Norwegian Escape Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

7 Night Eastern Caribbean Miami Roundtrip

Sail Date: October 29, 2016

Reviewed: 5 months ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Suite

Overall we had a good experience. The food was great expect in the supper club. I think NCL needs to redo their menus for these types of venues. The shows were good but there didn't seem to be much entrainment. The service in the restaurants were not as good as the last time we cruised with NCL. The ship is clean, the pool areas were nice and big. They do need to work on the drink package though. Seems if you have a solo traveler in your group who doesn't have it, seems to get charged with all your drinks. No one wants to spend their cruise at the service desk everyday. Also not a fan of the upcharges in the complimentary  restaurants now. $$ for a lobster tail and the better cuts of steaks and the menus do not change nightly. There also seemed to be too many activities going all at once. Getting on and off the ship was well organized at each port. The crew is out hanging cold water and fresh towels when you return. Also the men on board were very disappointed that they didn't have one world series game on the whole trip and only two football (American) games. Lots of people on board were complaining about that one the whole trip. I can understand that the ship has European tourists and Canadians on board and there was tennis and Euro football on everywhere  but come on, it was the world series! Carnival and Royal have the football package at least.

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Cabin / Stateroom
very clean, comfortable and roomy.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
always organized.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
could use some more excursions for Tortola.
Onboard Activities
too many activites at one time though.
Children's Programs
we didn't bring kids but I overheard a lot of good things from parents and the kids all seemed to be having a great time.
need more shows, NCL is know for their great entertainment but it was scarce on this ship
Service and Staff
our room steward was excellent and the entrainment director and his crew were great
Food and Dining
servers need to work on table side manners
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
St Thomas, US Virgin Isles
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
we took a cab to Brewer's bay, beautiful place to relax at and you can snorkel off the beach.
Nassau, Bahamas
Miami, Florida


Get the drink package, it is worth it. See the Brat Pack and the supper club.

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