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Norwegian Escape Cruise Review

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Norwegian Escape

7 Night Bermuda (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 25, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Escape

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Excellent cruise, good food, and tons of fun.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Average embarkation time given the size of the ship. I didn’t like how my party was separated so we were unable to take a group photo with the professional photographer before boarding the ship.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The food in the specialty restaurants was really good. There were two exceptions: Bayamo (over-rated IMHO) and La Cucina (meal ordered was sub-par at best). My lobster dish at Bayamo was severely overcooked. The hostess brought several servings of lobster claw meat with drawn butter to compensate for the inedible lobster claws which came with my meal. It was a very nice gesture. Our meal at La Cucina was horrendous. The manager comped our meals after speaking with him.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
We participated in the onboard dance lessons and trivia games. It was a lot of fun and the ship’s coordinators were entertaining and engaging with the audience.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
We went to several musical shows and one comedy show. All were entertaining and fun.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff has a focus on cleanliness. Staff members made a cute song ‘washy-washy’ to remind guests to wash their hands and use the hand sanitizer stations before entering dining facilities. My room steward ‘Yoga’ was EXCELLENT. He was always available to assist and meet special requests presented.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Staff were always present cleaning the ship in a non-intrusive manner.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had a balcony cabin which was spacious enough for the seven night cruise.

Ship tip

Make specialty dining reservations BEFORE boarding the cruise through the NCL app or online.

Ports of call

Royal Naval Dockyard, West End, Bermuda

5 out of 5
Ease of access and several shops in walking distance for souvenirs.

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
A little slow and very disorganized but we were off the ship at a reasonable time to make our 2PM flight.
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