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Old 01-13-2010, 10:55 AM
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Cruising solo but tired of paying the single supplement? Good news. The Norwegian Epic will have 128 single cabins with their own private lounge. Read more HERE
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Old 01-13-2010, 02:48 PM
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Eeeek, 100 sq ft cabin !

I appreciate NCL giving the solo cruisers a break, but even the Living Room wouldn't get me. And I am thinking of booking an NCL....I think I am coming around to Freestyle, the screens showing open tables are interesting.
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Old 01-13-2010, 02:57 PM
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In the presentation I attended one of the bullet items for this was affordability, and another was they are being upfront on the cabin size.

I've stayed in cabins not much larger - even with three of us (son was 5) - on the old Norwegian Sea. That was 112 square feet and definitely not as well laid out as these Epic cabins. I could handle it for a week, probably not much more than that.
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Old 01-13-2010, 03:12 PM
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My son's bedroom is only slightly larger than 100 square feet and contains all of his belongings. Of course, that doesn't include a bathroom, but it's still a lot of room.

The one thing that concerns me is the marketing of these cabins toward friends traveling together who want their own cabins. I would hope that priority is given to cruisers truly traveling solo.
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Old 01-13-2010, 03:30 PM
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I would hope that priority is given to cruisers truly traveling solo.
Absolutely. I'd hate to see the bookings eaten up by those who could share a cabin but see this as a way to kill two birds with one stone, with more space and private bedrooms at night if they get connecting cabins. But I fear that is what will happen.

They are also going to allow these cabins to be blocked out for group space, and they can be booked for a couple although that will incur the usual double occupancy fees.
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Old 01-13-2010, 06:21 PM
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Sounds like a good idea to me. It will be interesting to see how the price point plays out though.

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Old 01-14-2010, 05:20 AM
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I think I heard them say $799 starting. Of course, there could be promotions.
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Old 01-21-2010, 12:58 PM
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I didn't realize those cabins were going to be for singles...great idea tho!
We hope to be on that ship by the end of summer, beginning of Fall....Pre-booked a cabin on one of our NCL trips this past summer...
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