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Cupkakes
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
30 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We love sailing NCL and were so excited to be on the Escape. We had previously sailed the Getaway and were anxious to see the similarities. There were 9 of us total, two were teenagers 13 & 14. We all had balcony cabins on ... Read more
whitey86
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
Very pleasant cruise overall! This ship is very clean and the staff all extremely pleasant and helpful! Pros :Oh What A Night was by far best show! Although Roman is a great showman, Josh and Joe had best voices. I went twice!!! Le ... Read more
WahooCruiser
Member Since 2009
1 review
29 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We just returned from a cruise on the NCL Escape. We visited St. Thomas and Tortola in the Virgin Islands, and Nassau in the Bahamas. While we’ve cruised often, this was our first “winter cruise.” Our criteria for ... Read more
bobrot143
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Our friends picked the cruise because they wanted to try Norwegian. My wife and I tag along. We all stay in Ft. Lauderdale for a few days to thaw out from the Midwest freeze before heading to Miami to board. Dale (not my friends real name) ... Read more
ab14525152
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We cruised with NCL previously and enjoyed it. Starting with the check in which was very fast. Overall the service was very good. As for dinning, we loved the specialty restaurants, specially Cagney's.The food in the regular dinning was ... Read more
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JimandJess
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
46 forum posts
6 helpful votes
It seemed at every turn, this cruise was perfect. The staff- from the Hotel Director, Sean and his Assistant Errol, to our cabin steward, Christopher- were on top of everything. We had a Mini-Suite w/ Balcony- our room was always clean and ... Read more
Jeffcel
Member Since 2006
1 review
8 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We are a family of 3 - My wife and I are between 45-55 yrs of age and our son 13yr old. We booked a balcony cabin on the Escape in November and were lucky enough to bid (and win) on an upgrade to the Haven (H5) - we were assigned cabin ... Read more
davidfromglencoe
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Chose this cruise based on ports of call (st. thomas/tortola/bahamas) and positive impression with NCL cruises. NCL has declined significantly in the past 8 years. We have been on four different ships. 1. Service, crew seems overwhelmed. ... Read more
pliebl
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise as a family holiday Cruise, and it was ok. It wasn't fabulous or extraordinary. It was difficult to say the food was great, it was well done, but not great. The best part was the cruise director and his staff. We saw ... Read more
cruisersince84
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Every cruise line tries to find its niche. NCL seems to want to break the cruise mold and shake things up. Some good. Some bad. Entertainment on this cruise had the typical game shows and bands, etc. which is a welcome expectation on ... Read more
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Bufferdoo
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
236 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Choose the ship for my grandchildren. (Ages 13-22). While the water slides and zip lines were cool, the lines were always so long, my grandsons were only able to do each once. There is only one pool which is ridiculous since there were ... Read more
seans13
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Cabins - fairly small but enough room to do what was needed Dining - enough options for everyday meals. Specialty restaurants went above and beyond Bars - Never made you feel like they weren't giving you enough drinks or that you ... Read more
dotlady505
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Truthfully, I chose this cruise because the dates worked perfectly with my grad-student daughter's schedule. When I told my travel agent that I was an older parent who wanted her creature comforts and yet wanted for my daughter ... Read more
andreakbelen
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
This cruise was a very fun week. To start off we stayed for a night in Miami, making it easy to arrive early to board the Escape. The ship is enormous with tons of people, about 4400 passengers. The rooms were clean but not very well ... Read more
mystang52
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
This was our first cruise on a :giganto-sized" ship. After 2 days, wife & I thought it would be our last......just too many people for our taste. One needs to make a reservation for nearly everything, and make them early. At ... Read more
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CindyAnnK
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
So we were super excited for this cruise. We had not been on one for about 15 years, and the Escape is only a year old. We were a group of 11 - with 6 adults, a 19-year old, 17-year old, two 13-year olds, and one 11-year old. My ... Read more
NAPLESBOY
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
1 forum post
9 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We've been on most of the NCL ships. The Escape is big. Now I realize we should have planned better. We did not book our restaurants in advance online. This caused us problems. The reason we're giving this ship good marks is because ... Read more
RNisPhD
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
We were excited to cruise on the new Norwegian Escape for Christmas week. It's a huge ship with 4000+ passengers and of course lots of kids and extended families. Be prepared to find crowds at popular venues. Many shows require ... Read more
CruisingWithPam
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We recently arrived home after a wonderful cruise with NCL on the Escape. We are in our mid 40s with a 9 year old son. We enjoy NCL given the activities and overall feel of the ship. Always something to do! We also took my parents ... Read more
hippieC4
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
11 forum posts
1 helpful vote
First off, this is the largest ship our family has sailed on so far and the first one out of Miami. The first day I was concerned because it is HUGE and the ship was at capacity. We sailed the week of December 17th. After the first ... Read more
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vero munster
Member Since 2010
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was the first time that we cruised as a family(2 adults and 3 boys aged 12, 10 and 8).Previously we cruised as a couple,twice on Celebrity and once on Oceania. We chose NCL mainly because of price, as well as perfectly fitting into ... Read more
Fantasyprints
Member Since 2016
1 review
25 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was first time on Escape previously on Epic. Both greate ships. Signed for Vibe for first time and worth it if you have +2 sea days. Great Bar staff who made the experience worth it. Met lots of people from all over the UK. ... Read more
JupiterGal
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this Norwegian Escape cruise because it fit our time frame Dec17-24th and it was a new ship. Let's just say I was totally unimpressed. This was my first time cruising with Norwegian as I've always done Royal Carribbean and ... Read more
hbsprite
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
19 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Prior to this cruise, we had cruised on the NCL Epic and the NCL Star. Both cruises were just OK. Not bad, but noticeably worse than Carnival or Royal Caribbean. About 2 years ago, we came across a deal that we could not resist. Kids ... Read more
fsuwx
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
11 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Disclaimer: I've been on RCL Oasis twice and the Allure once. All out of Ft Lauderdale. If I can help it, I will never leave out of Miami again, but if I have to, I will pay the $20 per day to park at the pier. We used ParkSafe and it ... Read more
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