Crew was amazing! Food eh

Norwegian Escape Cruise Review to Bermuda

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Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 22

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Norwegian Escape

7 Night Bermuda (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 04, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Escape

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

The design and layout of the ship makes the core public areas smell of smoke. We were not able to enjoy some of the lounges and entertainment because the smoke lingered. The pool deck smelled like smoke, because the smoking section of the pool deck was in the open. The jogging track was adjacent to the smoking area. Would have been much more enjoyable if there wasnt so much smoke

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Smooth, friendly, cheerful staff to give us a pleasant sendoff

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Service 100% amazing. Food eh. Steaks were tough and over cooked. Desserts were ok at best.

The Manhattan Room

4 out of 5

Service was absolutely wonderful! Food was ok, nothing special. Beautiful room though

O'Sheehan's Bar and Grill

4 out of 5

Nice change of pace for eating. Service was great. Breakfast choices limited

District Brew House

4 out of 5

Comfortable room with seats right up against the windows to enjoy the water passing by.

Cafe at the Atrium

1 out of 5

Had a couple of cupcakes, they were awful and overpriced

Atrium Bar

3 out of 5

Bar staff was great, but the smoke from the casino lingered over and made it uncomfortable

Tobacco Road Liquor Bar

2 out of 5

Too close to the casino and too smokey

Garden Cafe

3 out of 5

Food was eh, not enough choices. The steak night, steak was awful. Sushi night was eh, 3 or 4 different varieties of sushi, no california rools

Food Republic

3 out of 5

Sushi was ok, service not so good. Asked 3 times for sodas that never arrived. As we were leaving, they offered to run to get them. Didnt want to wait anymore

5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar

3 out of 5

Acoustics were awful in here.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Jogging Track

3 out of 5

Too short, and it passed the smoking area.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Choir of Men, After Midnight, and escape under the big top were excellent. Other smaller venues were good, but many of the lounges smelled like smoke because of their proximity to the casino and other smoking areas.

Spice H20

3 out of 5

No pool. And again, cigarette smoke carried fromone side to the other

Headliners Comedy Club

4 out of 5

Great acts, but the seats were awful and the room was packed in like sardines

Escape Theater

4 out of 5

Great entertainment, but the seats were so uncomfortable. They were all leaning forward. I felt like I was falling out of them

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Never saw my 14 year old. He loved Entourage!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Could not say enough about how great the staff was, especially the wait staff. My daughter has some food allergies, and they all took it seriously and went above and beyond to make sure she was safe. They even gave her a sneak peak at the following day's menu to make sure she could plan accordingly and that they would accommodate her

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Spotless, and constantly cleaning

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was nice size. and kept clean

Ship tip

I found the service on the ship to be superb, I think they can work on some of the smaller venue entertainment. They ok. Every band on the ship used a drum machine. Not a fan when you are listening to live bands. The ship is great for smokers since there are plenty of smoking areas, not for anyone sensitive to cigarette smoke. e

Ports of call

Royal Naval Dockyard, West End, Bermuda

5 out of 5
Love everything about Bermuda. My favorite island destination

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Smooth dismbarkation
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