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Norwegian Escape Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Norwegian Escape

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 01, 2017

Ship: Norwegian Escape

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 9435

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Our room steward Clifford was great. This was our 1st time on  one of Norwegian's Large ships, and will also be our last. Over our many years with NCL cruising, we've grown accustomed to their "freestyle" cruising and this ship is way too big and way too crowded to pull that off. You have to reserve most of the evening shows that you'd like to see and then add in planning reservations for dinner. This is just WAY too much planning for vacation. There is only 1 small pool on this huge ship to accommodate all these people, most of the week you could not even see the pool let alone get even so much as a toe in it. This is pretty ridiculous for the mass of people trying to fit in this small pool and a pool chair.... forget it. They do have an adults only area called Spice H2O on the ship, though no pool there either, just 2 small hot tubs and also a neat "grotto" type structure to cool off in under the man made water falls. Oh and they must feel that all their guests are deaf, all the announcements and music were SO loud. If you weren't hard of hearing before, you probably will have effected your hearing by the time you leave. We are frequent cruisers and NCL is our main choice, but will be sticking to the med and smaller ship in the future. 

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Most of the staff were very helpfull and went beyond the call. our room steward Clifford was great. Only down side was long waits to get a drink, and staff needs to be talked with about wearing Cologne especially in the dining areas. There are many respiratory sensitive people, that are greatly effected by this.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Typical small interior cabin. Good for sleeping and changing. Our room steward was great.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

1 out of 5

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

3 out of 5

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

5 out of 5
Cane Garden Bay is just beautiful.

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5
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