Our First Time with Norwegian

Norwegian Escape Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5
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Norwegian Escape

7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 14, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Escape

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 11264

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 9 months ago

Review summary

It was our second cruise and our first time with Norwegian. We preferred Celebrity across the board on all points but it is more expensive.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Not too tricky

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Main dining room and buffet food was very poor and the same every night. Specialty food was great. Supper Club dinner was the worst. O'Sheehans bar tenders were miserable.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Fitness center and classes weren't great, pool was crowded there is only an indoor pool for haven members. Slides were fun though

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Choir of Man was great but the other show wasn't that good and the comedian we saw was terrible. Not a lot of show options. The brewery piano guy (Justin or Josh) was awesome!

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
All of the kindness and enthusiasm we experienced on other ships was present in one crew member (we call him washy-washy) none else really went out of their way to be friendly.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The buffet layout is terrible, and it took us a little longer than usual to learn this ships layout there are no maps or lists in the elevator just outside it.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Good size room and balcony. Good storage, only complaint is when the boat rocks the shower water doesnt drain.

Ship tip

Specialty Dining is a must

Ports of call

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
Get a cab and go to West Bay Beach

Harvest Caye, Belize

3 out of 5
Get to the beach early for a good chair, its just a cruise line island tourist trap.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
Mayan ruins were beautiful

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Amazing Secret River was great

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Slow and unorganized
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