March 2014 - Norwegian Epic to Caribbean - Western
We enjoyed our cruise overall, but the service was terrible in the complimentary dining rooms so we spent most evenings at the Garden buffet (major bummer). We had to keep asking them for refills on ice tea and my husband never even got his coffee with dessert. They had a lot of restaurants with cover charge, so we felt maybe that's where all the good service was. The comedy and bands around ship were very good, but wasn't impressed with their main entertainment. Blue Man was odd and Legends were 3 people (their Elvis was great). You have to make reservations for just about everything except eating in the buffet and main dining rooms, so not really buying the "freestyle" cruise experience. We had a balcony room, very nice and clean. Lots of storage. We were really looking to get away from the cold, so didn't really mind where the ports were. Jaimaca: Not really much to see except beach and rum (not bad combo). Ocho Rios Duns River Falls is very cool (did this 3 yrs ago while at Sandals). Costa Maya: We did the Chiam... something Mayan ruin tour. Guide was knowledgeable and was only an hour to the site. They are just building up the area here. Cozumel: We rented an old chopped VW beetle at $40 for the day off a side street when we got into town. Looked rough but ran great. Drove around he island and stopped at the beaches/tiki huts along the way. Saw other VW, jeep, and speed buggy rentals along the way. That was the best fun, just being out on our own.