Norwegian Escape Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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5 out of 5

A Great Thanksgiving Escape

Sail Date: November 19, 2016

Reviewed: 6 months ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Balcony

We thoroughly enjoyed our Thanksgiving week on the Escape.  The NCL staff is terrific (except for Stateroom Attendant.)  The fun and entertainment is non stop.  And the ship is terrific with some really nice upgrades over the getaway - notably: Food Republic is a terrific addition with great food.  The District Brewery is a great adults only bar with a fun vibe.  the Aqua Loop is a great slide -- 2 people can go at a time - they allow cameras and selfie sticks and it makes for a great photo op.  the Ropes course is phenomenal.  Highly Recommend this ship as it provides a really nice balance of activities, food venues and entertainment for all ages. My only 'con' if you could call it that,  I would prefer a better itinerary -- I've been to St Thomas and Nassau many times, enjoyed Tortal and Virgin Gorda.

Cabin / Stateroom
The cabin is nice -- but it is tighter than balcony cabins on other ships. The configuration with bed by the closet is very tight and makes the closet difficult to access. Other ships also have more shelving/storage space.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
Service and Staff
I loved the staff -- the staff in Vibe beach club and Tobacco Road were particularly excellent, whereas the stateroom attendant was just ok. If we weren't out of the room by 11 am, it wouldn't get serviced.
Food and Dining


Get there early if you want Vibe passes.

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