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This was our 4th Norwegian cruise. I love Norwegian, but hated the Escape. Too Big, Too Loud, Too many people. Do not like the atrium. Everything happens in the atrium. Why? Always crowed, people milling around even if they were not there for what ever was going on. Cooking demo, could not hear because they was a loud and noisy crowd upstairs at O'shannahans. HAD TO WALK THROUGH THE CASINO, WITH MY GRANDKIDS TO GET TO THE MIDDLE OF THE BOAT!!! You could smell cigarette smoke every where, it was disgusting. As usual had wonderful meals at the specialty restaurants, however was a little disappointed in Morderno, table of six, service was very slow. Had problems with the elevators. My husband uses a scooter, waited 10 to 35 minutes to get elevators that had room so he could drive on. I no not understand why Norwegian does not have dedicated card access handicap elevators. We will probably cruise Norwegian again, but not on the Escape or any of the sister ships.

Norwegian Escape ... not impressed very disappointed.

Norwegian Escape Cruise Review by ellenmcam

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2018
  • Destination: Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom
This was our 4th Norwegian cruise. I love Norwegian, but hated the Escape. Too Big, Too Loud, Too many people. Do not like the atrium. Everything happens in the atrium. Why? Always crowed, people milling around even if they were not there for what ever was going on. Cooking demo, could not hear because they was a loud and noisy crowd upstairs at O'shannahans. HAD TO WALK THROUGH THE CASINO, WITH MY GRANDKIDS TO GET TO THE MIDDLE OF THE BOAT!!! You could smell cigarette smoke every where, it was disgusting.

As usual had wonderful meals at the specialty restaurants, however was a little disappointed in Morderno, table of six, service was very slow.

Had problems with the elevators. My husband uses a scooter, waited 10 to 35 minutes to get elevators that had room so he could drive on. I no not understand why Norwegian does not have dedicated card access handicap elevators.

We will probably cruise Norwegian again, but not on the Escape or any of the sister ships.
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Cabin Review

Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom
Cabin BA 12882
Handicap accessible balcony. Very spacious, lots of storage. Large balcony.
Deck 15 Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins