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Norwegian Escape Cruise Reviews

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Weather uncooperative, Crew were awesome!
"Getting on the ship was a breeze. Minimal wait in line...the lines were long but they went fast. Walked off the shuttle and right into security line then straight onto the ship. The ship itself was beautiful..."Read More
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Something for all...

Review for Norwegian Escape to Caribbean - Western

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Oconnor
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We bid on and upgrade suite and got it.. it looked the same as a regular suite with double the size balcony and bathroom.. 3 of us in the room so it was comfortable. Mark took care of our room.. he was great and brought us anything we needed right away.. we tipped Mark everyday, which we always do on a cruise, and Mark made sure we were in need of nothing! Great experience.. We were traveling ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony

Traveled with children


Just OK

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sooxin67
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We thought we would try Norwegian Cruises - really liked the route and got a great deal on a mini suite. I had visions of a large cabin and large balcony - not so much. Cabin was well appointed but indistinguishable from balconies on Celebrity or RCC. Service and food were hit and miss. We really enjoyed the Manhattan Dining Room where the service and food quality was better than Taste or ...
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Sail Date: March 2020


Worse cruise ever

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Rlangelozzi
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

I received a really good offer from a travel place and had never sailed Norwegian so thought I would try it. The food and the service were both awful. We tried several restaurants and each time the food was luke warm at best. We actually had to go to the buffet after leaving one restaurant because my husband never got his meal. Our room steward never cleaned our room until late in the afternoon ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Last Cruise before virus shutdown

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swcjlc1
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Sailed for the first time on NCL in a Haven Penthouse Balcony room. The NCL embarkation and disembarkation processes need a lot of work. Although we were pretty much escorted through the throngs of people it was still a little bit convoluted. We arrived about 10:15 am and there were already at least a thousand people in various lines waiting to board. I can see why people get upset over the ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: The Haven Courtyard Penthouse with Balcony


Couldn’t wait to escape the Escape!

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Ryanfifield95
2-5 Cruises • Age 20s

Because NCL hasn’t told anyone this, Margaritaville is longer existent on this ship, and we booked in February (it was removed before we even booked). We tried to upgrade rooms and had no help from Norwegian or the website although we kept getting emails to upgrade. Our cruise rep, Brandon, was supposed to call us the day before and did not. So we made attempts the day before sailing and the ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


The Cruise of Disappointments

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reedbn202
2-5 Cruises • Age 20s

Plain and simple - disappointing. To say the least we were very mislead. This was not a cheap vacation and we didn’t expect it to be, but we also expected it to be at least worth what we paid. We chose this cruise because it matched our travel dates, budgets, and it had a great itinerary. We loved the idea of freestyle dining. No set times, no dress codes, and we didn’t have to eat at tables with ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom


Overall a Good Time on the Final Cruise before CoVid 19 Shutdown

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busyone
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We book a cruise with our adult children and our grandchildren during spring break each year. We choose Norwegian because of the kids sail free offers and the number of activities available for the little ones. This year the cruise was not as worry free as usual because of the virus scares throughout the world. We did not cancel because our cruise was before the Norwegian offers to give passengers ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


NCL may have a new loyal customer

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silverbrook761
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

One of the main reasons I chose this crusie was the Free at Sea promotion that included the drink package. I find that purchasing this separately almost doubles the cost of your cruise. Although I originally booked one of the cute looking studio rooms, I ended up upgrading to a balcony room and really enjoyed my time with NCL. Embarkation was a bit of a challenge because the previous cruise ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Escape 2-29-20

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hewent
10+ Cruises

Chose this cruise to hopefully miss spring break but discovered it was Canada’s spring break. Very crowded and rowdy crowd. Tried to find quiet places and all the designated quiet areas were full of unruly screaming children. No rules were ever enforced. Embarkation was a nightmare. Some people were in line for over 3 hours before getting on the ship. Not sure if Corona screening played a part. ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Spa Balcony Stateroom


Great Ship w/a small pool area

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stu132u
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Embarkation was the worst I have ever seen since I started cruising (1979). Three and a half hours in line (made Disney & Universal envious w/their lines) and no water available along the way. Only once you were in the final area did the Platinum Priority Boarding show up. Almost missed my muster drill as a result. No worries, I still got scanned. I chose this cruise based on I wanted to try ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Inside Stateroom


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