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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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511 Norwegian Escape Cruise Reviews

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sillysally67
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
This was an amazing cruise! This was our firsts time on Norwegian, this cruise line is amazing! The embarkation process was so quick and easy I couldn't believe it. Our cabin was ready within an hour of us getting on the ship. we had a ... Read more
Juliepann
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was my very FIRST cruise! So needless to say I was full of anxiety especially after reading all the negative reviews. I was really afraid that it was going to be so crowded on the ship that we couldn't do anything. IT WASNT! Embarking ... Read more
raymondvaz
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose the Norwegian Escape because our first choice, Royal Caribbean, was canceled. I feel like the escape was greedy in terms of charging for every little thing (including soda and water). All the restaurants served the same thing but ... Read more
Elationismyship
Member Since 2004
4 reviews
1,904 forum post
2 helpful votes
Some background, husband 55 and myself 49 -- 19th cruise, a lot of Carnival, Royal, NCL & Princess. Ported out of Miami but flew into Fort Lauderdale, private sedan through Larry's Limos was $80. Probably wouldn't do this again as ... Read more
rick8560
Member Since 2011
1 review
23 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have been on NCL once before. I enjoy the free style dining options and relaxed dress code. The Escape if a beautiful vessel. Upon entering on level 6, you could still smell the newness of the ship. The level of design and decor is ... Read more

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Dawn Realtor Ocala FL
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This is our 13th cruise and third one on NCL. I was excited to finally book a cruise on a new ship for the firs time. I won't be booking a cruise on this ship ever again. Why? There is only one small pool for the majority of passengers. ... Read more
jesse8620
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We loved our first cruise with Norwegian enough to book 2 more while on the ship. We enjoyed a balcony room, which allowed us to spend relax with an incredible view and the sound of the water every night before bed. There was plenty of ... Read more
traveller
Member Since 2000
5 reviews
114 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Chose it due to dates and good deal...HATED the way the ship is run. Ship is gorgeous...BUT lacking in elevator in middle of ship to Atrium..so you were constantly walking from one end to the other. Had the free drink pkg with free ... Read more
Canuck Ripley
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
We sailed on the Escape because we have sailed 2 times before on NCL ships and we were interested in seeing their newest ship. We received a great price through Vacations to Go, including the Ultimate Dining Package for a "large ... Read more
Mark H
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
What we found on this cruise was a very large ship that was well designed. We learned it's really only very large because of the added cabins, not because they added a lot to the ship. Overall, the ship was very nice with a lot of ... Read more

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njaskot@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Really enjoyed our trip on the NCL escape! I would highly recommend. The food and beverage (with beverage package purchased) that was included was very nice and equivalent to an upscale restaurant. The ship was great and exceeded our ... Read more
versgly
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My rating is based on my opinion of what a cruise should consist of namely a week of relaxation and pampering.This ship is targetting families ,younger couples and groups.They have daily game shows,bingo,karaoke,flash sales every day of ... Read more
JustCruisn29485
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We cruise often but had only been on one Norwegian ship about ten years ago. We found a good deal on Groupon and decided to try them again. This is a modern ship with all the bells and whistles. They have 5 complimentary restaurants to ... Read more
ancarett
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We were a trio of travellers – two fifty-something women and one still-barely teenager – with two of us on our first cruise ever, for this voyage on the Escape. The occasion was our youngest member's high school graduation. The ... Read more
tribbs1
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
345 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I sailed on the Escape on May 7th to the Eastern Caribbean. My first impression of this ship was that it sure looked enormous and it proved to be quite large. Embarkation went very smoothly as I arrived at the ship at around 1 pm and was ... Read more

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ACcruiser93
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
What can I say? This was an amazing cruise from the moment that I stepped onto the ship! Embarkation was a breeze and very easy compared to the other cruise lines. We arrived at 11:30 and were on the ship by 12:00. This was my first ... Read more
sjnyc323
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
6,087 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I originally booked balcony guaranty as Mother's Day gift for my mom. Five days before our sail date was able to score the last H5 Haven Courtyard Penthouse 18122. I kept the surprise until we checked in and then gave mom her haven ... Read more
mattslat99
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
The ship was gorgeous, the food was awesome (at the specialty restaurants) and the service was excellent, with some pretty good entertainment. Which is everything to expect in a 5 star cruise. Special thanks to the assistant ... Read more
spowrie34@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
My husband and I were on the Norwegian Escape out of Miami May 7-14, 2016; and it was, by far, the best cruise we’ve ever taken! To preface, they were operating at near 100% capacity, so we're talking about 7,000+ guests and crew ... Read more
North Port Pat
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Before you go: Make your dinner and show reservations as early as possible, up to ninety days in advance. We had gotten the “free” specialty restaurant package; when I tried to make dinner reservations for 5:30 there were none ... Read more

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ChristLives
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose it firsthand simply because of the amazing introductory price given promotionally for this new boat for a whole 7 day vacation! Then we were even more amazed at the exceptional dining options, quality and freshness of food every ... Read more
mrtdm1
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
16 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We have done close to 40 cruises through the years and wanted to try a ship we had not been on before, as it went to the same places we had been to numerous times. For us it became an experience that needs to be passed on to older ... Read more
dollyrox
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We just returned from a seven day cruise on the Escape. Overall, we enjoyed it immensely. Embarkation was a breeze - no wait at the counter, but about a 20 minute wait before our "group number" was called to board. We have ... Read more
Sherbear513@comcast.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I just got back from a 7 day cruise on the Norwegian Escape with my twin sister. My sister and I are in our mid 50's and went without our husbands just for some "girl time." The crowd of people ranged from 30's on up. I ... Read more
DarkZooLord
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our fifth cruise two with Royal Caribbean and two with Carnival. I booked this cruise about four months out and selected a guaranteed mini-suite and got a great price. NCL also threw in the Ultimate Beverage Package and the 4 day ... Read more

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