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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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454 Norwegian Escape Cruise Reviews

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Shelli
Member Since 2001
5 reviews
1,526 forum post
151 helpful votes
What a beautiful ship the Escape is! I've been cruising since 1987 (on the incomparable SS Norway), and this was one of my very best cruises. My husband and I are in our 60s (but the *new* 60s-- where 60 is the new 40, you know?), and ... Read more
Boomvanger
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
After reading the earlier poor reviews, I wondered if I was on the same ship. The entire cruise was very enjoyable, and the service was excellent and friendly. However, boarding was a horrendous experience and made a very bad initial ... Read more
CRUISE ESCAPE
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
Overall we had a great relaxing time. We enjoyed the Unlimited Dining Plan, which I believe is no longer sold. Cagneys and Moderno's were our favorites. I learned to ask for little to no pepper on our food since all the meats were ... Read more
shasha143
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Just back from a 7 night stay on the escape. Traveled with a 14yr and 11 yr old.The ports visited were St. Thomas, Tortola and the Bahamas. We arrived very early to the ship. When we arrived a porter told us to leave the bags with him and ... Read more
staz
Member Since 2015
1 review
17 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
This was my first time cruising. I traveled with my husband, Mother-In-Law, and Father-In-Law. Overall, it was a wonderful cruise. We flew in Friday and stayed at the Holiday Inn near the port. We went exploring in Bayside and it was ... Read more
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matt99fsu
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
My family and I chose this cruise because we had tried RCL and Carnival, both very happy with them. Also we wanted to see what this big and brand new ship was all about. The waterslides were AWESOME. The drink package was great. The two ... Read more
PackingOurBags
Member Since 2011
1 review
149 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My wife and I have done 20 cruises in the last 5 years, and in many ways the Escape was the best boat we have been on. It isn't perfect - no boat is - but it gets most of the important things right. We spent the next week on the Getaway - ... Read more
cloeylyn
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
we picked this ship because it was a new ship and it seemed to have a variety of things on board and it did, the freestyle dining is so nice you can go any time the staff in the dining rooms were all very nice and friendly the food is ... Read more
cruisergalnguy
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose the Norwegian Escape because we got - in our opinion - a good deal with Air Canada for an "Air/Cruise Package" and two free perks; and wanted to try a different cruiseline/ship (we are usually on Princess). Overall, we ... Read more
lindsay.h9008@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
After cruising about 6 cruises with Carnival, we decided to try NCL. First of all, let me say how CLEAN this ship is, they strive to keep it that way by encouraging everyone to wash their hands before eating and they remind you on your ... Read more

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az_diver
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
309 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I was excited to try NCL's newest ship. There were several aspects of this ship that interested me: - Studio Cabins - Selection of restaurants and bars on board - Adults Area (Spice H20) - Vibe Area All of these things were ... Read more
Daven51
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We have cruised with NCL , Royal, Princess and MSC. This ship was by far the best so far. I would do it again. Food was amazing, service awesome, cabins were perfect. There was always something to do no matter what time of day. Only issue ... Read more
Jmamadukes
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
BEST CRUISE WE HAVE EVER BEEN ON!!! After appox. 15 cruises with various Crusielines we decided to jump on a last minute cruise on the NCL Escape. We live in FL so it was a no-brainer for us and honestly, we didn't know what to expect. ... Read more
TDHNJ
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Let me start off by stating that my wife and I have never cruised before and we are both in our 50s. We weren't quite sure what to expect. I value others opinions but also want to make my own decisions, so I sort of take reviews like ... Read more
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tacreno
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
My wife and I did a Caribbean cruise on the Norwegian Escape and it was very good overall. We cruised with a group of friends, which two of them got married on the ship. I was skeptical from the previous reviews but they must have finally ... Read more

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Karmaflow33
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was my 3rd Norwegian Cruise. I've taken the Epic, The Getaway and this year the Escape. For all of the people that have written bad reviews, they probably weren't going to have a good time on any cruise. For the people who complained ... Read more
colleensal
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
14 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We went on the Norwegian Escape and it was awesome,we had so much fun!!! the best shows were after midnight and the mesmerizing brenda Kay(I think that's right)the show was how she hypnotized people !it was truely amazing and so ... Read more
RC2
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first time cruising, we took our 2 kids both under 10. The ship was great, the water park and kids water fun zone are nicely done. The open slide was boring so you can skip it. The blue tunnel slide was fun. Didn't try the ... Read more
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hotbonnie
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
In the future, I will choose other Norwegian ships. This one is too big and impersonal. I had the specialty restaurant package, but was unable to use it for four restaurants because everything has to be reserved on the first day or you ... Read more
GRWil
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our 5th NCL cruise and prior to this cruise we had enjoyed the Getaway and Breakaway ships. The Escape is also a very nice ship. We quickly passed through embarkation and was on the ship in about 20 minutes we went to our cabin ... Read more
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my2grls98
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
56 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Little background, we were a group of 8, ranging from 78-43, no children, all adults and family. I have sailed the Getaway twice in the past 2 years and one Carnival like 18 years ago. This was our first time on the Escape. WE loved it, ... Read more
Nana clc
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
31 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We went on this cruise to surprise friends who were already booked. Unfortunately we were not impressed. This was our 9th cruise (second on Norwegian). Embarkation was smooth for us, not the couple traveling with us. They were held up ... Read more
jcaetans
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 forum posts
19 helpful votes
We had an awesome time! I can't say that I would feel the same way had we not scored the Vibe Beach Passes. Rowman & Roberto (Vibe bartenders) both contributed to our amazing experience. The food was great at Cagney's, Food Republic, ... Read more
RoyaltyC
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
This is my second cruise with ncl. My first 2 cruises were with royal Caribbean. I arrived in Miami the night before staying at the Regency Miami hotel. Arrived at the port before noon. The check in line was shorter than last year but ... Read more
slix1
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
108 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
The Escape is a great new ship getting excellent reviews and I agree. There are many pluses and only a very few minuses. We have cruised with NCL a number of times so we know most of the drill. The first and last plus was the timed on ... Read more
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