Norwegian Escape Cruise Reviews

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lpai
Member Since 2016
1 review
NCL Escape Nov19-Nov 26Th, 2016 We were a family of 15, with 6 first timers on a cruise. Everybody was excited which was short lived when one of our family member was denied entry to board the ship because of missing travel documents. ... Read more
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amygirl472
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
My husband, 7 year old son, and me picked this cruise because we never sailed with Norwegian, they had the cheapest price to sail to the Virgin Islands, and I was very interested in doing the Escape because it had the largest water park ... Read more
aslaw
Member Since 2002
2 reviews
165 forum posts
We are a multigenerational family of 11 - 2 grandparents in their 60s, 4 parents in their 30s and kids age 12, 7, 6, 4 and 4. We booked this ship because it had activities for kids and adults. We all had an amazing time!! Because it was ... Read more
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tbear198
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
Let me say we were a little apprehensive about going on the big ship having only done small ships in the past and several people told us they preferred the smaller ships but we were so happy we did. The Escape is awesome...we had a ... Read more
mpco28
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We picked this line and ship based on other reviews and the fact Norwegian was including alcohol and specialty dining with the package (and based on other cruises, it ended up saving us about $1,200 in the end). Some of the reviews were ... Read more
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luisitillo
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 forum posts
Wife and I love cruising and always try new ships and/or different concepts. It was my 60th birthday and so decided to give NCL Escape a chance. Bottom line is: there's something for every taste, definitely not boring. We do like sea days ... Read more
swatkins56
Member Since 2009
1 review
This was our sixth NCL cruise, but the first on a big ship. On the plus side, we loved the quality of entertainment that a big ship can provide. We went to two evening shows, one special wine tasting show/lunch and a Motown review in ... Read more
emjem24
Member Since 2009
1 review
11 forum posts
Hello Fellow Cruisers! Before I start my review of our recent cruise with the Norwegian Escape, I want to begin by saying that it had been a couple of years since my husband and I had taken a cruise. Our last cruise had been with ... Read more
epegoblue
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
I chose this cruise due to a group of 6 friends choosing it first! Also, this was mom's 75th birthday present cruise. Embarkation went pretty well since I got to enjoy the Gold & Platinum line for the first time. We were dropped ... Read more
ABC Cruisers
Member Since 2007
1 review
780 forum posts
3 helpful votes
First a little about us, we are in our late 50's and started cruising 27 years ago for our honeymoon on the NCL Seaward. This was our 30th cruise, this cruise made our 14th on NCL. I am a planner, this cruise was booked at the beginning of ... Read more
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bmr100
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
We had an RCL cruise booked for this week however back in May we took a last minute cruise on the Norwegian Sky. We were so very impressed with the entertainment, the food, the service and the outstanding cruise director, that we decided ... Read more
LD Silver
Member Since 2014
1 review
37 forum posts
19 helpful votes
I was on the November 12 – November 19 Eastern Caribbean sailing of the Norwegian Escape. The itinerary included three sea days (Sunday, Monday, Thursday) and three ports of call. They were St. Thomas (Tuesday), Tortola (Wednesday) ... Read more
shazam1951
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We picked this cruise because the timing was right. We knew the weather would be pleasant, but more importantly, we wanted to see the ship Escape. We weren't disappointed... the ship is a destination in itself. The ship is huge and ... Read more
marcolisa
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We have been on about 7 cruises. 6 with NCL. We wanted to go on their newest ship. We stayed at Hampton Inn and suites by Hilton Miami Brickell downtown, great stay. Close to port. Has transport to port. Great Italian restaurant a few ... Read more
coopsail123
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
20 helpful votes
My wife and I were on the October 29th to November 5th cruise. We selected the Unlimited Beverage Package and the Three Speciality Dining Package as our "Free at Sea" selections. We had a mini-suite with a large balcony on deck ... Read more
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gardengalaz
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
What a great experience! Getting on and off the ship was effortless and just one hint get to know your deck plans before you get on because it was very confusing when you first step foot on the ship. Especially if you want to get to any ... Read more
CDRjack
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
I noted several negative changes since my previous NCL cruises. First, the massive ship means the crowds are bigger, both on the ship and import. The most desirable dining spots fill up quickly. Shows book quickly. The ship seems ... Read more
scorpioncrawl
Member Since 2003
1 review
144 forum posts
1 helpful vote
A short review of our recent sailing on the Norwegian Escape-10/29/16 ...... EMBARKATION: Arrived at the pier at 11:45 am...our boarding time was 12:00. Dropped off bags and went quickly through a shot line through security check in. ... Read more
Canesfan101
Member Since 2014
1 review
16 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
After fighting the effects of Hurricane Matthew at our home for 2 weeks, this getaway was just what we needed to calm our nerves. We were initially concerned about the crowds and lines on a mega ship of this size vs others we've sailed on, ... Read more
racefan1965
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Even with 2 days of rain, hubby & I had a great time. I've read reviews that said food was bad & staff was rude...not on this cruise. Our 2 bartenders, Ruby & Robert were awesome. We ate snacks at O'Sheehan's..food was good. ... Read more
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van44
Member Since 2015
1 review
17 forum posts
Sailed October 2016
We wanted to go on a week long cruise to celebrate my birthday and relax. The ship was very nice and the entertainment, restaurants, and staff were all excellent. For a large ship with over 4,000 cruisers, you never had to wait in long ... Read more
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Favreon
Member Since 2013
1 review
10 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Our recap: Food - Best of any of the 6 NCL cruises we've done. I do agree the menu in the main dining rooms were pretty weak, which is why I upgraded to Surf & Turf the one night we ate there, and glad I did. Service in O'Sheehan's ... Read more
Cdales294
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Many unhappy sports fans on this cruise, as they did not show game 5, 6. or 7 of the World Series even though there were many complaints about this from Cleveland fans, Chicago fans and other baseball fans. Per other reviews, Norwegian ... Read more
Vegaswoman
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
170 forum posts
4 helpful votes
First of all there is no such thing as a bad cruise! We love cruising. We don't care where we go. This is our 3rd cruise this year, so odds are we have been there before, We chose the Escape because we love the big ships. We have been ... Read more
CruiseWithTheHoules
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We got to bid for an upgraded room and we got switch over to The Haven section and got a fabulous Aft Facing Forward Penthouse Suite # 9706. The room was fantastic. As you walk in you have a dining table with 3 chairs and then a couch and ... Read more
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