Overall was a great experience

Norwegian Escape Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
Norwegian Escape

7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 17, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Escape

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

The cruise was great. Our only complaints were no deck chairs because people saved them and were never sitting in them. The events in the atrium were hard to get seats for, but when you did it was always worth it. Too hard to get reservations for the comedy shows. Even though we enjoy the smaller ships, this was an overall great cruise.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Very quickspec

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Specialty restaurants were excellent. Buffet was very good, clean, and found ample seating. The main dining rooms were very good.

O'Sheehan's Bar and Grill

2 out of 5

We did not care for this restaurant. We went in for lunch, the waiter only brought out half of our meals, and they brought the appetizers and main course at the same time. One of our party received his meal when the rest of us were almost done.

The Manhattan Room

5 out of 5

The music and the food were great

Savor Restaurant

5 out of 5

They accommodated our large party, with pleasure. They brought out a birthday cake and sang to our daughter one night and again to our niece the third night.

Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville

5 out of 5

Great nachos and margaritas!

Atrium Bar

5 out of 5

We sat at the bar a few times while at a show or trivia. The bartenders were very attentive.

5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar

5 out of 5

Great we always had fun there.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The thermal spa was amazing. The slides were good and the ropes course was fun. Pool area very small. Too many kids in the hot tubs.

Tradewinds Shops

5 out of 5

Everyone was helpful and friendly.

Mini Golf

5 out of 5

The kids all loved it.

Hot Tubs

2 out of 5

Always had kids in them, making it hard to get to, even in the evening.

Escape Casino

4 out of 5

Had many of the games our group liked. It did however only have a small non-smoking area.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
The shows we saw were good. Too hard to get reservations

Escape Theater

5 out of 5

The theater was large and accommodating.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
They had a great timeout room

Aqua Park

4 out of 5

Excellent, we all had a great time using the slides. The pools were too small for the amount of people

Splash Academy

5 out of 5

My niece and nephew loved it. Our toddler nephew went to guppies and also had a wonderful time.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Our room steward was not friendly. She did not greet us by name as we have always experienced in the past. She did however keep the room very clean.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very clean

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very comfortable. Bathroom was a good size. L

Ports of call

New York, New York Did not visit port

Live there

Port Canaveral, Florida

4 out of 5
Went to cocoa beach. Very nice town

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

5 out of 5
It was a beautiful beach. The service and restaurants were good.

Nassau, Bahamas

4 out of 5
Went to Blue Lagoon and had a great day. The ferry boat was so much fun coming and going. Did the dolphin swim, so much fun.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Carried luggage off. Whole process was less than twenty minutes
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