Norwegian Escape Cruise Review by craftycruiser27
- Sail Date: August 2018
- Destination: Bermuda
- Cabin Type: Aft-facing Mini-Suite with Balcony
Private car dropped us right at the pier at 11:20 AM and luggage was quickly taken by a porter. We were thru customs and processed by Norwegian desk and on the ship by noon. Very easy. Previous reviews stated that O Sheehans pub/restaurant would be a good first stop. Excellent choice, decent food, good service and a nice first meal.
Now we were off to our cabin, Deck 11 aft. Our luggage hadn't arrived but we were able to change into pool deck clothing and drop off our carry on bags and secure passports in the cabin safe. Cabin and bathroom and balcony definetly appear larger than similar cabin assignments on other ships.
Pool area on embarkation day is crazy, wild, normal stuff with children overtaking the over adults only hot tubs and pool. This was corrected by staff security by the 2nd day.
No big deal as the pool is not that important for me on embarkation day.
Had several drinks with our large group at the pool as there were many waiters and waitresses. Of course some surly customers but the bartenders controlled the large groups very well.
Had the unlimited drink plan and 4 dinner package. Drink plan excellent, dinner package was average. Specialty restaurants food quality are only slightly above the complimentary restaurants. Japanese Teppyaniki was decent with Asian food. Typical theater with chef cooking all the food in front of everyone.Disappointed in Cagneys as rib eye was tough but Shrimp Cocktail was excellent. Manhattan, Savor and Taste Restaursants are complementary and they are nearly comparable in food and Only ate at garden buffet for a quick snack or small lunch. Average quality. The Manhattan room is easily the best complimentary restaurant.Excellent service and above average food.
Le Bistro ( French Restaurant) was just ok. Good service but menu was limited
Buffet was above average with
Plenty of choices,
Wifi stinks on the vessel. Don't get it unless it's a must.
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Balcony extremely larger imho compared to similar cruise line categories.