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LOVED this ship, so much to do!! However we went the week before Christmas this time and it was jammed packed. We would like to try this ship again not around a holiday, just too many people. We had 2 oceanview rooms that connected so the teens could be in one and we were in the other. There are plenty of dining options, don't miss out on Margaritaville. You do have to pay an upcharge however the food was fantastic. Being that this is a large ship, the shows are fantastic. You can tell the difference they put into the shows between the class of ships. Service is always top notch and employees are always so helpful. We did two excursions on this cruise and one on our own (which saved hundreds of dollars) and we were still with people from the ship...so there was no worry about missing the boat.

Amazing ship not good for holiday cruise

Norwegian Escape Cruise Review by Taja1002

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2016
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Mid-ship Oceanview Stateroom with Large Picture Window
LOVED this ship, so much to do!! However we went the week before Christmas this time and it was jammed packed. We would like to try this ship again not around a holiday, just too many people.

We had 2 oceanview rooms that connected so the teens could be in one and we were in the other.

There are plenty of dining options, don't miss out on Margaritaville. You do have to pay an upcharge however the food was fantastic.

Being that this is a large ship, the shows are fantastic. You can tell the difference they put into the shows between the class of ships.

Service is always top notch and employees are always so helpful.

We did two excursions on this cruise and one on our own (which saved hundreds of dollars) and we were still with people from the ship...so there was no worry about missing the boat.
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Cabin Review

Mid-ship Oceanview Stateroom with Large Picture Window
Cabin OB
Plenty of room with 2 adults in one and 2 teens in the other with a connecting door.
Deck 5 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins

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