I agree, especially when coming from the west coat.
Think about it, with a layover (very common) it takes me at least 7 to 8 hours to get from Arizona to Florida. PLUS I lose three hours in time zone changes.
So, the only way I can ever make a ship is if I take the red-eye. literally leaving here at midnight to arrive about 8:00 a.m. (no flights leave here at 2 or 3:00 am, and even 4:00 am is too late when you consider I would arrive at 3:00 pm - not enough time to get baggage and make the ship.
As far as Norwegian Epic - I did it twice, and that was enough. In addition, I know Norwegian Breakaway and Getaway are doing well, but in the long run, aren't they very similar to Epic on the inside?
MY personal never again would be taking a long cruise with many sea days on a small ship with almost nothing to do. I know some people love it, but for me the novelty of "sea days" on a ship with few activities has kind of worn off.