Too big for us!

Norwegian Escape Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 19, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Escape
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: 15772
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 2 years ago

The Norwegian Escape is a beautiful ship, but just too big for us.  With 5000 passengers - 2000 of which were unsupervised children - it was overly crowded and unfortunately not a very good experience.  We were constantly waiting for an elevator (with 19 stories, climbing steps was not generally an option), and we were never able to get anywhere close to the pool, let alone in it.  I will say that our stateroom was beautiful, and the bathroom was the largest we have ever had on a ship.  The food was very good, and we did enjoy having a choice of restaurants.  The staff, for the most part, were very nice and helpful, but we did find it difficult to communicate with some staff members particularly in the restaurants.  We purchased the Spa package, but again did not really enjoy those facilities as they were generally very crowded which did not promote a relaxing atmosphere.  We definitely would not take this cruise again.  

Food and Dining

3 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
I would go no higher than 14 as on 15 we heard a lot of noise from 16 which has the pool.
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
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