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Norwegian Escape Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4.5 out of 5
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Norwegian Escape

7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 20, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Escape

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 5720

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Loved this ship, the staff, the food, everything really was wonderful!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Great time, they had live entertainment and dancing for the sail away party!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
All the food on this ship was exceptional. I have had RCCL and Carnival food and they can’t xompate. Everything was clean, friendly staff, excellent service and a great variety.

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

OUTSTANDING. We had the 3 dinner package and used 2 of them here. The food is excellent and the wait staff is exceptional.

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

OUTSTANDING. We had the 3 dinner package and used 2 of them here. The food is excellent and the wait staff is exceptional.

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

OUTSTANDING. We had the 3 dinner package and used 2 of them here. The food is excellent and the wait staff is exceptional.

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

OUTSTANDING. We had the 3 dinner package and used 2 of them here. The food is excellent and the wait staff is exceptional.

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

OUTSTANDING. We had the 3 dinner package and used 2 of them here. The food is excellent and the wait staff is exceptional.

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

OUTSTANDING. We had the 3 dinner package and used 2 of them here. The food is excellent and the wait staff is exceptional.

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

OUTSTANDING. We had the 3 dinner package and used 2 of them here. The food is excellent and the wait staff is exceptional.

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

OUTSTANDING. We had the 3 dinner package and used 2 of them here. The food is excellent and the wait staff is exceptional.

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

OUTSTANDING. We had the 3 dinner package and used 2 of them here. The food is excellent and the wait staff is exceptional.

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

OUTSTANDING. We had the 3 dinner package and used 2 of them here. The food is excellent and the wait staff is exceptional.

Teppanyaki

3 out of 5

I won’t be dining here again. The chefs were obnoxiously loud with their utensils, literally SLAMMING them against the metal to create a beat to their songs. I love a good time! But this was obnoxious. The food was not what we had expected. We have dined at many Japanese steakhouses. This did not have the typical soup and salad you receive there. I couldn’t even eat this one. It was probably just a more traditional Japanese dish than I was used to but nonetheless, blech. I asked for hot tea and the woman was really confused and said they didn’t have it in the restaurant they would have to get it from a dining room. Which was odd I thought. My brother asked for Diet Coke and she said she would get it later. Our waters were never refilled. Our chef was great! And the filet and shrimp were great! But I wouldn’t choose this restaurant over the others again.

Teppanyaki

3 out of 5

I won’t be dining here again. The chefs were obnoxiously loud with their utensils, literally SLAMMING them against the metal to create a beat to their songs. I love a good time! But this was obnoxious. The food was not what we had expected. We have dined at many Japanese steakhouses. This did not have the typical soup and salad you receive there. I couldn’t even eat this one. It was probably just a more traditional Japanese dish than I was used to but nonetheless, blech. I asked for hot tea and the woman was really confused and said they didn’t have it in the restaurant they would have to get it from a dining room. Which was odd I thought. My brother asked for Diet Coke and she said she would get it later. Our waters were never refilled. Our chef was great! And the filet and shrimp were great! But I wouldn’t choose this restaurant over the others again.

Teppanyaki

3 out of 5

I won’t be dining here again. The chefs were obnoxiously loud with their utensils, literally SLAMMING them against the metal to create a beat to their songs. I love a good time! But this was obnoxious. The food was not what we had expected. We have dined at many Japanese steakhouses. This did not have the typical soup and salad you receive there. I couldn’t even eat this one. It was probably just a more traditional Japanese dish than I was used to but nonetheless, blech. I asked for hot tea and the woman was really confused and said they didn’t have it in the restaurant they would have to get it from a dining room. Which was odd I thought. My brother asked for Diet Coke and she said she would get it later. Our waters were never refilled. Our chef was great! And the filet and shrimp were great! But I wouldn’t choose this restaurant over the others again.

The Manhattan Room

5 out of 5

Excellent staff and excellent atmosphere!!!

Teppanyaki

3 out of 5

I won’t be dining here again. The chefs were obnoxiously loud with their utensils, literally SLAMMING them against the metal to create a beat to their songs. I love a good time! But this was obnoxious. The food was not what we had expected. We have dined at many Japanese steakhouses. This did not have the typical soup and salad you receive there. I couldn’t even eat this one. It was probably just a more traditional Japanese dish than I was used to but nonetheless, blech. I asked for hot tea and the woman was really confused and said they didn’t have it in the restaurant they would have to get it from a dining room. Which was odd I thought. My brother asked for Diet Coke and she said she would get it later. Our waters were never refilled. Our chef was great! And the filet and shrimp were great! But I wouldn’t choose this restaurant over the others again.

