Norwegian Escape Cruise Review by Maggiecruisesinapril
- Sail Date: April 2018
- Destination: Bermuda
- Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom
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.
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