Super-Amazing Staff, Food the BEST, Beautiful Ship- Stunnung PORTS!
Norwegian Escape Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Sail Date: February 20, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Escape
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: 11828
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 2 years ago
The Norwegian Escape truly knows how to please! The 7-day cruise we just completed on the NEW Escape with stops in St. Thomas, Tortola and Nassau were a welcome time of exploration and relaxation. The cabin was so comfy, and after experiencing over 27 cruises on 5 different lines, I would have to say the state room comfort, as well as the greatly improved bathroom size were quite welcome! Make sure and include Vigin Gorda/The Baths National Park as one of the Excursion offerings on Tortola. My dear friend Surabhi and I hiked through the cave-like massive boulders right on the water's edge that revealed a beautiful aqua, white sand beach at the end. Breath-taking for sure. The trek, well worth it!
The food was beyond perfect. Many times in the "buffet" section of any ship, (always on the very top deck), you feel like you are eating "last-night's" creative leftovers, not on this ship. What a selection-and the Indian food, authentic and flavorful!
Can you imagine waking up every morning and going up to the Garden Café for breakfast and being serenaded with a "Good Morning Song" by the staff? What a refreshing start to any day at sea! We made almost daily use of the well-equipped gym and was floored to see the large selection of "TechnoGym" equipment they had. Pro's know that's the best equipment out there!
The only two things that were slightly disappointing, and admittedly, they were only minor; was the high pressure sales job the Massage Therapist in The Spa used to get me to buy products, she would not let up! The second head-scratcher was the 2 circular open floors of casino/drinking and gambling that were directly in the center of the ship with no area (except the public areas) for the cigarette smoke to escape! All you could smell on floors 5, 6,7 and 8 was cigarette smoke! Talk about a poor design.
Overall a great memory and we SO appreciate Tina LoRusso of always giving us the best deals and exceptional service. We value her experience and expertise. Thank you and TINA!
KIMBERLY RUBY- Alpine, CA
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
This line knows how to get people on and off the ship FAST. At the last port-Nassau in the Bahamas, when we all re-boarding the ship, there was a huge line of ship's staff singing, clapping, dancing and giving us menthol cool towelettes to make us feel treasured and special!