We just returned from a Panama Canal cruise on the Star, we had a presentation from the cruise consultant about the Epic. I brought up the bathroom layout, we agreed it was a little odd but I guess time will tell. I did get the impression the ship could have two or three different “status“ levels depending on the cabin or packages you buy, where additional amenities are available, more so than now. In 2011 she may have to anchor and tendering will be necessary, this may prove tedious with 4000 some passengers. The briefing was informative; unfortunately the consultant was not able to say what services were included in the base price, apart from at least two restaurants. He did say the Blue Man Group was included, I am not sure about the Ice Room. The Blue Lagoon and a Red lion style pub will be combined.