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Old February 16th, 2010, 07:08 PM
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So - take a look and tell us what you think. To me the bottom pic is the most revealing. She is pretty boxy (they could have added a few curves) and it makes you wonder how sreamlined she is. But overall, I don't think she is a ugly as many people are saying.

Keep in mind - there is still paper over most of the glass, the decking is not installed yet (just this ugle red rubber backing material) and the many portions above the hull are not yet painted.















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I do not find this ship appealing at all ,just my opinion
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I was actually going to post one of the pics of the final version with all the glass, paint and decking, but I ran out of time yesterday. I will try to do it today.

I think most people agree that it is not the most appealing ship from the outside - but then again that won't really matter once you are onboard.
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I think that psychologically people look at a ship as they would a house .If the exterior is not appealing it would make no difference how beautiful the interior may be .
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Wow, I have to say Idon't agree. I think a nice profile is an asset for a ship, but in the long run I am sure it barely even places on a chart of what is most important to any cruiser.

I personally don't really care how it looks from the outside.

Oasis is not an attractive ship from the outside, and I thought Solstice was pretty unattractive when I first saw it.

I noticed, however, that the next time I saw Solstice it looked much more appealing to me.

Norwegian Epic actually reminds me of their most famous ship yet, the Norway in a number of ways.





By the way - this is how the ship will look once it is painted!
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How a ship looks from the outside is really not important in our choices of cruise's, BUT, from looking at these photo's, the Epic looks "unbalanced" to me. It looks like the stern is "heavier" than the bow by a lot. I feel that the ship could "stand up" on the stern with the bow in the air !

I do like the way the port and starboard balconies are not all in a straight line, but kind of "curvy".

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I have to agree, Epic looks a bit odd in it's shape and very enclosed; the whole back-end of the ship looks like it's missing. The two/three decks above the bridge add a strong element of miss-balance. As for Oasis; I think she is much better designed and appealing. I do like the entertainment concepts on Epic (blue man group) and bowling ally.
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I guess I am fortunate in thinking that I will be inside the ship or on deck and will not be able to see the outter shell of the ship unless I am on land/ port. I like the fact the all ships are not cookie cutter replicas and there is a difference. I have been on sister ships that were the same and , while they may still be beautiful and fun, I alwasy love the adventure of getting lost on a new ship. If something this is going to prevent you from booking then that is for the best.
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