rskup

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Norwegian Escape

June 2017 - Norwegian Escape to Caribbean - Western

Way too big a ship for the 5200 Pax to accomodate comforably

If you like long lines everywhere, lack of elevators, noisy cabins, loose kids, drunks at so many available bars, crowds at buffets, this is the ship for you.  When did NCL start charging  $7.95 cover charge for room service?  Forget the theater and the shows. The seats were cheap, no armrests to speak of, no aisle rails or mini table tops for drinks except a crappy cup holder that bit into  your arms if you had no drink there. Brat Pack screamed the songs, Audio was so loud it kept your ears ringing afterwards. Someone was enamored with the ridiculous over usage of the Light show.  The only redeeming show was the hypnosis show - excellent, keep him . The comedians were Ok...again reservation required for most shows, other wise standby...Food was average, steaks tough, service great however.  Indian chefs on board... so much of there cuisine tended to sway that way, and not catering to US tastes too much...Except for hot dogs and hamburgers etc. Cabins dark décor not inviting, mini suite has great shower and roomy bathroom, balcony small, TV off to side and hard to watch from bedside, poor design of cabin, they are all narrow very little closet space and storage. AC was good.  Cruise director needed to calm down a bit, raspy voice from screaming all the time, and strange Hong Kong friend that was attached to his hip at all times...What was that all about??? Kind of advertising too much LGBT stuff. During the newly wed game, jumping in laps of males, rubbing their heads, invading privacy of the male volunteers was a bit disgusting. I was surprised that the guests did not walk off stage at that point. Just too much in your face supposedly comedy.  Too many bars with drunks, atrium was cheap and non existent. Casino was overdone too much space allowed for that. Too many pay to eat restaurants.

If you like crowds everywhere, cramped quarters go for the Escape.

 

Sorry we won't be back.

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Allure of the Seas

May 2016 - Allure of the Seas to Caribbean - Eastern

Nice ship

Still some long lines at the windjammer buffet at main dining hours.  Food there is fair, nothing to write home about.  The cruise line wants to upsell you on specialty restaurants, and does a better job at entertainment shows then the food menu even at the My time dining.  Smoking is still a problem, it is not a complete smoking venue, as the casino allow cigars and cigs,  the folks on the upper and lower balconies smoke like fiends and no  enforcement just warnings etc.

Boarding was great and quick, but off loading was a night mare, standing inline after you number was called was a ridiculous 1 hour. Why call if the lines are that long...all they wanted to do is get everybody off the ship and into the holding point (the building with hundreds of standing folks in long lines and not moving much).

 

Service was great, the attendants and waiters superb

 

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rskup's Tips

Cozumel, Mexico - long walk off boat...no beach at port, have to pay for any beach tours...not much shopping at port, the usual Diamond international everywhere.
Norwegian Escape Norwegian Escape - If you like crowds everywhere, long lines, pay to eat at a lot of places, upsell ongoing at all times of products and pay for shows. Too many bars, constant drinking, huge casino, lots of loose kids, running around after midnight up and down cabin decks, below average shows and seating. Escape LOL

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shared a quick tip for Norwegian Escape"If you like crowds everywhere, long lines, pay to eat at a lot of places, upsell ongoing at all times of products and pay for shows. Too many bars, constant drinking, huge casino, lots of loose kids, running around after midnight up and down cabin decks, below average shows and seating. Escape LOL"

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