515 Norwegian Escape Bermuda Cruise Reviews

As fans of NCL, my husband and I chose this cruise on the Escape as it was going out of NYC and we could get to the port without flying. We were looking for a week disconnected from reality, just the two of us spending some time relaxing. ... Read More
As fans of NCL, my husband and I chose this cruise on the Escape as it was going out of NYC and we could get to the port without flying. We were looking for a week disconnected from reality, just the two of us spending some time relaxing. Getting on and off the ship was a breeze. Crowded, yes, but the lines flowed. The ship is immense, with that, there were a lot of passengers! The pool deck was full of sun bathers and liveliness, but there were sundecks where you could go for a little more quiet. Other than that, we really didn't notice the number of people onboard. Our cabin met all of our requirements: affordable, clean and conveniently located. We didn't partake in the zillion activities offered, just relaxed in our lounge chair and enjoyed the sunshine, fresh air and drinks then afterward dined in one of the numerous specialty restaurants. After dinner we would put a little cash into a slot machine for fun. The food was good in all, but Food Republic stood out as the star. All of this, though, would not have been possible without the FANTASTIC staff. All levels, all roles, every person we interacted with was warm, pleasant and welcoming. Everyone had a smile for us. The officers were seen all around the ship, stopping to talk with passengers. They were always accessible if you had a need for anything. Now to the destination: Bermuda was breathtaking! Pictures can't do justice to the color of the water and the sand of the beaches. The locals were friendly, it was clean, easy to get around via public transportation and there was so much to see and do. One trip to this island isn't enough! We will be cruising NCL again and hope to get back to Bermuda, too. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Friends of ours planned the trip and invited us. The operation of the ship was amazing as is the organization and planning of all departments. Everything was squeaky clean. Our balcony room was efficient. For the most part the food was ... Read More
Friends of ours planned the trip and invited us. The operation of the ship was amazing as is the organization and planning of all departments. Everything was squeaky clean. Our balcony room was efficient. For the most part the food was exceptional. for breakfast we ate at the buffet and on board dining. . 2 of my favorite upscale meals were Cagney's and Le Bistro. At Cagney's the sea bass was so good as was the fillet at Le Bistro. The buffet had a good variety of well prepared delicious food. The buffet was congested at peak dining times. i really enjoyed the fresh fruit and salads..The service onboard was excellent especially Marion at the pool bar. who had an amazing ability to remember names. Her timing with drinks was remarkable. I was amazed at how smoothly embarkation and disembarkation went. Unfortunately we only saw one show which was good.i denfinetly would go again! Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
We are frequent cruisers but haven't been on Norwegian for about 20 years. Gave it another chance because of the promotion (free drink packages and free 3 Dining upgrade package). We chose the mini-suite to get a full size shower and ... Read More
We are frequent cruisers but haven't been on Norwegian for about 20 years. Gave it another chance because of the promotion (free drink packages and free 3 Dining upgrade package). We chose the mini-suite to get a full size shower and it was definitely worth it! We are not big drinkers but was nice to get the frou-frou drinks (frozen pina colada's, frozen strawberry daiquiris, bahama mama, etc). wine, beer, soda without worrying about cost. Wouldn't have been worth the price if we had to pay for it though, since even though it was unlimited, we didn't drink near half the cost. Dining package was nice. It felt like we ate at a different restaurant every night. Even the main dining food was very good (much better than Royal Caribbean). Liked having all those options and not having to pay more for it. Without the free dining package, not sure it would have been worth going to La Cucina, Le Bistro and Cagneys just because the main dining room food was also outstanding. But having the other choices were nice. We like big ships because they have more options of things to do. This ship was very large but they tried to give it a small ship feeling, which I think did not serve them well. Specifically, the main atrium bar where most of the big activities were held was totally claustrophobic. It was too small for the numbers it attracted. it got warm (and a little smelly) with the events. Also, the Shore Excursion