I have many times found myself googling the web to find out information about a certain feature at a resort or a cruise ship, only to be inundated with superfluous information, varied slightly, from an original press release from the company who is offering such a place. Today, it is Norwegian Cruise Lines, Norwegian Epic, and the Posh Beach Club. The Epic has now been sailing for over a year, with a passenger capacity of 4,100 each cruise, out of Miami, and I cannot find any real life blogging about the Posh Beach Club. No. Not even any really good comments from Cruise Critic. Only regurgitated statements about what it is when it was announced from NCL more than a year ago. "Adults Only", "Front of the Ship", "Hot Night Life", "Sizzle of South Beach", "Riviera." Heavens sakes alive, people. Hasn't anyone visited the Posh Beach Club? Rumor has it it is $15 a day or $58 for a week (Starting the second day of the cruise). With terms like "Hot", "Sizzle", "South Beach", "Adults", it sounds like a clothing optional place. But with today's cruise ships and family atmosphere expanding, that is mostly taboo. At least in the U.S..
Barbi and I will be sailing on the Epic, Nov 12, for a 7 day Eastern Caribbean itinerary, out of Miami. This will be the first time, since 2000, that we will sail on Norwegian, and we are really hoping for a better experience than the first time. That particular cruise was our very first, and it was only 3 days to the Bahamas. We stopped in Nassau, and spent the next day at sea because the Atlantic was too rough for us to tender off to the private island, Great Stirrup Cay. We did not cruise again for 7 years. But the Epic is so packed full of many exciting things, I really have high hopes that this will be a positive experience. We are travelling with a couple of friends new to the Norwegian experience.
So when we return before Thanksgiving, I promise to have a full review of everything I can see. If I can swing it, I'll even explore the Posh Beach Club on Deck 19, and let you know if everyone has their clothes on. We already have our tickets reserved for Blue Man Group, which will be awesome. We also want to attend the Cirque Dreams Dinner Show. Because of the spelling and "Vegas" atmosphere, I am assuming this is a Cirque du Soleil show, but there again, no bloggers telling me about it. So I'll have to check it out and report for myself.