Ups and Downs

Norwegian Escape Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 30, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Escape
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 11904
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 1 year ago

Lovely ship, but too big, too crowded and too many kids.  Hard to find a quiet space for a drink with friends.  Spent too much time trying to work out dining reservations -- mainly because we were a large group, but nonetheless.  The embarkation and disembarkation were great.  Staff was exceedingly efficient and pleasant.  Couldn't get at the mini putt to play a game -- too many kids using it.  Did manage to use the Shuffleboard.  The Japanese restaurant was a real experience and worth doing.  Had a great time.  La Cachina was a disappointment.  Food was a bit cold when it came and we had to request more sauce for the lasagna.  Although we enjoyed the Ardastra Zoo and Gardens in Nassau, I was surprised at how small and "need of help" it was.  I was expecting something a little more with a botanical garden feel.  The Dolphin Experience in Tortola was great!  The Shopping Workshop was well worth taking and certainly helped us in St. Thomas where we had planned a day of shopping.

 

All in all, we had a good time.  However, for our next cruise we will definitely be looking for one that is smaller and maybe doesn't cater as much to children.  Would like to have been able to relax on the sun deck.

 

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our cabin steward was the best!!!!

Ship Tip

If you like big and bustling, you might like this cruise. If you're looking for something where you can enjoy a quiet drink with friends, look elsewhere.

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