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I recently read a post somewhere that indicated that they MIGHT not be selling passes to posh anymore. The poster wasn't sure as it might have been over the new year holiday only? We are sailing on Epic March 3rd and were hoping to get passes. Has anyone sailed on Epic recently and know if they were still selling passes for Posh?

 

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I recently read a post somewhere that indicated that they MIGHT not be selling passes to posh anymore. The poster wasn't sure as it might have been over the new year holiday only? We are sailing on Epic March 3rd and were hoping to get passes. Has anyone sailed on Epic recently and know if they were still selling passes for Posh?

 

thanks!

 

We'll be sailing on march 31 and was also hoping to get posh passes. I will watch this thread to hear the answer but in case there is no definitive answer please post when you return. I'd love to know when and where you buy the passes. enjoy your cruise!!

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Sailing on February 11th on the Epic and my first stop after embarkation is heading straight to guest services for the Posh passes. So will let you know when we come back!

 

(hopefully after a week relaxing in posh ;))

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Oh THANK you for letting us know after you get back, we're booked on the 03/17 sailing and Posh pass was built into the 'budget' (ha like we ever actually stick to THAT) early on, those chairs look like heaven. Well they'll look like heaven when my fanny is in one, with a book in one hand and a drink that has an umbrella in the other! :)

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I'm new to the Epic - could someone explain what a Posh Pass is? I guess I might need to know what Posh is, too. Thank you!:)

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Posh is an outdoor area on the ship normally reserved for suite passengers. NCL has been selling a small number of passes to non-suite passengers, generally when the ship/suites are not crowded.

 

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I recently read a post somewhere that indicated that they MIGHT not be selling passes to posh anymore. The poster wasn't sure as it might have been over the new year holiday only? We are sailing on Epic March 3rd and were hoping to get passes. Has anyone sailed on Epic recently and know if they were still selling passes for Posh?

 

thanks!

 

I'm the one that posted about this. I was told the NYE cruise was the fourth cruise in a row where they didn't sell Posh passes. I get the Christmas and New Years cruises...the ship was very crowded. However, those weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are typically the slowest of the year for cruising in general, so I don't understand why they wouldn't sell during those weeks, unless those cruises just happened to have a large number of suites with 3rd and 4th pax. I had a friend on the Nov 26 sailing, and he was able purchase a pass. I plan on sailing Epic again, and I'd love to know if it was just because the ship was busy or if this is a permanent thing.

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Just sailed on 01/21, and they sold Posh passes. I overheard someone say they were also on the 01/14 sailing, and the didn't have any Posh passes (not sure if they didn't sell them, or if the person got there too late and they were sold out).

 

I had checked the ncl.com site a few days before we left, and it appeared there were quite a few available courtyard villas, so I'm assuming that's why passes were available. You may want to keep an eye on the courtyard villa avails as that may help gauge if you might be able to buy a pass.

 

Hope that helps!

-tv77

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Just sailed on 01/21, and they sold Posh passes. I overheard someone say they were also on the 01/14 sailing, and the didn't have any Posh passes (not sure if they didn't sell them, or if the person got there too late and they were sold out).

 

 

Good to know they're still selling them. Thanks for the info :)

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First off, how much are these "Posh passes"? Secondly, does it allow you another other perks while in this segregated part of the ship?

 

Thanks!

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First off, how much are these "Posh passes"? Secondly, does it allow you another other perks while in this segregated part of the ship?

 

Thanks!

 

I've heard $59/person a day, but someone else with a better memory or actual experience should weigh in. :) I do know you get no other access to Epic suite areas with a Posh pass.

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Thanks LadyShiva,

 

So, for $59 per person, per day, you basically get access to this area of the ship, but no included drinks or other perks?

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Thanks LadyShiva,

 

So, for $59 per person, per day, you basically get access to this area of the ship, but no included drinks or other perks?

 

Yes. Just access to the space. I believe there's food (hamburgers and such), but I'm not going to swear to it.

 

ETA: From a search, the $60 may be for the week, per person, and their tuna burger is raved over. As always, sdmike is the bomb for all things Epic: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1484113&page=3

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It was $59 per person, and you could order food off a menu from the bar. They had a burger, hot dog, the tuna burger, a chicken ceasar warp, onion rings, maybe a few other things.

 

Also, once or twice a day the servers would come around with cold/chilled washrags, and skewers of fruit.

 

And, there are "misters" along the wall to cool you off. It would get pretty hot out there if you weren't under an umbrella.

 

I believe the hours were 8a - 5p.

 

-tv77

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its $59 for the week not per day

 

for that you get a [usually] quiet and luxurious sun bathing area

 

the staff will provide complimentary iced water and occasionally bring round chilled fruit

 

for me it was worth it

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They don't sell this POSH passes in advance? Where do you purchase the POSH passes? at guest services? All this information is great! and I hope to purchase these passes! :-)

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They don't sell this POSH passes in advance? Where do you purchase the POSH passes? at guest services? All this information is great! and I hope to purchase these passes! :-)

 

head to guest services as soon as you board and keep fingers crossed they available on your sailing

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My boyfriend and I were on the 1/28 sailing and they were selling passes. I think I overhead someone at guest services say they were limited to 20 passes. I don't know what they cost for one day but for the week it is $69 and for us it was absolutely worth it. Posh was never crowded and we had our choice of chairs. We also never had to worry about leaving our stuff if we wanted to go to the buffet or take a few trips down the water slides.

