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New England and Canada Cruise by johnsimonick

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Great cruise overall. I learned that I prefer smaller ships. There was a lot of options for things to do and selected ports were excellent.

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Big Ship with Some Good and Some Bad by JonCruises

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Overall a good cruise, but the ship was way too big for our liking. If you have kids, there is a ton for them to do. A lot of bars..too many in my opinion, as there aren't a lot of quiet places on the ship. Some really cool features like outdoor seating on their "boardwalk" and you will never want for things to do or places to eat.

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Wonderful Canada/Maine Cruise by amleventhal

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We had a great time on this cruise with the many activities and shows on the Escape. We had a great time at all of the 4 destinations. We enjoyed Bar Harbor and St John the best. L.L. Bean at Freeport, Portland , Maine and Halifax Peggy's Cove were also great. Alvin, the cruise director is amazing and will keep you happy and busy with all of his events.

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Never again will I cruise NCL by mediamutts

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

It was uneventful, crowded, worse than my first cruise years ago with Carnival. I tried NCL and strayed from Celebrity. Will never cruise NCL again.

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Rough Start but ended up good by dwarfgoat

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We were supposed to leave NYC at 4 pm but did not leave until 10:30 pm. It was awesome to cruise thru the area at night. Very beautiful. The staff was able to make up the time from the delayed departure and we had a great cruise from there on. The seas were flat almost the entire cruise. Barely a whitecap. The reason we were delayed is that the ship came from the Bahamas and had to go around hurricane Dorian. I heard stories about how rough it was on board during that cruise. We were appreciative that we did not have to go thru what the crew and previous passengers had to endure.

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Great visit to Bermuda by jwbertini

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

It was basically very good, we won't be sailing on Escape again. We only took it this time because it was going to Bermuda and we had never been there before.

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Great! by daveiehc

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

It was great! The service, food, and ship were wonderful. The only issue was with the Splash Academy.

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A very nice but very crowded cruise by chewy18505063

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We've been on 12 cruises with 4 different cruise lines and Norwegian was tied with Royal Caribbean as our favorite, but now they're down a notch or two. We've never been on a cruise we didn't enjoy including this one, but NCL has made some disappointing changes. The ship is very big, but many features are too limited for the number of guests on board. For example there are very slow, small, crowded elevators, cramped buffet facilities, a single very small adult pool, a single level theater, etc. More people, but the same amount of space allocated is a lousy equation. Going the week before Labor Day out of New York translates to a lot of kids burning their last days of summer with their folks. A LOT of kids. LOTS. So beware. No towel animals by the room stewards anymore? Really? My wife was disappointed by this lost little touch. No bottled water with the Drink Package? Martini - no problem. A bottle of water, well that's extra above the cost of the Drink Package. That's ridiculous. Why use the Atrium with limited seating and poor viewing for popular game shows and activities? If you're not the first 100 or so, you stand and probably can't see through the crowd. Why not use the theater? We also missed the elegance of a main dining room vs, the Freestyle venues. It's not something NCL can do much about, but several guests really need a refresher to Basic Manners 101. Even with all this we'd still sail NCL again without hesitation, but it may not be our first choice. As far as the port goes, Bermuda is a beautiful island. It's clean, safe, friendly, and civilized. Norwegian now also has a free ferry from the dockyard to St. George, which is a beautiful little town and a nice ferry ride. I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed by NCL this time, but not enough to scare me away for good.

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I had a great time. The weather was perfect. We had smooth sailing & Bermuda has beautiful beaches. by bebidove

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We enjoyed the ship, itinerary, staff, food and drinks, activities, entertainment and port of call.

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Perfect days in Brermuda by stephanebossler

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

One of the coolest cruise I have ever made Special mention for all the live performences

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Wonderful Haven Experinece and Beautiful Bermuda, Otherwise Average Cruise by dckeichan

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

I just feel like cruises are not what they used to be - they want to fill up the mega ships with as many rooms and people as possible so the overall quality of cruise experience has been going down it seems. We enjoyed our experiences at the Haven but I am not sure if it was worth the price we paid for. For similar price, you could go to all-inclusive luxury resort that comes with personal butler, chef and nanny, as well as more personal touch and attention.