and Guest Services desk were also in the atrium, which made it almost impossible to talk to them when an event was happening because of all the noise from the event. The ship had 4200+ passengers (not including crew), so there was a lot of congestion. Really hard to catch an elevator and impossible to get a deck chair on days at sea. I think our next cruise we will look for a big ship with closer to 3,000 passengers. That seems to be the sweet spot for size. We specifically picked this time of year to avoid a lot of kids on the cruise (post spring break but too early for school to have let out). That leaves families with kids under the age of 5, which I didn't think there would be a lot of. However, we ended up in a room next to a family with a baby and a 2 year old. Oy vey! The baby screamed many times throughout the night. I don't ever remember hearing my neighbors on cruises, even we were next to partiers. Wondering if the newer ship has less insulation between rooms? Or just a very LOUD baby that was allowed to scream for an hour, starting at 7:00am? We went to guest services about 6 times with our complaint. They were not helpful. Obviously you can't tell a baby to be quiet. They told us it wasn't their fault - it wasn't an "NCL issue". And they couldn't move us because the ship was full (at mini-suite and higher). We could have downgraded our room, but they didn't want to give us much back to compensate. I finally asked for other compensation - spa gift certificate or free wifi. They said no for about 3 days, then after we kept complaining, they offered us free laundry service (we didn't need), free bottle of wine (we had a drink package), then about 2 days before the cruise ended they gave us 100 minutes of free wifi. When they introduced the crew management, they all said we should be 100% satisfied, but when push came to shove, they did not handle this very well at all. They should have immediately tried to compensate and ask us what would help - eg. additional dining room upgrade, free wifi, spa services (I just wanted a pass to the thermal suite which wouldn't have cost them anything), etc. Instead we got the run around the first 3 days, telling us maybe a room would become available once we got to Bermuda, etc. and about how it wasn't their fault. I said allowing children under 3 on the ship makes it their fault. Lastly, I got sick at the end of the cruise with a throat infection. Went to the ships doctor. He tested me for influenza, strep and legionnaires (all negative), then gave me antibiotics and a pain killer. Total cost - $700! YIKES! I was so happy to have the meds and felt much better just 12 hours later, but $40 per antibiotic pill seems a bit steep, even for a cruise ship. All in all, we enjoyed the trip and loved Bermuda, but not sure we will return to Norwegian because of their terrible customer service. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
My husband and I had a great time on the Escape May 6th cruise. Cruise Critic meet and greet at the brew pub was excellent! Beer flights and entertainment started us off right. Staff were uniformly welcoming, upbeat and helpful. ... Read More
My husband and I had a great time on the Escape May 6th cruise. Cruise Critic meet and greet at the brew pub was excellent! Beer flights and entertainment started us off right. Staff were uniformly welcoming, upbeat and helpful. Especially loved the Wine Cellar by Mondavi Family. Ricardo the wine expert was knowledgeable and very patient with questions. We did the tasting with Ricardo where we compared wine glasses. It was so eye opening - learned a lot and had fun. Bermuda was great - weather turned out better than expected. We went to Crystal Cave and to Turtle Beach - (waves and caves) - fantastic! Dining was phenomenal - La Cucina was a standout. Room was great and our Stewart, Ricardo was awesome. Ship was clean. After MIdnight show was among the best we’ve seen at sea. Singers and dancers were top notch. Brat Pack was high energy but not really our cup of tea. Overall we loved it and will definitely cruise with NCL again! Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
This was to be a family cruise and Norwegian Escape looked like the ship that would accommadate all our needs. Our arrival was a disaster.....something that I would never want to experience again in this lifetime. However the cruise ... Read More