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head to guest services as soon as you board and keep fingers crossed they available on your sailing

 

There are no more Posh passes available for the Feb. 25th sailing. You do not want Posh passes for the Feb. 25th sailing....Just trying an old Jedi mind trick so we don't have to share Posh with anyone......Only kidding folks....May the force be with you....Just not on the Feb. 25th sailing....

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There are no more Posh passes available for the Feb. 25th sailing. You do not want Posh passes for the Feb. 25th sailing....Just trying an old Jedi mind trick so we don't have to share Posh with anyone......Only kidding folks....May the force be with you....Just not on the Feb. 25th sailing....

 

Ha Ha! You had me going! May the Posh not be with us. :D

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There are no more Posh passes available for the Feb. 25th sailing. You do not want Posh passes for the Feb. 25th sailing....Just trying an old Jedi mind trick so we don't have to share Posh with anyone......Only kidding folks....May the force be with you....Just not on the Feb. 25th sailing....

 

Where is that darn "like" button? :D

 

Robin

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Where is that darn "like" button? :D

 

Robin

 

I am so glad that they're selling them again. I'm doing a transatlantic and want to be able to hang out there whenever weather permits.

 

I see you finally got dates settled for a cruise, Robin :) Enjoy the Epic, she's my favourite. What type of cabin are you in this time?

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I see you finally got dates settled for a cruise, Robin :) Enjoy the Epic, she's my favourite. What type of cabin are you in this time?

 

We are so excited to try a new ship! We wanted a DOS for this trip, but they were sold out so we settled for a Family Villa ;). Any good hints/secrets about the Epic and it's Haven you can give me?

 

Still working on at least two more sailing in my immediate future.. We were all set for the GV to Alaska on the Jewel in May, but family threw a wrench into that and I think we are headed for the Baltics instead. I am holding several reservations right now, need to get them all sorted out! We never do anything until the last minute, but I am getting a bit tired of this :o:D.

 

Robin

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There are no more Posh passes available for the Feb. 25th sailing. You do not want Posh passes for the Feb. 25th sailing....Just trying an old Jedi mind trick so we don't have to share Posh with anyone......Only kidding folks....May the force be with you....Just not on the Feb. 25th sailing....

 

Bonus geek points for Star Wars reference! :D

 

Yeah, I'm getting on the Epic on Saturday (just two more days! :eek:), and a Posh pass may be one of the things I splurge on for the week. From the photos I've seen, the lounges look much more comfy, and I think I'd enjoy hanging there during the day to read and knit myself into a veritible vacation coma.

 

There's no separate pool for Posh, correct?

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Where is that darn "like" button? :D

 

Robin

 

Hi Robin.....See you at the 'meet and greet'....I know you guys are in a Haven Suite, we have an aft Penthouse Suite so we will also see you at Posh....9 Days 3 Hours left...

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We are so excited to try a new ship! We wanted a DOS for this trip, but they were sold out so we settled for a Family Villa ;). Any good hints/secrets about the Epic and it's Haven you can give me?

 

Still working on at least two more sailing in my immediate future.. We were all set for the GV to Alaska on the Jewel in May, but family threw a wrench into that and I think we are headed for the Baltics instead. I am holding several reservations right now, need to get them all sorted out! We never do anything until the last minute, but I am getting a bit tired of this :o:D.

 

Robin

 

I was only in lowly balcony ;) on the Epic, with my two girlfriends. We loved the ship, the staff are amazing. All of the staff get their own rooms on the Epic, they share a bathroom, but they have their own space, so everyone wants to work on her. This means that the staff are the cream of the crop and are really happy.

 

I loved the casino, O'Sheehan's, the Ice Bar, you name it.

 

I can just imagine the Haven experience there, though. The Epic Club sounds fantastic.

 

I'm doing the TA back from Barcelona in October in a studio :) so hoping I can snag a Posh Pass for sure!

 

I want to hear all about your trips, everyone!

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Hello all!

 

Just got back from the Epic and YES I spent all week at Posh. :)

 

I boarded the ship at around 1130 and was able to land the last 4 passes. We had a full sailing so I was quite surprised.

 

The chicken caesar wrap, ahi tuna burger and onion rings were the BOMB! If anyone is going say hi to JayJay for me up there. He's the junior bartender and is amazing.

 

Definitely worth the 60 dollars for the week.

 

P.S. try the rebellious fish. Delicious drink.

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Did you get those last four Epic posh passes at guest services or someplace else? When were you allowed to start boarding the Epic last week?

We were on the Epic the week of Feb. 4th, boarded early, we were on before 12, went directly to guest services and bought posh passes for the week. They told us they usually have 20 available per day. They cost $59 per person for the 7 days and were worth every penny. Enjoy:D

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Did you get those last four Epic posh passes at guest services or someplace else? When were you allowed to start boarding the Epic last week?

 

I got the Posh Passes at Guest services. I don't know the earliest passengers are allowed to board, the earliest I heard was 1030 :eek:

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YAY! Thank you all so much! Been stalking this thread for weeks now ... and it's confirmed, first stop Guest Services! Thanks everyone. :)

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My Fiance and I spent some time at Posh on the epic in November of 2011. It was very nice and the service was fantastic. here a couple of pictures.IMG_0694.jpg.429fddda95886657caf9804a0ce5e55b.jpg

 

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How does one find out what rooms are unsold on the ship? How to they decide and is it only for the very first ppl to embark that upgrades are offered? If given the option to upgrade is it a good deal? How much diff in price vs if had booked the better room in the first place? thanks

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