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Norwegian Escape Review

4.0 / 5.0
3,019 reviews

Too crowded - need more amenities, more variety in entertainment, additional pools for guests not in The Haven

Review for the Eastern Caribbean Cruise on Norwegian Escape
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: May 2023
Cabin: Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom

This ship was chosen as part of a Casinos at Sea offer - All previous cruises have been on Royal Caribbean.

Biggest disappointment was only one pool available for the majority of guests. Pool decks were extremely crowded. No personal space on pool decks. Loungers were side by side.

Only other options were hot/lukewarm tubs - which in temperatures > 80 degrees - not enticing and also concerns re exposure to germs!! Did not use these tubs on the pool decks. Ship was at full capacity during my cruise (over 4200 passengers).

Cabin Review

Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom

Cabin was adequate for 2 people; balcony was great (small) with 2 chairs and small table. Cabin was clean, kept immaculate by cabin steward. Large amount of storage space for clothing and other items. Beds were very comfortable.

Port Reviews

Great Stirrup Cay

Great beach day and great facilities for passengers

Puerto Plata

Must see street with multicolored umbrellas; did not visit beaches.

St. Thomas

Not the same since the hurricane, many of the high end stores are no longer there. Enjoyable lunch at restaurant in Yacht Haven. Shopping just average these days.


Best port of the trip - Long Bay Beach was beautiful. Ride to the beach a little scary. Windy roads on the hillside with no guardrails. Took excursion offered by NCL - driver was excellent. Amazing beach day. Quiet beach - no hassle with vendors, etc.

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