We would love to go on the epic....I have 2 boys 12 and 15. I looked at the other cruise posts and I did go on cruise compete and got about 5 quotes. cruise vacation outlet was one of them and the price is the same as the norwegian site but you also get a 375.00 ship credit. They also had another quote it was alittle lower but the credit was lower also. I was thinking of a christmas one leaving on dec 22. but also had them quote week before and it is about 1200.00 cheaper leaving on the 15th. Big Big difference. but it will be harder to get time off at my one job as a school bus driver. the other job I can use personal and sick days. DH would have to take 6 vacation days the week before but the week of christmas he would only have to take 4 . and the kids will be out of school week of. but that is alot of money between the 2 The Epic seems like an awesome ship!