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Great pictures! Can you tell me the names of the CAS Exec host or other hosts on board? Will be on the Escape again next month and your review is helping us wait that long:D

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I forgot to post mikes dessert at Moderno 3eaa9ec6f6b06357b77a46a043b5030a.jpg

End of day 2:

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Christmas Eve night:

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Skyline bar:

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Do you remember the name of that dessert? It looks delicious!!

 

 

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Sorry everyone one for the delay but I just haven’t had good internet and/or time to continue with this review. After the cruise, we didn’t go straight home to California, oh no, we are crazy and decided a few months ago to spend New Years Weekend in Las Vegas baby!

So on with the review!

Christmas Day sunrise from our balcony:

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Time for a jacuzzi in our room (with Lavazzo coffee):

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Santa Claus arrives in the Haven:

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We had cold breakfast room service delivered to our room. Cereal and pastries, cereal and juices and coffee and bananas. The pastries were unappetizing. Other stuff was edible. Glad I had the bananas. (BTW we hadn’t discovered the Haven restaurant yet, big mistake)!

We are in Jamaica for Christmas day.

Our NCL excursion this day was Jamaican bobsled and Dunn’s river falls.

(We did all of our excursions through NCL since we had the shore excursions credit as one of our “free at sea” offers, which we got due to booking so far in advance. So the shore excursion credit is pretty lame in my opinion. You get $50 off per cabin (not per person). You can reserve ahead through shore excursion office telephone number. You can also book onboard. If you don’t use it, you lose it.

We met our guide and got on a nice size (the size of a party bus van) bus/van. Our guide was pretty informative and interesting.

These pictures are of the biggest hotel in Jamaica, sorry I don’t recall the name. Pretty grounds:

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We get to Mystic mountain, an area in a rain forest.

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You can buy water shoes here for later at Dunn’s river falls, $10, you keep them.

Then they put you on a chair lift, nice 20 minute ride through the jungle.eb8d68acf4c771bba0ea5f0ce5f77ff0.jpg6700e89c5c9574a963d9768c03952828.jpg

 

 

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More views from chairlift 182440dadb87e4cc9e888072e8fee8c0.jpg51dad83ec2da3fb32167bcb6af7cfb12.jpga05179e93cc56f300e0799860f815c5b.jpg8de648755d04c80d6d438e80e54d909d.jpg

Really pretty at the top. Shopping available and a beautiful restaurant and bar to get lunch here after your bobsled ride.a0c1983d852fa0dbe5455939e09e870d.jpg

 

 

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I have some pics of the bobsled track taken after our ride from restaurant. The bobsled ride was fun, but I’m a chicken and Mike put me in charge of the brakes, so I didn’t go as fast as we could have/should have, but it was still fun.

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Restaurant

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Jamaican dancers:61fcbc670a792d9267d30b47d0f7829b.jpg

Coming back down on chairlift:

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At Dunn’s river falls. Very touristy with lots of people, done with guides some without. The falls are absolutely beautiful!7a98b99da1bfd8f77d5a3748e883fd68.jpg

Mike managed to get that last shot and the next one without people. (He chose not to climb the falls because he hurt his knee dancing the night of his big win).8a46869e025287a2d015ced98c4ca0a4.jpg

 

 

 

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So I’m thinking to myself, I really don’t want to climb these falls in just my bathing suit, maybe I can just leave my coverup/ dress on. Jeez I was stupid not to have board shorts and a rash guard type shirt on. I’m always wearing the wrong thing. Even though I over pack. I’m such a dweeb.51e56089bd41182979f8f436ebe563a9.jpg

Our climbing guide was great and took me under his wing since I was alone. (Mike took photos).

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Anyway the falls were great, I’m glad I did it. Would I do it again? Probably not. Go before your 60s if you can, ha ha.

Yeah Mon!

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Christmas dinner at ale Bistro. Yum. More on the dinner later.

Time to party more in Las Vegas!

 

 

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4 pics of our appetizers and entrees:

We had escargot and a shrimp thing I had artichoke heart something.

