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We are from Switzerland and might have another view of the things like my amercan friends, so don't feel offended when I have another sight on the things.

- We had a great price value on a balcony suite and with our latitude points received from other NCL cruises it was a great value we thought for a large balcony suite.

- The food was over average we thought, except the buffet restaurant where it always felt like a war starts and everyone has to suffer hunger for years and the Churrasceria where just the food was not good. But the rest was absolutly good and fine.

- We liked the service very much and thought that they were very polite and absolutly georgous.

- Pools and sundeck section was just overcrowded and we are not fans of this loud music "hands up in the air" feeling which is so artificial. We went to the vibe beach club then and this was perfect for us. Also be aware that a lot of peoples are drunken at 10 in the morning for whatever reason. Drinking seems to be their vacation think, don't know, was not ours. Also you have ton's of loud screeming peoples, don't know why they cannot just talk normal to each other. At least you know they are there.

- Onboard activities were great and it had tons of cool thinks to explore, thats why we love NCL

- Entertainment is a great plus on this ship and was definitly perfect

- Value all over:

The cabin price was fair, the food was good and the entertainment as well. You don't feel that it is thousands of peoples, only if you visit the main pooldeck. There it's crowded with drunken and screaming Americans and they all seem not to be able just to chat normally. But you'll find options like the sundeck or the vibe beachclub to join. So we would come back, as the service was so nice and gentle and the quality good.

- Smoking: Ok this is the low point not only on NCL but all mayor cruiselines. When you come from Europe it is hard to understand and if you like to smoke cigars, you're not really in the land of the free. In fact there is only a room called "Humidor" where you can smoke, together with 450 peoples squeezed like in a subway or on the far back of the ship. On the NCL Getaway there was a perfect spot for smokers outside starboard in front of the humidor room which was perfect and no one complained or got bothered. Unfortunately the newer ships don't have this option anymore for whatever reason. So I ask myself why it is ok to get drunken at 9AM with already 5 beers in the head, but for cigars they start a paranoya scene? Anyway, that was the low point, The rest of the value was great.
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Sail Date: May 2019
Cabin Type: Suite
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Destination: Bermuda
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Norwegian Escape

122 reviews
Traveler (1,708)
Common Areas (1,933)
Dining and Bars (1,127)
Itineraries for this ship
7 Night Cruise to the Western Caribbean
Departure date
Saturday, 11/30/19
Miami, Roatan, Harvest Caye, Costa Maya, Cozumel, Miami
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Passengers: 4,266   |   Crew: 1,733
Passengers to crew: 2.46:1
Launched: 2015   


  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 10
Additional decks
Deck 5 layout
  Mid-ship Oceanview Stateroom with Large Picture Window (OB)  
  Oceanview Stateroom with Large Picture Window (OX)  
  Inside Stateroom (IX)  
  Family Oceanview Stateroom with Large Picture Window (O2)  
  Family Inside Stateroom (I1)  
  Family Inside Stateroom (I2)  
  Family Oceanview Stateroom with Large Picture Window (O1)  
Splash Academy
Guppies Nursery
The Private Room At Taste


    Cabin size: 103 - 276 sq. ft.
    Connected rooms: 213
    Accessible rooms: 16
    Maximum passengers: 6
    Number of cabins: 1168

    Activities & Entertainment

    Activities (39)
    • Aqua Racer
    • Aqua Racer
    • Arts & Crafts classes
    • Behind the Scenes Tour*
    • Dance Classes
    • Deck Parties
    • Entourage Teen Lounge
    • Fitness Center
    • Fitness Classes*
    • Free Fall Slides
    • Game Shows
    • Gaming Lessons*
    • Hair & Beauty Salon*
    • Hot Tubs (8)
    • Hydrotherapy Pool*
    • Jogging Track
    • Karaoke
    • Kids' Aqua Park
    • Late Night Music and Dancing
    • Live Nightly Music
    • Mini Golf
    • Pools (3)
    • Poolside Games
    • Ropes Course
    • Ropes Course and Zip Line
    • SPA*
    • Spice H2O
    • Sports Complex
    • Sports Games Televised
    • The Haven Spa*
    • The Library
    • Trivia
    • Vibe Beach Club
    • Video Arcade*
    • Waterslide (4)
    • Wine Tasting*
    • Guppies Nursery
    • Splash Academy
    • The Haven Lounge and Courtyard
    Entertainment (5)
    • Comedy Performances
    • Escape Casino*
    • Escape Theater
    • Headliners Comedy Club
    • Onboard Movie Screenings
    Dining (36)
    • Bar at the Atrium - Atrium Bar*
    • Moderno on the Waterfront - Brazilian Steakhouse*
    • The District Brew House - Brewpub*
    • Garden Café - Casual*
    • Open-Air Garden Café - Casual*
    • The Humidor - Cigars & Scotch*
    • Skyline Bar - Clubby Bar*
    • Tobacco Road Liquor Bar - Clubby Bar*
    • Café at the Atrium - Coffee Bar*
    • Prime Meridian Bar - Cozy Bar*
    • Le Bistro French Restaurant - French*
    • Dolce Gelato - Gelato*
    • Food Republic - Global*
    • The Supper Club - Gourmet*
    • Savor Restaurant - International
    • Taste Restaurant - International
    • The Manhattan Room - International
    • The Private Room At Taste - International
    • La Cucina Italian Restaurant - italian*
    • La Cucina on the Waterfront - italian*
    • Teppanyaki - Japanese*
    • 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar on the Waterfront - Jimmy Buffet*
    • Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville At Sea - Margaritaville*
    • Pool Deck Bar - Pool Bar*
    • Sun Deck Bar - Pool Bar*
    • Waves Pool Bar - Pool Bar*
    • O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar & Grill - Pub Fare
    • Bayamo on the Waterfront - Seafood*
    • Bayamo Restaurant - Seafood*
    • Cagney's on the Waterfront - Steakhouse*
    • Cagney's Steakhouse - Steakhouse*
    • The Haven Restaurant - Suite Guests
    • The Bake Shop - Sweets*
    • Pincho Tapas Bar - Tapas*
    • The Cellars Wine Bar - Wine Bar*
    • The Cellars Wine Bar on the Waterfront - Wine Bar*
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    • English
    Guest Services is terrible- an hour or more wait online and then no resolution. Excursion Failure - i was told at the excursion desk (after waiting 45 minutes) that i would get half back, but of course no credit to my bill. While still onboard i went back to try to find out what
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    This was my first cruise experience and it was THE WORST experience I’ve ever had abroad. Every passenger had the same feeling about it. The service was non existent. The staff was unhelpful and did not seem to want to be there. They are EXTREMELY unorganized, rude and
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    As a seasoned cruiser (having cruised many times on Holland America, Royal Caribbean and Princess) I looked forward to experiencing Norwegian Cruise Line. However, shortly after boarding the Norwegian Escape, I had the urge to escape! The onboarding process resembled a chaotic
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    First thing first: if they don’t fix the cigarette smoke from the bars and the casino filtering through the top floors and rooms, they are going to lose clients. Secondly, apart from certain items, the food was terrible. Here is the advice I give them and I know I am right (i
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    Got off to a bad start with cruise. We are use to Holland America more of a adult cruise. Children were good but they have to push in front of you everywhere they go. I guess just a reflection of thier guardians. going on and going off a bit hairy for handicap people. .Cruise
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