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Norwegian Escape Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 26

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5
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Norwegian Escape

12 Night Southern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 09, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Escape

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 9601

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Overall we had a wonderful time on the cruise. It is what you make of it. Doing activities on the "Freestyle Daily", made the cold sea days so much better.


5 out of 5
Easy and quick

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The food in the main dining rooms and buffet was decent. You could always find something you liked, but the food could have been better. However, the specialty restaurants were great! The touchscreens have the menu for the restaurants, but they are not updated accordingly. It would of been more beneficial if the menus would have been right.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Ropes Course, Putt-Putt, pool, and waterfall. We enjoyed all of the activities. At the putt-putt, people were letting their kids just run wild. Maybe more supervision or roped off would help. You also have too be weighed to get on all of the slides and ropes course. I think it would make people feel more comfortable if the scales were not facing everyone in line to see the people's weight. It is uncomfortable.


5 out of 5
The shows and musicians were all really great! I would of liked to see more stage shows in theater that were only musicals, maybe a play.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Our room steward, Albert, was awesome! Always very helpful whenever we needed something. The waiters/bartenders were good majority of the time.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
I did not like that there were no casual sitting areas in the midship areas. I think most of the entertainment and games would have been better off in the theater, not the atrium. The atrium did not have enough sitting. Even with the folding chairs, people were still unable to see.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our cabin was always very clean. The size was not too bad since we were not in the room much. The bed was very uncomfortable.

Ship tip

Get to events in the atrium early.

Ports of call

New York, New York

2 out of 5
Not a fan. Traveled around on our own.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

4 out of 5
Nice clean port. We took a taxi on our own to a beach.

St. John's, Antigua

2 out of 5
We did the tour that the "facebook group" put together. The entrance to the port was not the cleanest.

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5
We loved this port. We took a taxi to Boatyard. We had a wonderful day.

Castries, St. Lucia

2 out of 5
We did the La Southfrier Volcano tour through the ship. It was not enjoyable for the money we paid. It was so disorganized, they had overbooked too many people for this tour. So we got a late start to our tour. I did not feel like the tour lady told us very much.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

3 out of 5
We just walked around the shops at the port. It was clean.


2 out of 5
Disorganized. This was the worst port I have disembarked at. They did not have enough space between the luggage, so it all ran together. The workers did not know what they were talking about and where to direct people. The area was pretty dirty.
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