Norwegian Escape Review

Norwegian Escape Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 26

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Norwegian Escape

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 12, 2016

Ship: Norwegian Escape

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 5411

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

This was our first trip on Norwegian, but we have cruised on other lines a lot. The ship was beautiful, but compared to other cruise lines the cabins are smaller.  They advertise a refrigerator in each cabin, but it is locked.  Noise above our cabin from 11:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. or sometimes throughout night kept us awake on and off.  Ship was full so couldn't change cabins. Service in main dining room not as good.  No lobster dinner offered unless you pay $20+ extra.  Also, selection of foods offered does not compare to other cruise lines, nor does selection on buffet.  Entertainment was good but foul language even at 10 o'clock in main auditorium.  Did enjoy live band in main auditorium whereas other cruise lines don't have them any more.  You're allowed to each take a bottle of wine aboard, but they take it away when you board and when you go to get it during cruise, they charge you $15 uncorking fee even if you're taking it back to your cabin.  All in all, drinks cost more.  You feel like you are "dollared" to death the whole trip.

It was our 50th anniversary and we had a good time anyway, but wish some things had been nicer.

 

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
No lobster dinner offered except to pay extra. Selection offered on menu not that great.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Hard toi find any place to go after 10:00 that didn't have foul language.

Children's Programs

Not applicable.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Wait staff could have been better. Room steward was great.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Noise from above at night - 11 p.m. on - kept us awake.

Ship tip

Bring lots of money. They "dollar" you to death.

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