We decided to try the NCL line after many years of absence. We are a mature couple more aligned to celebrity and Oceania, having cruised since 1980 and we were looking forward to the Escape because of its association with Frank Del Rio from Oceania, and the food showed it. We opted for 6 nights of specialty restaurants and the UDP, both great ideas. The room on 12 was ok and fit our needs, no problems with elevators, Breakfast buffet was fine and lunch there was ok. Rating the specialty restaurants Cagneys 2, Bistro 2, La Cuccina Manhattan, best to weakest. The entertainment was directed more to the Generation X. the shows are just ok and the MC left a lot to be desired. We wished for a nice piano bar for late evening after dinner, none available. The best bar for us was Cagneys bar, great bar tenders and knew how to mix drinks.
We missed Nassau (not our favorite) and received $32 in taxes and $50 shipboard credit, we questioned the 3 ports equaled $ 300 per person and received $16. Not a happy camper!