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We've sailed on NCL to Bermuda multiple times because we love the 3 day stay in Kings Wharf, and the convenience of sailing from NYC. Overall this was a good trip. The ship is beautiful, well maintained, and the staff was wonderful. NY had terrible weather the week we were away but we experienced smooth seas, sunny skies and beautiful weather every day in Bermuda. We liked some of the features on the Escape and disliked others. the District Brew House was a nice space, Margaritaville very good, Escape the Big Top fun. Other activities were disappointing. The very popular guest games, Deal or No Deal, Newlywed Game, Majority Rules, Dancing with the Crew, etc..... are now held in the Atrium. The crowds are much too large for that area. Mobs of people crowd the railings at O'Sheehan's, most folks can't get close at all, are unable to see, and leave. It leads to fights among the crowd for seating. The chairs in the atrium are huge, heavy and not easily repositioned. It is not an appropriate use of the space and not enjoyable at all. I don't understand way they don't use the Theater for more of these activities or a larger venue with adequate seating and sight lines for these popular shows. Speaking of the Theater, is it now used for the Cotton Club show and the horrible Brat Pack show, a show created, cut and pasted around songs from the Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Ferris Bueller, etc. It was unbearably bad. What a waste of space. We have always preferred NCL because of the entertainment and activities but these changes are not for the better in my opinion. The cabins are adequate, our cabin steward adequate, not outstanding. He was either very new or overwhelmed. The food in the dining rooms was good, we're not picky and enjoyed everything served. The staff were all wonderful. We had a group of 7 and didn't wait very long for tables. Overall the Escape is a nice, new, clean, ship with excellent service and ok entertainment.

Smooth sailing

Norwegian Escape Cruise Review by Breezymom

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2018
  • Destination: Bermuda
  • Cabin Type: Mid-ship Inside Stateroom
We've sailed on NCL to Bermuda multiple times because we love the 3 day stay in Kings Wharf, and the convenience of sailing from NYC. Overall this was a good trip. The ship is beautiful, well maintained, and the staff was wonderful.

NY had terrible weather the week we were away but we experienced smooth seas, sunny skies and beautiful weather every day in Bermuda.

We liked some of the features on the Escape and disliked others. the District Brew House was a nice space, Margaritaville very good, Escape the Big Top fun.

Other activities were disappointing. The very popular guest games, Deal or No Deal, Newlywed Game, Majority Rules, Dancing with the Crew, etc..... are now held in the Atrium. The crowds are much too large for that area. Mobs of people crowd the railings at O'Sheehan's, most folks can't get close at all, are unable to see, and leave. It leads to fights among the crowd for seating. The chairs in the atrium are huge, heavy and not easily repositioned. It is not an appropriate use of the space and not enjoyable at all. I don't understand way they don't use the Theater for more of these activities or a larger venue with adequate seating and sight lines for these popular shows.

Speaking of the Theater, is it now used for the Cotton Club show and the horrible Brat Pack show, a show created, cut and pasted around songs from the Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Ferris Bueller, etc. It was unbearably bad. What a waste of space. We have always preferred NCL because of the entertainment and activities but these changes are not for the better in my opinion.

The cabins are adequate, our cabin steward adequate, not outstanding. He was either very new or overwhelmed.

The food in the dining rooms was good, we're not picky and enjoyed everything served. The staff were all wonderful. We had a group of 7 and didn't wait very long for tables.

Overall the Escape is a nice, new, clean, ship with excellent service and ok entertainment.
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Cabin Review

Mid-ship Inside Stateroom
Cabin IA 14647
Adequate
Deck 15 Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins