Norwegian Escape Cruise Review by IGotCruised
- Sail Date: November 2018
- Destination: Bahamas
- Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom
THE GOOD: Food was very good, and we liked Taste/Savor. Avoid the Manhattan restaurant unless you like very loud live music throughout your entire dinner. My Mother had to leave because she couldn't take it (though she's 77, it bothered all of us too). The Choir of Man show was really fun. The drink package, for $250 was well worth it - Bombay, Kettle One, Tito's are included. The private island was nice. Snorke/Sail in the Bahamas was nice as well.
THE BAD: I found the staff to be cold and unfriendly. The 80's show (Brat Pack) was just awful. A lot of people walked out. It was also difficult to get into most of the shows that wouldn't accept reservations beforehand. There are simply too many people for too few seats and shows. Be prepared to take the stairs a lot - elevators were usually packed. Again, too many people.
THE UGLY: The biggest problem with the cruise were the uninspired and boring activities. Trivia three times a day., and it was always packed. And the big winners won a thing to keep your drink cold. Is it called a couzy? Seriously, Napkin Folding was on the agenda. Also, Fruit Carving. $25 to play Deal or No Deal - not to be the contestant, just to play along! You get the idea. Yup. Kill me. One last thing - and this is so strange - the ship itself didn't rock up and down slowly, but it SHOOK from side to side. Like, really shook. It was bizarre. I had a really hard time sleeping.
In short, I was simply bored.
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