First trip on Norwegian

Norwegian Escape Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 09, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Escape
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 12864
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

This was our first trip on a Norwegian cruise.  I'm still not sure how I feel about the freestyle dining.  I found that the 3 dining rooms were too fancy in their food choices for us and the other places you had to pay to eat there.  I also didn't like the fact that in the dining rooms you have to pay for steak and lobster when on many other cruises it's included in the price of the trip.  We mostly at between the buffet and O'Sheenan's pub.  The food that we did eat was delicious.  There were enough onboard activities to keep our teenagers busy.  Our balcony room was spacious.  Some of the other passengers on board were rude at times.  We were trying to take formal pictures on the staircase one night when people kept going up and down the stairs interfering with the photographers job.  They would not wait until the photographer finished the picture and would barge through the scene.  We felt that the ship should have closed off that portion of the staircase for the brief time they were taking pictures to avoid this happening.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5


3 out of 5
Some of the shows should have been held in a bigger venue so more people could have been allowed to see it.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We loved our cabin! They had enough room for 3 of us to comfortably live in for the week. Our cabin steward, Richard, was amazing! Our room was always clean and ready for us even on those nights when we turned in early.

Ship Tip

There are plenty of free activities to keep the kids occupied on board but at the same time there are activities that you have to pay for, like bowling and video arcade. I really loved the photo album we purchased from the trip. We paid $149 and were able to put 35 pictures in our book!

3 out of 5
3 out of 5
We took a tour of the island. Not many activities to do there if you don't want to do the beach.

Nassau, Bahamas Did not visit port

This island needs to have a longer on shore time. We didn't get to finish everything we wanted to do because we were only there for 6 hours.
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