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Norwegian Escape Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 32

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Norwegian Escape

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 13, 2021

Ship: Norwegian Escape

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10302

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 months ago

Review summary

Part of the "poor" review was because we were originally scheduled on the Encore from Miami and they cancelled 4 days ahead of time. This was the best we could do at short notice but is no where near what we had set up on the Encore. Poorly handled by NCL

Embarkation

3 out of 5
It seemed like the first time they had tried using CVS for testing. Very unorganized with long lines. Waited 3 hours to just check in. My understanding is that they have improved since

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
MDR was very good. Buffet was okay. Ocean Blue restaurant was 4 stars. Cagney's 4 stars. Food Republic was surprising good but waiters were constantly bringing the food to the wrong table.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Really enjoyed the slides and the Ropes Course

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Choir of Men was OUTSTANDING. After Midnight as a show was okay but the performers were very good and you could tell they put a lot of practice in. Howl at the Moon was meh.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Shout out to Glen Suarez in the MDR

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Not sure why they could not have the mini golf ready after months of being in port.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Pretty small but aft was nice

Ship tip

Good ship for your first NCL cruise. Solid on the basics.

Ports of call

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

3 out of 5
Can tell the effect of COVID on the Caribbean ports. Don't go anywhere except the port shops or beach.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

4 out of 5
Very pretty and better shopping

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

5 out of 5
Great Time

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Very speedy. Off in less than 30 min.
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