Escape to Western Caribbean

Norwegian Escape Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

3.7 out of 5
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Norwegian Escape

7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 01, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Escape

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 11820

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 7 months ago

Review summary

Big ship, average to poor entertainment, good food. Pool facilities are lacking for a ship of this size.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Smooth, well-organized

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was great in all venues. Least favorite was Moderno (Brazilian steakhouse) because of slow service. Best specialty restaurant was Teppanaki. Great food and great entertainment by chefs! Main dining rooms and buffet had good food with lots of variety.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Onboard entertainment in main theater was not as good as other cruise lines. Needed more variety. Pools were generally overcrowded. Pool entertainment was weak. Same Jimmy Buffet movie shown at pool all week. Offer more movies onboard especially on days of poor weather. Atrium entertainment was sometimes poor. (Do we really need a story hour for kids with only 5 kids attending? Save that for the day care.)

Entertainment

2 out of 5
Not enough variety. Comedians were not funny. After Midnight play was well-done but lacked a theme. Choir of Man was outstanding.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Waiters were awesome in all restaurants. Room steward was average.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Layout and design was ok. Common areas were kept clean and well maintained. Main theater lacked dazzle we've seen on other lines.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Couch backed up to closet doors made getting in and out of the closet a real pain! Poor design for sure. More storage space needed.

Ship tip

Big ship but the crowd is generally handled well. Quality of entertainment not as good as other lines we've used.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida Did not visit port

Did not allow time for an excursion in Miami

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
XCaret Eco park was fabulous. I did not do the river swim but wish I would have. The river is not enclosed for most of the swim. Time allowed at park was perfect. Great excursion.

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

3 out of 5
Used external company (Real Time Roatan) to visit island including Sloth and Monkey park at a fraction of what was charged by ship.

Harvest Caye, Belize

3 out of 5
Monkey River tour was beautiful but lacked wild life! Lots of birds but only 1 monkey! Lots of mosquitos. Not worth the money paid for excursion.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico Did not visit port

Cancelled due to high seas

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Perfect. Walked off the ship on time and with no hassle whatsoever. Well organized
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