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Norwegian Escape Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 28, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Escape
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: 11232
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

This ship is incredible, I think NCL has it right with the design of the ship. No feeling of crowding at all, even with over 4,000 passengers, the Waterfront is a great idea, brings things out to the ocean, like a boardwalk. The restaurant choices are very diverse, and all are fantastic, but be sure to book early to avoid disappointment. Lots of onboard activities, different bars, Comedy Club, many different shows. Rooms are very quiet and the ship is very smooth, lots of areas to explore, and then you start to really understand how big this ship really is. There was some confusion on the size of some of the beds, and the suites all DO have King size beds, and it's good to note that the Mini Suites do have the spa shower and large bathroom with double sinks. 

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

No children, so did not use.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Incredible ship, even with over 4,000 passengers did not feel crowed in any way.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great class of cabin, only complaint was the Queen size bed, comfortable but we're used to a King bed at home. Bathroom with double sink was probably the largest and best bathroom on any ship other than a couple suites we've had. The shower is huge and has the spa jets in the wall as well as the rainfall head above and a hand-held spray as well. Lots of space in the bathroom, not cramped in any way. Only complaint was the lack of TV channels in the cabin, and the charge for in-room movies, something that is free on other lines.

Ship Tip

Excellent staff on this ship, but I highly recommend booking anything early if possible, restaurants, shows and spa, because things do get booked. This ship IS the destination, and a week is not enough time to see it all.

5 out of 5
Come in a couple nights ahead, great city, lots of great restaurants and hotels, lots of nightlife.
3 out of 5
St. Thomas really has not upgraded much in the last 20 years, downtown gets very crowded, most of shops there are also in the Havensight Mall where the ship docks, so not really necessary to go downtown.
3 out of 5
Lots of construction going on there, about a 10 minute walk to town, not really anything different there.
3 out of 5
Like St. Thomas not a lot has changed in 20 years, downtown area not so great, be sure to visit the John Bull store.
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