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We are family of 2 plus one child 9 years old, we had a balcony room. Entertainment was very poor and very few, show repeated 2 or more times, comedy show was "retired" performers with outdated repeated material. 2 of the ports use tandem boats which turns leaving and coming to the boat a long long nightmare. Food at the main dining room (Manhattan) had a very bad service very bad oily food and very slow service, and btw you need reservation which is never available unless you want to eat at 9:30PM and then food and service from very tired servants is even worst. We bought 5 days specialty diners when we booked the cruise few month in advance, the website did not let us make reservation prior to cruise so first think when we board early (10:45AM) trying to make reservation for the week and to our surprize no available tables between 6:00- 9:15 PM or later was available, we tried 4 of the specialty restaurants, Cagney steak house was a shame tasteless meat, very disappointing and Le Bistro try to be high style just to find out same low level tasteless food food served in a make believe "fancy" way, not to mention service was awful in both restaurants as well as main dining room. Buffet at deck 16 was all time a mess at breakfast and lunch with very few healthy choices. All in all this was a mess all around, poor at any level and any department, save your money and choose any other cruise line but do not take this one.

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Norwegian Escape Cruise Review by maximov

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2019
  • Destination: Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom
We are family of 2 plus one child 9 years old, we had a balcony room.

Entertainment was very poor and very few, show repeated 2 or more times, comedy show was "retired" performers with outdated repeated material.

2 of the ports use tandem boats which turns leaving and coming to the boat a long long nightmare.

Food at the main dining room (Manhattan) had a very bad service very bad oily food and very slow service, and btw you need reservation which is never available unless you want to eat at 9:30PM and then food and service from very tired servants is even worst.

We bought 5 days specialty diners when we booked the cruise few month in advance, the website did not let us make reservation prior to cruise so first think when we board early (10:45AM) trying to make reservation for the week and to our surprize no available tables between 6:00- 9:15 PM or later was available, we tried 4 of the specialty restaurants, Cagney steak house was a shame tasteless meat, very disappointing and Le Bistro try to be high style just to find out same low level tasteless food food served in a make believe "fancy" way, not to mention service was awful in both restaurants as well as main dining room. Buffet at deck 16 was all time a mess at breakfast and lunch with very few healthy choices.

All in all this was a mess all around, poor at any level and any department, save your money and choose any other cruise line but do not take this one.
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Balcony Stateroom
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Balcony Cabin was smaller on the escape than other boats we cruise before.
Bedding was hard uncomfortable.
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