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Generally the players are friendly and you can...
Generally the players are friendly and you can ask an experienced player what they would do in a situation. Some dealers are better than others at recommending the right play, but good players will...
All NCL ships with casinos will have a slot...
All NCL ships with casinos will have a slot tournament, blackjack tournament, and poker tournaments as well. None are free/
If you want and can afford the Haven, do it now. ...
If you want and can afford the Haven, do it now. No guarantee that you will be able to bid or that it will be accepted. Pricing is impossible to predict so prices go up, down or sideways.
You should be able to get off at 6am or before. ...
You should be able to get off at 6am or before. For port stops where you dock (not tender) the published time is typically when you can go ashore. Those ports (Naples the prior day and...
All NCL ships will have some version of the...
All NCL ships will have some version of the party. Usually good dance music and a fun time.
Ironworker, are you saying there were electronic...
Ironworker, are you saying there were electronic poker tables on the Epic? Or are you speaking of slot/video poker machines? I was on the Epic in December 2017 and no electronic texas holdem poker...
NCL has real chips/cards and play $2-5 No Limit...
NCL has real chips/cards and play $2-5 No Limit Texas Holdem. Rake is high, 10% up to $25 per pot.

No electronic poker tables on any NCL ship I've been on (Breakaway, Epic, Jade, Gem). Carnival...
That answer from CAS is not accurate. All of the...
That answer from CAS is not accurate. All of the NCL ships (except the Hawaii based POA) run various poker tournaments from my experience.


A $100 rebuy/add-on tournaments which are part of...
Try calling back and getting another rep. If...
Try calling back and getting another rep. If they give the same answer then at least you know.

You may be invited to bid for upgrades so that would likely be a lot less than $1200.
I played once on the Epic in December. If I...
I played once on the Epic in December. If I recall correctly, pricing starts at about $29 for one card per game, $39 for 3 cards per game, and goes up to I think about $59 for 9 cards per game. You...
No charge to use the gym and it's equipment. ...
No charge to use the gym and it's equipment. There is only a charge for organized classes (yoga, spinning, etc.) and personal trainers.
They do both the Glow and the 80's party, at...
They do both the Glow and the 80's party, at least on the 7 night cruises I've been on in the past year.
3. Yes the fitness studio with the barres are...
3. Yes the fitness studio with the barres are available for anyone's use.
Rent a car, there is plenty to do. In addition...
Rent a car, there is plenty to do. In addition to what was already mentioned, Miami is a short drive away. There are casinos not far from the port as well.
The layouts of other ships are better (Gem,...
The layouts of other ships are better (Gem, Breakaway and Jade are the others I've been on). The Epic is my least favorite of the four.
Most likely not. Those bikes are usually only...
Most likely not. Those bikes are usually only for the classes.
It's a wand, but yes there are the adjustable...
It's a wand, but yes there are the adjustable settings that you described.
I had luck with the Quick Hit machine closest to...
I had luck with the Quick Hit machine closest to the poker table.
I was on the BA this past April when NJ schools...
I was on the BA this past April when NJ schools were on break. Lots of kids (I would guess 1,000-1,500), so I think your week will be the same. I heard that the kids programs filled up quickly so...
You are correct on items 1 - 4. #5 I have no...
You are correct on items 1 - 4. #5 I have no idea about.
Dave, sorry I didn't even know there was a...
Dave, sorry I didn't even know there was a photographer on the beach. I got a pic with The Grinder on my phone, along with a few scenery shots.
Yes, the solo lounge bar is staffed during the...
Yes, the solo lounge bar is staffed during the happy hour.
I was on the same sailing, taking part in the...
I was on the same sailing, taking part in the Poker Challenge. I agree that the Epic Beatles were excellent (and I'm not a huge Beatles fan). Priscilla was just ok in my view. Comedy trio was very...
I have an offer of $125 casino cash. So using...
I have an offer of $125 casino cash. So using these promotional chips on roulette, say I bet $4 on each number for a total of 4x37 or $148 total. I use the $125 in promotional chips and $23 out of...
Both should be available on the Breakaway. I was...
Both should be available on the Breakaway. I was on her twice this year and noticed at least 5-6 different classes offered. They rarely fill up, so you should be fine with getting what you want.