Tobacco Road Liquor Bar

5 out of 5

Get an amazing Old Fashioned here!!!!

The Manhattan Room

5 out of 5

Excellent staff and excellent atmosphere!!!

Teppanyaki

3 out of 5

I won’t be dining here again. The chefs were obnoxiously loud with their utensils, literally SLAMMING them against the metal to create a beat to their songs. I love a good time! But this was obnoxious. The food was not what we had expected. We have dined at many Japanese steakhouses. This did not have the typical soup and salad you receive there. I couldn’t even eat this one. It was probably just a more traditional Japanese dish than I was used to but nonetheless, blech. I asked for hot tea and the woman was really confused and said they didn’t have it in the restaurant they would have to get it from a dining room. Which was odd I thought. My brother asked for Diet Coke and she said she would get it later. Our waters were never refilled. Our chef was great! And the filet and shrimp were great! But I wouldn’t choose this restaurant over the others again.

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

OUTSTANDING. We had the 3 dinner package and used 2 of them here. The food is excellent and the wait staff is exceptional.

Tobacco Road Liquor Bar

5 out of 5

Get an amazing Old Fashioned here!!!!

The Manhattan Room

5 out of 5

Excellent staff and excellent atmosphere!!!

Teppanyaki

3 out of 5

I won’t be dining here again. The chefs were obnoxiously loud with their utensils, literally SLAMMING them against the metal to create a beat to their songs. I love a good time! But this was obnoxious. The food was not what we had expected. We have dined at many Japanese steakhouses. This did not have the typical soup and salad you receive there. I couldn’t even eat this one. It was probably just a more traditional Japanese dish than I was used to but nonetheless, blech. I asked for hot tea and the woman was really confused and said they didn’t have it in the restaurant they would have to get it from a dining room. Which was odd I thought. My brother asked for Diet Coke and she said she would get it later. Our waters were never refilled. Our chef was great! And the filet and shrimp were great! But I wouldn’t choose this restaurant over the others again.

Tobacco Road Liquor Bar

5 out of 5

Get an amazing Old Fashioned here!!!!

The Manhattan Room

5 out of 5

Excellent staff and excellent atmosphere!!!

Teppanyaki

3 out of 5

I won’t be dining here again. The chefs were obnoxiously loud with their utensils, literally SLAMMING them against the metal to create a beat to their songs. I love a good time! But this was obnoxious. The food was not what we had expected. We have dined at many Japanese steakhouses. This did not have the typical soup and salad you receive there. I couldn’t even eat this one. It was probably just a more traditional Japanese dish than I was used to but nonetheless, blech. I asked for hot tea and the woman was really confused and said they didn’t have it in the restaurant they would have to get it from a dining room. Which was odd I thought. My brother asked for Diet Coke and she said she would get it later. Our waters were never refilled. Our chef was great! And the filet and shrimp were great! But I wouldn’t choose this restaurant over the others again.

Tobacco Road Liquor Bar

5 out of 5

Get an amazing Old Fashioned here!!!!

The Manhattan Room

5 out of 5

Excellent staff and excellent atmosphere!!!

Teppanyaki

3 out of 5

I won’t be dining here again. The chefs were obnoxiously loud with their utensils, literally SLAMMING them against the metal to create a beat to their songs. I love a good time! But this was obnoxious. The food was not what we had expected. We have dined at many Japanese steakhouses. This did not have the typical soup and salad you receive there. I couldn’t even eat this one. It was probably just a more traditional Japanese dish than I was used to but nonetheless, blech. I asked for hot tea and the woman was really confused and said they didn’t have it in the restaurant they would have to get it from a dining room. Which was odd I thought. My brother asked for Diet Coke and she said she would get it later. Our waters were never refilled. Our chef was great! And the filet and shrimp were great! But I wouldn’t choose this restaurant over the others again.

Tobacco Road Liquor Bar

5 out of 5

Get an amazing Old Fashioned here!!!!

The Manhattan Room

5 out of 5

Excellent staff and excellent atmosphere!!!

Teppanyaki

3 out of 5

I won’t be dining here again. The chefs were obnoxiously loud with their utensils, literally SLAMMING them against the metal to create a beat to their songs. I love a good time! But this was obnoxious. The food was not what we had expected. We have dined at many Japanese steakhouses. This did not have the typical soup and salad you receive there. I couldn’t even eat this one. It was probably just a more traditional Japanese dish than I was used to but nonetheless, blech. I asked for hot tea and the woman was really confused and said they didn’t have it in the restaurant they would have to get it from a dining room. Which was odd I thought. My brother asked for Diet Coke and she said she would get it later. Our waters were never refilled. Our chef was great! And the filet and shrimp were great! But I wouldn’t choose this restaurant over the others again.

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

OUTSTANDING. We had the 3 dinner package and used 2 of them here. The food is excellent and the wait staff is exceptional.

Tobacco Road Liquor Bar

5 out of 5

Get an amazing Old Fashioned here!!!!

The Manhattan Room

5 out of 5

Excellent staff and excellent atmosphere!!!

Teppanyaki

3 out of 5

I won’t be dining here again. The chefs were obnoxiously loud with their utensils, literally SLAMMING them against the metal to create a beat to their songs. I love a good time! But this was obnoxious. The food was not what we had expected. We have dined at many Japanese steakhouses. This did not have the typical soup and salad you receive there. I couldn’t even eat this one. It was probably just a more traditional Japanese dish than I was used to but nonetheless, blech. I asked for hot tea and the woman was really confused and said they didn’t have it in the restaurant they would have to get it from a dining room. Which was odd I thought. My brother asked for Diet Coke and she said she would get it later. Our waters were never refilled. Our chef was great! And the filet and shrimp were great! But I wouldn’t choose this restaurant over the others again.

Tobacco Road Liquor Bar

5 out of 5

Get an amazing Old Fashioned here!!!!

The Manhattan Room

5 out of 5

Excellent staff and excellent atmosphere!!!

Teppanyaki

3 out of 5

I won’t be dining here again. The chefs were obnoxiously loud with their utensils, literally SLAMMING them against the metal to create a beat to their songs. I love a good time! But this was obnoxious. The food was not what we had expected. We have dined at many Japanese steakhouses. This did not have the typical soup and salad you receive there. I couldn’t even eat this one. It was probably just a more traditional Japanese dish than I was used to but nonetheless, blech. I asked for hot tea and the woman was really confused and said they didn’t have it in the restaurant they would have to get it from a dining room. Which was odd I thought. My brother asked for Diet Coke and she said she would get it later. Our waters were never refilled. Our chef was great! And the filet and shrimp were great! But I wouldn’t choose this restaurant over the others again.

Tobacco Road Liquor Bar

5 out of 5

Get an amazing Old Fashioned here!!!!

The Manhattan Room

5 out of 5

Excellent staff and excellent atmosphere!!!

Teppanyaki

3 out of 5

I won’t be dining here again. The chefs were obnoxiously loud with their utensils, literally SLAMMING them against the metal to create a beat to their songs. I love a good time! But this was obnoxious. The food was not what we had expected. We have dined at many Japanese steakhouses. This did not have the typical soup and salad you receive there. I couldn’t even eat this one. It was probably just a more traditional Japanese dish than I was used to but nonetheless, blech. I asked for hot tea and the woman was really confused and said they didn’t have it in the restaurant they would have to get it from a dining room. Which was odd I thought. My brother asked for Diet Coke and she said she would get it later. Our waters were never refilled. Our chef was great! And the filet and shrimp were great! But I wouldn’t choose this restaurant over the others again.

Tobacco Road Liquor Bar

5 out of 5

Get an amazing Old Fashioned here!!!!

The Manhattan Room

5 out of 5

Excellent staff and excellent atmosphere!!!

Teppanyaki

3 out of 5

I won’t be dining here again. The chefs were obnoxiously loud with their utensils, literally SLAMMING them against the metal to create a beat to their songs. I love a good time! But this was obnoxious. The food was not what we had expected. We have dined at many Japanese steakhouses. This did not have the typical soup and salad you receive there. I couldn’t even eat this one. It was probably just a more traditional Japanese dish than I was used to but nonetheless, blech. I asked for hot tea and the woman was really confused and said they didn’t have it in the restaurant they would have to get it from a dining room. Which was odd I thought. My brother asked for Diet Coke and she said she would get it later. Our waters were never refilled. Our chef was great! And the filet and shrimp were great! But I wouldn’t choose this restaurant over the others again.

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

OUTSTANDING. We had the 3 dinner package and used 2 of them here. The food is excellent and the wait staff is exceptional.

