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I booked a spa pass on Epic last year on a...
I booked a spa pass on Epic last year on a week-long Caribbean cruise for about $200 for the week. It was the best money I’ve spent on a cruise to date. I wasn’t sure how much I would use it, but I...
I take a similar amount - I wear a pair of dressy...
I take a similar amount - I wear a pair of dressy tan gladiator-style wedges to board, and pack 1 pair of flip flops for beach excursions, a pair of black heels, and a pair of either running shoes...
When I pre-ordered water on NCL.com last January,...
When I pre-ordered water on NCL.com last January, the website showed Aquafina, but I got a case of Acqua Panna delivered to my cabin on Epic. I totally get your dislike of Aquafina - but I figured it...
Agreed. Hubs is from LA and we will never agree...
Agreed. Hubs is from LA and we will never agree on this. :D
It is. I sailed in a studio on Epic last January...
It is. I sailed in a studio on Epic last January and loved the coffee machine!

OP - great post! Glad you enjoyed yourself!
I had the same experience on Epic last year. I...
I had the same experience on Epic last year. I also lost out on non-refundable OBC because I thought it would cover some casino charges. I lost out on about $100 in OBC because I had pre-payed...
Agreed. I’ve sailed out of there 3 times in the...
Agreed. I’ve sailed out of there 3 times in the last year and I parked at the port all 3 times. Arrived at around 10-10:30 and never waited to get in. Walked off the ship post-cruise and got on the...
Honestly, the 50% off deal at the steakhouse on...
Honestly, the 50% off deal at the steakhouse on the first night is the best deal. We ordered a bottle of 2012 Far Niente cabernet on Liberty last fall for $75. That was an incredible deal! I’ve been...
As far as I know, yes. I’ve pre-booked 2 cabanas...
As far as I know, yes. I’ve pre-booked 2 cabanas on 2 different cruise lines, and both times the cost was refunded on my on board account. I wouldn’t hesitate to prepay gratuities, as those would...
OP - sorry to see you didn’t enjoy Epic. I had...
OP - sorry to see you didn’t enjoy Epic. I had such a great time on her last year that I’ve booked her again later this year. Were there at least some positives you noted about the ship? If not, I...
What is uncomfortable while walking around your...
What is uncomfortable while walking around your house will be excruciating after walking around a ship. At least it would be for me - I walk a LOT more on cruises, even if it’s just to dinner and...
I’ve missed both GSC and LSC (aka Coco Cay -...
I’ve missed both GSC and LSC (aka Coco Cay - Royal’s island) and both resulted in a day at sea. Pre-booked cabana cost was credited back to my on board account, not the credit card used to book....
Wow! I haven’t heard that, but my last solo was...
Wow! I haven’t heard that, but my last solo was through Royal. I certainly hope that’s not the case - I enjoy sailing solo and while I liked my cruise in a studio, I would be extremely disappointed...
They’re definitely open, as I’ve received a phone...
They’re definitely open, as I’ve received a phone call and e-mail from them today regarding my CAS-booked Cuba cruise that was cancelled. :( Today was the cutoff for switching to another Cuba cruise...
I wouldn’t risk it. While waiting in line at...
I wouldn’t risk it. While waiting in line at customer service for some reason or other on Majesty in December, I witnessed quite a scene as some young woman was trying to use someone else’s card for...
Same. I had a great Old Fashioned on Liberty late...
Same. I had a great Old Fashioned on Liberty late last year at the steakhouse - made with Buffalo Trace and no cherries. It was the only bar where I didn’t get crushed cherries in my Old Fashioned....
We had a bungalow last March - I would recommend...
We had a bungalow last March - I would recommend one in a heartbeat! We selected our food and bungalow number at the Shore Excursions desk, and got a bungalow in the front row, steps away from the...
Probably not foldable like Tieks, but Rothy’s are...
Probably not foldable like Tieks, but Rothy’s are pretty great flats as well. I just got my first pair today (pointed toe in red) and I LOVE them (been wearing them around the house for a few hours...
I received this one yesterday as well. I was...
I received this one yesterday as well. I was pleasantly surprised to see a Bermuda sailing on there. Not sure if we’ll take any of them on top of the ones we already have booked, but we’ll see. :)
Same. The Estancia Pinot Noir was my go-to wine...
Same. The Estancia Pinot Noir was my go-to wine on Epic last year.
Aha. Thanks for the clarification! I sailed on...
Aha. Thanks for the clarification! I sailed on Getaway back when the dining package was truly unlimited, so we rarely ate in the MDRs. But now that you mention it, I remember looking at the menus for...
Just to clarify, do you mean dining rooms?...
Just to clarify, do you mean dining rooms? Because this isn’t true - Epic has the Manhattan Room and Taste. Unless I misread, and you were talking about something else - entirely possible, as it’s...
Well said. I agree 100%. I had booked this as a...
Well said. I agree 100%. I had booked this as a quick getaway for my husband’s birthday - we would have spent his birthday in Havana. Everything worked out so perfectly with departure port (close to...
OP - I haven’t even finished yet, but kudos for...
OP - I haven’t even finished yet, but kudos for making me laugh out loud with your “Captain Phillips experience” and “distinct lack of wiener kids.” I’m so looking forward to reading the rest of it....