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nelsonja5
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
we were gifted a "free cruise" in which it only costs us an admin fee for the cruise line plus port fees. A small price for a 7 day cruise. We paid the upgrade to secure an aft balcony on the 14th deck. What a fantastic room with ... Read more
sondrab
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I chose the Escape because I went on a smaller ship through Royal Caribbean last year and I wanted to experience a larger newer ship. My husband and I are in our early forties and we brought his parents with us, they are in their early ... Read more
Cruisewithm
Member Since 2017
1 review
93 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
I really don't know why people give a bad review about this ship. It feels moving? Yes, for Christ,  it's a ship,  it suppose  to move. Are the elevators crowded?  Honestly,  I  only had problems with it ... Read more
CruiseJunky
Member Since 2000
5 reviews
389 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My review will be about comparing Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) to Royal Caribbean (RCI) since our major experiences are with RCI. NCL used to be our go to line, but after a few RCI ships, we chose to stay with them. This cruise was ... Read more
Fosfam90
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Chose this cruise because we were taking our adult kids and the beverage package included was the selling point Ship was very nice. Pool area is very small and track is only one lane. I went down early in the morning to the 8th Deck ... Read more
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stacysparty
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
My generous sister booked this 1 yr. ago. She books a cruise for her whole family, every yr. She asked us to go this time.( They live in FLA) Pd. for us! Bucket list trip for sure! As 1st time cruisers, we were highly impressed! My 22 ... Read more
truetreasureusa
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Selected this cruise as an R&R getaway. Wife and self with 13 previous cruises in the Caribbean & Europe. Previously cruised on the NCL Getaway so we were familiar with the basic layout of the Escape and its clientele. This is ... Read more
Vogannod
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to join my daughter and her husband for a family outing. After the cruise was booked she learned she was pregnant and could not go to the Caribbean (potential Zika exposure). So.... my husband I and went anyway. ... Read more
tbirdjoni
Member Since 2006
1 review
173 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Unfortunately we had a lot of cloudy, rainy weather. Food was good though I think the Specialty restaurants serve portions that are just too big, and such a waste of food,but atmosphere and service are excellent. Almost no waiting time ... Read more
StopherNJ
Member Since 2011
1 review
4 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
This was my first cruise. I had a great time. Nothing like waking up and looking at the ocean out your balcony. Food was awesome and plentiful. Perfect portions I would say and if too small for you you can always get another. =) I did the ... Read more
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Xewrsw
Member Since 2009
1 review
88 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My daughter needed a vacation from work and I needed a break as well, so we tacked on a last minute cruise to a family event in Florida. We chose NCL Escape for the ship, mainly because of the waterfront, ropes course, anytime dining and ... Read more
asmartcookie
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My DH and I chose the NCL Escape (4/29-5/6 to St. Thomas, Tortola and Nassau) to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had been planning and saving for 3 years to have the Haven experience. It was my first time cruising with NCL and for ... Read more
RAC61
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I paid $1500 to go on this cruise and got food poisoning on the third day and missed St Thomas and Tortola. The worst part is that the cruise line does not take any responsibility for cruisers getting food poisoning and make you pay for ... Read more
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nomorecruise50
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
If you want to spend your vacation gorging yourself at a buffet and drinking until oblivion among 4200 passengers-then this boat is for you! If you want to spend this kind of money and enjoy yourself go to a resort beach and stay a week-- ... Read more
saraei
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We have been on approx. 5 NCL cruises and have never been disappointed. The entire staff and crew were friendly and helpful. We like the idea of Free Style cruising and also the Specialty Restaurants. We dined at 3 specialty restaurants ... Read more
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adoris
Member Since 2007
1 review
40 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I did lots of research before booking this cruise. Most of what you read here I found very accurate. Cruise as a single in an inside guarantee cabin, assigned an inside handicapped cabin on deck 13. I enjoyed the location, my cabin ... Read more
Atlantalegal
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We chose this cruise as it fit into our schedule and believed the cruise would be fun for our 25 year old daughter due to the activities offered. The Escpae is an attractive ship, design-wise but lack any decor that makes it special. The ... Read more
Wynn G.
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
My husband and I wanted to go on a different itinerary away from the Western Caribbean. We chose the Escape April 22-29th cruise. We celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary while on board. The ship is huge, but the itinerary is wonderful ... Read more
juliang
Member Since 2005
14 reviews
138 forum posts
17 helpful votes
It has been a while since I posted a review. After well over 30+ cruises it gets a bit tiresome , but I just did a 7 day cruise from Miami on the Norwegian Escape and the experience deserved the effort. We are diamond plus members on Royal ... Read more
cynalan
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
311 forum posts
10 helpful votes
My wife and I cruise a lot with more than 20 cruises under our belt. For no particular reason, we had never cruised on NCL before. We had the opportunity to sail on the Escape as part of a travel agent conference we attended. It proved to ... Read more
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MichDzl
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
The embarkation was slow, but steady. They made us wait outside for about 20 minutes before allowing us inside to begin the registration. We waited in a holding area for our boarding group number to be called for about an hour. Once ... Read more
divedivapro
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
I own a tax accounting firm, and booked this cruise as an after-tax season-cruise. I splurged and booked an aft-facing penthouse suite in The Haven, since this was a cruise heavy on sea days (3) and wanted a nice place to chill. The ... Read more
Kregsk
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was our 15th cruise, 2nd on NCL. We've also cruised Disney, Holland America, Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Princess. Our group consisted of my husband and I, aged 42 and 41, our kids aged 16 and 15 and our parents aged 67 and 65. ... Read more
Evachad
Member Since 2017
1 review
We went on a cruise of the Caribbean and it was wonderful. Our ship was the Norwegian Escape. Huge and lots of things to do. This was our 1st cruise and we weren't sure how it would be compared to All Inclusive Resorts and it was a great ... Read more
makeda1999
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
2 forum posts
Sailed April 2017
He leaned in and said "don't be like me, don't have blind loyalty to just one cruise line." I said "um hum" and brushed the crumbs off my pajama pants. We were in the Studio Lounge, where there is hot coffee, espresso, ... Read more
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