Norwegian Escape Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Purser

Experience
7+ cruises

Review
1

Helpful Votes
4

2 out of 5

NCL'S Escape is designed for maximum capacity not passenger comfort

Sail Date: February 06, 2016

Reviewed: 9 months ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

While there are more cabins and more people on the Escape, the venues are about the same size as smaller ships so expect to stand in long lines for every onboard activity.  And, also expect all that goes with standing in long lines -  disgruntled fellow passengers, those unwilling to wait their turn, unavailability of decent seating choices, etc. Sad

Cabin / Stateroom
This cabin is smallest balcony stateroom, ever. Even worse, it is directly below the Garden Café where staff drag the tables and chairs across the ceiling of the cabin to clean the dining room floor at 10:30 pm and to set-up for breakfast at 4am every night. This process is the sound equivalent of the Jolly Green Giant dragging his nails across a blackboard magnified 10X. And, rather than the floor to ceiling/wall to wall balcony windows like in other ships, there are small casement doors with no tie-back for the curtains so that they cover half of the door window pane, thereby, further blocking the already limited balcony view from inside the cabin.
Entertainment
the show "After Midnight" was "suspended" 15 minutes into the performance. No reason was given.
Food and Dining
Expect the more desirable menu items to be unavailable, unless you enjoy eating early.

Tip

Book your Caribbean cruise on some other ship.



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