Norwegian Escape Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


Helpful Votes

3 out of 5

Cruise,Water, Pool...Freestyle dining........imagine

Sail Date: December 26, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Inside

Wow headed out of the Port of Miami, to the Caribbean, 5,000 people onboard the NCL ESCAPE just a bit over booked?????  It started out waiting in lines, unable to book the speciality dining already completely booked?  But months prior to our departure date of 12/26/15, NCL customer service, explained that they already booked 30% of reservations for dining and at this time which was in August we would book on the ship????  WRONG!!!!!  Completely books on the ship!!!!! and we had the specialty dining package, hahaha....


So we try to relax by the pool????? Wrong, the 5,000, people on board had the same idea!, but to our surprise there was only ONE ADULT POOL and ONE CHILDREN'S POOL!!!!!!!!!  SERIOUSLY, we thought this could not be, so we toured the whole ship, POOLS where at a SHORTAGE.....Tons of chairs to sit on , NOT!!!!!!!! No place to put them, they had stacks of chairs, still stacked, NO ROOM TO UNSTACK THEM.... You would of thought a ship this large would have better planning with the pools?  The pool I have in my backyard is bigger!  CRAZY, good thing the weather was a bit breezy and not to hot....The crew did have plenty of cold towels to pass around, just in case when you were standing you might feel HOT????

In all very disappointed with the DESIGN of the new ship.....Why only 2 POOLS, who would design this with 5,000 people max in mind ?  Some one not from a warm climate or does not like swimming or pools??????

Cabin / Stateroom
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
CLEAN YES, DESIGN go back to the drawing board.....POOLS and larger deck to start....
Onboard Activities
needed more shows we were at sea for 3 straight days.....
Children's Programs
Need more shows available!!!!
Service and Staff
Food and Dining

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