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Just off the Epic this morning.  A beautiful ship! After reading several reviews, not finding all the negative points that others complained about.    Lots of seating around the ship, never had trouble finding a seat.  

Embarkation: Our check in time was 2pm.  We arrived at Pier at 12:15, and were on the ship at 12:35pm!  No lines, no waiting. Rooms were not ready until 2pm. We ate at The Great Outdoors and enjoyed the music from the band on the pool deck. 

Food:  We ate at Taste every evening.  We found a waiter the first night who took to our 10 year old son, and equated him each night.  Food was very good and portions were the right size. Many choices to choose from. We ate breakfast at The Great Outdoors each morning.  Lunch was the same except one day each at O’Sheehans and Taste for something diffwrent then the buffet. We did not do any of the speciality restaurants. 

Shows: Beatles (first night), Burn the Floor, Priscelia and Vinney Grasso (magician) all excellent!  Howl at the Moon (dueling pianos) a must—-daw them all four nights they played!!  

PortsAruba:  clean port.  Curaçao: wonderful.  We went to the Halo Caves and walking tour which was great. Tour left late though, so we did not have much time in the town. Wish we had longer time in this port! St. Lucia: our least favorite. Took Ferry to Downtown and walked around.  Very depressing city. Took a while for ship to let us off. St.Kitts: did an island tour after we got off ship.  Loved every minute of it. One of our favorite stops.  Very clean and everyone is very friendly.  

Shore Excursions:  only booked Curaçao trip through NCL prior to cruise.  Highly recommend, as many that we wanted to do once on board were already sold out!  Did hear many complaints from other passengers as excursions being delivered was not what was stated.  Many left late too due to ship releasing passengers so excursions was cut short.  

Disembarkation:   The easiest we have ever seen!  Choose to do walkoff at 9:30am. We were off the ship and in an Uber by 9am.  They are using face recognition for Immigration, so it was painless.   

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Thanks for your comments!  Always nice when a waiter makes a child feel comfortable and special.

 

Did you have a Meet & Greet?  We'll be on the transatlantic and have a very large roll call.  

Do you happen to have the card they give out with the list of officers?   Realize that things will change over the next several weeks but curious if you do have a list.

 

What band was onboard?  Or was there a showband, party band and Caribbean band?  

 

Glad you had such a good time!  

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4 Blue, the rock cover band, was amazing on our cruise earlier in February. If they are still on for your upcoming cruise, go to see them and Sabor Latino in the Cavern Club if you can. The acoustics are so much better than the pool deck!

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