I had cog a vin. Mike had a shrimp thing. I think we had wines by the glass. We got to talking with 2 parties from 2 tables and we sharing wine and stories so I didn’t get pics of dessert and that’s why I couldn’t remember our entree names sorry.590a8ca4a3058cbb075446d8ca4501b7.jpg5a6067b030ad0d69f3ce6e67c1eab3bd.jpgcaa8b7efc688e68585689b37d0235a75.jpgde46211f79f10abc4f0f92fa95ecd679.jpg

Anyway it was a very pleasant Christmas dinner night.

 

 

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On to casino for Christmas night! Fun times, great service, fun bartenders, good music!

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Next day Grand Cayman:

We arrive around 11:00. It is a tendering port.

We have time to enjoy breakfast at the Haven restaurant.

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Mike has classic eggs Benedict:

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More of Haven restaurant:

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Juice and coffee:

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Little cocktail fruit cups, tiny parfaits, yummy.56e35a5a9c2035e20e1efaadded8065a.jpg

Being treated like royalty hee hee!04159d3c15ca4712944a458835d8233b.jpg

 

 

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For Grand Cayman we booked Sea World discovery observation tour. This trip allows you to go down into the vessel and see fish coral and shipwrecks without getting wet. We were happy with this experience, Mike needs glasses to snorkel, so we should’ve invested in a mask that has a prescription but never did, so this was a fun and easy way to kind of go under the surface to see stuff. The captain got this vessel incredibly close to the reef.

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The whole thing took about 1 1/2 hour.

We then shopped a little in Grand Cayman. We love the Guy Harvey shop. His art helps with his ocean conservation efforts, so we feel good about shopping there; plus the prices are fantastic for the quality. Here is a pic of a mock up of his studio:

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Then we sit down and grab lunch at the Paradise cafe right on the water. There are six cruise ships in the bay that day. The little restaurant is swamped. We got our drinks, but they forgot to take our food order. No problem for me, they had free lightning speed internet. Finally! So I continued my review there. They finally took our food order. Mike had seafood combo. Coconut shrimp, fish and chips and conch fritters. I can’t remember what I had (no pics of that restaurant). Anyway it’s a cute restaurant and fairly good quality.

Next we got in a super long line to tender back to ship. Then Mike saw a sign for Haven guests. So sweet, we breezed by all of humanity going back to the ship. I felt like an #%**hole, but it was cool. “First time in Haven” I said.

Here is are 2 pics of Escape from tender:

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Sun setting in Caribbean:

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Dinner at Cagney’s:

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New York strip, medium rare plus baked potato

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Sides at Cagneys:

Macaroni and cheese, (Really? at a steakhouse? You are thinking. I know, but I’m a sucker for a good Mac and cheese with proper white sauce).5f62e2c92dc650cc454cc9c2db6eaa74.jpg

Broccoli and asparagus:

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Desert, Mike had just simple vanilla ice cream and I had cappuccino as my dessert.

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Another great night in casino! Good music and dancing too! End of day 4:

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Sunrise day 5:

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Haven for lunch, outdoors:

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Small walk about to rear of ship:

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Mini golf:

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Glad to see you had a great time. I am getting my pictures together to do my pictorial review of the Star cruise you were originally on! ;)

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Day 5 was Costa Maya:

We decided on another NCL tour: beach getaway. IMHO: do not do this tour. Go directly with Mayachanbeach.com months ahead of your trip to book a space.

Anyway here are some pics:

(It wasn’t that horrible but I LOVE Maya Chan)! (A private excursion we did a few years ago).

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More from beach getaway and Costa Maya tourist trap area. Actually we enjoyed the tequila bar, sipping good tequilas, I could have shopped a lot more but I didn’t bring my credit card and we only had so much cash.5c51553bb06f421c5a73a218183c688b.jpgd40b2b61112d9459d4040838aa8506f6.jpg24de9530fbe69c92fe0ea8a87d1cf566.jpg51b76a0ddbed2cf04b196bfac778749e.jpg9f4b9732893455cc8341c4368a0789a3.jpg0e5cf14d9ca0e2d1cff98eee91050d16.jpg

 

 

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Did they use the ships boats to tender or were they from the island?

 

 

 

Both, they used the lifeboat boats and the larger open air boats. We took life boats from ship to Grand Cayman and big tendering boats back to ship, I think. About a 10 minute ride each way. It just takes a long time to fill and empty all of the passengers. But it was easy. Patience is key in these environments.

