We LOVE NCL Escape!
Norwegian Escape Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail date: November 12, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Escape
Cabin type: Suite
Traveled as: Couple
Reviewed: 4 years ago
My husband and I have done 5 NCL cruises including the 3 Breakaway Class ships. The Escape was our favorite. We got the ultimate beverage and dining package. Beverage package is a great deal (Dark and Stormies are now an upcharge which was disappointing). My husband is a beer drinker so we were very happy with The District Brew House where there was about 75 different beers for him to drink. We loved Food Republic and Pinchos (Tapas) - we went to bother several times. I grew up in Spain so I'm a tapa snob, the tapas at Pinchos were very authentic and reasonable prices. We also had dinner at Cagneys (which we always do!) and Le Bistro.
We were disappointed that Margritaville at Sea is no longer included, the prices were decent but it's the typical stuff you get on land like nachos. We loved the (free) Cuban restaurant on the Getaway and never tried the spot on the Breakaway which we heard was salads and gourmet burgers?
We are middle aged but still kids at heart so we enjoyed the water slides and ropes course. The shows were okay - I thought I would love the Brat Pack but I found it rather boring. I liked After Midnight better. We did "Wine Lovers, the Musical" on the Breakaway and had a great time - we heard mixed reviews on the Escape about the food.
My husband and I were lucky enough to get into the Vibe Beach club this trip. That makes such a difference! We really got to bond with the staff and fellow passengers. Worth the extra $$$ for that experience. Ruby and Remzi were amazing bar staff!
Based on our great experience with Vibe Beach Club, The District Brew House, Pinchos and Food Republic, we have decided to cruise on the Escape in 2018 to Bermuda!
As far as the ports - they were all pretty dull as we had been to them before. Naussau was crowded due to 7 ships being in port. We went to the Baths at Virgin Gorda which was beautiful but way too many people there!
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If you do not have children, try to get into the Vibe Beach Club!