It was ok

Norwegian Escape Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall rating:

3.3 out of 5
Norwegian Escape

12 Night Southern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 09, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Escape

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 11194

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

It was average. Not one of my favorites. The ports of call were good except for Antigua. The food was ok. The overall experience was not a good one. We drove home from New York to Dr. to find out that husband had a broken toe and me Acute bronchitis. Overall the whole trip was not fun because he hobbled and I couldn’t breath.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
It was a smooth experience

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The buffet was not a great experience. I got a pancake at breakfast that I banged on the plate and it sounded like a rock. Wasn’t impressed with any of the food in general. Wasn’t impressed with margaritaville or the seafood restaurant. The main dining rooms were good.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Didn’t do a lot of activities . Was always too busy . Did some bowling. But was pretty expensive. Pool was overcrowded. Tried to play mini golf . But was always too many people.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
The musicians and djs were great. The CHOIR OF MEN was awesome. The food was not good. The Brat Pack was awe full. After midnight was good. The crew talent show was great.

Children's Programs

No kids with us

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Our room steward was the best. Always accommodating.The waiters were the best. Orlando was excellent. Can’t say much about some of the personal. Not a good experience at all.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The common areas were always clean. Not happy about the bathrooms on one of the floors was all out of order. Just let me say that that experience did not have a good outcome.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Overall it was fine. But we upgraded from a balcony and paid around 300 dollars more . The only difference we saw was a bigger bathroom. Wasn’t impressed.

Ship tip

Don’t pay to upgrade from balcony to a suite. Thought it was a rip off.

Ports of call

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Loved the port but cut excursion short because my husband couldn’t walk very well. Had a knife dropped on his toe the day prior to . Another guest dropped a knife on his toe in the Garden Cafe.

St. John's, Antigua

2 out of 5
Did not like this port. Made me feel very uncomfortable. We took an excursion. The tour Guide was very good. But mostly saw a lot of poverty. Not much beauty on that island.

Bridgetown, Barbados

2 out of 5
Did not take an excursion. Took a cab into town but not much there. Went back to the shopping area. Did a little shopping. Would like to go there again and do a little exploring.

Castries, St. Lucia

5 out of 5
St Lucia was beautiful. Took and excursion. Stopped at a beach where we met an islander who made my husband a walking stick. Which made a tremendous difference for walking. As he was still hobbling around .

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5
We took an excursion but not from Norwegian. Cost was $40.00 for both of us. Best excursion ever.

Disembarkation

1 out of 5
Got some assistance to get off ship. But the terminal was a nightmare. We were herded like elephants down an escalator to the baggage terminal. We walked around this huge roped area to go right back where we started from. My husband hobbling and me out of breath. ( found out that I had ACUTE BRONCHITIS and my husband had a BROKEN TOE) Couldn’t get any assistance for help. They were very rude and not accommodating. When we finally got a porter to take our luggage and get us through customs and to our car. He was awesome . Gave him a grea tip.
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