Anybody know anything about EPIC. I've pre resd for July 17 2010 voyage. Agent doesn't have much info on cabin size etc. Wondering if it really will be a different sort of ship and accomodations.
Is there any info out there you know of?
I have booked through my NCL agent 2 balcony cabins. The res is tentative and only required a $100 deposit per cabin until they get back with more details and actual category. We are looking at spa level but think that may be too pricey.
I have only been on 1 cruise with NCL although have cruised with other lines. NCL is as good as any mid priced line. Looking forward to Epic as have never cruised on maiden voyage before.
Any body have ideas on what to expect on first sailing?
we too would love to do the Epic, but have so many other cruises we are considering for next year the epic may have to wait. You are right about NCL, there are several lines that fit into the mid price range and all are equal..
One of the on-line services---Cruises Only?---had a "webinar" about the EPIC this past week. I think it will be repeated next week. It provided some additional info about the ship. Lots of discussion of the various cabin designs. Even more discussion of the resturants and public areas. It was also possible to post real-time questions that were answered during the session. The session was 1 hr (7-8pm). I sat and watched with my kids. t was a fun way to get everyone psyched for our next cruise--not the EPIC :-(
Definitely check it out.
if I find the link, I'll post it later. They seem to have new topics every week or so. It's a pretty good way for the cruise lines to get their message out. It really is somewhat like watching an infomercial, but I didn't mind.
Hello... my wife and I are also booked on the inaugural (U.S.) sailing July 17, 2010 on the EPIC. It is an amazing ship ... over 4,000 passengers ... we've never taken an inaugural sailing, either, but hope it will be terrific. The ship is nearing completion, and, from what I understand, it is nearly sold-out for this first cruise in the Caribbean or close to it. The average NCL cruiseship is slightly over 2,000 passengers ... so, logistically, this will be difficult to fathom (pulling into port and taking on stores between sailings, and getting on and off 4,000+ passengers suitcases in a limited amount of time). Having sailed on NCL, now, over 5 times, we think they should have a pretty good handle on dealing with a ship THIS size. Due to its size, though, it is limited on where it can go -- at present it will be St. Maarten, St Thomas and Nassau, Bahamas. There are constant updates on the progress of the ship. Go to www.NCL.com and click on "EPIC" on the drawdown for "ships". Happy sailing!