Good cruise but make reservations for dinner, shows and excursions immediately.

Norwegian Escape Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
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Norwegian Escape

7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 29, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Escape

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 5100

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Rooms were good and the upkeep was excellent. Reservations need to be made far in advance to ensure you get seating at restaurants, theater seats and excursions. Bartenders were exceptional in getting drinks to people and ensuring people were happy. The pool was filled with people of all sizes and ages and all were having a good time. The only exception was they did have a contest for Mr and Miss Biceps. It was very sexist. The women were told they had to bump and grind in the men’s faces and on their bodies where the men did not have to do it at all. This was very disturbing to me and I would urge you to discontinue this kind of sexist behavior by the staff.

Embarkation

2 out of 5
Ship arrived late. Took 2.5 hours of waiting in line before we actual walked on ship.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Restaurants were good with the Japanese and French being exceptional. Manhattan was disappointing but the Garden Buffet had a variety of foods. Other cruise lines, people are able to have the same waiters but not this one. You have to book a week before your cruise in order to get reservations at the three specialty restaurants on board.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Did not have a lot of classes for the over 60 crowd. Enjoyed the art auction. The pools were crowded and people seem to be enjoying themselves. I did go to the class about shopping on the island with Linda.

Entertainment

2 out of 5
The theater is very small and most of the shows were all booked up. Once again when you get on board you need to book immediately for any shows you want to go to.

Children's Programs

No children, but kids seem to have fun in the pools.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All the staff were very nice and accommodating. The man who serviced our room did a great job.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship was clean at all times however I would’ve liked to have seen hand cleaning stations on each floor near the staircase. Most of these stations were right before the restaurants and there needed to be a lot more of them spread throughout the ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Room was Clean and comfortable.

Ship tip

Make dinner reservations a week before boarding, make theater reservations and port excursions soon as you board.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

4 out of 5
Did a Miami city tour

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
Roatan was the best stop. Did snorkeling and shopping at Diamonds International.

Harvest Caye, Belize

4 out of 5
Did a excursion to spice farm, it was interesting. Shopping was very commercialized.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico Did not visit port

We could not land in coaster Maya because of the large swells. With 8 to 12 foot swells it would’ve been dangerous for anyone to disembark.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Did a private 5 hourexcursion through 411, visited chocolate factory, ruins and the beach. We had a good time.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Disembarkation was very quick and easy. Took 10 minutes, got luggage quickly with no problems.
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