Kevin, you got a great deal on the Epic. VTG singles are going on the EPIC on Oct. 30th. I wish I was going on that date. But I have already booked the Carnival Splendor for Oct. 31st. VTG singles also has a group cruising on that ship.
I plan to cruise next year on the Epic when I get a great rate too.
For those of you looking for cabin mates my advise is not to do it because the cabins are super small at 100sq. feet to 148 sq.feet for some cabins. That is super small to be with a stranger. The storage is bad also. Carnival cabins sizes are 185sq.feet. They are spacious compared to NCL cabins.
It is best to pay the extra money. LucyR.