Norwegian Escape

3.9 out of 5
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Norwegian Escape is an extra large ship, carrying 4200 passengers and crew, and sails from New York, New York and Miami, Florida.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Beautiful Boat, be prepared ahead of time

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

Loved the cruise.  The boat was beautiful.  Kids loved the slide and ropes coarse. However when given the 3 free specialty dining meals, making reservations for these meals was very hard.  With 4,900 people on the boat and limited space in these small spaces is very tricky.  We had 1 reservation as of day 1 and it was pulling teeth to get in the other 2 times.  We ended up waiting at the door for almost an hour watching empty tables for the entire time, yet they waited 45 minutes to find us a table.  Also silly that the adults only pool is where they showed the kids movies and the kids aren't allowed to be there.  Minions is surely not an adult movie.  The kids watched it from the bridge area standing beside the jogging track.  I just thought that was silly.  Other that that I had a wonderful time.

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

I really expected more...

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

This was my first time on the Escape. I always do the Haven with NCL and this was my honeymoon. I though a new ship would be better but I was somewhat disappointed. Didn't meet my butler until later in the day, told "no" for things requested.  I have always had a good experience on the Breakaway Haven which I have been on twice. The ship was nice and I enjoyed the ports. I was REALLY disappointed with the Food Republic and pleasantly surprised by the good food in Bayamo. The drinks were great and the highlight was the Haven Concierge who did everything to help accommodate us. I LOVED the comedy show! 

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Amazing Family Cruise for Tweens/Teens

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

Norwegian Escape does a fantastic job providing enough activities for kids.  Ropes course, multiple slides, arcade etc.  

 

The ship is large but not overwhelming.  Food is fantastic and the many options allow crowds to dissipate so it doesn't seem crowded anywhere (except pool deck on at sea days).  

 

Overall, a super experience.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Beautiful Ship - Escape

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The ship is beautiful and kept so clean. It has an abundance of choice's for dining from grab something quick in the to white linen dining! We tried several and I cant say which was best because they all were excellent!  The pool area is rather small for a ship that carries 6,000 guest but we did so many off shore excursions that we did not spend that much time at the pool.

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Contributor Level: Second Mate
5 out of 5

The Haven is the answer to any gripes you have about cruising...

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

This was a cruise of firsts for us. We generally don't do suites, we don't go to many onboard entertainment/shows, we usually do hang on the main deck quite a bit and we are generally not the most brand loyal cruisers (we've been split pretty evenly between Carnival, RCCL and now NCL). Well, that all changed on this trip. I read that the NCL entertainment is pretty good - it isn't... it is amazing. We saw 4 different music shows and they were all really, really good. The caliber of entertainment was top notch. Staying in the Haven, we were treated to front table seating at the dinner shows and preferred locations for the theatre shows. We had a package which included drinks and 3 specialty dinners... but honestly, the food in the Haven was fantastic - could have stayed there the entire trip without leaving. The Haven lounges (with terry cloth/towel covers) were a huge step up, the public areas were never overly crowded (nor did you see people "reserving" spots at early hours for the day). There were kids but they were good and certainly didn't detract at all from the More experience. We got the chance to meet up with some folks from the roll call on an online message board and it was very nice - we did a meet and greet, a pub crawl (well, 6-7 of the more stalwart drinkers did anyway!) and had a huge turnout for a slot pull event on the 2nd sea day. The only complaint I could remotely even come up with is the Jimmy Buffett bars weren't open long enough for me to get a Hot!Hot!Hot! (jalapeno) margarita when I wanted a couple of times. The Escape (Haven) was our favorite cruise experience yet - no real complaints about the ship, thought it was lovely. I am not sure I want to leave anything to chance again and cruise on any ship/class other than the Escape/Haven. This is the first time ever we felt an affinity towards a cruise line and a ship - we have always loved the cruise experience but this was something else entirely.  I can't wait to do it again... other cruises were primarily about where we went and the excurions... the standout on this cruise was the cruise itself and NCL's Haven.  Amazing.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Wedding anniversary of George and Janice Lawson

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

Better room. More announcements made louder. They were hard to hear when being annoudue to the loud all of the time. Wish we could have had a larger room. The Vibe package we purchased was top notch and we hope Norwegian cruise line's keeps the package. The Vibe crew members of the bar were fabulous and top notch.  They get the highest ratings for our excellent service. Please keep Rommel G,  Rommel and Michael for the future due to the excellent service and care of pleasing us. We were always taken care of 100 percent of our time while in the Vibe. The massage was too high pressure on trying to sell me products and that was not a comfortable feeling and made me feel extremely pressured. I didn't like that part.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Lovely family cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

the many activities made it enjoyable for our adult grandchildren.  There was something for everyone on the NCL Escape.  Staff was very friendly and courteous.  Really enjoyed the food in the specialty restaurants.  The only complaint I have is they charge extra for too many things:  bakery, Starbucks coffee, real ice cream and gelato, water, etc.  gets a little pricey.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
5 out of 5

Awesome cruise!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We loved our mini suite with balcony on deck 15. Food and drinks were great. Staff was very friendly. Would definitely go again! Only criticism is having unlimited drinks, but couldnt get a bottle of water. Also the internet was flakey and expensive.But overall a great experience.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Western Caribbean cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The Mayan temples and ruins were not as impressive as the ones in Tikkal, Guatemala and Mexico.

out of the 4 stops only Cozumel was an interesting port.

the cruise was at best "Fair". The ectertainment facilities were to small and few for the very large number of guests. We were able to see skowsfor only2 of 7 nights. We could not get reservation in speciality restaurants.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

2017 Vacation

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

We had a great vacation. Weather was perfect, each Port was a unique experience. We really enjoyed the waterfront dining every night (by sunset). Food and service were excellent and worth the extra fee. The only down size for us was the upper deck had only one small pool. When you were out to sea all day, it was very crowded, few umbrellas were available with little relief from the sun. The front portion of the ship was closed off for members only. The Vibe Club was sold out on the first day (we tried to join) so the remaining passengers only had the back 2/3rds of the ship. We still enjoyed our trip but may consider a larger ship with better accessibility on the upper deck.

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cfaithh
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Bring a lot of money if you plan on doing all the ship has to offer since a small portion is included in your fare.

cruisequeen6
Contributor Level: Third Mate

If you want a new large ship with upgraded everything then go!!! Dont let the amount of passengers scare you...... you really wont notice. Do drink package and check into specialty dining if you like to dress up and be treated as such. Otherwise you will have shorts and t shirts next to you:(

ekean61496
Contributor Level: Purser

The fish on the carpet swim toward the bow.

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