Spending the week on NCL's Epic with my daughter in tow as truly a fabulous experience. The ship was gorgeous. Our balcony stateroom was well-appointed and much bigger than a would have imagined with a great shower. The crew was stellar. We met wonderful people. The entertainment was top-notch. The food was delicious and well-varied. The programs for kids couldn't have been better. And the ports of call were great fun.

I love the freestyle cruising concept. I was able to do and eat and see what I wanted when I wanted. I would highly recommend booking meals and entertainment ahead of time so you don't end up disappointed. And be sure to ask questions when you have them. The choices are many and you want to pick the best ones for you.

But I would highly recommend NCL and the Epic any time you choose to cruise and I look forward to cruising with them again soon.

Jenny-Block-Publicity-Shot-250Jenny Block is the author of "Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage" (Seal Hardcover, June 2008 and Seal Paperback, March 2009), which has been nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. She writes a weekly column for the Dallas Morning News publication Quick called "Sex Talk with Jenny Block" (quickdfw.com). Jenny holds both her BA and her MA in English from Virginia Commonwealth University and taught college composition for nearly ten years. She writes for a wide variety of publications and websites, including huffingtonpost.com, yourtango.com, American Way, Veranda, the Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Voice, edgedallas.com, literarymama.com, Spirit, chow.com, and ellegirl.com.