This was to be a family cruise and Norwegian Escape looked like the ship that would accommadate all our needs. Our arrival was a disaster.....something that I would never want to experience again in this lifetime. However the cruise itself was a perfect fit. The decor - the friendly atmosphere and the service were second to none. Entertainment, pool and slides galore. There was something for everyone. The endless variety of food: from fine dining with table side personal service to a hot dog at the cafeteria was a delightful experience. As a painter, I will have to mention the daily art show. I viewed this on a daily basis and was totaly inspired. This cruise was well worth the price and I would say a balcony is a must. Meeting "Jay Hizon" was one of the highlights of your trip. He introduced himself to us and said he would take care of all our needs. He went the extra mile to make us feel welcomed and special. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Stayed in 2 bedroom haven room. Room steward Dennis and butler Isidro were amazing! David at the concierge desk was great and helped us plan our week. Leanora at haven restaurant was excellent and always greated us with a smile and took ... Read More
Stayed in 2 bedroom haven room. Room steward Dennis and butler Isidro were amazing! David at the concierge desk was great and helped us plan our week. Leanora at haven restaurant was excellent and always greated us with a smile and took great care of us. Watched choir of men at supper club. Dinner was not great but show was amazing. The show itself was worth the price of admission! Best show I’ve seen on a ship. Bermuda was absolutely beautiful. Sunset swizzle cruise was great. They gave us a good history of Bermuda and kept our cups filled with rum swizzle! Will take this excursion again when we return. Will definitely be making another trip here soon. Enjoyed Cagney’s, lacucina, and bayamo. All were excellent. Love the beer selection at the district and loved the mojito bar. Embarkation was a disaster! Even though we were in the haven, we waited for nearly 2 hours to get on boat. The port employees seemed to have no clue what was going on. I wish there was a Norwegian rep there that could have helped with those of us with priority privileges. Disembarking was easy and fast. Off the boat and headed home within 25 minutes from leaving room. Overall, a great week aboard the Escape and will sail on it again soon. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
I had a poor experience on the Norwegian Escapes first Venture out of New York City to Bermuda. The ship itself was great, the overall experience, not so much. It started off negative as I scheduled a 10:30am checkin and was not informed ... Read More
I had a poor experience on the Norwegian Escapes first Venture out of New York City to Bermuda. The ship itself was great, the overall experience, not so much. It started off negative as I scheduled a 10:30am checkin and was not informed that the ship was going to be late and that we should not arrive until after 12pm. Most passengers were notified by text and phone, however I received no notification despite being a previous customer and primary traveler. The ship was several hours late. Once aboard there were service issues including slow restaurant service, errors on orders, iconcerge app errors, terrible neighbors in the room next door (Not a fault of the cruiseline itself but didn't help), and slow ferry service on the island, and repetitious activities from previous Norwegian cruises. This is my third Norwegian Cruise and I have 3 more booked and an additional 3 more CruiseNext deposits that must be used by 2021. Hopefully there will be some changes that will help keep me interested to go with the wonderful itineraries and promotions they offer. Hopefully future sailing on the Escape from New York will go smoother. I had excellent meals at Cagneys, The Manhatten, and Teppenyaki. And the staff for the most part was extremely pleasant and enjoyable. The staff works extremely hard to try and meet the needs of many so I will not let one bad experience ruin my desire to cruise. Based on my previous two Norwegian Cruises, they deserve another chance. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Having cruised the NYC route to Bermuda before on the Breakaway, we got addicted to the combination of relaxing sea days and plenty of island time that comes with this itinerary. When we saw that the route was now being covered by the ... Read More
Having cruised the NYC route to Bermuda before on the Breakaway, we got addicted to the combination of relaxing sea days and plenty of island time that comes with this itinerary. When we saw that the route was now being covered by the Escape, we were excited to give a new ship a try! The Escape is a "Breakaway plus" class ship, which means that it felt almost like being back on the Breakaway, and it was very easy to navigate. However, there were a few additional venues, and we also enjoyed the new shows. Embarkation on this sailing was really awful. However, it was the first sailing of the Escape out of NYC, so hopefully they will get the process figured out. As it was, the ship arrived late, the service agents did not know how to use the computers/software, and we waited in a huge crush of people for hours. Not a relaxing way to start