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This was our second time on The Escape and we were not disappointed. Embarkation was a bit chaotic as the ship had a problem with gastroenteritis on the previous cruise to ours. We had to wait a while to get into our cabins and we were late leaving New York. Yes there was extensive sanitizing throughout the cruise and we were not able to serve ourselves in the Garden Café but this did not interfere with our enjoyment of the cruise. We thought the staff were very professional and still very friendly especially as they had an extra work load added to their already busy jobs due to the sanitizing process. The food on this cruise was exceptional. I love a curry and they had one on every day in the garden Cafe. The Speciality restaurants were great, we ate in Cagney's, Moderno, La Cucina, Le Bistro and Bayamo. The service in all was second to none. Our cabin was kept clean and tidy by our hard working steward Jerrry. Anything we needed he provided with a smile. We were amazed at how quickly he would have our cabin serviced, mostly by the time we came back from breakfast. The entertainment on the ship was great, we loved JR in the District, he was very entertaining. After Midnight in the main theatre was like watching a West End show! We loved the themed evenings in Spice H2O there was music for everyones taste. The rope course and crazy golf were also lots of fun. We took a couple of tours from the ship and enjoyed them very much. But our favourite thing to do was to watch the sun go down with a lovely glass of wine in Cellars wine bar on the Waterfront. We were entertained morning, noon and night. We were also made to feel special and well looked after. Dismebarkation was smooth until we got into the cruise terminal. The New York Manhattan cruise terminal cannot handle a ship of this size. All in all we really enjoyed our cruise and cannot wait to take our next one.

Great Cruise and Amazing Staff

Norwegian Escape Cruise Review by greenfinch

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2019
  • Destination: Caribbean
This was our second time on The Escape and we were not disappointed. Embarkation was a bit chaotic as the ship had a problem with gastroenteritis on the previous cruise to ours. We had to wait a while to get into our cabins and we were late leaving New York. Yes there was extensive sanitizing throughout the cruise and we were not able to serve ourselves in the Garden Café but this did not interfere with our enjoyment of the cruise. We thought the staff were very professional and still very friendly especially as they had an extra work load added to their already busy jobs due to the sanitizing process.

The food on this cruise was exceptional. I love a curry and they had one on every day in the garden Cafe. The Speciality restaurants were great, we ate in Cagney's, Moderno, La Cucina, Le Bistro and Bayamo. The service in all was second to none.

Our cabin was kept clean and tidy by our hard working steward Jerrry. Anything we needed he provided with a smile. We were amazed at how quickly he would have our cabin serviced, mostly by the time we came back from breakfast.

The entertainment on the ship was great, we loved JR in the District, he was very entertaining. After Midnight in the main theatre was like watching a West End show! We loved the themed evenings in Spice H2O there was music for everyones taste. The rope course and crazy golf were also lots of fun.

We took a couple of tours from the ship and enjoyed them very much. But our favourite thing to do was to watch the sun go down with a lovely glass of wine in Cellars wine bar on the Waterfront. We were entertained morning, noon and night. We were also made to feel special and well looked after. Dismebarkation was smooth until we got into the cruise terminal. The New York Manhattan cruise terminal cannot handle a ship of this size.

All in all we really enjoyed our cruise and cannot wait to take our next one.
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