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Norwegian Escape Cruise Review to Bermuda

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Reviews: 3
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Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Norwegian Escape

7 Night Bermuda (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 20, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Escape

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 11168

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Review summary

Not a fan of the big ships, however when you’re on the island for several days it’s not so bad. Bermuda has ruined all the other islands for me. There is so much to see and do. Grab a taxi at the pier and take a tour of the island, you won’t be disappointed. The locals are full of interesting knowledge and will go out of their way to make sure you have a great trip. Also, don’t waste money booking excursions to the beaches through NCL. Grab a bus at the pier and you can spend more time.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Great!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Manhattan room had the best service of the main dining rooms. Service at Taste and Savor not so much. Menus at all three were the same, so no matter which one you went to, you were offered the same options. Speciality restaurants offered ok menus, at least it was something different than the main dining rooms. Best place for coffee was at Starbucks in the Atrium! It was my savior, since the coffee on the ship is extremely stronger!

The Manhattan Room

4 out of 5

Service was good, much better then Taste and Savor. Unfortunately, they all offer the same menu.

Teppanyaki

5 out of 5

Dinner and a show! Food was good and plenty! There are 4-8 tables going at one time, so it can get very noisy.

Savor Restaurant

3 out of 5

Service was slow, food was good, but offered the same menus as Taste and the Manhattan room. Only difference was the view.

O'Sheehan's Bar and Grill

3 out of 5

Great place to catch a late night snack. Menu is limited for meals.

Garden Cafe

4 out of 5

Always plenty of food. Walk around all sides to see what’s being offered, there seemed to be no rhyme or reason as to where things were. Only 2 toasters to use in the morning, so I suggest go there first, then get the rest.

Cafe at the Atrium

4 out of 5

Always a variety of food, but walk around and see what every side offers! There seemed to be no rhyme or reason to where things were.

Bayamo Restaurant

3 out of 5

Service was good, but the food was rather bland. Ordered surf and turf, the lobster had no flavor even with butter.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Being at port for several days meant the pool area wasn’t crowded. However, it was extremely crowded on sea days.

Tradewinds Shops

1 out of 5

In my opinion, don’t waste your time. Save your money and spend it on the island(s).

Entertainment

3 out of 5
4500+ passengers, 1 theatre that seats 1000 people. With only 2 or 3 show performances scheduled 2 out of 7 nights and one show with reservations only, well you do the math.

Headliners Comedy Club

4 out of 5

The comedians were good and drew big crowds. The dueling pianos were ok, not very dueling since they didn’t play together but individually. Also they say that they play what people request and don’t have a play list, which I dont believe. I’ve seen this show on numerous ships and it seems the same songs are played.

Children's Programs

No children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our room steward Philemon was AWESOME! The bar tenders at the outdoor 5’oclock Somewhere bar were fantastic.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
All public areas were very clean, even the bathrooms, which is a big change from our last trip on this ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Average balcony cabin size, however I felt cramped in the bathroom. The sink faucet was in the corner of the sink which made it difficult to wash, brush teeth, etc. Will stick with the balcony mini suites that have a better designed bathroom.

Ship tip

Expect crowds! Entertainment in the theatre was limited to a few shows. If reservations are needed, book early or forget it.

Ports of call

Royal Naval Dockyard, West End, Bermuda

4 out of 5
Best port we’ve been to. Walking distance to shops and pubs. Great place to grab a local taxi driver and take a tour of the island. They will also take you anywhere you want to go. A must is Horseshoe Bay and Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
This was our 7th cruise, and by far our best disembarkation!

Traveler Photos

The Frog and Onion Pub...a must when in Bermuda She’s a big one Horseshoe Bay Horseshoe Bay Beach Crystal Cave Crystal Cave Long Bay Beach/Johnson Cove Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse. Highest point in Bermuda View from Gibb’s Hill Sea glass Beach
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