Norwegian Escape Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


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5 out of 5

An Amazing Ship - Norwegian Escape!

Sail Date: November 19, 2016

Reviewed: 6 months ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

The entertainment on board is best on the seas. "After Midnight" and "The Brat Pack" were innovative and well cast with top talent from Europe, LA and NY. Excellent!


Pre-paid gratuities with no envelope in the room limits the personal connection with cabin steward - needs a better solution. All was kept clean, but we had limited, almost zero, connection with our steward.


Garden Cafe and restaurant reservation staffs are working like crazy to server 5,000 passengers. The congestion in the Garden Cafe after 9am is too much to bear - and tables are hard to find. Get up early and eat b'fast before 8am.


The ROPES COURSE is amazing! So is the "Grotto" Adult-only area and deck at the stern. A happy refuge!


We did feel "nickled and dimed" that so many entrees in Taste and Savor required additional fees. Similarly, too many restaurants requiring additional cost. But the choices are amazing. We didn't get to try Food Republic but it looks amazing and we were given the tour. Next time.


The ports of call - St. Thomas, Tortola, Nassau made this a great 7-day cruise overall. I would recommend but must point out that 5,000 passengers make this a challenge in terms of personal space. 


Finally..... WASHY WASHY!!! That guy in the Garden Cafe is a hoot and kept our spririts high each morning. 

Cabin / Stateroom
Balcony rocks. Kept clean. Needs more towels in bathroom as standard supply. Toiletries lacking - could use a vendor alliance here. TV channel selection too minimal. Need more sports channels in cabin.
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