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Norwegian Escape Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall Rating:

1.0 out of 5
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7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 23, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Escape
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 13846
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

Escape in NCL's new ship. 4,000 plus passengers and not enough crew to handle the load. The ship is poorly designed and more like a prison with little access to outside areas since the rooms occupy most of the available space. Bars shut down usually before midnight and dining options (other than the horrible garden buffet) limited on time. Not a good thing for the cruise line that boasts anytime dining freestyle cruising. We did not even get turndown service on our last night...lack of crew size. They nickel and dime you everywhere. Order room service after 10AM...surcharge. Specialty restaurants are all a la carte so prepare to pay New York or Miami prices unless you pick up the dining package. Drinks are very expensive and watered down. If we were to get a FREE cruise...NEVER AGAIN!

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Specialty restaurants were very good...complimentary dining meant for dogs.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Very little to do...pool area disgusting!

Entertainment

3 out of 5
We had 2 great shows in the theater, however, the rest of the week was pretty lame. The comedy club talent was horrendous.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Staff tries hard, but too few members for these many passengers.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Very little outdoor space...design is totally flawed.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Tiny, tiny, tiny. Barely fit comfortably on the balcony. Forget about breakfast.
Shower was OK and storage was good. Thats It!

Ship Tip

Stay away from this ship....too many options for cruising in South Florida!

5 out of 5
3 out of 5
Found a great beach...but had to leave early as ship only stayed till 3:00 PM.
1 out of 5
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