This is not a big deal - but it just goes to how you that you can't always trust a brochure. Here are some of the renderings directly from NCL about certain spots on Epic. Now granted, these were done a long time ago before the ship was done, but they are still using them when they could take updated pictures.
the Speigel tent looked like this...
When in reality it looks like this... (much smaller)
And I wish the Ice Bar looked like this.... (The Original Epic Rendering)
When in reality it looks like these two pictures:
These last two pictures are by Peter Knego. He did not do this comparison, I did. This isn't any reason not to like the ship - just a precaution that the ship may not be as "Epic" as it is made to appear.
In fact - most Ice Bars (like in Stockholm) are made entirely of ice on the inside - there are ice walls, & ceiling, an ice bar and all the chairs and glasses are ice. I am sure most of you have seen the "Ice Hotel" in northern Sweden, this is an entirely building recarved every winter entirely out of ice. That was the inspiration for Ice Bars in other cities - it is supposed to be all ice.
I hate to say it, but it is almost like the Ice Bar on Epic was de-certified by Absolut, the company that is associated with most ice bars, because sometime during the first cruise the name was changed to the "Svedka Ice Bar" - I have never heard of Svedka, but I am not a vodka drinker, either.
Here is my wife Lou Ann, in the Stockholm Ice Bar - note the Ice-glasses, wall, bar, etc. This is an Absolut bar.
And another picture of the same Ice Bar below: