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We took our cruise with our two toddlers. The ship (and NCL in general) is quite kid-friendly. Lots of kids programs/activities. The ship was very clean. We had a balcony room which was nice and worth the extra money especially when you have small children who need to nap and you’re stuck in the room for a couple hours. Restauarants were very good! We especially enjoyed the Tappenyaki restaurant which was fun for the whole family! Ports were very nice. Some shore excursions are great and others over over-priced so definitely do your homework (search out alternative methods) before booking excursions through NCL. For instance, you can easily take a cab to many of the beaches and aquariums for much cheaper. The only 2 things that I didn’t like was that you have to pay extra to attend the shows (unlike on other ships) and the timing of the daily planned kids activities was very poor. All of the Guppies/Splash Academy kids activities took place during nap time (12-2pm) or dinner time (5-6pm) which was very inconvenient. Our kids ended up missing many of the classes due to this.

Good cruise for all ages

Norwegian Escape Cruise Review by Angela2202

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2018
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom
We took our cruise with our two toddlers. The ship (and NCL in general) is quite kid-friendly. Lots of kids programs/activities.

The ship was very clean. We had a balcony room which was nice and worth the extra money especially when you have small children who need to nap and you’re stuck in the room for a couple hours. Restauarants were very good! We especially enjoyed the Tappenyaki restaurant which was fun for the whole family!

Ports were very nice. Some shore excursions are great and others over over-priced so definitely do your homework (search out alternative methods) before booking excursions through NCL. For instance, you can easily take a cab to many of the beaches and aquariums for much cheaper.

The only 2 things that I didn’t like was that you have to pay extra to attend the shows (unlike on other ships) and the timing of the daily planned kids activities was very poor. All of the Guppies/Splash Academy kids activities took place during nap time (12-2pm) or dinner time (5-6pm) which was very inconvenient. Our kids ended up missing many of the classes due to this.
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