Norwegian Escape Cruise Review to Bermuda

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Norwegian Escape

7 Night Bermuda (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 29, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Escape

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 14702

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

The ship was big the pool very small and only 1. The other is for kids. If your room is forward, hope you like to walk. No elevators near. Must hit the Mojito bar. All different flavors. Not real way to make them but are still amazing. Specialty restaurants...cagneys and Brazilian steakhouse a must. La cucina was good too. Shows are ok. Brat pack the best. After midnight we found boring and walked out. The dock. Beaches to see are snorkel bay beach and horseshoe. Both have stunning water and white sand. Horseshoe bay, you take a van for $7 each way. The chairs are $45 for 2 chairs and umbrella. And they take cc. Bring a Visa or MC because most places dont take amex. If you want choice placement, get there early. It is the most popular beach. Nice waves to dive into. Snorkel bay beach had chairs for $10 or $15. Clear blue water and you can stand far out into water. If you snorkel, do it here. The best fish to see and they swim very shallow. Also if you like watersports, everyone did it here. Rum swizzle a must. It is the island drink and here $9. Worth it. Must try at least once. Ok now the ferry to Hamilton on Wednesday night. Everyone said it's a must. We could have taken or left it. No big deal. A few vendors selling things. The nice part for us was we sat at red dog bar outside and watched the "famous" locals banging on a drum and dancing down the street. We went during their cup championship so most places were closed from wed to sunday. So we couldn't shop. The ferry ride goes only st certain times. Its $9 rt and takes 20 min to get back to ship. Dont miss it because the bus some waited over an hour for and it takes an hour to get back. All and all, the 2 beaches I mentioned where the places to go. Book any excursions at the dock. Much cheaper. Most were boring so we did none. Hope this helped you and enjoy.


5 out of 5
Very quick and organized

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
This is the 1st time I have eaten in the specialty restaurants and I loved it. Although the main dining rooms are nice, I felt that specialty dining for 3 meals really added to the cruise.


1 out of 5

If you have done hibachi before skip this. Very loud, smells from food go into your clothes and hair, and the show is the same as most places. Too impersonal for us, we walked out.

Moderno Churrascaria

5 out of 5

If you are into all you can eat steak, this is a MUST!! The salad bar was amazing too.

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

An absolute must!

Atrium Bar

5 out of 5

Great margaritas. Just tell them relax on the like juice. One of the only places that does not make it orange.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
The one downfall to the Escape, is the fact that as many people as they have on the ship, there is only 1 pool. Very very crowded.

Sun Deck

1 out of 5

Pool was too small for the packed ship. To get a chair you must be out there at 7 am.


4 out of 5
The DJ was great. Rat pack a must see. The comedians where sh. The juggler/comedian was entertaining. After midnight most of us walked out on.

Headliners Comedy Club

2 out of 5

Get there early if you want a seat. Most people were standing.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very attentive. Very nice and willing to help with everything

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very clean. Up to date ship. HATED that the only way to use your lights in the room was with your key card.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

The Escape is a beautiful big ship. The shows were ok. Specialty dining recommended. Cagneys a must. Tapenyaki if you dont mind very loud Hibachi. We walked out. La cucina amazing food and service. The Brazilian steak house was probably my favorite. You get to sample everything on the menu over and over again. Salad bar was amazing. It is an all you can eat place that comes to your table till you are stuffed. A must!! The pool is small compared to the number of guests. On sea days to get a chair you need to be down at 7. By 8:30 , most chairs are already taken.

Ports of call

New York, New York

5 out of 5
I live here. This is where the Escape cruised out of.

Royal Naval Dockyard, West End, Bermuda

5 out of 5
Nice place to walk around. Definitely go to the fudgery. A must! Walk to snorkel bay beach. 10 minute walk from the ship. $10 or $15 chairs. Crystal blue calm water. A must!


2 out of 5

Traveler Photos

Sunset on the last night Frozen Rosè. Nutella crepes The place to see Out of my window and up. Clear water at snorkel bay Snorkel bay beach Pool
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