Terrific Caribbean cruise with exceptional service from all NCL staff.

Norwegian Escape Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 24

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
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Norwegian Escape

7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 31, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Escape

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 13230

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

An absolutely wonderful cruise. Sailing from NY is stunning and awesome.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Much easier and smoother than anticipated.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The menu variety, food quality, and service were outstanding in the main dining rooms and specialty restaurants. Rarely used the buffet due to the excellence of the other venues.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Fitness center had nice mix of devices and free weights (but could use more cycle machines vs treadmills). Spa services (massages, facials, etc) were wonderfully relaxing.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
"After Midnight" was spectacular.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Room steward was outstanding (always called us by name, always asking what more we needed, always leaving stateroom spotless). Waiters in main and specialty dining rooms were all terrific. On-board interaction with all NCL staff was friendly and helpful. Great overall service made for a totally pleasurable cruise experience.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Layout was fine and all public areas clean and well-maintained. Ship is massive in size and capacity but we never felt crowded.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had a mid-ship mini-suite with balcony that had large bath and was very comfortable.

Ports of call

New York, New York

4 out of 5
NY ship terminal is an old building without many niceties.

Port Canaveral, Florida

3 out of 5
Did not do any excursion here and there are no activities of any kind (shops, bars, cafes) in the port area.

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas Did not visit port

Ship captain cancelled this stop due to rough seas making the ferry/tender boarding dangerous. NCL refunded the prepayment for the planned excursion.

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
Swam with porpoises on Balmoral island.......an absolutely awesome and wonderful experience.

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
Long lines and slow process to get off the ship and through customs.
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