and also get a $100 onboard credit and for that $899 price you can take all 5 of the...
Our best deal was an eastern Caribbean cruise on...
Our best deal was an eastern Caribbean cruise on the Epic in December of 2016. Balcony category BE for $714 pp. The two free at sea choices we chose were the unlimited beverage package and the $50...
Here’s how we became Platinum. Nov. 2014...
Here’s how we became Platinum.

Nov. 2014 14 day PC cruise from LA to Miami ........................... 14 points
Feb 2015 7 day Western...
Currently I’m “camping” in my RV at a lake in...
Currently I’m “camping” in my RV at a lake in Illinois. I always enjoy watching the Herons hunting for a meal along the shoreline.
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We'll be heading out in our RV next week to spend...
We'll be heading out in our RV next week to spend some time at the lake so I wanted to post one more photo from this week.
It's been hot hot hot this week in the Midwest. This little squirrel found...
Terrific shots of the fireworks Pengu1n.
Terrific shots of the fireworks Pengu1n.
I'm sure others can give you better help than I...
I'm sure others can give you better help than I can. My best tip for you would be to use a good tripod for taking photos of the moon. It can make a big difference.
The camera was in program (P) mode so the camera...
The camera was in program (P) mode so the camera chose the settings. I didn’t like the exposure of the first picture I took so I used the exposure compensation button to under expose the picture by...
Although the Canon SX 530 has been on the market...
Although the Canon SX 530 has been on the market for quite a while I decided to buy it when I saw a great sale price of $229.00. I also had a Best Buy gift card for $100.00 so my out of pocket was...
LESSON LEARNED! When you have a big beer belly...
LESSON LEARNED! When you have a big beer belly NEVER have your picture taken while standing next to superheros.


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I have always wondered how often they clean those...
I have always wondered how often they clean those coats they give to everyone to wear.
I always requested 4 regular coffee pods daily...
I always requested 4 regular coffee pods daily from our cabin steward and he/she always came through.
Just so you know what the frosted glass on the...
Just so you know what the frosted glass on the shower and toilet area look like.
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From what I have read about the Epic, the Haven...
From what I have read about the Epic, the Haven area is the very best in the fleet. However, for those of us who book mini-suites, balconies, etc. and without the services of a butler and concierge...
I think the deck key is just the generic image...
I think the deck key is just the generic image for all of NCL’s ships. I don’t think the Bliss has any Privasea balconies but if they do there are very few. I didn’t see any on the Bliss when I did...
Go to the forward set of elevators and go down to...
Go to the forward set of elevators and go down to deck 5. It would be easier just to go to the Manhattan Room on deck 6. It has the exact same menu as the taste.
I am truly enjoying your review and thanks for...
I am truly enjoying your review and thanks for taking the time to include all the great photos. Your pictures are increasing my excitement for the Alaskan cruise we have booked for next year.
The sign on deck 19 was obviously a temporary...
The sign on deck 19 was obviously a temporary sign. I’m sure when the Epic cruises European waters that sign isn’t posted. Europeans are much more open about topless sunbathing than Americans are. ...
Yes they are penned but the enclosure was HUGE. ...
Yes they are penned but the enclosure was HUGE. It was an awesome experience and I don't think it was inhumane treatment of the stingrays. If you think of a metropolitan zoo as inhumane treatment...
We were on the Jade this past January and I was...
We were on the Jade this past January and I was taking photos of the various decks which is something I always do. When I went up on deck 15 at the front of the Jade there were two women sunbathing...
Yes, topless is supposed to be banned on deck 19...
Yes, topless is supposed to be banned on deck 19 and there is even a sign stating that fact but not everyone follows the rules. Topless sunbathing can and does occur at times. The crew does not...