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There's nothing subtle about Norwegian Escape, the first ship in Norwegian Cruise Line's Breakaway Plus Class. You'll notice that before you even board the cruise ship. The hull art, designed by renowned ...
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631 Norwegian Escape Cruise Reviews

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sandyjoys
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I chose this ship because last year I won the Free Cruise bingo raffle while on the Jewel sailing Alaska. The fine print stated we had to use the certificate within a year and it was good for a Carribean cruise only. My husband and I ... Read more
Sgodoll
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Had an amazing time on the Norwegian Escape. It is fair to say this was the best cruise ship we have been on. We can't say best cruise, that still belongs to the Pride of America and only because it was Hawaii. There is something for ... Read more
danielsyr
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our first cruise ever and oh my, the escape didn't disappoint. We planned a family reunion and thought the best thing to do was to actually go on a cruise. As a group of 10 (and me being the organizer of the event), i was a bit ... Read more
SunnyRedhead
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I eagerly anticipated this cruise on the new Norwegian Escape and it didn't disappoint. The embarkation and disembarkation was smooth and easy. The Escape is beautifully appointed, and it appeared more open and inviting than I have ... Read more
Krewezers
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We came in to port the night before to avoid any airline hangups. We were staying in the Haven so check-in was a breeze. The overall experience was outstanding. We took advantage of the dining and drink plans and were glad we did. No ... Read more

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maddog59
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
35 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Our family of five has been on at least 15 Caribbean cruises and we all agree this was one the the best! We arrived at the port around 11:30 am and were on board within 30 minutes. We did not have meals at any specialty restaurants ... Read more
Ismay1912
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
1,523 forum post
3 helpful votes
Another fine sailing with Norwegian Cruise Lines aboard their newest liner, the Norwegian Escape. Arrived at the port of Miami @ 10 am, and was on the ship enjoying a cocktail by noon. Rooms weren't quite ready (as expected) so made our ... Read more
marsean2
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
First time on Norwegian and certainly the last. We strayed from RCCL and learned out lesson. We had a lovely time as ANY cruise is a good cruise; however, NCL can't hold a candle to RCCL!! The food was mediocre at best, the choices in the ... Read more
lambiance6
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Overall it was great! This was our first cruise (me & hubby). Pros: Cruise Director, Tyler Gray was awesome! A great dancer too! Excellent food Great service Loved the nightly dancing, DJ's were great Manhattan Room ... Read more
hughdykins@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose the Norwegian Escape because it is a new ship with lots to do for our grandchildren, ages 2 to 21. We usually cruise with Celebrity or Royal Caribbean but we thought this ship had lots to offer our varied ages. We were ... Read more

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lmleclaire
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Staff is wonderful lots of activities, however some are a little spendy. As is with most ships, the casino takes up too much space and is in the middle of the ship.Its very smoky, which smells up the decks above and below. Should be in ... Read more
Rhon2000
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
8 helpful votes
I read lots of negative reviews before getting on the Escape...... don't believe them, it's a great ship. I have cruised on Carnival, Royal, Celebrity and NCL. Norwegian is my favorite and the Escape doesn't disappoint! My sister and ... Read more
Kfam27
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
This was my first NCL cruise and as with most things in life there are Pros and Cons. My first disappointment came with their Price Drop policy. We booked over a year in advance and the price for our balcony cabin dropped around $200 ... Read more
Haleyfelt0915
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I must start off by saying that I am a pretty avid cruiser as well as an enthusiast of this form of travel, this was my 15th, so any thoughts that I am being negative because I "have no experience" are quite invalid. The process ... Read more
mhursat
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Just got back from a 7 day cruise with Norwegian Escape. We had the Balcony Mid ship cabin. Got the Unlimted Bev Package (UBP) and Specialty Dining Package (SDP). So worth it if you love alcohol and food. Drinks are kinda pricey and if you ... Read more

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leocabatu@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
31 helpful votes
We are first-time cruisers with Norwegian and just completed a 7-day sail from Miami to St. Thomas, Tortola, and Nassau. We sailed with our daughters and another couple. Our experience was fantastic, so I wanted to pass on some tips to ... Read more
martyclarkgetfit
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
The Escape is a beautiful new ship with great amenities. The water slides and sports activities are the best we have ever seen on any cruise ship. The ship is crowded and finding a space to lay in the sun and relax is a bit of a problem. ... Read more
Dr. T R doc Smith
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The Escape From the Captain to the CD Tyler Gray to the entire crew and staff, thus far being on the Escape has been our best experience and we have cruised a lot! The Escape had the best of both worlds with free styling yet the ... Read more
Leenycay
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I chose the Escape because we had such a great time on the Jewel last summer. Plus it is only 9 months old. The Escape felt much less luxurious than the Jewel though. The good - comfy balcony room with great pillow selection. (My son ... Read more
Antioch116
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
1) Embarkation-Very smooth and quick, no long lines 2) Ship-The ship itself was beautifully stunning. The atrium was spectacular. They ship’s layout was very easy to navigate from one location to the next. 3) Dining-We ate at ... Read more

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velindaaguiar
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This is my first time cruise and this people make my family and myself experience unique is so good that i really do not want to try another ship im afraid is not gonna be the same, first the cleaning of this ship is outstanding i was ... Read more
haleymenard@ymail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We just returned from our trip on the Norwegian Escape! We left out of the Port of Miami and embarkation was very smooth. We were on the ship in no time sipping on Bahama Mamas. The cruise had many pros and cons. Let's begin! The ... Read more
FLCRUISER24
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
I would love to give the Escape a more positive review as the service was outstanding. For a new ship, the design is simply horrid. You can not walk through the main atrium area on 3 floors without being subjected to the awful smell of ... Read more
jillschlos@verizon.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our families first cruise. We traveled with an experienced family of cruises. There were 9 in our party(2 families) ages 20-50. Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. Note that it will cost you 140.00 to get your car ... Read more
VideoTech
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
2,301 forum posts
30 helpful votes
6-25-16 NCL Escape Eastern Caribbean & Haven review We picked this itinerary for two reasons: First, to sail the new Escape, and second, because it is an itinerary with 3 sea days, which we enjoy. This will not be a day to day ... Read more

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