off! However, once we got on board the ship, the service was impeccable and all of the stress quickly melted away. In general, the staff seemed happy, and everyone was very friendly and accommodating. We went to three specialty restaurants as part of the included specialty dining package, and chose Moderno, La Cucina, and Teppanyaki. All 3 were fantastic. We went to Moderno the first night, and dining while watching the sail away from the aft of the ship was so peaceful. My husband's favorite dessert on the ship is the banana tart from Moderno, so make sure to save some room for that! The service in La Cucina was fantastic, but we thought the food was not quite as good as some of the other specialty restaurants. Teppanyaki was a lot of fun, and the steak is incredible. We also enjoyed the food at the main dining rooms (Taste/Savor), O'Sheehan's, and the Garden Cafe buffet. In general, food seems to be a strength for NCL. We enjoyed the main shows, After Midnight and The Brat Pack, and went to Howl at the Moon several nights. The performers were talented, but we were frustrated by the way Howl at the Moon worked - if you wanted your request taken seriously, you had to leave a large tip ($10-20). We thought this was really tacky for "free" entertainment, and the performers made a point to mention the amount of the tip before each song to drive up tips. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Brother told us we would really enjoy it (he had been on NCL cruises already) & we decided to give it a try. Well, we loved it. We had so much fun ! The food was fantastic & this ship is beautiful. Day 1 was chaotic because ... Read More
Brother told us we would really enjoy it (he had been on NCL cruises already) & we decided to give it a try. Well, we loved it. We had so much fun ! The food was fantastic & this ship is beautiful. Day 1 was chaotic because we had to stand on line for four hours before finally getting on the ship. But once we got on the ship, it was great ! The ship is beautiful. The bars & shows were terrific & the staff was so nice everywhere we ate & drank. The service was outstanding. Our cabin was very nice & everything was so clean. Bermuda is so pretty. Disembarkation went smoothly when we got back to NY, not like the way it went on the day we left NY. We went to the Karaoke Bar almost everynight, it was so much fun & the DJ's in the bars played great dancing music. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
I booked with Norwegian Escape ship which is just 3 years old. Brand new and very upgraded with hitech systems and touchscreens on the walls that you can choose and schedule your day with activities and shows. Also they have a very ... Read More
I booked with Norwegian Escape ship which is just 3 years old. Brand new and very upgraded with hitech systems and touchscreens on the walls that you can choose and schedule your day with activities and shows. Also they have a very convenient app that you can download on phone and watch what's going on on ship every moment as well as keep in track charges on your account. All the ship is considered very luxurious and clean. Activities for everyone and amazing food. In general very good vey for money. The stuff very friendly, you almost feel like they 're your family. I definitely recommend this cruise to everyone!!! Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Last year cruised on the Gem out of New York and had a great cruise. Almost every night there was some kind of dance party going on in the spinnaker lounge, a big lounge with a large dance floor in the forward part of the ship. There is ... Read More
Last year cruised on the Gem out of New York and had a great cruise. Almost every night there was some kind of dance party going on in the spinnaker lounge, a big lounge with a large dance floor in the forward part of the ship. There is no such area on the Escape, in forward part of ship just have haven rooms. On Gem every morning had a free Zumba like wake up to day at the pool area, where there was actually room for quite a few people near stage area, which was run by cruise director staff. No such area or program on Escape. There is the h2o outdoor area that had a few things scheduled, but when the weather didn't cooperate there was no indoor area to fall back on. The shows in the theater were very good, but two of the shows were done for 5 nights. Not very happy with the idea of having to pay for other shows and higher quality meals. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
We have tried to visit Bermuda previously but because of the weather our cruises were diverted, so this was 3rd time lucky. We decided to take advantage of cruising out of New York to add a long awaited trip prior to our cruise. We flew ... Read More
