Our very first cruise was in 2011, it was a Mexican Riviera cruise on the Holland America Oosterdam. Then, we took advantage of living 45 minutes away from Port Canaveral and did the Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas a few times, followed by the Liberty of the Seas. We sort of liked cruising. There were some things we weren’t so thrilled about, so we didn’t cruise as much as we do now. A few things we disliked about cruising in general:
I’m sure this post will incite a few nasty messages so let me start by saying this is all my humble opinion. I’m not talking about anything other than our specific experiences. You might have the time of your life on the other side of cruising. That’s awesome. We’ve had a rash of bad luck so we altered course. Please allow me to explain:
If you’ve seen our vlog, you know that we L O V E the Norwegian Epic. We’re super excited to announce that we’ll be on the April 7th – April 22nd Transatlantic repositioning cruise to Barcelona on the beautiful NCL Epic! Woohoo! We can’t wait. We’ve never cruised across the Atlantic before and we’re super excited to get lots of fun time on the ship.
Sean and Stef’s Norwegian Epic Valentines Haven Trip Day 08: Feb 18, 2018.
Disembarkation Day (Day 8) of our Seven Day NCL Cruise on the Norwegian Epic. It’s time to say goodbye to this beautiful ship and the amazing crew who run it. Special thanks to NCL Crew: Nikola, Mary Jane, Debbie, Hanno, Modesto, Carol, Carla, Solidad and Elisa! We start our morning with espresso on our balcony, followed by a last breakfast in the AMAZING Epic Club and then priority Haven Disembarkation followed by a special surprise in the parking lot. We absolutely love Norwegian Cruise line, we exclusively sail with NCL because the crew makes us feel special. We’d go back on a NCL cruise tomorrow if we could!
Sean and Stef’s Norwegian Epic Valentines Haven Trip Day 07: Feb 16, 2018.
Day 7 of our Seven Day NCL Cruise on the Norwegian Epic. It’s our last full day on the cruise and we’re sad it’s almost over! WE LOVE NCL! After an AMAZING breakfast at the Haven, we had mimosas on our balcony and then counted the steps from our cabin to the Haven Courtyard Pool. From there we checked out the Bridge Viewing room on Deck 13 and then took a tender boat to the beautiful Great Stirrup Cay, a Norwegian Cruise Line private island. After checking out the island, construction is looking good!, we grabbed a bunch of gorgeous ship shots of the Norwegian Epic. Then we walked up from deck four to deck 16 where we had a fantastic lunch at the Haven Grill. Sadly, then it was time to start packing but not before filling out Vacation Hero cards for our favorite NCL Crew! After saying goodbye to our favorite crew members it was time to see the unreal magic of Titou. WOW! He was insanely great! Finally we had dinner at the delicious Epic Club and drinks in the lounge. A fantastic last evening on the gorgeous Norwegian Epic! Special thanks to NCL Crew: Nikola, Mary Jane, Debbie, Hanno, Modesto, Carol, Carla, Solidad and Elisa!
Sean and Stef’s Norwegian Epic Valentines Haven Trip Day 06: Feb 15, 2018.
Day 6 of our Seven Day NCL Cruise on the Norwegian Epic. We start off with the most amazing breakfast in the Haven. We were greeted, as always, by the amazing Maître D’ Nikola Maksimovic. He’s absolutely the best Maître D’ at sea! Then it’s mimosas at the Haven Grill and some hot tub time in the Haven Courtyard. After that, it’s drinks at the Epic Club and dinner at the fantastic Cagney’s Steakhouse. We loved our Sea Day, and every other day, on the Norwegian Epic!
Sean and Stef’s Norwegian Epic Valentines Haven Trip Day 05: Feb 14, 2018.
Day 5 of our Seven Day NCL Cruise on the Norwegian Epic and it’s Valentine’s Day! Today’s port is beautiful Grand Cayman. We try our first “off book” excursion and head out to the Cayman Spirits Co Distillery. But first, as always, our day starts in the amazing Epic Club for an unbelievable breakfast followed by mimosas at the Courtyard pool. After our distillery tour it was back to the ship and lunch at the Haven Grill. What better way to celebrate Valentine’s dinner than with Cirque? Yep, that’s right. We did dinner and a show at Cirque Dreams Epicurean. Then finishing off the night with a drink at the Epic Club bar.
Sean and Stef’s Norwegian Epic Valentines Haven Trip Day 04: Feb 13, 2018.
Day 4 of our Seven Day NCL Cruise on the Norwegian Epic and it’s time to explore Falmouth, Jamaica. Our day starts off with an amazing breakfast at the Epic Club in The Haven. Then we get some work done in the Haven Courtyard Lounge while we wait for the rain to subside. After getting some work done we head out to Margaritaville in the Falmouth Port. After Falmouth, we head to an Italian dinner at La Cucina followed by drinks at the Epic Club Lounge and then to bed in our beautiful 2 bedroom villa in the Haven.
Sean and Stef’s Norwegian Epic Valentines Haven Trip Day 03: Feb 12, 2018.
Day 3 of our Seven Day NCL Cruise on the Norwegian Epic and it’s “Take a Sea Day for Yourself” day! That’s right a whole day to do whatever you want and we do just that. We spend the morning with some breakfast and mimosa’s, watch a free movie, have some lunch and then take a nap. BEST NAP EVER! We then head to dinner and check out Howl at the Moon at Headliners. A totally epic day. Freestyle cruising at it’s finest.
Sean and Stef’s Norwegian Epic Valentines Haven Trip Day 02: Feb 11, 2018.
Day 2 of our Seven Day NCL Cruise on the Norwegian Epic. We start our day off with a beautiful breakfast in the Epic Club, watching our ship pull into Nassau, Bahamas. No Haven breakfast is complete without Mimosas by the Courtyard pool. Then we try to get a haircut for Sean, because reasons. After the haircut, we set out to find and explore Junkanoo Beach in Nassau, Bahamas. After that fun we head back to the ship for cocktails in the Epic Club Lounge and a Meet the Captain party. Then it’s Dinner in the amazing Cagney’s Steakhouse. After the most amazing dinner ever, we’re able to convince Stef to stay up for the Norwegian’s Night Out Party. Not a bad second day on the greatest ship with the best crew at sea.