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    Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Eh!
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    Camping, CFL football
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    RCL, Hated NCL Epic.
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  1. We recently sailed with NCL on the Epic for the first time and will never sail the Epic again. We've only sailed RCL in the past and loved it. The stateroom looks very nice but it is very tight when 2 or more people are trying to walk in there. I had to sit on the couch or bed to let someone walk by. There are not enough elevators on the ship for the amount of people and the elevators are so small. Always a long wait for elevators. Lots of the lights were broken/out on the elevators and wern't fixed during our cruise. The food was not as good as RCL in my opinion. We had to wait in long lines for everything. Buffet, freestyle dining, to get drinks, etc, etc The service from staff was sub par. They always seemed to be stressed and overworked. Not very friendly people. The casino was very very big and very smokey and you had to walk through it to get to most things. The toilet and shower layout was not a big deal for us. Our room steward only cleaned our room 1/2 time and did a lousy job even when we commented to guest services. Lots of broken things on the ship that weren't fixed during our cruise. Very chaotic and disorganized embarkation with no communication with staff. The floor in the Garden Cafe was extremely slippery when it was humid. We saw several people fall. The pools are tiny for a ship with 4000+ passengers We sailed the Epic because we wanted to try NCL and we loved the ports it was going to and the price was right. I guess you get what you pay for. We still enjoyed our cruise and will cruise again. We loved the games room and library and the Spice H20 deck.
  2. We did the Chacchoben excursion last week and loved it. An hour drive each way from the port and we rode in a big air conditioned bus and they gave us cold water bottles. The tour or the ruins was awesome. I think the excursion was 4 hours. We sailed NCL and booked with them. I can't remembered what we paid for the excursion but it was well worth it. There were bathrooms at the site and a vendors to purchase souvenirs from. On the way back to the port they had free wifi on the bus which was a bonus.
  3. Ship -Epic Deck -9 Stateroom # -9029 Stateroom Category –balcony suite Starboard or Port Side -starboard Quiet Stateroom? (With comments on problems) –Very quiet room. Bathroom smelled like stale urine no matter how many times it was cleaned. We had our room steward clean it several times and I cleaned it from ceiling to floor with bleach wipes and it still stunk. It stuck up the entire cabin and we had to wash all of our clothes to get rid of the smell once we got off the ship. Guest services said it's not their problem if our cabin stinks. Was stateroom a connecting stateroom? -no Balcony View - Give comments on view, noting if location of any obstructions was an issue. –Balcony was twice as deep as other balconies. We loved the space! We spent a large part of our cruise on our balcony. Balcony Size? Normal or oversized for class? - Twice as deep as regular blaconies Was wind a problem? - No If an aft cabin, was soot a problem? - Any specific problems with this cabin? - Any other comments? -
  4. Sorry I never saved a copy and threw it in recycling the other day.
  5. Got off the Epic a week ago and my compulsive prep paid off! Did not forget anything and I packed everything, then went through the suitcase and scaled everything down. It worked out great! I actually came home with 2 carry ons empty as I didn't shop as much as I'd planned. We were gone 16 days, one night before the cruise and went to Universal Resort for a few days after. I had compiled a sheet with info/tips for the ship, each port and Universal. It came in handy!
  6. We are sailing on the Epic for the first time this Saturday. We have only sailed on Royal before. We loved the Oasis and loved everything a big ship had to offer. We are looking forward to discovering everything on the Epic. We camp a lot and our rv bathroom is basically the same set up so that won't be a problem.
  7. We bring a few snacks on the ship in factory sealed bags. We keep them and use them for snacks on the flight home.
  8. StampedersFans


    I collect vanilla every time we travel. I have a basket in my kitchen cupboard and I love choosing a different vanilla based on what I am baking. My favourite vanilla is from Haiti.
  9. Thank you for all the information on this topic! We will be in Cozumel in a couple of weeks and will check out the pharmacies.
  10. Thanks. Perhaps they don't have Bonine here in Canada.
  11. Sorry, but what is Bonnie? Never heard of it. Also I make a diy popourri. The stuff really works! Adjust to the size of bottle you need. 1/2 cup rubbing alcohol 1/4 cup water 30-40 drops of essential oils - any scents you want Shake and spray before you go.
  12. I found Orlando shuttle service to be the cheapest and will probably book with them. Waiting on a quote from one other company too.
  13. Thank you but Cortrans does not service universal orlando
  14. I apologize if this topic has been discussed before but I searched the cc forum for over a half hour with no luck. Getting off the NCL Epic Jan 23 2019 and want to find a shuttle to take us to a hotel near Universal Orlando. I cannot find one that will take us. I know it's far from Port Canaveral and do not want to rent a car. Thanks everyone in advance
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