Our cruise on the Norwegian Epic!
BTW's I'm not typically a "cruiser" in fact.. I'm not a fan of cruising at all but I have to admit I was extremely impressed with Norwegian Epic.. the ship was HUGE, tons to do, the food was surprisingly delicious, the staff extremely pleasant and helpful, our room was very new and modern - and while it was small it was extremely functional.
They had Indian food everyday at the buffet!
Crepe station with a bajillion filling/topping options!
|Chicken Fingers, Mac & Cheese, Cake, Bread Pudding, Oranges & Broccoli Salad|
Yeah I eat like a kid.
I had a TON of buyer's remorse RIGHT after I purchased the Valentino studded cuff's in both black and nude.
In fact my entire flight from London to Barcelona I was stressing because I felt so guilty. But on the rest of the trip I found that I actually wore both colors pretty frequently so WOOHOO! lololol!
|Blazer: LAUNDRY BY SHELLI SEGAL, Dress: ROMEO & JULIET, Shoes: YSL, Watch: CHANEL, Cuff: VALENTINO, Handbag: CHANEL|
|Cheesy Broccoli Soup & Tuna Tartare|
Even though it was a sit down restaurant you were allowed to order as many appetizers/entrees/desserts as you wanted! It was sort of insane.. I had to try REALLY really hard not to over eat.. luckily we were out and about a lot.. some days I walked a good 6 to 8 hours straight.. and whenever we were on the cruise ship we purposely skipped the elevators and made a point to take the stairs.. yes even when I was in heels (very proud of myself hahaha.)
Our room was like on the 9th floor and we would walk up to the 15th floor which is where the buffet and other restaurants were ::patting myself on the back:: Every little bit counts!!
|Seafood Paella, Surf & Turf, Pork Tenderloin|
This particular place on the ship was our favorite place to eat.. the ship had two main sit down dining rooms that were complimentary... ie. on the house. One was very dressy (like ball gowns and) and this one which was a lot more relaxed which we preferred. They had some restaurants you had to pay a supplementary fee.
I typically find that Surf & Turk on cruises/hotels/weddings etc. generally speaking is HORRIBLE. I was expecting the steak to be tough and bland and the lobster like a giant piece of rubber.
I was however surprised their Surf & Turf was DELICIOUS!!!!
The steak was cooked perfectly and seasoned well and the lobster was SOOOO soft, juicy and sweet.. I can't tell you how amazingly sweet the lobster was. SO GOOD.
The ship also had quite a few complementary Vegas shows.
We caught the Blue Man Group.
Has anybody else seen the Blue Man Group??
Can someone explain it to me?? because...
|Dress: ROMEO & JULIET, Necklace: ANN TAYLOR. Cuff: VALENTINO, Handbag: REBECCA MINKOFF, Watch: CHANEL, Shoes: F21|
Since we were on a cruise and our trip was about 10 days long and they didn't have laundry machines (and I'm too cheap to dry clean my clothes on the ship.. seriously it was like $10 a dress WTF!). I made a point of trying to at least get 2 wears out of my clothes. So as you can see I wore this to dinner w/ the blazer earlier in this post and then here I wore it the day after as a more casual outfit.
Is it just me or did my buffet plate get exponentially bigger here than earlier HAHAHA.
Still amazed at the watch the Hubs surprised me with!!!
<3 <3 <3 <3!!
Couldn't stop staring at it on the ship hahahaha.
Or taking pictures of it for that matter :p
I live for Bingo!
Ok maybe I don't live for it.. but I really like it hahaha.
|Blueberry cake & Pistachio w/ Chai Tea Masala|
Afternoon coffee break :)
We tried out one of their supplementary restaurants. You paid a per person fee (I think it was like $20 bucks per person). The ship honestly had SOOO many complimentary restaurants that if you didn't want to spend ANY extra money on food you really wouldn't have to but we just wanted to try this restaurant because we love Brazilian Churrescaria's!
Basically if you've ever been to Fogo de Chau or anything similar this is basically the same exact thing.
I just loved having dinner by the window.. it was so nice having dinner overlooking the water.
Basically there's a salad bar with all sorts of meats, cheeses, salads and a few hot items.
And then these waiters would come out with different types of meat that are skewered on swords. And they give you a red and green card. Red for "Stop" and Green for "Go". When you have the Green side flipped over the waiters will completely bombard you with different meats.. and when you turn it over to the red side they'll skip your table.
Honestly you could make a pretty amazing meal out of just the salad bar.. but where's the fun in that?? :p
|Sides - Rice, Mashed Potato's, Beans & Fried Banana's|
Omg the sausages were Chorizo & Linguica.. it seriously took me back to Hawaii!!
|Coconut Cream Brulee, Papaya Cream, Mango Pudding|
The server without even asking just brought out all 3 desserts hahaha.
I could seriously get use to this.
The Pantheon in Rome
I know I know.. I'm so pedestrian.
So touristy hahaha.