Norwegian Escape Cruise Review by Mapplin92
- Sail Date: June 2018
- Destination: Bermuda
- Cabin Type: Mid-ship Inside Stateroom
Embarktation: quick and painless! We were on the ship in no time. Although, they neglected to add the Ultimate Beverage Package to my card so I had to spend some time at customer service getting that settled.
Ship: the ship is very large, and very clean. You get what you pay for - lots of artwork, decorations, and ambiance.
Cabin: the cabins are very small. Signifigantly smaller than cruising another crusie line. We had a stateroom and another guest in our party had a balcony - and that was not impressive either. Room service is daily - our attendant was wonderful and prompt. Although, we couldn't help but notice our sheets and bed was simply made up and not changed daily (this was because of a small blood stain produced by one of us from a cut - that was prensent on the comfortor the rest of the cruise).
Dining: lots of "complimenary" places to dine, but be sure to have a reservation or you wont be eating there. The best service was in Savor, the absolute worst service was in Manhattan (took 2 hours one time to get our food, and close to 1.5 hrs the second time). The garden cafe has quite the arrangement, although, I was not entirely impressed with most of the food I ate. There are two meals I considered "deicious" the entire cruise (and one of those was in Bermuda).
Entertainment: book your tickets ASAP. The comedians were amazingly funny and interactive - this was the BEST part of our vacation! Some of the venues are small and if you do not book you will not get in, unless you are first for standby. Never any chairs for lying out - everyone puts their stuff on them and walks away. Only one pool was VERY dissapointing for a ship with 4k people on it. Also alot of the attractions close too soon.. The last night the captian said all activities are extended for an hour, which was not true as we were kicked off the Bocci court to close it down at its usual time of 10. The gym was small and always too packed to even get on a machine.
Service: our room attendant was fantastic (room # 14623) she was prompt and very kind!! Most of the bartenders were nice, but A few were not - especially at the 5 O'Clock somewhere bar they are not so nice.. The waiters/waitresses in the restaraunts were very easy to talk to and attentive. Our only bad service expereince was our last time in the Manhattan. The food took a long time and the waitress was short and took food before we were done even though we said we were not done. Everyone in the cafe was excellent!
Port/excursions: the port is beautiful and clean - and offers a free ferry to the ofher side of the island! Taxi drivers will rob you for $$ but hey thats to be expected. The excursion we went on was a snorkel shipwreck/reef combo for $99/person and it was worth it! A gorgeous boat ride to a coral reef - the water was rough but the crew breifed us on safety and even offered to refund us if we didn't feel safe in the water! Free rum swizzles ended an amazing snorkel!
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Saw our parents balcony and was not impressed with the size of that room either for what they paid.
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