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We chose this ship because we had never cruised with Norwegian before. We booked a suite because we like the extra service and extra room space. This ship had no extra service and virtually the same space as balcony rooms on other ships. The only "perk" was a special embarkation line for suite passengers. Unfortunately the suite line was separated from the regular line by a strip of ribbon tape, and as soon as we made the first turn, the regular passengers went under the tape to the suite line. Both lines became equally long. The room was nice but not much bigger than a balcony room. The entertainment must be booked almost immediately for the whole week. If you wait till the next day, you'll get standing room only. We were unable to book any shows. The area for adults only has no shaded area, so if you want peace and quiet bring plenty of sun block. Sitting by the regular pool was impossible due to extremely loud music. The staff, the food and bar service were as good as you can get, but don't get sick on board unless you have medical insurance accepted by the ship. My wife developed a bladder infection and was treated by the ship's doctor (who did an incredible job of diagnosing and treating the infection), and the ship rendered a bill for nearly $1800.00. This charge may be standard in the cruising trade, but, really, $1800.00? Do your homework. Compare the cabin space of all the cruise lines and check for perks offered for premium rooms before you spend your hard earned money.

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Norwegian Escape Cruise Review by kenbar825

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2017
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Aft-facing Mini-Suite with Balcony
We chose this ship because we had never cruised with Norwegian before.

We booked a suite because we like the extra service and extra room space. This ship had no extra service and virtually the same space as balcony rooms on other ships.

The only "perk" was a special embarkation line for suite passengers. Unfortunately the suite line was separated from the regular line by a strip of ribbon tape, and as soon as we made the first turn, the regular passengers went under the tape to the suite line. Both lines became equally long. The room was nice but not much bigger than a balcony room.

The entertainment must be booked almost immediately for the whole week. If you wait till the next day, you'll get standing room only. We were unable to book any shows.

The area for adults only has no shaded area, so if you want peace and quiet bring plenty of sun block. Sitting by the regular pool was impossible due to extremely loud music.

The staff, the food and bar service were as good as you can get, but don't get sick on board unless you have medical insurance accepted by the ship.

My wife developed a bladder infection and was treated by the ship's doctor (who did an incredible job of diagnosing and treating the infection), and the ship rendered a bill for nearly $1800.00. This charge may be standard in the cruising trade, but, really, $1800.00?

Do your homework. Compare the cabin space of all the cruise lines and check for perks offered for premium rooms before you spend your hard earned money.
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Aft-facing Mini-Suite with Balcony
Cabin M1 10830
As stated above, the suite was not much bigger than a balcony room
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