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Rosalind Coles

Age: 47

Occupation:administrative assistant

Number of Cruises: 2

Cruise Line: Norwegian

Ship: Norwegian Epic

Sailing Date: 2010-07-10

Itinerary: Eastern Carribean

We traveled as a group, 7 families with teens aged 13-17. Overall, everyone had a fantastic time. Some were first time cruisers and others experienced cruisers.

Food was good. We had some finicky eaters in our group - only complaints were the dinner served during Cirque Dreams. Two groups tried the noodle bar - one liked it and the other not so much. We ate at Taste, Manhattan Room (twice), O'Sheehan's, and at the Buffet - didn't eat at the restaurants that charged a fee. Food was very good. We were disappointed that they couldn't our group of 23 on our final night so that we could all sit together - even though there seemed to be empty tables. We made reservations, but we always got the time we wanted and didn't have to wait.

Two adults and two teens in our room - family balcony suite - we went in knowing it would be tight; but seriously, how much time do you spend in your room. The ship was new, so there were few minor issues - sink was leaking, patio door handle was loose, but these issues were promptly taken care of when we reported these issues. Room was nicely decorated, and shower, sink, and toilet being separate were not an issue.

Great variety - kids loved the teen club activities. Entertainment was great. Blue Man Group and Legends in Concert were great. Spice H20 was great. The guys enjoyed the casino and the pub crawl.

Sail and Snorkel in St.Maarten was enjoyed by all. Captain and crew were great. Great rum punch. Went to Paradise Point in St. Thomas - it was nice. My husband enjoyed the Bushwacker - nice view at the top. Avoid Coki Beach area - a 14 year old passenger from Carnival was shot in the area the day before our ship arrived in port (she was shot by a gang member - wrong place, wrong time). Thus our reason for not leaving the Havensight Mall area. In Nassau we went to Atlantis - supposed to start at 12:30 but we didn't get to the beach until 2:00. Very disappointed with the short time we had there as this was a fairly expensive excursion. Three hours is not long enough for Atlantis!

Overall we had a lot of fun. Like freestyle cruising.

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