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7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Escape

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Nov 21, 2017 - 6:19 pm


Ended up getting a rental for Friday too!
You’ve been so helpful, thanks again Alan Aaron!
Getting closer!! Happy Thanksgiving and happy cruising!! 🦃 🚢

Nov 21, 2017 - 7:23 am


I'm looking forward to snow here in Ohio.. but not as much as I'm looking forward to some Caribbean sun!!! 😄

Nov 21, 2017 - 6:45 am


We just got snow on the weekend and it’s beautiful. But will be nice to sail the blue waters. Arrive in Miami Friday morning from western Canada.

Nov 20, 2017 - 11:44 pm


Friday leaving cold Philly before 7am! Looking forward to getting away to warmth! ☀️

Nov 20, 2017 - 9:28 pm


Thursday.. taking our time and two days to drive to Miami!! 😁

Nov 20, 2017 - 9:25 pm


4 days out, I'm just now starting to get things together! 😂

Nov 20, 2017 - 9:24 pm


Just relax and go with the flow! Best part about freestyle cruising.. no timeline or schedule.. it's all up to you! You're gonna have a great time!!

Nov 20, 2017 - 5:10 pm


Thursday in Miami!

Nov 20, 2017 - 12:40 pm


We are almost there 🚢 so excited here. It’s time to getaway, relax and have some fun. Leaving cold temperatures behind will be nice as well.
We start our vacation Thursday morning in Ft Lauderdale. One first timer with us, we are excited to introduce her to cruising.
When does your vacation start? Any fun pre cruise plans?

Nov 19, 2017 - 9:44 pm


I have nothing ready lol

Nov 19, 2017 - 6:59 am


We fly down thanksgiving! We cannot wait.
I bid on a balcony for a friend and got that upgrade. I just finally decided to bid on a mini suite from my balcony booking, and hoping to get that. I only bid $45pp though, so....

Nov 18, 2017 - 11:19 pm


We are staying at a Comfort Suits near you. There are 4 of us traveling together, Alan, Aaron, Angie and Coco. We have a car that we are picking up at FLL then returning to MIA before we sail. They have a free shuttle to the port. We would offer you a ride if we had more room. I just looked at Alamo for you, a car would be around $50. That would offer you some freedom Friday to go to the Everglades and to drive yourself to Miami Saturday morning.
We are packing now 😊

Nov 18, 2017 - 1:57 pm


I am solo but not in a studio.

Nov 18, 2017 - 1:39 pm


😂😂😂 I forgot I also have some loose items on my dining room table that need to go into my 2nd suitcase lol. Who are are you cruising with Ivgirl?

Nov 18, 2017 - 1:32 pm


Partly packed with stuff all over the dining room table. Does that count? Will try to get everything in the suitcase today.

Nov 18, 2017 - 2:20 am


We are one week out! Who else is packed and ready to roll?!

Nov 17, 2017 - 10:32 pm


I️ have not heard of or seen sawgrass in my research but I️ did see holiday park and that’s where we plan to go too! Haha!
We may also go on Friday before cruise since we are staying in FLL. Where are you guys staying prior to cruise? We will be at a Rodeway Inn in FLL.
Hey if we are nearby we should Uber together to port on Saturday:)
Our flight post cruise is also after 8pm but on JetBlue. Getting excited!! One more week!

Nov 17, 2017 - 1:30 am


Maddog, did you get your balcony yet? There are still many available. I think that your chances are good.
Our (4 of us) vacation will start Thanksgiving. It can’t come quick enough. 😊

Nov 17, 2017 - 1:22 am


Kimberlycj, if you haven’t found it yet, Cruise Critic. There is also 2 Facebook groups specifically for our sailing. We hope to see you around

Nov 17, 2017 - 1:18 am


If you haven’t done it, I would suggest doing the online check-in as well as skip the line with Alamo. It will save a lot of time. You can walk straight to the garage to pick out a car.
I hope that you enjoy your day. We will be flying out of FLL at 8:15pm on Southwest.
4 of us here traveling, one first time cruiser. We are so excited to introduce her to cruising.

