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stevenplittle
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
First time cruise for a family of six, kids range from 12 to 19. Fantastic experience! Can't say enough about how much everyone loved it--they're already saying they want to do it again next year. I read all of the mixed reviews on this ... Read more
papabearr
Member Since 2011
1 review
16 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
The Good: Very tasty meals in the speciality restaurants. We were given a free 3 speciality restaurant package along with a free drink package and chose The French, The Italian, and The steakhouse to eat our speciality meals in. All ... Read more
Jerseygirl4
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We just came back from our 7 Day and 6 night cruise on the Escape - Western Caribbean. We are a family of 3, two adults and a 14 year old boy. I started to have reservations about the ship and itinerary, but found this site to be very ... Read more
crnatraveler
Member Since 2008
1 review
297 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
Embarkation and disembarkation went quickly and smoothly. The ship seemed more crowded than other ships. Signage not great in initially finding our cabin, asked a steward in the hall and she sent us in the wrong direction. The crew were ... Read more
Glo1127
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
This is my third cruise in fifteen years. Overall, it was good and I might do it again. The ship is well kept. The entertainment was good quality (but not great) and diverse for all age groups. The freestyle dining was a downer for me. The ... Read more

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jimalyson1@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
Looking for a new vacation idea for our family this summer was harder than usual, as our two kids, aged 13 and 16, are more independent and want to go off and do things by themselves, while we still want some family time. We have never ... Read more
barney74
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
Not So Great. I've been on 19 cruises and this was probably the worst experience i have ever had on a ship. I've been on numerous royal caribbean cruises, a few Princess cruises, a few Celebrity cruises, and a few Norwegian cruises, ... Read more
dwdean@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
NCL is at the bottom of the list. I have been on over 50 cruises all over the world and the latest on the NCL Escape was the worst. There is absolutely no class attached to this cruise line! Detailed issues from an often cruiser: 1-Up ... Read more
Surfrat3
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise as it had several ports we'd not yet visited. Overall, the cruise was very nice. The Escape is a fairly new ship. The dining rooms are well appointed, so much so you often forget you're on a ship. The music in ... Read more
firegal2539
Member Since 2013
8 reviews
682 forum posts
13 helpful votes
The first comment I want to make is many reviewers complained about the massive size of the Escape. I have taken over 20 cruises, most being between 1,900 to 2,800 passengers plus crew. The Escape has 4,248 passengers and 1,738 crew. The ... Read more

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RCDR
Member Since 2006
1 review
112 forum posts
5 helpful votes
NCL has a charge now for room service, $8.00 per order! Speciality dinning has invaded the main dining rooms, there are charges for the steaks and lobster. Only two speciality restaurants has a fix price now, all others is a la cart! ... Read more
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one_beachlvr
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Being pretty avid cruisers, we chose our cruise for the ship rather than the ports. We travel on all the "mid-scale" cruise lines (Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian) and I have personally been on most of the "next step ... Read more
ebroslaw
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Let me start by saying I have been on approximately 15 cruises 8 of which have been aboard NCL. I mention this as prior to taking our trip on the Escape I and my fiance read many reviews. I noticed that in many cases it was either rated ... Read more
SmithAlien
Member Since 2016
1 review
51 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I organized a group for a craniofacial theme cruise (craniofacial birth defects), called Fabulous Faces at Sea: The 2016 Craniofacial Cruise. I ended up hosting a 17-member group. My travel agent (who also has a granddaughter with the same ... Read more
wowed777
Member Since 2003
3 reviews
27 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
My family has been on many cruises including Disney, Princess, Carnival, NCL, and our favorite RCL. My kids are 17 and 19. We were looking for a lower cost cruise chose the NCL Gem. We booked it 3 weeks before the sail date and decided ... Read more

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kimkimco
Member Since 2016
1 review
44 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
i went on the cruise with my 11 year old daughter.. we had a lot of fun here are the pros and the cons and tips 1. beautiful ship, the decks and rooms are nice. the man who made up our room daily, Alvin, was so sweet. 2. for the ... Read more
tsmilliner
Member Since 2016
1 review
24 helpful votes
We just returned from a 6 night cruise on the Norwegian Escape. This was our first cruise with NCL, and overall was a pretty good experience that had the potential to be a great one if we had been more familiar with their practices. ... Read more
Gio1
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Spa area is great but extra cost. Adult pool area is too small for the size of the ship. We have been in the getaway but since escape was a newer and bigger ship we were expecting a bigger pool area. Customer service was not as great ... Read more
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Mochahooe
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise because we could only travel on certain dates and the ship was ranked very high in terms of good cruises for kids. Our family consists of 2 adults in mid four ties and two girls 11 and 15. Day 1. we went to see ... Read more
Sunandbeach
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
This review has two parts. The second part will explain why I gave this cruise an overall terrible rating. To begin, if you have read other reviews, you will see that our cruise experience was very similar to many others that have posted ... Read more

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lesleymaureen64
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Cruise very good apart from all the extras: wheelchair hire films bottled water room service fitness clases Also entertainment around the pool sounded like karoke (singers were not great) and was more like a booze cruise, ... Read more
Littlemonty
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Wonderful time with my husband and adult children. We loved the specialty dining and had a wonderful time at the art auctions. The ship and its crew was extremely friendly and the drink package is so worth it. Norwegian definitely is not ... Read more
LIFE AT THE BEACH
Member Since 2016
1 review
27 helpful votes
We just disembarked from Norwegian's Escape Sunday, July 31st. I am going to try help out a little with expectations. This is a brand new ship. The ship is beautifully designed, easy to navigate once you board. Embarkation is easy. ... Read more
luv2cruise39
Member Since 2007
1 review
22 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
The ship itself is pretty. Food in the specialty restaurants was very good, and though we tried every single one, I still prefer the steakhouse on Carnival. Also not enough showers at the upper decks if you are not close to a pool. ... Read more
CrusingwithClaire
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
We had a great vacation on the Norwegian Escape! We got to Miami a day early to insure we would not miss our cruise. We stayed at the Hilton Miami Airport for one night. We went to see the Marlins Game and explored the Everglades before ... Read more

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