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Norwegian Escape Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Norwegian Escape

7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 11, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Escape

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 9838

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 6 months ago

Review summary

The NCL Western Caribbean cruise was one of the best values out there. With 4 unique ports and so many once in a lifetime options for excursions, you can go wrong with this choice. Additionally, the crew on board the NCL Escape made it a pleasure being on this ship.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Very good. We arrived around 12:30 and was on the ship 60 minutes later.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The best meals we had were at Bayamo and Le Bistro. As a runner up, O'Sheehan's Thai Chili Wings were also very good.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Although the pools and hot tubs were crowded, it's always nice to relax with a drink in hand.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The Howl at the Moon dueling piano bar was the best show on the ship. Jim, Whitney, and Orin brought a high level of energy to the venue and entertained the crowd.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff were all great. I spoke to a large amount of them and they always took special care of me whether it was the room attendant, the bartenders, or the wait staff. There were plenty of instances where I would be walking by one of the bars and the bartender already had a drink poured out for me.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was cleaned constantly to reduce sickness.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The size of this cabin was perfect. Although I only spent time in here when resting, it was spacious.

Ship tip

It pays to spend a few minutes and talk to the different crew members. Sometimes this can result and free bottles or sparkling wine, chocolate covered strawberries or even a late night dessert sent to your room from an appreciative staff member.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5
Although we did not do an official excursion, we visited the Wynwood area.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
We selected the amazing river option which is well worth the money.

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
We did not select an official excursion, but we did find https://monkeyandslothhangout.com/home/ which was incredible! Here you are able to see and hold both sloths and monkeys. The cost was only $10 USD to get in. Something which should be added as an official excursion.

Harvest Caye, Belize

5 out of 5
The snorkeling trip was fun and we had perfect weather conditions for our time exploring the reefs.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
Visiting the Mayan ruins was something everyone should at least do once.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Unlike most other times, our disembarkation process was rather speedy. It took us less than an hour to get off the ship

Traveler Photos

Balcony Room 9838 Le Bistro Amazing Secret River Amazing Secret River
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