Norwegian Escape Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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7+ cruises


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5 out of 5

Fantastic ship

Sail Date: November 28, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

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. 

Cabin / Stateroom
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.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Should have separate and priority areas for Latitudes members, as the Pride of America did in Hawaii.
Ship Quality
Incredible ship, even with over 4,000 passengers did not feel crowed in any way.
Destinations and Excursions
Have been to these ports numerous times, so not really concerned about ports.
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs No children, so did not use.
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Miami, Florida
Come in a couple nights ahead, great city, lots of great restaurants and hotels, lots of nightlife.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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.
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Lots of construction going on there, about a 10 minute walk to town, not really anything different there.
Nassau, Bahamas
Like St. Thomas not a lot has changed in 20 years, downtown area not so great, be sure to visit the John Bull store.


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.

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