My Norwegian Escape Cruise Review

Norwegian Escape Cruise Review

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

3.7 out of 5
Norwegian Escape

7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 30, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Escape

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 11744

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We liked being on the islands but did not the ship. This cruise was by far the worst experience we’ve ever had. I feel like it was a waste of money. If I had it to do all over again I would not have went.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
The specialty restaurants was fine but everywhere else we ate just was not good. We have high expectations for the food going into this cruise being our first time sailing with Norwegian and we all was let down. The food is no better than Carnival or Royal Caribbean like so many people say. Our opinion of this cruise it was much worse.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Never got in the pools, didn’t do any of the water slides because of everything being so crowded. This ship does not accommodate 4,200 guests comfortably at all. The ship was so crowded it made it uncomfortable everywhere we went.


3 out of 5
Only got to get in one show due to everything else being booked up. It was okay but not great.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
The ship was clean but the layout was horrible when it comes to accommodating 4,200 guests. I have been on some of the smallest and the largest cruise ships in the world and this ship was by far the most crowded ship I’ve ever seen. It was so bad that none of us could enjoy our cruise. I have no idea why they would do most of the shows in the atrium of this ship and expect that many people to be able to come and watch them. We not once got to watch any of them because of the crowds and chair and table hogs. We tried getting seats up to two hours early at times and still couldn’t and when we would stand at a spot waiting people would just get right in front of you and make it so that you couldn’t see. It was so frustrating for these reasons.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

You better get on the ship early and book your shows if possible otherwise you will not get to see them. If you don’t like a crowded cruise ship this ship will not be for you. Don’t go on like we did thinking the food will be better than other cruise lines because it is not and you will be let down.

Ports of call

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

4 out of 5

Harvest Caye, Belize

4 out of 5

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

4 out of 5

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5


1 out of 5
This was by far the worst disembarkation experience we’ve ever had. We was supposed to get off the ship and be on a shuttle to the airport by 9am. We didn’t get off the ship until 12pm due to the lines. The lines literally went from one end of the ship to the other and it was like that on multiple decks. I’m not sure if it’s always like that but that day for us was chaos and the crew act like this was their first time doing it. When we finally did get off it took an hour and a half to get a shuttle to the airport. Keep in mind our flights and shuttles was booked straight through the cruise line too. What a horrible experience.
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