Embarking was easy but the lines around 11:45 am were very long. Try to book your shows and specialty dining 90 days prior to sailing. Once on the Escape, you should book the shows at the Box office that you were unable to book ahead. You can also change your days or time for the specialty restaurants and shows if needed. Tip: the electronic boards might display no availabity but at the box office you might be able to get seats.
For the record show, there will be seats left where people did not show up but After Midnight it will be more packed.
Lunch at Savor was good but took a long time. We had two adjoining inside mid ship cabins which was very small and very little storage space compared to all the other ships we have been on. We had to leave a lot of our stuff in our suitcases which were stored under the beds.
Try to get to the gym early, otherwise it will fill up quickly. Try to take Vo’s dance exercise class at 9 am, it is very similar to Zumba.
There is a complimentary ferry that goes to St George. If you want to go to Horseshoe Beach try to take the van for $7 pp. We booked Hartley’s Helmet Drive and we all had a great Time especially if you do not swim or are afraid of water.
Try to attend the shows at the Atrium and Howling at the Moon. The Neon or Glow party was fun. Try the dance lessons to pick up new moves. The Escape was easier to get around than the Breakaway. I would skip La Cucina but definitely try Le Bistro and Cagney’s. We had a great time and the week flew by. We chose pink bands to disembark and was off the ship before 9:20 am. If you live on Long Island, check out the special on Avis, rent the car and keep it up to 12 hours then return it to JFK without filling up the gas tank. It cost us under $12 to get from NYC to Long Island for 4 people.
Size was okay but storage space was lacking.