May 2017 - Norwegian Escape to Caribbean - Western
You are never going to completely satisfy everyone - we had a group of 18. Overall I would say the experience was wonderful. I heard a few opinions that the ship was too large; some prefer a more personal feel with a smaller ship. Some don't enjoy excursions and some do - its a matter of personal preference.
My experience was great - I had as much to do or as little to do as I wanted. I loved Harvest Cay's pool. Certainly the pool on the ship did not compare and that is one of the points I would make about the Escape - for a ship of this size the adult pool was way too small and there were never enough chairs for everyone.
Food was awesome in every dining area; entertainment was top notch. The ship was clean. I would kick up the service a bit. The staff seemed a bit tired - my feeling is that service has dropped a bit since the beverage packages have arrived. Staff does not have to be as service oriented to get their gratuities. We tend to take care of our servers that are providing that extra touch to us one on one.
I'll keep cruising and NCL and 411 stay on my list!