Norwegian Escape Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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3 out of 5

The Escape

Sail Date: April 09, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

New Ship, balcony room was roomy, plenty of storage. Service and staff was great.  Entertainment was OK, but not as good as on several other cruise lines.  The best show, was the Dueling Pianos, Owl to the Moon, they were great.  The large cafeteria garden dinning area, had a large selection but some of the food, which should of been hot was warm or cold.  The Fine Dinning Restaurant was disappointing.  We could not complete the meal, very salty, type of fish served was not as described.  Being from Florida, for the past 27 years, we have learned a little about fish.  If you have a Dinning Package, not everything on the menu is included, some meals you have to pay extra.  We had breakfast in the Savoy, very good.  On the last three days, we found the Food Republic ( not included in the food package, extra fee), but reasonable and well worth it.  We eat there for lunch and dinner, staff and service was great.  A lot of the passengers, didn't know about this Restaurant, located in corner of the ship.  We told everyone, that complained about the Restaurants. If you want a trip, with  minimum number of children and teens  (there were about 1000 registered teens on this ship and they were allowed  in the hot tub). There's only one medium size pool, and just for adults until 5PM.  I want to say again, the staff and service was great, but they need help on the other items.  Yes, most cruise line, allow you one bottle per person in your room (two per room) with no fee.  Not so with this cruise line, they charge $15 per bottle, when you board.  They have other supprise fees, read your charges.

Cabin / Stateroom
Good size, plenty of storage and good location.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Getting on and off was not to bad. On other Cruise Lines, for departure, they deliver disembarkation documents to the room. You have to get your own, from the front desk. Baggage tags, custom form and information as to procedure, had I not called the desk, I would never of know of there procedure.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Children's Programs
Needs some help.
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Fine Dinning, was not so fine. The best Dining was in the Food Republic, which is extra but worth it. Its hidden in a corner of the ship.

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