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Norwegian Escape Cruise Review

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall rating:

3.1 out of 5
Norwegian Escape

7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 07, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Escape

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 15860

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 7 months ago

Review summary

Considering all, this Norwegian Cruise is my first and last with them. I will stick with Princess and RC.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Arrived at the pier around 10:30 and was on within the hour. Smooth process.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Nothing to write home about. As staff needed to take over service in the buffet line, all food was cold by the time you sat down to eat it!

Mixx Bar

5 out of 5

Great drinks!

La Cucina

1 out of 5

Service was awful. Food, mediocre at best. We ended up leaving before desert as our waiter disappeared and we were tired of waiting.

Moderno Churrascaria

3 out of 5

Service was great, food pretty good.

O'Sheehan's Bar and Grill

2 out of 5

Went in for the classic fish & chips, what I got was fish sticks instead of a real piece of cod. Very disappointed.

Teppanyaki

5 out of 5

Fun, fun, fun! Our chef sang and joked with all at the table. Food was great!

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5

Escape Casino

1 out of 5

The smell of smoke is so strong in there, it limited my play time.

Hot Tubs

1 out of 5

Were able to find room in one once in a seven day cruise.

Entertainment

1 out of 5
We were unable to secure a reservation to any of the shows.

Children's Programs

4 out of 5
My two Granddaughters loved the kids club!

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Very unfriendly staff. Not once did a waiter on the deck ever ask if I wanted a beverage from the bar. I admire the self service.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The staff had extra duties due to the CDC recommendations. Ship areas were disinfected routinely. ‘Washy washy’ was the word of the week.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Not much storage space for two adults. Tv is in a strange place so watching from bed is tricky.

Ship tip

Learn to love crowds and pack your patience!

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
We were the last group off the ship so it wasn’t bad.
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