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Old 07-02-2010, 01:19 PM
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Well that was an underwhelming christening ceremony. I liked the preview of the shows but the emcee was a fool. Then after an hour of lead in, Reba comes out spends maybe a whole minute doing the official ceremony and poof, it's over.

The search is on at NCL headquarters to find the person or persons responsible for hiring Jeff Garlin as the emcee.
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:23 PM
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Thanks to Paul and Dave for the postings...

My wife took one look at the bathroom video and said "No way in holy "heck" will we be going on that ship"....We loved the Pearl, and shall cruise on her instead....oh and of course the Oasis and Allure....Sorry about the Epic NCL....

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Old 07-03-2010, 09:06 AM
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According to Paul and the other journalists at his table, Cirque Dreams & Dinner bombed.

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Old 07-04-2010, 04:35 PM
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I just returned from the Christening and 2-nt Inaugural on the NCL Epic. It is one fabulous ship! My first impression when I walked in on deck 5 was "Wow, this doesn't even look like you're on a ship." Many times I had the feeling I was in one of the mega hotels in Vegas. The casino is just phenomenal, as is the shopping area. The stores are huge. That area felt like I was in a large department store.

I think that too much is being made about the bathroom situation. It's a new concept and will take some getting used to. The shower and toilet each have a frosted door, and there's a curtain to pull across the whole area. The benefit of having the sink separate, is someone can be getting ready while another's in the shower. And no fogged up mirror!

I'll be writing an in depth review for Dave later.
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Welcome back.

I did hear they plan to "tweak" those sinks though. It was all Colin's fault!
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Ha ha. Yes, I immediately noticed the sinks were way to shallow. The area surrounding the sink is small and things get splashed easily. There is a nice medicine chest above the sink though for all your necessities.
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Welcome home, and thank you for the initial feedback!
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Old 07-05-2010, 09:41 AM
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I heard there is a card slot that controls the cabin electricity. You have to put a card in it for the lights and outlets to work. What's up with that?
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It's just like hotels in Europe and Asia use. It's an energy saver. You put your boarding card in the slot and then you can turn on the lights. When you leave the room and pull out your card, the lights will automatically go off if you didn't manually turn them off.
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I've never stayed at a hotel with that device. One Epic review I read said their cabin had a blank card in it that was left there all the time - apparently placed by the cabin attendant.

I also read the balcony doors have an advanced sensing system which shuts the air conditioning off whenever the door is open - just an FYI for those who insist on propping the door open at night. It is electronic and you can't defeat it.
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