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Every hour of every day we had what seemed like endless choices of activities, restaurants, lounges and family fun areas from which to choose. We were traveling with a large group that consisted of Parrot Heads (Jimmy Buffett fans) who were looking forward to the first Margaritaville at Sea, a collection of high school friends that were all turning 50, and two families that brought kids of various ages. In short, we had a group of two dozen people, ranging in age from 3 to 65 years old. The bigger kids and adults enjoyed the ropes course equally. The younger kids loved having their your own pool/play area and the parents loved having it near the exit to the water slides and not far from the main pool so that we could all hang out together. We were especially impressed with the wide variety of lounges. On any given day you could find a couple of us in the wine bar, others at the 5 o'clock Somewhere Bar, several at the brew pub and at least two at the whiskey bar. There was no shortage of outstanding places to drink.Dining choices were equally as impressive, but I won't go into detail. Suffice it to say we loved them as well. Wheelchair access was outstanding both on the ship and in all of the ports we visited (with the possible exception of Tortola, which was still being developed as a cruise port.) The only drawbacks were trying to find lounge chairs at the pool without getting up early in the morning and finding a consistent place to meet up with others. For those who like a smaller, more intimate ship, this is definitely not it. But for our group it's the best ship ever!

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Norwegian Escape Cruise Review by WheelchairWanderlust

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2015
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Aft-facing Balcony Stateroom
Every hour of every day we had what seemed like endless choices of activities, restaurants, lounges and family fun areas from which to choose.

We were traveling with a large group that consisted of Parrot Heads (Jimmy Buffett fans) who were looking forward to the first Margaritaville at Sea, a collection of high school friends that were all turning 50, and two families that brought kids of various ages. In short, we had a group of two dozen people, ranging in age from 3 to 65 years old.

The bigger kids and adults enjoyed the ropes course equally. The younger kids loved having their your own pool/play area and the parents loved having it near the exit to the water slides and not far from the main pool so that we could all hang out together.

We were especially impressed with the wide variety of lounges. On any given day you could find a couple of us in the wine bar, others at the 5 o'clock Somewhere Bar, several at the brew pub and at least two at the whiskey bar. There was no shortage of outstanding places to drink.Dining choices were equally as impressive, but I won't go into detail. Suffice it to say we loved them as well.

Wheelchair access was outstanding both on the ship and in all of the ports we visited (with the possible exception of Tortola, which was still being developed as a cruise port.)

The only drawbacks were trying to find lounge chairs at the pool without getting up early in the morning and finding a consistent place to meet up with others. For those who like a smaller, more intimate ship, this is definitely not it. But for our group it's the best ship ever!
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Cabin Review

Aft-facing Balcony Stateroom
Cabin B1 12912
I was lucky enough to get an accessible rear facing balcony by booking early, which turned out to be one of the best decisions I've ever made. More room on the balcony than we could possibly need, and a view that was absolutely breathtaking.
Deck 15 Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins