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My daughter chose this cruise for our family vacation. I would never book a cruise ship this large but my grandbabies were coming so we thought it would be fun. Big mistake!!! First the good: Embark and disimbarktion was pretty good. Was inpressed but that is were it ends! 1. Pools. They had two. One was by the slides and was small and for kids. The other adult only pool was a joke! This pool was packed and could only hold maybe 60 people. There were only two large jacuzzi's. TWO and of course they were packed. The people on board left bottles, cans and glasses every where. 2. H2O Adult area is a big fat joke!! Nothing is there I think there was two jacuzzi's and the rest was chairs. Yuck! 3. Arcade and bowling. Bowling was $5.00 a bowl!!! Highway robbery. NCL needs to take a look at the way RCCL does there large ships. They can not even compete with RCCL. NCL also nickels and dimes you to death. The drink package that is free, yeah right it cost us roughly $183 for 2 on our 7 day for gratuities on the drink package and dinning. I can not ever go on NCL again. They are a joke of a cruiseline.

Can not handle 4000+ people

Norwegian Escape Cruise Review by nvschumer

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2017
  • Destination: Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony
My daughter chose this cruise for our family vacation. I would never book a cruise ship this large but my grandbabies were coming so we thought it would be fun. Big mistake!!! First the good: Embark and disimbarktion was pretty good. Was inpressed but that is were it ends!

1. Pools. They had two. One was by the slides and was small and for kids. The other adult only pool was a joke! This pool was packed and could only hold maybe 60 people. There were only two large jacuzzi's. TWO and of course they were packed. The people on board left bottles, cans and glasses every where.

2. H2O Adult area is a big fat joke!! Nothing is there I think there was two jacuzzi's and the rest was chairs. Yuck!

3. Arcade and bowling. Bowling was $5.00 a bowl!!! Highway robbery.

NCL needs to take a look at the way RCCL does there large ships. They can not even compete with RCCL.

NCL also nickels and dimes you to death. The drink package that is free, yeah right it cost us roughly $183 for 2 on our 7 day for gratuities on the drink package and dinning.

I can not ever go on NCL again. They are a joke of a cruiseline.
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Cabin Review

Mini-Suite with Balcony
Cabin MX 11796
Was nice but the Princess Cruises mini suite was completely fabulous. When I compare to the NCL Escape there was no comparision! Not worth the money on NCL. Really very sad in comparision to the other cruise ships.
Deck 8 Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins