I had to scroll to see what my post was in response to, lol. Im actually sailing on the NCL Escape and Epic this year. I'm excited for both! But I'm nervous about the rooms on the Epic. I love the activities on each though. And I like the idea of freestyle cruising. You might want to compare the Escape to the Oasis too! I don't have firsthand experience yet, but from the looks of it- can't go wrong with either one. Plus- the Western Itinerary is Great!! IMO. I did the promotion for the ultimate beverage package and dining package included in both of my sailings. Neither the Oasis or Escape are inexpensive, but they are less than DCL..and both look like they have more family activities to do together, not as big of a focus on the kids clubs...meaning you don't have to do them, and if you do- they actually have organized family events within the club that you can join your child for an hour or so.