Norwegian Escape Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


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1 out of 5

A Floating collection of cheesy Airport style Shops, Bars and Restaiurants

Sail Date: December 31, 2016

Reviewed: 5 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Boring cruise while at sea.  Had to fight crowded decks to find a lounge chair. Every show seems to be built as a cliché of real entertainment.  Loud music on pool deck all the time was a constant annoyance.  Crowded pools and Jacuzzi's.  Prices for Spa services are double to triple what they are on shore.  A couple of the premier restaurants were decent, but the bars were sterile and boring. 

You're then "nickel and dimed" by the staff repeatedly.  Everything is some upcharge even if you bought the premier meal and drink package.  The excursion options were good but expensive compared to booking them yourself. 

All told you should skip the cruise and simply put the money to hang out on St Thomas or St John.  Will cost the same or less and you'll have a far better time.

Cabin / Stateroom
It was fine.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Straight forward process with little waiting in line.
Ship Quality
Decent cleaning. Good job with our room upkeep.
Destinations and Excursions
Mixed reviews as Bahamas was touristy awful, but St Thomas and Tortola were awesome.
Onboard Activities
Bored stiff with a mass amount of crowds you have to fight for anything by the pool. Gym absolutely packed and tough to get any sort of work out in. Wanted to jump off the ship a couple times.
OMG, what's the superlative for "cheesy"?! Ugh... It defines cliché.
Service and Staff
Will say the staff was friendly, helpful and worked hard. One of the few positives of the trip.
Food and Dining
Decent premier restaurant food however the bars were boring and there were multiple nickel and dime upcharges, Gets annoying quickly.
Miami, Florida
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Beautiful, make it over to Jost Van Dyke and the Soggy Dollar. Well worth it. Take a private boat if at all possible.
Nassau, Bahamas
Reminded me of Tijuana, Atlantis is cheesy. Avoid and go to other islands.

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