Nov 17, 2017 - 1:08 am


We have been to Sawgrass Recreation Park a couple times. This time we are going to check out Everglades Holiday Park. Both are located west of the Ft. Lauderdale airport.

Nov 15, 2017 - 10:14 am


My bid was accepted as well! Just an upgrade to a balcony but at least now I’ll have a view of something!

Nov 14, 2017 - 7:04 pm


You can just show up. It’s Sunday at noon at district brew I think. It’s posted on cc.

Nov 14, 2017 - 12:20 pm


Haha we are doing an Everglades tour after the cruise on dec. 2nd. What place?

Nov 14, 2017 - 12:16 pm


I’m happy that we could help. We are going on an Everglades tour before the cruise. If you see us on board please say hi.

Nov 14, 2017 - 11:01 am


AlanAaron you are awesome! Thanks for your help!! Got the rental car with Alamo for $45 buck! I appreciate your help! Have a great time:)

Nov 14, 2017 - 8:40 am


Where can i sign up for the meet and greet?

Nov 13, 2017 - 11:29 pm


We always use Alamo. They have a free shuttle from the ship to the airport location. We will be renting a premium car at the Miami airport and returning it late that evening at the Fort Lauderdale airport. Our total cost including taxes $47.

Nov 13, 2017 - 10:33 pm


That was my original idea...where are you renting from? First place I️ called said $300 about for the day. That seemed high to me. Thank you Aaronalan:)

Nov 13, 2017 - 8:48 pm


We don’t leave until late at night either. Also leaving out of FLL. We are renting a car for the four of us.

Nov 13, 2017 - 3:12 pm


I just received an email that my bid to a mini suite was accepted. I have my new Cabin number. Sweet! Or should I say suite!?

Nov 13, 2017 - 10:21 am


There are meeting each night in the solo lounge at 6pm. All solo cruisers are welcome.

Nov 13, 2017 - 3:01 am



Nov 12, 2017 - 7:00 pm


I need some guidance regarding post cruise. Our flight doesn’t leave til 8pm from Fort Lauderdale so I was thinking we’d go to beach to hang and maybe an Everglades boat tour. We have 3 kids 4-8...should we rent a car or Uber around? Does cruise ship send your luggage to airport?

Nov 12, 2017 - 5:47 pm


No first trip by myself! It’s much needed after the past couple of months I’ve had lol

Nov 12, 2017 - 5:12 pm


Love the advice of getting out of your comfort zone and packing light

Nov 12, 2017 - 1:32 pm


Ooooo that first cruise feeling! I was going to say what Ivy said. Try everything, talk to people, have fun and don't overpack lol

Nov 12, 2017 - 10:51 am


I picked Capt. Marvin in grand cayman. I have used them 2 years ago and I feel grand cayman is safe. Cruise critic has region boards and you can look for tour operators that other ppl have used. I did get an excursion for Cozumel through the ship becomes it was easy and wasn’t expensive. Not sure about Falmouth because we are so far from everything. I might stay on the ship or just walk through the port area.

Nov 12, 2017 - 10:49 am


Ty, your advice is appreciated and will be applied 😂

Nov 12, 2017 - 10:46 am


Daylazo are you solo too?

Nov 12, 2017 - 10:45 am


You will have so much fun! Try everything. Even things a bit out of your comfort zone. Like take a dance class or try karaoke.

Nov 12, 2017 - 10:44 am


I’m solo on this cruise too. I have had so much fun on Ncl traveling solo and with others.

Nov 11, 2017 - 11:39 pm


Lets all meet!

Nov 11, 2017 - 8:11 pm


Personally, I think the best way to go is booking through the private company directly. It’s much cheaper. Stick with reputable companies and check TripAdvisor.

Ship excursions are typically the same thing, but at double to triple the cost and sometimes over crowded.

Nov 11, 2017 - 7:25 pm


Agreed! Are you traveling with family?

Nov 11, 2017 - 5:40 pm


Any special deals on excursions when you get aboard you think? What’s the best way to go?

Nov 11, 2017 - 5:38 pm


I’m ready to getaway from it all for sure lol

Nov 11, 2017 - 5:36 pm


Sunday, noon at the brew house is the Cruise critic meet up. I’m solo too...hopefully we can all mingle so we’re not exploring the ports alone!

