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Norwegian Escape is a large ship, we booked this cruise to see if we would like cruising on a ship of this size. Food was very good especially Cagney's and Bayamo which was excellent. We found breakfast to be a problem whether we ate in Taste or Savour it took a very long time to receive your meal and it was usually cold, the order was incorrect or the most frustrating was a wait of 45 minutes to receive meal and the eggs whether an omelet, over medium, scrambled or eggs benedict were not cooked with raw egg whites. At the time of our sailing December 9-21 2018 there were no straws on the ship. We were a group of 8 and all used the Norwegian app and paid the $9.95 to be able to text one another this worked great and we had no problems with app what so ever. Huge shoutout to the staff, they work really hard to try and make sure you have a great holiday! The entertainment on this ship is lacking and we were very disappointed, we have sailed on 4 previous Norwegian cruises and we could hardly believe we were on the same cruise line. We went to shows in theater, Howl at the Moon, comedians and lounge acts, at all of these venues the volume was so excessively loud that people walked out, there was no variety the same shows over and over. We did 14 day cruise on Norwegian Star last year (2017) and entertainment was different every evening. We reserved Choir of Men and this was an excellent show, however the food they serve is terrible. Make sure you arrive early to stand in line to get a good seat and plan dinner after the show. We did one ship excursion in Antigua, and on our own at other ports. If you need transfers to airport at end of cruise book early as they sell out and you have to go across the street from terminal and stand on the sidewalk to find a cab. New York traffic is crazy busy and juggling luggage on a street corner looking for a cab with hundreds of other people is not a fun way to end your cruise. The great smoking debate continues on this ship, as smokers even we were confused, you can smoke on deck 17 in two locations outdoors and the casino as well as a little indoor room on deck 8, this room was a total joke. The casino is in the middle of ship and is very open, the smell of smoke wafts through 2 decks and even as smokers was annoying. Why not give smokers a place outside on deck 7 or 8 to keep more of the smoke outside.?? On other ships in Norwegian fleet you could smoke on one side of the boat or other on the same deck as a lot of the public spaces. We have been loyal Norwegian consumers but will be looking at other cruise lines for future cruises as this cruise was mediocre at best and the entertainment was very very lacking.

Cruise was very average

Norwegian Escape Cruise Review by BigWolfie2

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2018
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom
Norwegian Escape is a large ship, we booked this cruise to see if we would like cruising on a ship of this size. Food was very good especially Cagney's and Bayamo which was excellent. We found breakfast to be a problem whether we ate in Taste or Savour it took a very long time to receive your meal and it was usually cold, the order was incorrect or the most frustrating was a wait of 45 minutes to receive meal and the eggs whether an omelet, over medium, scrambled or eggs benedict were not cooked with raw egg whites.

At the time of our sailing December 9-21 2018 there were no straws on the ship.

We were a group of 8 and all used the Norwegian app and paid the $9.95 to be able to text one another this worked great and we had no problems with app what so ever.

Huge shoutout to the staff, they work really hard to try and make sure you have a great holiday!

The entertainment on this ship is lacking and we were very disappointed, we have sailed on 4 previous Norwegian cruises and we could hardly believe we were on the same cruise line. We went to shows in theater, Howl at the Moon, comedians and lounge acts, at all of these venues the volume was so excessively loud that people walked out, there was no variety the same shows over and over. We did 14 day cruise on Norwegian Star last year (2017) and entertainment was different every evening.

We reserved Choir of Men and this was an excellent show, however the food they serve is terrible. Make sure you arrive early to stand in line to get a good seat and plan dinner after the show.

We did one ship excursion in Antigua, and on our own at other ports.

If you need transfers to airport at end of cruise book early as they sell out and you have to go across the street from terminal and stand on the sidewalk to find a cab. New York traffic is crazy busy and juggling luggage on a street corner looking for a cab with hundreds of other people is not a fun way to end your cruise.

The great smoking debate continues on this ship, as smokers even we were confused, you can smoke on deck 17 in two locations outdoors and the casino as well as a little indoor room on deck 8, this room was a total joke. The casino is in the middle of ship and is very open, the smell of smoke wafts through 2 decks and even as smokers was annoying. Why not give smokers a place outside on deck 7 or 8 to keep more of the smoke outside.?? On other ships in Norwegian fleet you could smoke on one side of the boat or other on the same deck as a lot of the public spaces.

We have been loyal Norwegian consumers but will be looking at other cruise lines for future cruises as this cruise was mediocre at best and the entertainment was very very lacking.
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Cabin Review

Balcony Stateroom
Cabin BF 15838
The cabin was adequate, nothing remarkable or terrible just very average. They have usb ports on lights on each side of the bed which was a wonderful idea but neither of ours worked. We were a group of 8 with 4 cabins and usb only worked in 1 cabin.
Deck 11 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins