I’ve recently returned from a brief stay (very brief, 24 hours in fact), on board Norwegian Cruise Line’s new ship, the Norwegian Escape. You can read more about our trip over at WitWitWoo. I took Dexter with me, who’s now 11 years-old, and I thought it might be a fun idea to ask him what he liked about our day on this ship. He’s 11 going on 15 and this is the first time he’s spent more than a couple of hours on a cruise ship and so as much as we weren’t able to check everything out on board, we were able to make a good first impression. So if you’re thinking of taking a cruise with a teen, I hope this helps.
Over to you Dexter …
I really liked the activities that were on offer, especially the zip line and rope trail. I was really apprehensive at first, however, I came into my own and gained a lot of confidence. At one point, the zip line went over the edge of the ship, which I found really scary, but I did it. I was a bit disappointed that I didn’t really get a chance to try out the water slides but maybe if Mum and I went on a longer cruise, I could try them next time. That also had crazy golf on board so I’d also like to beat Mum at that.
I loved the food on board because it was really nice and they did a massive variety of different flavours from different countries. I especially liked the bread in La Cucina as it was crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle. Breakfast was great because I could help myself and have as much as I wanted so I never went hungry, and there was so much to choose from. I tried some of Mum’s steak and that was delicious.
(Note: This image shows 2 single beds, courtesy of Emma at Emma & 3)
My first impression of our room was that it was really nice and I especially liked the balcony. Mum’s bed was big but I chose to sleep on the sofa bed, which was a bit hard. It was nice that the porter man came and made up my bed really quickly though. The shower was nice because it was really big and there were two sinks in the bathroom so Mum and I didn’t have to share.
Overall, I’d give our day on board a 4/5, but we didn’t have enough time to try everything out. Cruising is a good idea for children because it might also help adults out because they do a kids’ club for all ages which looked really good, so it would give parents time to have a trip to the spa.
Well said Dexter!