Nov 11, 2017 - 1:34 pm


We are getting so close!

Nov 11, 2017 - 12:29 pm


Two more weeks.... I’m cruising solo this trip. Any plans for a sail away meet up?

Nov 09, 2017 - 8:35 am


Greetings, this will be my first time ever cruising so I welcome any bits of information that will make the cruise more enjoyable.

Nov 08, 2017 - 10:15 am


After midnight is awesome!!

Nov 08, 2017 - 8:32 am


Where can i read about the meet and greet?

Nov 02, 2017 - 11:40 pm


I’ll be there!

Nov 02, 2017 - 12:04 am


There is a cruise critic meet and greet on Sunday at noon in the Brew House. We have about 100 people going.

Oct 29, 2017 - 2:03 pm


Excellent! It’s definitely going to be a different experience

Oct 28, 2017 - 11:34 am


Our boys are the 12 & 11 year olds.

Oct 28, 2017 - 11:33 am


There will be 6 boys (15, 13, 12, 11, 11, & 2) and 3 girls (12y, 10y & 7 months) with our group of 22. Our boys are seasoned with 15 cruises and the other kids have been on a few (except our new baby girl and my 2yo nephew). Best way to vacation with kids imo. Yours will have a great time! Just keep em’ involved with the kids programs.

Oct 28, 2017 - 11:21 am


Taking our family on another cruise... 22 people in all. The itinerary change was a bummer, but completely understand the circumstances. Although on the bright side, this will be our 2nd time back to Great Stirrup Cay with all the many cruises we’ve done with NCL. Last was a very long time ago, so many changes has donned the island since. Was lucky enough to snatch up 2 of the large cabanas! Yay! Love the newly finished (this summer) design of the cabanas. Hoping for beautiful weather, calm seas, and a great time for everyone! Less than a month to go!!!!!!

Oct 27, 2017 - 5:13 pm


Every night the solo lounge has a get together where you can meet other solo cruisers. I believe it is around 6pm.

Oct 27, 2017 - 1:10 pm


Thank you! Good luck to you also! We're ready to cruise 🛳

Oct 26, 2017 - 5:34 pm


My first Norwegian and my first solo cruise! Any suggestions out there??

Oct 26, 2017 - 3:46 pm


Not yet for us, we are bidding on a Haven suite. We are now in a balcony. On a recent cruise they waited until three days before sailing.
I think that your chances are good. There are a lot of balcony rooms available. Good luck.

Oct 26, 2017 - 11:02 am


Hello all! Has anyone on this sailing had an upgrade bid accepted yet? I'm patiently awaiting news on the inside to balcony offer.

Oct 25, 2017 - 7:58 pm


30 days!!!!!!!!!!

Oct 23, 2017 - 10:08 pm


Other than the late night comics it's all pretty family friendly. The marriage show can get a little crazy, depending on the contestants.

Oct 21, 2017 - 8:37 pm


It can't get here soon enough! I'm ready for sun, sand and a drink in my hand!

Oct 21, 2017 - 11:07 am


Washington state

Oct 21, 2017 - 9:21 am


Yes many times. Never had a problem. But I always book with reputable tour companies with good reviews and tours that are scheduled to get back at least a couple hours before departure.

Oct 21, 2017 - 9:14 am


lounval - have you booked private excursions before? do they guarantee you will be back to ship in time?

that jeep one sounds fun and worth the price!

Oct 21, 2017 - 8:53 am


We booked the private jeep tour in Cozumel. Booked with you have your own jeep and guide for 5-6 hours. Includes lunch and cooler full of beer! Good trip adviser reviews $69 per person. Sounds fun. Last 4 times in Cozumel we've gone to Nacho Cocum which is great, but wanted something different this trip.

Oct 21, 2017 - 8:48 am


we are super excited! no excursions booked yet. thinking about bamboo beach in Jamaica

Oct 20, 2017 - 11:16 pm


Any recommend family friendly shows on the escape?

Oct 20, 2017 - 1:54 pm


So pumped! Mr Sanchos booked!

