Escape Cruise May 21, 2016

Norwegian Escape Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 21, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Escape
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 15848
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 1 year ago

All I can say was the Vibe area made the trip for me.  It's was so nice to be away from all the other people smashed on the deck trying to bake themselves for hours at a time.  With that said, a few things I learned while on this cruise.  I felt the boat move the entire time.  This has never happened on a cruise for me before.  It was never bad enough to take medication, but you definitely feel it.  A balcony room is a must.  I never had a balcony before and will never go back to not having one.  Balcony is worth the extra money.  The port of Miami is crazy and the signage as you try to get your luggage the day of disembarking is terrible!!!  I have never been so confused about how to get off a ship before.  If you want something to do, there is always an activity to do or try.  The daily schedule is packed full of all kinds of events.  Dance parties they hold are so fun.  You have all ages at these parties.  Some drunk and others sober.  All of them had fun.  It did get extremely crowded at times.  The only thing on the ship I didn't care for was the Margaritaville restaurant.  It is hardly open and up charge.  Also making reservations for dinner is next to impossible.  

 

Overall, a great vacation.  The ship may be too large for my taste, but the ports were nice and the staff amazing.  My only hope for NCL is they figure out that people really don't want to be charged extra for most things on the ship.  I really felt like all they wanted was extra money from us the entire trip.  

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
I had reservations before we boarded. If I had waited, I would have never gotten in to any of the restaurants.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Beautiful and very clean. Just too many people at times. Atrium too small for the amount of people they are trying to fit into a small area.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Loved our room. We had a room with a larger balcony due to it being slanted. It was under the Garden Cafe and never had trouble with noise. It was also right by the Aft stairs.
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Was by least favorite port. Town seemed dirty and didn't smell that well
5 out of 5
Went to a beautiful beach. Wish we had more time on the island.
3 out of 5
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