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Bermuda Cruise on NCL Escape by DandDcruising

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The pluses on Escape, for us were the quality of the food and the many food and bar options. We loved the brewery, Brazilian steak house, mojito bar, Margaritaville, the waterfront area, the outdoor dining seating areas. We also loved the bump-out balcony which gave us a lot of extra viewing area. Bermuda is beautiful, but expensive, so it was nice to have our floating hotel to go back to for rest and food. The minuses on Escape, for us, were largely aspects that we compared to RC Anthem, the only other mega-ship we have sailed on. Unlike the Anthem, Escape felt very crowded all the time. There were too many bars/music and game venues plopped in the middle of the traffic areas and the pools were way too small. The Solarium on RC Anthem simply blows Escape away. If you want a real adult area with pool, hot tubs, bar and restaurant and no kids, the Anthem cannot be beat. On Escape, smoking is permitted in the casino, which takes up almost the entire core of the ship. Because the casino is open to the other floors, the second-hand smoke was a huge problem for someone like me who has asthma. For this reason alone I would probably not go on this ship again.

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Cruising on the NCL Escape by khoey1

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

The ship, the staff, the food are excellent. Top notch. But the ship is so large with so many people that it seemed like there were crowds everywhere.

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A not so child friendly cruise by lorenaferry

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

This ship is not family friendly. Too many drunk people and not enough family oriented activities despite the photo gallery of the pool , aqua park and mini golf area. The kids pool is extremely small and crowded.

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Norwegian Escape Jul 21, 2019 7 Night Bermuda (New York Roundtrip) by dennisjmccarthy

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

The cruise was very good I enjoyed the food and the specialty restaurants, the port of Bermuda is a beautiful Island. The people are all friendly the history is amazing, things that are not taught in American history classes about the Island and it's connection to the U.S.

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Amazing by BCShelman

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Bermuda is breathtaking. This was our first cruise, and we thought it was pretty close to perfect. The pools and hot tub's could have been managed better. It was hard to find one open. We found that people get in and stay in, regardless if someone has been waiting for a turn. The hot tub's that are marked adults only need to be enforced that way. Way to many kids in them. Staff should insist that children under a certain age not be permitted to run the ship alone. We had a few kids using the tables, chairs dishes, rails...you name it, for drums. Parents just left them alone to eat( they were probably around (4 or 5 years old) The ultimate snorkel excursion with captain Kirk was truly an adventure and a must do for anyone going to Bermuda. He was a very nice guy and knowledgeable about the island. The sunset catamaran swizzle tour on the Aristocrat ,gave us unforgettable views of the sunset. The unlimited swizzle were amazing. This is another must do excursion! The personal taxis on St. George island gave us so much history on Bermuda, on our ride to Glass beach. Our overall experience was truly amazing and we will be cruising again! A thank you to the ships crew!

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Bermuda cruise vacation! by suzieerrera

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

Enjoyed Bermuda ! Cruise ship was clean and well maintained. Rooms had odor some days which was poor. Buffet food was better than carnival but the main sit down dining food was not as good as carnival. Took hours for sit down dinner and not many options s

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Wonderful Cruise by savagedsilk

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Excellent cruise. Bermuda is a wonderful place to visit. If you can get a 2 day pass and explore on your own. It's a safe place and so much cheaper to take public ferry's and buses to places.

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Wonderful Cruise ship if you like crowds and lots of bars and amenities...ship too large and not set up for well for people with mobility issues. by cdanger

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Good cruise for people who don't mind crowds, families, and who just love cruising on Large ships with lots to experience..Not as good for people who have mobility issues... Loved cruising our to New York..worth the whole trip for the views going out...

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Worse cruise ever! by lbeffert

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

Was not enjoyable guest services was no help for the issues we were having room key had to be reissued every night no lounge chairs to sit on it was packed couldn't use the pool or hot tub over crowded the hot tub was not hot luke warm water same with the food not hot.

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