A couple weeks ago we took our first cruise on the new Norwegian Escape. We went to some Caribbean islands. The ship is immense. 1069 feet long, well over 4000 passengers and 1700 crew. The cruise lived up to everything you hear and actually in some ways exceeded our very high expectations. Although our balcony room was small it was big enough. Bed and pillows were very comfortable, room was quiet and temperature perfect. We slept beautifully. Weather was perfect and a very, very calm sea. Ship was gorgeous, food great, entertainment good, lots of activities. Bob even tried the zip line and the two big water slides. Service everywhere was exceptional. Three of the cruise executives liked us so much they kept sending treats like wine and chocolate covered strawberries. Guess everyone loves a friendly face who is interested in what they do! This photo shows you just how big our ship was. The other ship on the left is a regular very large cruise ship.
I had forgotten how beautiful the water is. What a gorgeous blue. We went to Tortiga and St. Thomas. Were supposed to go to Nassau but ship got diverted to Puerto Rico for a medical emergency.
And of course I had to show you this photo.
So having said all this about the wonderful time on the cruise I have to say the original concern we had on taking a cruise was true. We aren’t cruise people. With about 6000 people on the ship there was no place we could find that was quiet. The decks and pools were so crowded I never even put on a swim suit. Plus it was spring break so LOTS of kids under 10. I won’t say we will never go on another cruise but it will be quite awhile. If Charleston ever gets its act together and brings cruise lines other than Carnival we might go. Adding in the flight to Miami was just another thing that was not so much fun.