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linareva1
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise primarily because it was the only one left for the week we needed to sail that still had mini-suites available. She is new, launched Oct 2015, so there isn't much that can be wrong with her The staff was very ... Read more
Neozyne
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We went as a family and it was my first time on a cruise. I was beyond impressed across the board with just about everything. I'll start off with the bad - the elevators... they were awful. We had our 6 month old with us and we had to take ... Read more
chp1945
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
this trip was just long enough to have a great time, fun, shopping, theater shows, food was great everywhere I went, bingo, trivia, karaoke, slides, rope swings, parties, swimming, hot tubs, the movies, library, buffet, not too hot or ... Read more
SAPMAN
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
282 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
Went to relax. Note that library/game room is very tiny! Much smaller than any other ship I have been one. Usually there are two rooms, but this is only one and room for only 4 small card tables. Smoke in casino bothersome to ... Read more
brothermac1
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We really enjoy freestyle cruising. There is less to pack, which means less schlepping of luggage. The food was very good, and we didn't find that the buffet was any more crowded than any other ship we've been on. Our room was lovely with ... Read more
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dodgeenterprises
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
103 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Before our cruise on the Escape, we had only cruised 3 previous times on Royal Caribbean (1x Liberty of the Seas, 2x Oasis). On our Oasis cruises (2015&2016) we were fortunate enough to stay in a Crown Loft Suite, which we absolutely ... Read more
joyhavingfun
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We had a great time on the Escape! Service was amazing, cabin was great (we had a mini-suite with balcony), and food was outstanding! We had the upgraded dining, which I would highly recommend. There was always a "yes" answer to ... Read more
NOMAR18
Member Since 2007
1 review
29 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We always wanted to try the Haven and it was worth every penny. From the time you arrive at the ship, to the time we disembarked ,we felt very special. The service, including private Haven Restaurant, bar area and concierge and butler ... Read more
big red harley
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
First the ship is huge. This also means plenty to experience. The daily activity's will keep anyone of all ages happy. The only big crowds seem to be the elevators. We had an inside cabin number 9437 fwd. The room is more than enough ... Read more
jjjjhskr
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
After trying multiple cruise lines I have now taken 7 cruises on Norwegian, this was my first on the Escape. As always, Norwegian seems a cut above most cruise lines. The service is always excellent and the stewards are amazing. We even ... Read more
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Martyuuu
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We have been on lots of cruises-we really enjoyed the Escape. We went on Norwegian about 20 years ago and the ship was kind of ratty so we did not return until this cruise. What a difference, the ship was great, food was great and we ... Read more
tforres3
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This is my 17th cruise and have been on the sister ship the Breakaway, but did not remember it being nearly this crowded. Everywhere! I'll start with the good. Room was just what you would expect and he lucked out and had a slightly ... Read more
Cruise Guy 1957
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
After reading how awesome the haven experience is on NCL we decided to book a cruise and see for ourselves. We wanted to see if it was worth the literally 5 1/2 times the price of the regular suites. We went on the Escape leaving Miami on ... Read more
copycat8
Member Since 2010
1 review
87 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
History: This was our first cruise with NCL. Princess, Celebrity and Carnival previously. This was only 7 days, we usually do longer. Embarkation and Disembarkation went very smoothly. Service: Great. Almost all the staff were above ... Read more
pilot0871
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We chose this itinerary for places we have not visited (St. Thomas, Tortola, Nassau) and to experience cruising on a Mega Ship. Overall experience was very good. Most of the entertainment was outstanding. (Did NOT enjoy the "Brat ... Read more
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hpop13
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
I have been a travel agent for over 20 years now,and have been on many cruise lines and ships. However, this was my first experience on NCL.Traveled on the NCL Escape, and after reading many reviews decided to upgrade 2 bedroom Haven ... Read more
Hgleiche
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
The NCL Escape has many excellent features but is not for the seasoned cruiser (older folks). It is essentially Carnival on steroids. We are veterans of 14 cruises. If you want to be left alone by the crew who are there to help you, then ... Read more
WitchyWoman123
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
I loved this ship and had a wonderful time. My only non-favorable comments are: Some of the bars seemed understaffed. I had a hard time getting a drink on occasion. I was surprised at the changes in pricing for the speciality ... Read more
rumrunner55
Member Since 2015
1 review
107 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
Hello everyone, I chose Norwegian cruise lines first and foremost cause of the studio cabins for single cruisers like myself they are a perfect fit for myself in my opinion, There is a there is a studio lounge for these cabins where you ... Read more
tjtnmbsfa
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was only our 2nd cruise but, what a great experience. I booked thru an NCL travel agent. She was so helpful and guided me all the way and answered any questions I had promptly. I will only book thru her in the future. We flew into Ft ... Read more
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PAROLE7981
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Freestyle. Norwegian Escape's carefree attitude carries over to its dress code, which basically allows for anything. During the day, it's all casual, with swimsuits, shorts and T-shirts poolside and in ports. At night, there's ... Read more
CanaMan
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
3 forum posts
13 helpful votes
We are a mature couple looking for warm-weather, not too far, one week getaway. We decided on this cruise purely by way of available dates and itinerary. Wanted to see the Virgin Islands. I understand this is the 5th largest cruise ship ... Read more
grammyprf
Member Since 2009
1 review
2,666 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Wonderful ship and service. All staff were very friendly...loved the special touch of being greeted every morning in the Garden Cafe with a little song reminding us to washy washy! Our cabin was a great size with plenty of storage ... Read more
rmr10788
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Our cruise on the Norwegian Escape was a great time. Here are some pros and cons about the ship: Pros: -New Ship: nothing seemed rusty or in poor condition -Bar options: tons of bar and drink options, even the pickiest of ... Read more
hjcp
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We got a fairly good deal on a balcony midship cabin. It was perfect. Clean,enough room for my husband and I. Lots of storage, bathroom fine and two thumbs up to our steward who kept the place emmaculate. The Escape is beautiful, huge ... Read more
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