We have tried to visit Bermuda previously but because of the weather our cruises were diverted, so this was 3rd time lucky. We decided to take advantage of cruising out of New York to add a long awaited trip prior to our cruise. We flew into Toronto for 2 nights to explore this wonderful city, we then took the Via Rail to Niagara and stayed for 2 nights here. The falls were magnificent the City pretty dismal. We then flew from Buffalo to New York where we again stayed for 2 nights, taking in the sights and a show called Escape to Margaritaville. We were only a few blocks from the port so took a stroll down to check in. We could not find the 18 storey ship, after a bit of a search we discovered that it was delayed, never understood why, especially since the ship had no passengers coming to NY. There was a mass of people everywhere, it was suggested we return in 2 hours, since our cases where taken from us, we were able to find a nice bar in the sun. We returned to the ship a couple of times and eventually we checked in. We stayed in the Haven, our cabin on deck 14 was fabulous, the haven started on deck 17 and was as beautiful as ever, we would have our breakfast either in the Haven by the pool or the Haven restaurant, lunch, if we managed it, in the Haven restaurant and dinner either in the Haven or in one of the speciality restaurants. The Haven restaurant was tranquil, service perfect the menu varied but the same all week but food very good. Cagneys steakhouse was crazy busy but after a 40 minutes after our booked time we sat to wonderful service and great steaks. La Cucina and La Bistro restaurants were both very comfortable and food excellent. We didn't try the other restaurants on this trip or the buffet. The pool deck was wonderful but like all other areas of this ship very crowded. There are some really great water slides and a huge adventure ropes course for the young and adventurous. The shows were top notch, entertainment overall brilliant, comedians brilliant but didn't vary their set much, or at all. Our favourite bar was the District Brew House particularly because of the crazy pianist Beau Tahana. We finished our evenings in the casino, all staff fab, and as a bonus we actually ended up not in minus. The skyline bar was just off the casino, it was great to see and hear the dancing and energy rather than being tucked away behind doors where it would not have been so well attended. The weather wasn't the best so we weren't able to take advantage of the wonderful boardwalks. We love the bigger ships, the dining options, entertainment variety of things to do are vastly increased but the trade off is the crowds all wanting to see the comedians, duelling pianos, restaurants or anything else, can make it a little overwhelming this is where the Haven lives up to its name. The cruise was for 7 nights, to Bermuda and back, so a good few sea days, which I have to admit I now actually look forward to. We docked at the Royal Navy Dockyards in Bermuda, quite a nice area on its own. A neat little beach, dolphin show, restaurants, museum and shops. Regular free NCL ferry to St Georges, watch the timings, and regular ferries and buses to Hamilton and local pink sand beaches. Disembarkation was well organized. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Our first cruise . So disappointed in the entire experience. We waited four hours at the NYC terminal, three of which was standing outside in the cold. Not sure what happened at the dock as there was no explanation and no apology for this ... Read More
Our first cruise . So disappointed in the entire experience. We waited four hours at the NYC terminal, three of which was standing outside in the cold. Not sure what happened at the dock as there was no explanation and no apology for this unacceptable inconvenience. The worst part was seeing the hundreds of senior citizens standing for hours, with no attempt from anyone from the cruise ship making accommodations for them. Pitiful! The most amazing part was no one in line seemed at all angry about the situation. They were completely complacent, calm and for the most part jovial. Eager to get on board and start their adventure, even if it meant killing 240 minutes of their precious vacation time. When we finally got on board it was a frenzied race to get to a bar and get a drink. Every bar onboard was over packed with people, we couldn’t get close to a drink of water let alone alcohol. The ship should have served champagne in glasses as we boarded after putting us through that ridiculous ordeal. We waited 4 hours but there were people behind us that surely waited at least five hours. The ship is very crowded 4900 passengers, which means if you want to do something on board like eat, or see a show you have to make reservations immediately! We didn’t have a chance to eat at any decent hour or partake in a number of activities (There weren’t that many we were interested in) as everything booked up quickly. The