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kevin c January 23rd, 2010 10:08 AM

epic studio cabins
 
i just changed my rci oasis cruise to ncl epic to try these new studio cabins, and in the process will save about 1100.00 dollars. got a studio cabin for 900.00 total. still i hope i made right move going from oasis to epic. any thoughts?

lindnet January 28th, 2010 11:30 PM

Wow, that's a heck of a savings. I've been looking at those cabins. I love the idea. I hope you'll let us know how you liked it.

Snoozeman January 29th, 2010 12:37 AM

Those sound great Kevin. Let us know.

They sound like the old single tourist hotel rooms in Europe.

nmnita January 29th, 2010 07:28 AM

Let's just say, if nothing else it will give you a new experience. I don't mean that in a negative way at all. To me even 3000 passengers is too many, but I still will give the Epic a try one of these days (probably next year) just to say we did it..

NIta

kevin c January 30th, 2010 02:08 PM

i will give my thoughts on these cabins, though i am not cruising till oct.

Lyss120 February 14th, 2010 12:37 PM

Definitely let me know... we are taking a cruise on the Epic in August... and we're getting married! My mom, who is single, wants to be there... so she is considering the studio cabin. Looks cool in the photos, but not sure... :D

Lyss120 February 14th, 2010 12:38 PM

ah, just realized you're not cruising till Oct... I will let YOU know then. :)

Wando February 15th, 2010 08:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Lyss120 (Post 1274088)
ah, just realized you're not cruising till Oct... I will let YOU know then. :)

I would be interested as well, as I booked a studio cabin for the Oct 9th cruise yesterday. Looking forward to hearing feedback on the Epic. By the way this will be my first NCL cruise.

kevin c February 15th, 2010 09:20 AM

will look for your review.

MaryLou February 20th, 2010 09:19 PM

I think you will have a great time on Epic. However, I don't think you can compare Epic & Oasis. You are not comparing apples to apples. As a matter of fact, as of today, there isn't any other ship like Oasis (IMHO).
Oasis has so many different venues. I absolutely LOVED Oasis, but we are sailing on Epic next February. As long as I go into it knowing I cannot compare one ship to the other, I know I'll have a great time on Epic. I'm so anxious to see Epic....the new room designs and the entertainment look awesome. I love the Studio concept......NCL was so smart to implement this category of cabin. I think it will prove to be a great idea.
I'll be very interested to read your review!

kevin c February 21st, 2010 06:43 PM

i know it was bold of me to cancel oasis, but as a single cruiser i had to try the ncl idea. the epic looks great. i will sail oasis in the future

Paul Motter March 5th, 2010 08:16 AM

exactly, just because you cancel one doesn't mean you can't go back. I personally think Epic is a better idea for singles - price-wise and configuration. Those new cabins for singles are going to be the best in the industry (for singles)

Barb Nahoumi June 28th, 2010 10:00 AM

I love the idea of single cruisers not having to pay the suppliment fee for the studio cabins.

As I stated in another post. NCL should reserve a few cabins on all of its ships for single cruisers, and not add the extra charges. More singles would be able to cruise affordably.

Barb

mtlcruisers August 16th, 2010 08:33 PM

Studio Cabins on Epic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Motter (Post 1278358)
exactly, just because you cancel one doesn't mean you can't go back. I personally think Epic is a better idea for singles - price-wise and configuration. Those new cabins for singles are going to be the best in the industry (for singles)


Do you know Paul Motter if the cabins on the 12th deck Studio are only accessible by the stairs from the 11th deck...
I find this very strange but I was told this by NCL employee
I have booked cabin 12565 and the person said I can only get to the cabin via the stairs and not the aft elevator which the cabin is opposite.
Thanks confused and worried re my cruise I have booked:?::eek::(

puggo63 August 16th, 2010 09:03 PM

I know the Studio cabins are selling very fast so much so that almost all are already booked before the EPIC goes to Europe in May 2011.

Catherinelady August 18th, 2010 04:27 PM

I hear you. I am sailing in February in one of those single studios on the Epic and can't wait.

gkbii August 29th, 2010 03:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Motter (Post 1278358)
exactly, just because you cancel one doesn't mean you can't go back. I personally think Epic is a better idea for singles - price-wise and configuration. Those new cabins for singles are going to be the best in the industry (for singles)


Paul,


On this I don't agree with the idea that NCL Epic's Studios are cheaper than an average Inside Cabin on RCCL's Freedom Class ships. The Freedom Class is the most comparable to Epic and even with a single sup, Royal is still a cheaper option, with a larger cabin. I made this point on the "Epic Crossing" thread, however I should restate this. I believe the whole idea that a Studio on the Epic being a more cost effective choice, than other lines; is nothing but an Urban Myth.

puggo63 August 29th, 2010 10:27 PM

I am hoping someone writes an "in depth" review of the solo cabins, lounge, activities for solos and the whole "solo experience" for their week on the EPIC - I found everything else on-line except that! I live in Miami and I see the EPIC every weekend and the temptation to go solo on it is getting stronger :p

letsdodinner January 20th, 2011 08:41 PM

I just did the exact same thing.......I'm now thinking that I was blinded thinking that I just HAD to go on the Oasis, or Allure, but when I really look at the cost, the cool room, the great solo lounge, the amazing food options and the entertainment, it is a no brainer to me.......I'm so psyched to be going on The Epic............

BlueCruise May 1st, 2011 04:31 PM

Epic Studio Cabin vs....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gkbii (Post 1313513)
Paul,


On this I don't agree with the idea that NCL Epic's Studios are cheaper than an average Inside Cabin on RCCL's Freedom Class ships. The Freedom Class is the most comparable to Epic and even with a single sup, Royal is still a cheaper option, with a larger cabin. I made this point on the "Epic Crossing" thread, however I should restate this. I believe the whole idea that a Studio on the Epic being a more cost effective choice, than other lines; is nothing but an Urban Myth.

gkbii,
Thank you for posting this comment. It just arose my curiosity, so I went online and searched myself. Here are my findings:

RCC
Ship: Freedom
Time: 2nd week of Nov 2011
Deck: 7
Cabin: Interior (No "connecting" room), but a cabin on other side of it.
Price: $1303.11

NCL
Ship: Epic
Time: 2nd week of Nov 2011
Deck: 11
Cabin: Studio (No "connecting" room), corner cabin, only one side neighbor.
Price: $1108.46

My findings make me feel like it's not that big of a difference, all depending on the features that best suite a person on each ship. Some people go for entertainment, others for space, others for food, others decor, etc.

In this comparison, RCC offers more space, a hair dryer, etc., for a little more money. So you get what you pay for. Personally, I'm in the NY Metro area so I get great entertainment here. I prefer the Sun for my Nov cruise, so a small cabin would be fine. But who's to say what kind of either I'll get. *shrug* ;)

I still haven't decided which I'm going to do, but I do feel better informed. It's a particular risk either way.

:rolleyes:Ciao!

Smithandfriends June 16th, 2011 07:50 PM

youll love it .. have fun...


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