Good trip but very crowded

Norwegian Escape Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
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Norwegian Escape

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 29, 2017

Ship: Norwegian Escape

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 12874

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Excellent cruise vacation. I would have loved to enjoy the pool area and catch some more sun, but it was too crowded in the pools and also no where to sit. People saved chairs all day and there was no control over it.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Long lines and even though we were pre-registered we had to re-do the whole process at the counter. It was not as fast as other times.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was delicious. I loved that they had a kids menu. The drinks were delicious as well.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Many activities to choose from but not many kid friendly. Not every child stays in the camp. I wish there were more comedy shows and exciting parties that children families with children could attend.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Good quality shows, but attended few because they were 18+ and our child did not attend camp.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very clean and comfortable, loved that it had a coffee maker and fresh ice always available

Ship tip

The ship is beautiful but it was very crowded. The main pool deck has two pools, one for adults and one for kids, but both were so crowded that swimming or even finding a chair anywhere was impossible. My son played for a little while in the water park but quickly grew bored of making long lines to go down the water slide and wanted to leave the pool. The organization of the staff here was poor, the staff was cleaning on top of guests and due to lack of seats and space, guests were aggravated. Our family did not go back to the pool area at all during the remainder of our cruise. Other than that everything else was amazing and very relaxing.

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
Loved the beaches here

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
Loved the beach and the friendly staff

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Very smooth and easy
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