activities they have on board are basically organized for you to purchase something from the art auction, or the onboard shopping (a joke) or at the spa. There were no intellectually stimulating activities except a program called 30,000 years of art history. It was interesting but it was merely a ploy to get you to buy the sofa art on display in the middle of the thoroughfare. If you are not a smoker do not go on this ship! They say there is no smoking onboard except in a designated area in the casino. Well the casino is in the open three floor atria area where many of the high end dining restaurants are. The smoke just wafts down to the non smoking area and it ruined that entire area of the ship. We had dinner at Le Bistro and was unpleasantly surrounded with cigarette smoke as we were sat at the outside tables. The food is generally ok. We did have two nice meals at the Italian restaurant but Le Bistro was a great disappointment. Breakfasts were the best meals of the day. We ate at all of the Complimentary restaurants at one time or another and the food was not bad given the nature of the high capacity feeding that goes on throughout the day. I commend them on their ability to be consistent and to deliver meals very efficiently. Which leads me to the staff. What wonderful hardworking, friendly people. They really did go out of their way for everyone. We left cash tips everywhere we dined and drank. The best spot on the boat hands down was the District.! Except for that first day it was the least crowded of all of the bars. Loved the atmosphere and the entertainment. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
This is my 10th cruise - my 8th Norwegian sailing and my 2nd Norwegian Escape sailing! I guess you could say I’m passionate about cruising and especially with Norwegian Cruise Line. I live in Montana so always need to fly to my ... Read More
This is my 10th cruise - my 8th Norwegian sailing and my 2nd Norwegian Escape sailing! I guess you could say I’m passionate about cruising and especially with Norwegian Cruise Line. I live in Montana so always need to fly to my embarkation port to sail. New York City is the least expensive along with Seattle … however, I’m a warm water, sunshine and sand type of cruiser so I most often go out of New York City. This was no exception. I most always fly into Newark Liberty International Airport because it is the easiest and most often the least expensive to fly into and arrange for travel into Manhattan for either accommodations and/or arrival at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal. This trip, I chose to stay at the Newark Courtyard Downtown! They have a “FREE” airport shuttle and the service was exceptional. It also includes a little Bistro for dining and drinks and was very reasonably priced and delicious. I did not venture out of the hotel as I was ready to call it a day after settling in. I took an Uber to the Manhattan Cruise Terminal on Sunday around 12:30 pm and the cost was around $42 (not too bad). It was the first time for the Norwegian Escape to arrive in the Manhattan Cruise Terminal and for whatever reason, it was late checking in passengers. I was fine with it, but as you can imagine, several hundreds/thousands of people were not happy. It didn’t dampen my cruise at all. The cruise line did credit all of our accounts $23 which could have been used towards gratuities or purchases and though I didn’t ask Guest Services, I believe they were being generous and compensating for our inconvenience. I thought this was very nice. Many people wanted more because they were a bit inconvenienced. I think this is why I’m passionate about travel - I truly know how to go with the flow. Once through security and checked in with key card in hand, I was able to directly board the ship. And, they were ready for us! I was able to go straight to my cabin which was a solo “studio” cabin designed specifically for solo travelers. Upon arrival I received a bottle of champagne, as I’m a Lattitudes Member (repeat cruiser), and a complimentary bottle of water. I will tell you that throughout the cruise I received a total of five different deliveries of either exquisitely decorated chocolate covered strawberries and/or pleasurable and beautifully designed chocolates. They just kept coming. This was truly a lovely and heartfelt touch. A huge shout out to the Hotel Director, Deepak Punia; our Solo Host, Aris Milicevic; Recreational Supervisor, Jing Perucho; Assistant Financial Account, Emmanuel Mugariri for the beautiful gesture of chocolates and chocolate covered strawberries - thank you, truly, from the bottom of my heart! Another BIG SHOUT OUT to Prejith Sukamaran, Executive Chef, for the tasty food and awesome presentation at every meal! WOW! Unsurpassed food and service on this cruise! I had the awesome opportunity to meet Prejith at the Cruise Critic