Very crowded, poorly planned ship, disappointed in NCL

Norwegian Escape Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 14, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Escape
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 13208
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

The staff was outstanding, the ports were great - although not enough time in Tortola.   The ship is beautiful, however - BIG problem - over 4,000 guests and one small pool that has a maximum of 54 people.    Lots of guests were complaining as it was very hot on the sea days and there was absolutely nowhere to cool off.   Chairs are on top of one another - the rope course is a big flop - if it is a windy day - it is closed and that to me is wasted space.   The H20 - private adult area would be great if it had a pool - many people complained the cave was a waste of space and that section of the ship is the hottest - overall will not sail on a large ship ever again - even the hot tubs were filled with small children on the hottest of days!   

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
techno music and sound system way too loud for most people


3 out of 5
after midnight and Manhattan room outstanding, but the rest was not impressive

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Fabulous - very, very nice

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
again cleanliness - outstanding - design - who thought of one pool for 4000 people?

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
great spot - thank you travel agent for finding that spot

Ship Tip

Book specialty dining and entertainment before sailing, enjoy the waterfront area - very nice touch, get up early for the excursions - try Abi Beach escape in St. Thomas - outstanding.

3 out of 5
1 out of 5
Rather have another day in Tortola or st. thomas then this port. Nassau seems to be on all the cruise lines and guests are getting fed up with it.
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