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Chose NCL Escape for many reasons, newer ship, good pricing, departure port and favorable experiences on my last 13 NCL cruises. My total cruise history including this cruise now stands at 31. Ninety minutes after leaving my apartment my 73 year old younger brother and I were onboard the Escape. That time included a ride to the train station, two trains and one taxi ride to get it to the pier from Penn Station. The food was really good, I ate in specialty restaurants eight of the twelve nights and i enjoyed each and every one of them. I please to see that NCL is now offering so many options in their complimantary dining venues. O'Sheenan's and the buffet had nightly specials that were always so tempting. Did have a prime rib at O'Sheenan's that was really good and my bother raved about it. Wanted to try the seafood basket but had specialty restaurant reservation on the nights that it was available at O'Sheenan's. The buffet always had something to my liking, the desserts seem to have gotten to be a lot better. The chicken tenders with the mustard sauce and the pretzel bread were things that I alway had if they were available. Breakfast was great too, ate more fresh fruits in twelve days than I think I had in the last twelve months. Didn't go to any of the shows, at my age I find them loud and i enjoy the peace and quite on deck. Did watch a movie one night out on the back deck and really enjoyed that. Every morning I would partake in the daily activities in the Atrium, Sudoku and Trivia things that I really enjoy doing. In the afternoon is was quiet time on the confortable chairs on the Waterfront or a game of two or three of cribbage with my brother. Having been to all these islands so many times over the years I don't do excursion any more. Usually just hangout in the shopping areas alongside the ports when we are in port. These things might not be excititng to most but I enjoy what I do and that's what crusing is all about, just doing your own thing or little or nothing at all.

Beautiful ship-wonderful time

Norwegian Escape Cruise Review by earnest

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2018
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Mid-ship Mini-Suite with Balcony
Chose NCL Escape for many reasons, newer ship, good pricing, departure port and favorable experiences on my last 13 NCL cruises. My total cruise history including this cruise now stands at 31. Ninety minutes after leaving my apartment my 73 year old younger brother and I were onboard the Escape. That time included a ride to the train station, two trains and one taxi ride to get it to the pier from Penn Station.

The food was really good, I ate in specialty restaurants eight of the twelve nights and i enjoyed each and every one of them. I please to see that NCL is now offering so many options in their complimantary dining venues. O'Sheenan's and the buffet had nightly specials that were always so tempting. Did have a prime rib at O'Sheenan's that was really good and my bother raved about it. Wanted to try the seafood basket but had specialty restaurant reservation on the nights that it was available at O'Sheenan's.

The buffet always had something to my liking, the desserts seem to have gotten to be a lot better. The chicken tenders with the mustard sauce and the pretzel bread were things that I alway had if they were available. Breakfast was great too, ate more fresh fruits in twelve days than I think I had in the last twelve months.

Didn't go to any of the shows, at my age I find them loud and i enjoy the peace and quite on deck. Did watch a movie one night out on the back deck and really enjoyed that. Every morning I would partake in the daily activities in the Atrium, Sudoku and Trivia things that I really enjoy doing. In the afternoon is was quiet time on the confortable chairs on the Waterfront or a game of two or three of cribbage with my brother. Having been to all these islands so many times over the years I don't do excursion any more. Usually just hangout in the shopping areas alongside the ports when we are in port.

These things might not be excititng to most but I enjoy what I do and that's what crusing is all about, just doing your own thing or little or nothing at all.
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Cabin Review

Mid-ship Mini-Suite with Balcony
Cabin MB 12184
Great cabin, great location and a great bathroom. When choosing a cabin I would recommend trying to get one close to the elevators. Being close to the elevators enables one to get from one end of the ship to the other by using the spacious common areas of the ship rather than zig-zag through the narrow corridors with utility carts and other people trying to get by at the same time. BTW: the sofa bed appears to be longer than those in the balcony cabins, I'm six foot tall and I could stretch out on it and still not cover it's entire length.
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