Billybuzzy, I am so sorry to hear of your problems, but very glad to hear you will be sailing on the Epic next year.
I have over 600 emails to respond to at work and things piled high on my desk, but wanted to stop by and let everyone know what an epic adventure the Epic was. She's a 1.2 billion dollar magnificent ship, as long as the Oasis, but 6' less wide. There have been tons of negative posts about the bathroom, but the concept is wonderful. The only things I had against it were: you got water on the floor when you showered and it was cold getting out of the shower. Yes, you could see shadows through the enclosures, but not details. I truly believe they were designed that way so more light could get into the toilet and shower areas. The lip on the sink kept water from splashing out on the floor.
The cabin was very nice, the balcony had plenty of room, the ammenities were great, and plenty of storage. Every time I looked, I seemed to find another hidden drawer or storage space.
I had no trouble with my reservations for any of the shows. I had reserved them all on-line before we sailed. Every event, we handed them our sea pass and walked right in. The entertainment was extraordinary. We did Blue Man, Cirque, Second City, Legends, and the Murder Mystery. The Second City troupe did the murder mystery and they were great. They change out Legends, but our trio were Rod Stewart, Brittney Spears, and Michael Jackson. The Rod Stewart double could have actually been his twin. I really enjoyed Blue Man, they didn't get as wild as they do on land, but it was well worth going.
We sailed at near capacity, just about 50 shy. There were very few lines and everything moved very quickly. We did 2 excursions through the ship. A catamaran sail/snorkel in Costa Maya and Tabyana Beach in Roatan. Both were well worth the charge. The snorkel in Costa Maya was the highlight, absolutely beautiful. We snorkeled the same reef that is in Belize, the reef covers 4 countries and is second only to the great barrier reef. The catamaran was clean, great crew, they sent out leads with each group of snorkelers and had a rubber boat in the water in case someone got tired. There was a pretty good current, but if I could swim it, most anyone could
Tabyana was beautiful. It included a bar-b-que lunch. There looked like some great snorkeling areas, but the sea was really choppy that day. I didn't even try it as a storm was blowing in and it was a little nippy for me. Ok, it was 80 something, but still the wind was blowing strong and it was really cloudy.
We rented a scooter in Cozumel and tooled around the island.
We put the future cruise deposit down and received a $100 obc. You have 4 years to use it. Don't yet know which cruise it will be on, but sure hope it will be on the Epic. What a fabulous ship.
Once I get caught up, I'll post a review and pictures. Oh, by the way, the sticky buns were great and so was the Key Lime pie!