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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daroberts04 says ...

Nice boat but some things could have been better.

Nice new ship. We were not impressed with the meals at dinner.  Most nights service was... Read more
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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

our first cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The food was varied to suit all tastes and was very well prepared.

 

The "chaise lounge police" need to be present to stop towel parking for a full day without using the chairs.

 

The art dealers need to be more considerate and not suggest to a wife that she should be able to make her own decision on a $1,200 art purchase without her husband's input.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

NCL Escape

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

The boat is very large and the week we went on board, very crowded.  The saving grace was that we were Haven guests in one of the ships suites.  I cannot imagine doing a cruise without access to the Haven courtyard, sun deck and bar lounge.  The service personnel were outstanding and accommodated my family easily and expertly.  Highly recommended.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

Nice boat and friendly staff

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Boat layout is nice.  Outdoor eating and sitting venues are a plus on deck 8.  Tapas restaurants were a disappointment but the other food establishments that were extra were very good.  Overall great cruise and pleasantly surprised by Tortola which was beautiful, clean and friendly.   Bahamas was okay but didn't expect much as we've been there multiple times.   Entertainment was overall good with many choices.  Would recommend this itinerary and boat.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Beautiful, crowded ship

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

Overall, we loved the cruise.  The staff was amazing, the shows were great, and we loved 2 of the 3 islands we went to.  However, the ship was super, super crowded (yes, we went on a school holiday).  They added tons more rooms, but didn't add pools, or deck area.  I think that if you can go on a non-school holiday, it would be a perfect vacation.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

NCL Escape - April 2017 Eastern Carribean

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The ship was amazing...having a balcony is the best!!  Loved seeing a new Island (Tortola) - the excursion "Rapid Ride Adventures" was awesome!  I would book another cruise on this boat in a heartbeat.  Thanks for a great vacation and wonderful memories!!

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Nice boat but some things could have been better.

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

Nice new ship. We were not impressed with the meals at dinner.  Most nights service was slow.  We had lipstick on our glasses in the dining room. Getting on and off the boat was easy and we got our luggage quickly. The food on Royal Caribbean is better other than the prime rib. We bought a soda package and it seemed as if the bar tenders didn't want to serve you because you we're getting soda. We paid extra to eat in the Brazilian steak house and I'm not sure that I would do that again. The food was not that great and it took us forever to get our drinks. My next cruise will be back with Royal. Was also not impressed with their shows.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Too Crowded

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Our room steward Clifford was great. This was our 1st time on  one of Norwegian's Large ships, and will also be our last. Over our many years with NCL cruising, we've grown accustomed to their "freestyle" cruising and this ship is way too big and way too crowded to pull that off. You have to reserve most of the evening shows that you'd like to see and then add in planning reservations for dinner. This is just WAY too much planning for vacation. There is only 1 small pool on this huge ship to accommodate all these people, most of the week you could not even see the pool let alone get even so much as a toe in it. This is pretty ridiculous for the mass of people trying to fit in this small pool and a pool chair.... forget it. They do have an adults only area called Spice H2O on the ship, though no pool there either, just 2 small hot tubs and also a neat "grotto" type structure to cool off in under the man made water falls. Oh and they must feel that all their guests are deaf, all the announcements and music were SO loud. If you weren't hard of hearing before, you probably will have effected your hearing by the time you leave. We are frequent cruisers and NCL is our main choice, but will be sticking to the med and smaller ship in the future. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

This cruise ship/staff was AMAZING!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

My favorite part about the cruise were the shows in the atrium and the late night parties at H2O and Skyline!  Check the itinerary before you leave home so you can pack the appropriate clothes for the parties at H2O.  For example...they had an 80's party and a Glow party where everybody dressed for the occasion.  I missed out on the part :( 

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Enjoyed the Escape!

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

This is a BIG ship....  a lot to do, but do not book if you do not enjoy crowds.  There is limited pool area for such a crowd, and no pool area for teenagers (2 main pools are adults 18+ only).  Great entertainment, and ports were good.  Overall, a good cruise!

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Awesome family trip with friends

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

The food was very good and the drinks were not watered down.  Plenty of activities to keep the kids busy and adults too.  Always had someplace to go to listen to live music.  Water was rough one or two days which made the kids a little seasick but that is to be expected.  Overall an awesome trip.. 

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Deck Eight

Deck Eight features staterooms in categories M6, MX, B2, B3, BX, and IF, as well as a variety of public areas, soon to be announced.

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Deck Six

Deck Six features the lower level of the Escape Theater, and a variety of other public areas, soon to be announced.

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Deck Sixteen

Deck Sixteen features staterooms in categories H8, and H9, as well as public areas to be announced.

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Deck Seventeen

Deck Seventeen features staterooms in categories H2, H3, H4, and H5, as well as public areas to be announced.

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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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