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This was our third cruise with Norwegian, and it was our least favourite. Had it been our first Norwegian cruise, we wouldn't sail with them again. The ship was too crowded. If they're going to build bigger ships with more staterooms, then they should make bigger restaurants - and a bigger Atrium. During the "at sea" days we lined up for O'Sheehans, & the other general restaurants. There was never a seat in The Atrium, but that was okay because the entertainment was geared towards kids and 70 yr olds. If you liked balloon animals, trivia, and cheesy game show style entertainment, this was for you. If you liked someone banging a tambourine all through breakfast reminding you to wash your hands-- this cruise was for you. The other ships on Norwegian we sailed on had a different show in the theatre each nite- not this one. Some of the shows we had to pay extra $$ to attend. The comedians were hilarious (Flip Shultz!!). The excursions were too short. They'd drop you off at the beach around 1030- and return you at 1pm. The pools were too crowded, and the layout of the sun deck chairs wasn't great- you often stared at people sitting parallel to the glass barriers blocking the ocean view, or had a steady stream of ppl walking past you on the walking track. You had to pay an extra $15. to sit in Jimmy Buffet's restaurant, and each night 5 o'clock somewhere sat mostly empty. We were constantly bombarded with art auctions, jewellery sales, etc.

Our least liked cruise/ship thus far

Norwegian Escape Cruise Review by PMI32

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2018
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom
This was our third cruise with Norwegian, and it was our least favourite. Had it been our first Norwegian cruise, we wouldn't sail with them again.

The ship was too crowded. If they're going to build bigger ships with more staterooms, then they should make bigger restaurants - and a bigger Atrium. During the "at sea" days we lined up for O'Sheehans, & the other general restaurants. There was never a seat in The Atrium, but that was okay because the entertainment was geared towards kids and 70 yr olds. If you liked balloon animals, trivia, and cheesy game show style entertainment, this was for you. If you liked someone banging a tambourine all through breakfast reminding you to wash your hands-- this cruise was for you.

The other ships on Norwegian we sailed on had a different show in the theatre each nite- not this one. Some of the shows we had to pay extra $$ to attend. The comedians were hilarious (Flip Shultz!!).

The excursions were too short. They'd drop you off at the beach around 1030- and return you at 1pm. The pools were too crowded, and the layout of the sun deck chairs wasn't great- you often stared at people sitting parallel to the glass barriers blocking the ocean view, or had a steady stream of ppl walking past you on the walking track.

You had to pay an extra $15. to sit in Jimmy Buffet's restaurant, and each night 5 o'clock somewhere sat mostly empty.

We were constantly bombarded with art auctions, jewellery sales, etc.
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Cabin Review

Balcony Stateroom
Cabin BD 11850
Good. Toilet took a long time to flush on many days.
Deck 15 Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins