Norwegian Escape Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Third Mate

Experience
7+ cruises

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10

4 out of 5

ALMOST A FIVE STAR

Sail Date: February 27, 2016

Reviewed: 8 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

SHIP AND CREW WERE FANTASTIC AN AMAZING SHIP. CABIN (12286)HAS MORE THAN AMPLE STORAGE AND IS ROOMY, NICE BALC.  NOT SO WITH THE BATHROOM, IT HAS JUST TWO 3 1/2 X 12" SHELVES. CANNOT EVEN PUT A SHAVE BAG IN THERE, VERY INCONVENIENT AND SOMEWHAT THOUGHTLESS IN DESIGN BUT NOT A DEAL BREAKER.  THE SHIP TECHNOLOGY IS POOR, GUEST SERVICES EVEN ADMITTED SO. THE VIRTUAL SYSTEM IS VERY USER UNFRIENDLY. NCL MIGHT WANT TO CHECK WITH DISNEY ON HOW TO DO THIS.

OVERALL THIS IS ONE FINE SHIP AND CREW. THE REASON(S) FOR NOT RATING IT A FIVE STAR ARE: 1. THE "C" IN NCL MUST NOW STAND FOR "CHEAP" THEY CHARGE $7.95 FOR EACH ROOM SERVICE CALL. WE LIKE TO HAVE TEA AND COFFEE AFTER WE RETURN TO OUR CABIN FOR THE EVENING. IT IS NOT WORTH ALMOST $60 FOR THIS KIND OF SERVICE. 2. THE "COMPLIMENTARY" DINING ROOMS IE SAVOY, MANHATTAN HAVE PRICE LISTED MENUS, REALLY. THIS IS NOT ACCEPATABLE. SEEMS LIKE THEY ARE TRYING TO FORCE OR TRICK PEOPLE INTO BUYING INTO THE SPECIALITY DINING PACKAGES THEY OFFER. THESE ROOM SERVICE AND DINING ROOMS CHARGES ARE NOT RIGHT AND THE REASON OUR RATING WAS NOT A FIVE STAR. THIS RATING IS FOR THE ESCAPE BUT IF NCL IS DOING THIS FLEET WIDE, WE WILL NOT BE SAILING WITH NCL IN THE FUTURE.

THE FOOD ON THE ESCAPE WAS ALSO OUTSTANDING. WE ESPECIALLY LIKED EATING BREAKFAST AND LUNCH IN O'SHEEHAN'S. OUTSTANDING SERVICE AND DELICIOUS FOOD. OF THE SPECIALTY RESTAURANTS WE TRIED CAGNEY'S IS TOP DRAWER WITH TEPPENYAKI A CLOSE SECOND. WE DID CAGNEY'S TWICE.

Cabin / Stateroom
STORAGE IS REALLY GREAT EXCEPT FOR THE BATHROOM. BATHROOM HAS JUST TWO VERY SMALL SHELVES THAT WON'T EVEN SUPPORT MY SHAVE BAG, POOR DESIGN IN THE BATHROOM.
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Tip

BE PREPARED FOR "SHOCK AND AWE" IF YOU USE ROOM SERVICE. NCL CHARGES FOR IT. COMPLIMENTARY DINING ROOMS ARE NOT REALLY COMPIMENTARY, THE MENUS HAVE PRICES FOR STEAK, LOBSTER ETC



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