Escape is worth the money
Norwegian Escape Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)
Sail date: March 31, 2019
Ship: Norwegian Escape
Cabin type: Balcony
Traveled as: Large Group
Reviewed: 1 year ago
Review summaryOverall I would do this same cruise and ship over again any time. Well worth the cost, 90% of this cruise was just perfect. Some things like rude people and long lines are just part of any vacation having more people then your own home town. Unfortunetly leaving process put a huge red mark at the end for me. There has to be a better way. Service Food and Housing were all 100% for me those are my biggest reason. We will sail norwegian again just want to try the newest ship, I will definetly consider escape aagin just to see there staff again who were the absolute best.
Food and Dining
Paid to do this restaurant well worth it, funny chefs and great service. Of course they do the whole buy your picture for 25$ thing but besides that perfect.
The Manhattan Room
Favorite restaurant (close with O'sheehans) on board for me. loved feeling luxury in my sports clothes or casual clothes. Food was always different with a great variety. Ate three awesome different meals the last three nights. Handles large group (48) well. Plan a dinner with your wife around a show really worth the visit, like me you'll probably be back.
O'Sheehan's Bar and Grill
No better spot it has all the favorites. every night at 3 am I get the Asian wings and head to bed. Must have for all cruise ships for the late night crowd. Manager here is top notch so is the night staff.
I give this 5 stars if not for the seating. This is partially not the ships fault because singles were constantly taking big booths and big tables, but often at peak times hard to find a good seat. Food was awesome always a pizza and burger bar. Great variety but the same favorites. Loved the food. Soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts everything
The service here was 5 stars, the only reason it gets 4 is due to lack of poker games. There was an awesome cash table, but always full with waiting list. needed more poker card games as well. Overall Craps, Blackjack were great as well. Simba is the best, the others are almost as great!
Basketball at sea for us was a must. They could have a few better basketballs, but overall happy to have a court on board.
Good course not the fanciest but very adequate
We were here the most of any other part of the ship. Rolando at bar is the best there is. Works hard to get everyone drinks fast. 18 yr on the cruise ship he's just unbelievable. rest of the staff there are great too. Smokers can hang and drink all hours in good weather. Waterfall is the best on a hot day. HIGHLY recommended.
Entourage Teen Lounge
Video games and hangouts perfect for the teens, this place was always full with a huge over flow
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Elevators at times were packed, Getting off was a long long line and wait at about 9-10 am, go early for better results.
Ports of call
Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas Did not visit port