05/05/19 - 05/12/19
Hey gang, Bob from Connecticut here. I read a lot of good info here leading up to my cruise, so I figured I could give back by joining (instead of staying as a lurker) and maybe help some folks out. My wife and I are in our 40's. This was only our 2nd cruise, having previously been on the Jewel years ago. This is the first time we were on the Escape. Instead of a "review" I thought I'd just share some random thoughts. Hope this helps someone!
Food - We thought was fantastic. We only did Cagneys as a specialty restaurant, and really enjoyed it. The main dinning room food was very good as well. We had the stuffed chicken, prime rib, a shrimp dish, mushroom raviolis, to name a few. We also gave Pinchos Tapas Bar a shot. Just got meat and cheese boards there, but it was great!
Entertainment - We saw Choir of Man, and can't say enough good things about that show! It was very entertaining, and fun. If you sit towards the front, it seemed that you have a chance to get beer served to you! It's a must see! Also took in the Dueling Pianos which was a lot of fun too.
Casino - We aren't big gamblers, but we did extremely well! I hit a decent slot jackpot that we had to fill out tax paperwork for 😉 which gave me the confidence to learn some other games I've never played (3 card poker, texas hold em' ultimate (or something like that), and 21. I did well at everything I tried (beginners luck? lol) so with my slot winnings and table game winnings, it was enough to pay for our trip, and probably enough to book 2 more! I saw several people winning, including a $10,000 hit, and several in the $1,000-$2,000 range. I'm sure there were more losers than winners tho lol.
Bars - Had the drink perk, but we aren't big drinkers. Had 3-4 drinks per day max, which is a lot for us. The bars we went to included O'Sheahans, 5 O'Clock Somewhere, and the Mojito bar. Never waited too long for a drink.
Staff - 95% very friendly with smiles on their faces all day. 5% could have been friendlier, but I understand everyone is entitled to a rough day!
Other passengers - This is a hard one to explain.. there seemed to be TONS of people complaining about everything and anything! And for the life of me, I could not understand why. I guess some people just live to complain.
All in all, it was a GREAT cruise! If anyone has any questions, I'll do my best to answer.