Norwegian Escape Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

It's a nice looking ship

Sail Date: July 16, 2016

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

This was our first time on a new(er)ship so of course we were wowed. We received complementary dinners in three specialty restaurants on board. The food was very good in all three. The remaining days we ate in the free dining areas. The food was fair and the service in Taste and Savor was average. We tried eating in the Garden Cafe several times (breakfast, lunch, dinner). The lines were too long, which was avoidable, because they refused to open both sides until the lines were extremely long. They also blocked seating areas until the area which was open was nearly full. The food in Garden Cafe was OK but they had the same thing every day and very few dessert choices. The ship seems geared toward families with younger children, and if we had been traveling with children this would have been absolutely perfect for us. -- but we weren't.

Cabin / Stateroom
I think it would be nice to know in advance that you must insert your key card in the appropriate slot in your room to maintain power (lights in the bathroom, etc.) We heard about it on Youtube so we were prepared, but not everyone walks in their room and turns on the TV to get instructions on how to keep the lights on.
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Food and Dining
Garden Cafe is great if you are traveling with small children.


Wait towards the end of the cruise to buy jewelry, t-shirts, etc on the ship. The sales are pretty good.

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