BTW, I’m glad that you responded, because I don’t see my review showing up from cruise critic on my safari on Norwegian boards. (I see it on the cruise critic forums app. though). This takes a lot of time to do. I’m currently sitting at Las Vegas airport for hours and they have quick internet here.

 

 

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FYI Walking on pier from costa maya is a little long.

Celebrity solstice was parked (moored?) right next to Escape, we were bigger, but I’m sure everyone was comparing ships. We were out on our balcony, enjoying our 2nd bottle of bubbly 1 from casinos at sea and 2nd for being latitudes Platinum member.79a8b3a937ed40a2c32426461dee3608.jpg

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Later it started to rain, but just for a few minutes.

 

 

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We didn’t drink those 2 bottles in one session, but that’s how it sounded! Sorry.

I see why it would have been better to actually do this review more semi live for real, because I’m starting to forget everything. Names of crew members, entertainment we saw, names of entrees etc. (I didn’t have enough internet on the ship and I thought I would have good internet and time in the ports, but I didn’t)

In fact if you let me go back to 1st day, I think we saw After Midnight show, which I really liked, in the theater.

The second day, a day at sea:f668fae3b86fb70502f73640e507edeb.jpg

We had all this stuff going on that I forgot to include. Plus we enjoyed the spa and pool and sun deck and jacuzzis.

Just busy having fun and relaxing, but if I didn’t take a picture of it, it just vanishes from my memory like a puff of smoke.

We also had a lot of reading time too. Even though we packed in a lot of activities, shows and dining, it seemed like we had enough rest, relaxation and great sleep on a very comfortable bed.

Ok to continue:

Dinner on day 5 was “Belinda”, I want to say, I can’t remember her name, anyway, she was a broadway singer and jazz performer. She was great with a real jazz band behind her. Good food too. Very entertaining in a classy setting.

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Millie was our server, she did a great job. Now for the food at the supper club:

We had a choice between tenderloin and Ahi tuna, we both chose tenderloin. But first the appetizer tray, very tiny bites of:

Mushroom soup, pate, and I think a crab cake.459d4efc109609dbf46696a21861687c.jpg

Then the entree:1278cb4cbbecb706f898eb0c599e27c9.jpg

Then a tray of desserts:7bd4fc051afc11970cb851e9f1cf1a90.jpg

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Ok I’ll continue tomorrow night.

(BTW we are finally home now in California from our 11 day vacation; one day travel to Miami, 7 days on cruise, tour Miami then transfer to airport, fly to Las Vegas for New Years for 3 nights, then fly home). Sheesh I’m tired! Good night all. More to come, stay tuned.

 

 

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You two look like you have THE most fun! Thanks for posting.

 

The breakfast food in the Haven looks soooo much better than the food in the MDR!

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Glad to see you had a great time. I am getting my pictures together to do my pictorial review of the Star cruise you were originally on! ;)

 

 

 

I knew you were up for one of your fantastic reviews...can't wait!

Did you have good weather? Did you have fun?

 

 

 

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I knew you were up for one of your fantastic reviews...can't wait!

Did you have good weather? Did you have fun?

 

 

 

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Fabulous weather and we had a blast!

 

 

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That afternoon Costa Maya day, before the supper club we went to the wine cellar for some wine and appetizers from Pinchos tapas. They were great! We had the cheese platter, the dates, and beef little appetizers on a stick.

Oh, also the name of the singer from the supper club was Brenda Braxton from the play on Broadway called 'Smoky Joe's cafe'. (Thanks Mike for looking it up).

 

 

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After the supper club we also went to the late show at Levity. The comedians were funny!

Next day was a day at sea.

With only 2 full days at sea, the public pool and all of the places in the sun were in high demand! Lounge chairs in every conceivable space. All the people from cold places were trying to get their tan on.

I went to the jogging track to walk in the sun. Then off to the spa. Lunch was in Haven: salmon for me, French dip for Mike. Pictures to come from my phone soon.

 

 

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We had a wine pairing with chocolate at 4:00

We had another (and different) supper club with fly boys: really great, go see it!

And brat pack show in theater: really good and fun!

Then Glow party (it was rocking for hours) and a little casino action and music.

Then everybody on the ship was starving and there was a big line at O’sheeans. We decided not to wait and had little bites in our room from the butler, perfect.