Tobacco Road Liquor Bar

5 out of 5

Get an amazing Old Fashioned here!!!!

The Manhattan Room

5 out of 5

Excellent staff and excellent atmosphere!!!

Tobacco Road Liquor Bar

5 out of 5

Get an amazing Old Fashioned here!!!!

The Manhattan Room

5 out of 5

Excellent staff and excellent atmosphere!!!

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

OUTSTANDING. We had the 3 dinner package and used 2 of them here. The food is excellent and the wait staff is exceptional.

Tobacco Road Liquor Bar

5 out of 5

Get an amazing Old Fashioned here!!!!

The Manhattan Room

5 out of 5

Excellent staff and excellent atmosphere!!!

Teppanyaki

3 out of 5

I won’t be dining here again. The chefs were obnoxiously loud with their utensils, literally SLAMMING them against the metal to create a beat to their songs. I love a good time! But this was obnoxious. The food was not what we had expected. We have dined at many Japanese steakhouses. This did not have the typical soup and salad you receive there. I couldn’t even eat this one. It was probably just a more traditional Japanese dish than I was used to but nonetheless, blech. I asked for hot tea and the woman was really confused and said they didn’t have it in the restaurant they would have to get it from a dining room. Which was odd I thought. My brother asked for Diet Coke and she said she would get it later. Our waters were never refilled. Our chef was great! And the filet and shrimp were great! But I wouldn’t choose this restaurant over the others again.

Tobacco Road Liquor Bar

5 out of 5

Get an amazing Old Fashioned here!!!!

The Manhattan Room

5 out of 5

Excellent staff and excellent atmosphere!!!

Teppanyaki

3 out of 5

I won’t be dining here again. The chefs were obnoxiously loud with their utensils, literally SLAMMING them against the metal to create a beat to their songs. I love a good time! But this was obnoxious. The food was not what we had expected. We have dined at many Japanese steakhouses. This did not have the typical soup and salad you receive there. I couldn’t even eat this one. It was probably just a more traditional Japanese dish than I was used to but nonetheless, blech. I asked for hot tea and the woman was really confused and said they didn’t have it in the restaurant they would have to get it from a dining room. Which was odd I thought. My brother asked for Diet Coke and she said she would get it later. Our waters were never refilled. Our chef was great! And the filet and shrimp were great! But I wouldn’t choose this restaurant over the others again.

Tobacco Road Liquor Bar

5 out of 5

Get an amazing Old Fashioned here!!!!

The Manhattan Room

5 out of 5

Excellent staff and excellent atmosphere!!!

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

OUTSTANDING. We had the 3 dinner package and used 2 of them here. The food is excellent and the wait staff is exceptional.

Tobacco Road Liquor Bar

5 out of 5

Get an amazing Old Fashioned here!!!!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
We did the slides and Mini golf. The slides were awesome!! The ropes course was frequently closed so we never got to do that.

Fitness Center

3 out of 5

Unusually small fitness room. I ended up just doing my workout in the room.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
We only watched Wonder Women in 3D. We didn’t do any of the shows. A few things I noted was this 1) Club Bliss Lounge is gone which I didn’t think was a big deal until I was on the ship. There’s no designated club to party in at night. They would have parties in spice and sometimes in the atrium or skyline bar which are all in the open. I miss the club atmosphere, you could dance a little more freely. 2) deck entertainment was seriously lacking. They would have a reggae band come out and perform at around 3 or 4 pm for maybe 2 hours. Nothing around noon or when everyone is on the deck which was really sad. I missed that.

Children's Programs

No kids

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
By far the beat staff I have had on a cruise ship. And this is my 12th cruise. Happy, pleasant, everywhere! They go above and beyond where they can, excellent!!! They seemed happy to be there and happy to assist.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Extremely clean ship. Spills were cleaned up immediately, buffet area super clean. Everything was clean. Ship layout is great! More pools is he only thing lacking. And a dedicated club.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Comfy, spacious and the window was lovely!

Ship tip

Explore the ship early in the week! I waited until the last 2 days and found a lot I missed out on.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5
It’s Florida haha soooo

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5

Falmouth, Jamaica

4 out of 5
Dunn river Falls was nice

Falmouth, Jamaica

4 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman

4 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman

3 out of 5

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
Favorite port!!! Swim up bar, beach area, swim area, excellent

Nassau, Bahamas Did not visit port

Went to Cozumel instead

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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