Meet and Mingle and he truly goes above and beyond ensuring the food in every venue is palatable and beautifully presented! Thank you, Prejith! And, a HUGE SHOUT OUT to the Cruise Critic Meet and Mingle Gathering! It was above and beyond my expectations! I had the opportunity to meet so many passionate cruisers and staff!!! Thank YOU! Because I am a solo traveler most often, I chose to join the Solo Travelers Group Gatherings, hosted by Aris Milicevic, who was so warm and welcoming to all of us. Throughout the cruise our group continued to grow and grow. As a group, he arranged our dining, entertainment and made the cruise so much FUN! Thank you, Aris, for all you are and all you do! I also decided to take a painting class on this cruise with Vo, and it was so much FUN! Thank you, Vo, for bringing out the artist within! Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos was incredible as well as the comedy acts at Headliners! This is the first time I’ve enjoyed these two venues on a cruise and I will not miss these venues again! I laughed until I had tears running down my cheeks! FABULOUS! The Broadway Entertainment was impeccable!!!! I had the opportunity to enjoy the amazing “After Midnight” and “For The Record: The Brat Pack” musicals! Oh My Goodness - a MUST SEE for anyone who loves music, dancing and drama! And, I decided to place myself in a performing position when I entered the “Dance Clash” … a Norwegian Cruise Line alternative to “Dancing with the Stars”. I was selected and given an amazing dance partner from the activities team! Guess what? We WON! I was shocked! And, oh did we have FUN!!! Honestly, he was an amazing dance partner! And, it’s really all about having fun and being a little wild and crazy while dancing! It truly was a highlight on my cruise. It’s kinda funny because people came up to me every day after that event to say they clapped and shouted for me and thought I did GREAT! I became a celebrity overnight! Haha! We spent about three days in Bermuda and I choose to bring my own snorkel gear (new fins and mask) and walked to Snorkel Park and played in the water. It’s a $5 entry fee to the park and $10 for the chair. The temperature was about 72 degrees and it was very windy and the water was a bit cool and I still had a BLAST! The following day I took a free ferry provided by Norwegian to St. George and spent a little time in St. George. The ferry ride was beautiful and St. George is a darling place - so quaint! I didn’t do any paid excursions this cruise and most likely will on my next cruise to Bermuda. Disembarkation was a breeze as usual after enjoying a really lovely breakfast at Savor. Another solo traveler and I shared an Uber to Newark Liberty International Airport which ended up only costing $33 each and that was great! Lots of time to spare before flying back home! Thank you, Cruise Critic, for this wonderful venue, for the awesome roll call for this particular cruise, and for the truly enjoyable Meet and Mingle for our roll call! You're the BEST!!! Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Our 12th cruise with NCL and they did not disappoint! My husband and I went on the beautiful Escape out of New York to Bermuda. Embarkation was poor and unusually delayed due the ship being late; we are Platinum and our typical embarkation ... Read More
Our 12th cruise with NCL and they did not disappoint! My husband and I went on the beautiful Escape out of New York to Bermuda. Embarkation was poor and unusually delayed due the ship being late; we are Platinum and our typical embarkation time from arrival time on the pier to our cabin is 20 minutes. Once we were on the ship, everything was great-Service, the entertainment, our cabin. Our cabin attendant, Christian, couldn't do enough for us. Meals were delicious; if you can't find something to eat on this ship, there is something wrong with you! So many choices whether it was the Garden Café, the Specialty Dining (La Cucina (we ate there twice-absolutely delicious and fantastic service; Le Bistro-again delicious and very good service); O'Sheehan's-always open and good for a midnight snack after a show. The entertainment was terrific-"For the Record;" "After Midnight;" shows in the Atrium and the Escape's version of Dancing with the Stars was absolutely hysterical and so entertaining! Disembarkation was very smooth and much more enjoyable than embarkation. A lot of the crew said good-bye to everyone as we left the ship-nice touch!! We've already booked another cruise with friends on NCL in October and can't wait! Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Norwegian Escape Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.2
Dining 4.0 4.0
Entertainment 5.0 3.9
Public Rooms 4.0 4.0
Fitness Recreation 4.0 3.9
Family 5.0 3.9
Service 3.0 4.0
Value For Money 4.0 3.7

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