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2 more towel animals that got lost:c7dd4fb7428120eca0dbdb8b7f0e6edc.jpg

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Next day was Great Stirrup Cay Private Island.

Big huge tender boats take us to island.

I’m not sure if you need to reserve the clam shells or not. We found s nice place under s tree.

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Beautiful beach kinda quiet at first then very crowded later.8f9d52c946a5432d80d6143855169e7d.jpg

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So at the private island we did the Stingray City Bahamas excursion. We met at a little shack and waited until everyone got there. We then walked about 1/4 mile to the boat dock. They had nice, knowledgeable guides and helpers 4 in total. They drove us to the area where the stingrays are. In a beautiful sandy bottom with beautiful blue water, we all go down into the enclosure. There are many large southern stingrays there. It was a delight to pet, feed and hold them. They also swam by your legs and even between your legs. They really felt soft and velvety on the undersides. And each one had different markings and colors so the guides knew each one by name and attitude.

I’m so glad we did this once. Would I do it again? Probably not, unless we want to take our grandkids someday. No photos of this excursion.

We swam in ocean a little more, read our books for awhile. We didn’t get food or drinks on the island, so I’m not sure how that works, if food is free or not, etc.

The return trip was pretty bumpy and we got some splash. Getting off the tender was a little dangerous, as the seas were rough then. But the crew was very professional , rightly putting our safety first and helped everyone get off safely as gangway was sliding back and forth and up and down.

 

 

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That afternoon we sadly had to start to pack and review our account etc. we hung out and enjoyed the Haven and the spa.

Next up our last dinner: La Cucina

It was yummy.

I think I had rigatoni and meatballs:

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Mike had chicken and mashed potatoes served in an interesting way with a nice sauce:

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I had a side of roasted vegetables:

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Our wine was: ale Serre Nuove, I think it was an Italian Cabernet, very good.

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The dessert was the best of the whole cruise, tiramisu:

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I’m not really into desserts though, but this was fantastic!

End of day 7:

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We put our bags out, and went to bed. Before retiring to bed, we made the rounds. We tipped our butler, room steward and our concierge and others that made our trip over the top excellent. We filled out a hero card for one of our casino bartenders: Yas-D. I went up to Haven for a nightcap and the bartenders up there are really talented mixologists. Wow I wish I had known about some of these drinks they were preparing for the guests. They were amazing.

I had a hard time sleeping that night, I just didn’t want the cruise to end. I watched the stars, watched us coming into Miami etc.

 

 

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Here are pics of Coming into Miami port and many cruise ships at their terminals.

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I’m up early, so I take a last jacuzzi tub before breakfast, enjoying our espresso coffee maker.810f16bfc8883e7f572c6348f692ac3e.jpg

Then up to Haven to take pics before people arrive:

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Thanks for the great review, I loved it!

 

 

 

Hi

I’m not quite done, but took a breather from review to get back to work, laundry, water and tend to the garden etc.

OK, on to our Miami City tour, shopping and transfer to airport excursion.

So we put our bags out in the hall of our cabin with special black tags for the tour the night before disembarkation.

Met our group in the Theatre. We walked off, got our bags, pretty long line to get to customs, but it was moving through Disneyland type rope maze, so it was a smooth operation.

Got on our bus, met bus driver and tour guide. Asked if anybody needed to use restroom, I did and an elderly lady did. If you can avoid using this restroom outside the terminal it would be better, but when you gotta go... it is a trailer type restroom.

Anyway back on bus, we had a very pleasant tour of Miami. Just views from bus, no getting off and on. So we saw: downtown with the museums, Miami Beach with architecture details, Star Island and another island with all of the expensive homes and yachts, a tour of coconut grove and finally Coral Gables and then we dropped off half of the group who had mid afternoon flights at the airport. We stayed on and they took us to a high end mall to shop.

We do not like to shop so we found a nice restaurant called Grand Lux café. I was hoping to continue with my review there, but alas I had poor internet connection there too. But it was very pleasant with good food and drinks.

I only took pics of our Escape ship from the road and a picture of the biltmore hotel.

And one of Haven breakfast menu too.d1c9ac72e35c9ecf7f815f8986d9e0c1.jpg

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