Norwegian Escape Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Purser

7+ cruises


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4 out of 5

budet travelers-think twice

Sail Date: June 04, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

I would not recommend to budget minded.  Once on ship the charges begin, above what you paid for cruise. My favorite thing was the food at O'sheehan pub improvements=a gratuity is something I  give for good service not something you set($13.50 per person per day)and you decide who gets the money.  If that is how you going to do it, make it part of the cruise price. Then I can regain the power of rewarding those who give me excellent service. Balcony room closet is hard to get to/less reservations/the high step up to bath room was difficult/more time in ports/don't charge us to play billiards and more reasonable prices for kid games  

Cabin / Stateroom
balcony room was smaller then usual. closet was hard to get to. not crazy about having to have a card in slot for electricity/why open door into hall, you loose space/a big step up to get in bathroom/why can we not put our wet clothes out on balcony, we not going to let our expensive cloth blow over
Embarkation and Disembarkation
we were put in a holding cell for over 3 hrs. before we could get on ship
Ship Quality
elevator does not go to all decks/and some decks have certain elevators/jogging track too small/1 small pool for this many people!!!
Destinations and Excursions
Arriving @7am in tortola too early/tours to atlantis too expensive with such a short day
Onboard Activities
I missed volleyball, basketball, ping pong, putt putty etc competition
we like a big show in the theatre every night, not just twice/ making reservation to shows and eating really restrictive/this fish is swimming the wrong way/kid games too expensive $5 for miniature bowling/game shows and other activities in middle of ship only allows people willing to get there early to sit and see/pool entertainer could be upgraded/
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Miami, Florida
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
you arrive early In morning/get to bed early and get up early so you can have breakfast in the garden cafe(zoo)
Nassau, Bahamas
there is not a lot of time here and atlantis water park is very expensive


this is an a la cart cruise/there lots of places to eat, drink, and play games, casino, all additional charges and do not forget $13.50 per day gratuties charge for every person in cabin including kids /cruise price is just the beginning of a barriage of charges

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