Outstanding production shows on new ship

Norwegian Escape Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


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

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: 9846
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

Norwegian Escape is new ship but not very luxurious......bland colors and small atrium area.  2 production shows were outstanding.....very entertaining and professional.  Food was good and plentiful but not offering much variety......wait service was poor and waits for food and service was long in all complimentary restaurants.  The Manhattan Room was very noisy with banging water storage cabinets....need door "softeners".  Dance floor very small and not accessible except to those seated close to band.  Casino was "generous" compared to most ship casinos. A good getaway cruise but lots of "nickel and diming" during the cruise for services such as room service and add-on's for fitness classes.  Good cruise director.  Very limited pool space and lounge space.  Helpful and courteous staff outside of restaurants.  Good on-board offer for future cruises.  Disembarkation was very lo-o-ong....a one hour wait in line meandering  thru the restaurant for those disembarking with their own luggage......not caused by customs.  Could not discern the cause of the long delay.  Overall, an enjoyable cruise that could be an awesome cruise with just a little effort on the part of NCL,

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food was good and plentiful....often warm, not hot. No waiting lines at complimentary restaurants.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Two production shows were outstanding and very professional. Comedians were "fair".

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Service was poor by wait staff in all complimentary restaurants. Very slow. Guests always waiting for service.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The Manhattan Room was very noisy...water pitcher cabinets "bang" continually. Dance floor "limited" to those close to band....difficult to get to and very small.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was pleasant. glass enclosed shower with door was pleasant surprise. Room was very quiet. Housekeeper did an excellent job and was very accommodating to our "in's and out's". Use of lights to denote "Do not disturb" etc was appreciated.

Ship Tip

Although ship held 4200 passengers, we did not encounter lines or problems getting on and off at ports except for disembarkation (over an hour wait). The only issue with crowds was with activity in the Atrium and around the adult pool......lounge chairs everywhere.

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