Oct 20, 2017 - 10:15 am


Ahoy all!! Only 36 days to go and so little chatter. Isn't anyone getting excited?! Any excursions booked??

Oct 19, 2017 - 5:48 pm


Our 10 year old will be with us - this is his 2nd cruise, first one was at 8 years old! He loves the kids club and just cruise life period 🤣

Oct 19, 2017 - 1:52 pm


Anyone with preschool or elementary age kids going onboard? We have 3 boys and will be their first time ever cruising

Oct 18, 2017 - 1:48 pm


No formal nights it’s Freestyle baby! But you can dress up if you like 😊

Oct 15, 2017 - 10:41 am


Hi all! Does anyone know which night is formal night on this sailing?

Sep 26, 2017 - 3:42 pm


I'm happy with the change. 3 of the ports I have not been to.

Sep 22, 2017 - 4:10 pm



Sep 22, 2017 - 4:42 am


I’m a last minute guy too. Just found out today some friends can’t make it so I’m taking their place. Taking a group but I’ll be travelling alone once we board lol

Sep 21, 2017 - 4:15 pm


I'm excited about Jamaica! I hope Ncl updates there website soon so we can look at excursions

Sep 21, 2017 - 4:09 pm


me too!

Sep 21, 2017 - 3:59 pm


I'm so much happier with the modified than the true western!

Sep 21, 2017 - 2:38 pm


well it has offically changed to a modified western carribean cruise. just got an email with the new ports. so excited!

Sep 19, 2017 - 9:42 pm


We received the same email! I'm hoping the ports will be Belize, Honduras, Costa Maya and Cozumel? Any thoughts?

Sep 19, 2017 - 9:42 pm


We received the same email! I'm hoping the ports will be Belize, Honduras, Costa Maya and Cozumel? Any thoughts?

Sep 19, 2017 - 9:42 pm


We received the same email! I'm hoping the ports will be Belize, Honduras, Costa Maya and Cozumel? Any thoughts?

Sep 19, 2017 - 8:35 pm


we did too. We are a little disappointed though. we booked this cruise over a year ago specifically for the stops in the virgin islands. We would love our money to go there, especially with all of these storms. they need the tourism to help rebuild everything that was lost.

Sep 19, 2017 - 8:19 pm


We just got an email saying we'd be notified in the next two weeks for certain, but it looks likely that we'll be routed to the western sailing. The email said we'd be notified of the ports once they were able to figure them out with the added traffic on that side of the Caribbean. I'm excited either way!

Sep 17, 2017 - 7:22 am


as of right now I think everything until Nov 4th has been changed to western. I hope our sailing stays as a Eastern! keeping our fingers crossed over here!

Sep 15, 2017 - 12:33 pm


Maddog 1986 - we are on that same cruise! Were you notified already? And did they mention what stops? We are on the Escape - thanks in advance!

Sep 15, 2017 - 8:26 am


Sounds like 11/25 is being rerouted to western 🙁

Sep 03, 2017 - 11:26 am


We have officially booked this cruise! Had a tough time deciding which ship for this week. My party radar started going off and Escape for Nov 25th is off the charts. 😎 Look forward to meeting everyone and you’ll definitely catch us at the LGBT meet-ups! Time for some sun and relaxation. 🌴☀️

Aug 30, 2017 - 7:47 pm


Just thought I would drop in and say hello to my fellow travellers for this cruise. Looking forward to the time away for some much needed R & R.

Aug 19, 2017 - 3:07 pm


CJ checking in.....girlfriend trip

Aug 17, 2017 - 8:45 pm


Hi Maddog! I found you! So excited about our cruise! We have some fun people going! You are such a Fun Seeker! You go!

Aug 17, 2017 - 2:01 pm


Hi all! We have a party of 6 rooms and we cannot wait!

3 fun friend couples in our 30s❤️

Mom and Dad. Another mom to keep us kids in line.

Friend of Mom and Dad to keep Mom and Dad in line.

We are already in crazy cruise planning mode!

Jul 16, 2017 - 11:37 am


I just booked this cruise a couple of days ago. Excited to meet everyone.

May 22, 2017 - 9:27 am


You are going to have a blast!!

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