This was my 3rd time on Escape, and was very hesitant with COVID to start cruising again. The testing at the dock was done super easy, ship was only half capacity and the staff COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MORE PLEASANT! Check in a breeze.
Dining was easy and we particularly enjoyed Cagneys and Savor. NCL did their best to continue to provide entertainment (comedy, dueling pianos, etc.) but the larger shows were not available. Every single staff person we walked by was cheery and welcoming. Everyone seemed happy to have the ships running again. This to me made a huge difference.
We also enjoy the VIBE Beach Club and that is a big plus for us.