A Floating collection of cheesy Airport style Shops, Bars and Restaiurants

Norwegian Escape Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 25

Overall rating:

1 out of 5
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Norwegian Escape

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 31, 2016

Ship: Norwegian Escape

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9726

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Boring cruise while at sea.  Had to fight crowded decks to find a lounge chair. Every show seems to be built as a cliché of real entertainment.  Loud music on pool deck all the time was a constant annoyance.  Crowded pools and Jacuzzi's.  Prices for Spa services are double to triple what they are on shore.  A couple of the premier restaurants were decent, but the bars were sterile and boring. 

You're then "nickel and dimed" by the staff repeatedly.  Everything is some upcharge even if you bought the premier meal and drink package.  The excursion options were good but expensive compared to booking them yourself. 

All told you should skip the cruise and simply put the money to hang out on St Thomas or St John.  Will cost the same or less and you'll have a far better time.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Decent premier restaurant food however the bars were boring and there were multiple nickel and dime upcharges, Gets annoying quickly.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Bored stiff with a mass amount of crowds you have to fight for anything by the pool. Gym absolutely packed and tough to get any sort of work out in. Wanted to jump off the ship a couple times.


1 out of 5
OMG, what's the superlative for "cheesy"?! Ugh... It defines cliché.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Will say the staff was friendly, helpful and worked hard. One of the few positives of the trip.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Decent cleaning. Good job with our room upkeep.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
It was fine.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

5 out of 5
Beautiful, make it over to Jost Van Dyke and the Soggy Dollar. Well worth it. Take a private boat if at all possible.

Nassau, Bahamas

1 out of 5
Reminded me of Tijuana, Atlantis is cheesy. Avoid and go to other islands.
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