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Norwegian Epic Live Blog Preamble - Ric's Solo Cruising Epic Adventures, The Fun (and Puns) Never End

Ric's Norwegian Epic Live Blog

Just one week after my cruise on the Norwegian Escape, I’m cruising on the Norwegian Epic, and for the first time, I’m cruising solo.  After Hurricane Irma, cruise prices started dropping a lot, and NCL was offering solo cruisers balcony cabins with no single supplement. Usually, booking solo in a cabin other than one designed for one person comes with an increased per-person cost... Read more about Norwegian Epic Live Blog Preamble - Ric's Solo Cruising Epic Adventures, The Fun (and Puns) Never End

Norwegian Escape Live Blog Day 8 - Disembarkation Day

Vibe Day Passes

In the middle of the night, around 3:30am, I woke up and decided to take one last tour of the ship before I had to say goodbye.  This may be a good time to mention something I left out of the Day 7 blog post. When SP and I were touring The Haven ship-within-a-ship suites area, the Hotel Director’s Secretary, Pamela took us out into The Vibe sundeck. While there, she offered us... Read more about Norwegian Escape Live Blog Day 8 - Disembarkation Day

Norwegian Escape Live Blog Day 7 - Nassau, Bahamas (as seen from the ship)

Disney Magic & Carnival Liberty in Nassau

By day 7, SP and I were feeling a bit of cruise fatigue. I didn’t want the cruise to end, but at the same time, I missed my bed. On the other hand, I don’t have a balcony with a view of the ocean at home. When I gave SP the outline of what I wanted to do in Nassau, he balked at the amount of walking, so we decided to have a very slow day on the ship... Read more about Norwegian Escape Live Blog Day 7 - Nassau, Bahamas (as seen from the ship)

Norwegian Escape Day 6 - Sea Day, The Haven, And Amplitude

The Haven, Norwegian Escape

Earlier in the week, the Hotel Director, Jovo Sekulovic, invited me and SP to have dinner at The Haven Restaurant which is part of the ship-within-a-ship concept Norwegian has developed. Because we had reservations at Teppanyaki the evening of Day 6 and Cagney’s on Day 7, I asked the Hotel Director’s Secretary, Pamela, if we could dine at The Haven Restaurant for lunch instead... Read more about Norwegian Escape Day 6 - Sea Day, The Haven, And Amplitude

Norwegian Escape Live Blog Day 5 - A Sea Day at The Movies, and a Surprise

Our day started off with an announcement from the captain that due to a passenger’s worsening illness, we would need to divert to Cozumel, Mexico for emergency medical treatment. This would mean we would not be able to call on Great Stirrup Cay on Day 6 and instead would proceed... Read more about Norwegian Escape Live Blog Day 5 - A Sea Day at The Movies, and a Surprise

“Smart Bags” Have Become Popular – But We Find Some Impracticalities, and Now Airlines Are Banning Them

We love travel tech, and have talked about how we pack for cruises.  If you’re looking to invest in luggage for your next trip you may have seen bags with built in batteries – but we think you should avoid them.  In addition to some conceptual flaws we’ve noticed, you may soon have trouble flying with these bags... Read more about “Smart Bags” Have Become Popular – But We Find Some Impracticalities, and Now Airlines Are Banning Them