March 2015 - Norwegian Epic to Caribbean - Western
My kids and I really enjoyed the cruise and all of the venues, but I was expecting more out of the culinary experience.
The first problem was that my online restaurant reservations went nowhere. I had to re do them while on board. We purchased the ultimate dining package, so we had a chance to sample all of the different restaurants. At the french bistro and at Cagney's the dinner service was very slow. We were at those restaurants for a little over two hours. Other restaurants were better time wise. The food in them was not up to par to similar restaurants in the city. I guess I had the wrong expectations.
The second issue was how much we had to spend on board. Not counting the ultimate dinning package I spent an additional $800 while doing little or no shopping. This was more than I expected to spend.