Author: Denise Allen
We travelled on the Epic in March around the Canaries, sadly the weather wasn't good. Which I think spoiled the holiday. However certain things did help to make our holiday memorable. We had a meal package of four, which we enjoyed very much. The entertainment was good, especially the Cirque du soleis (sorry if I've spelt this incorrectly) . We didn't like Prissilla Queen of the desert, the comedians were ok, but a bit annoyed that the bars closed half way through the show. Burn the floor was ok. Food was great, staff brilliant, got a bit sick of queuing for food venues. Hated the buffet up stairs with the weather being bad, there were never a seat & you would be walking around with your food for ages till it was cold. Old folk sat doing their knitting with no rethought to those who wanted to eat. We stopped eating up there. The Irish pub was great but did get a bit crowded at times. If the weather had been good then you really would have struggled to get a sun bed, because 4,000 folk on board was far too many for the decent beds. Far too many for this ship to be honest. What a waste of space a whole floor wasted on gambling machines & tables that was mostly empty. No lifts at all in the middle of the ship. Worst lay out for a ship I've ever seen. The all inclusive package was good, because the drinks are very expensive. Our room with a balcony was lovely & very comfy, our room steward was amazing he looked after us very well. Shops was a joke, expensive & old fashioned. They had a 10 dollar sale, don't waste your time with the silly tickets they give you. It's rubbish.... Wifi is very expensive & mobiles don't work when at sea. Phoning is also expensive. So don't expect to get in touch with family easily. We topped ours up with free wifi outside the ship. On the whole we had a good holiday, but don't think we would want to travel again on this ship.