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Michaelluvs2travel
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I sailed on the NCL Escape on 8/14 which is actually a 6 day western Caribbean cruise. This was my 3rd time on NCL this year with my first 2 cruises being on the Getaway. I really enjoyed the Getaway, so I thought the Escape would be as ... Read more
JessicaP
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
These reviews really helped us prepare for our trip, so I wanted to help others. My husband and I chose to go on a cruise for our one year anniversary since it seemed cost effective and required overall less planning than flying somewhere ... Read more
karen.casciano@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Let me start by saying this is not my first cruise nor is it my first NCL cruise. We choose this cruise because we had not been to the destinations that were offered. Let me start off by saying that Ludwin, our cabin steward, was ... Read more
bucknkd064
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Not sure what some people complain about. What a wonderful cruise. We had the time of our lives. Been on a bunch of cruises and this was by far the best one we been on. Clean, friendly, great food, great drinks, great shows, great casino. ... Read more
stevenplittle
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 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

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papabearr
Member Since 2011
1 review
16 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed three 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
16 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
4 helpful votes
Sailed three 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
kunyve
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
I had a great experience 12 years ago with Norwegian Dawn when it first came out and thought things would be the same this time, I was wrong. I received horrible customer service, I was away from my family members, my cabin was unclean ... Read more
Glo1127
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 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
3 helpful votes
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
silgrim54
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We did a back to back cruise (eastern and western Caribbean) for 14 nights. We had some doubts about the cruise because of bad reviews we had read here but I don't think they must have been on the Escape because the ship was amazing!! ... Read more
barney74
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
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
7 helpful votes
Sailed four 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 four 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

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firegal2539
Member Since 2013
8 reviews
689 forum posts
15 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
RCDR
Member Since 2006
1 review
112 forum posts
7 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
18 helpful votes
Sailed four 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

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wowed777
Member Since 2003
3 reviews
27 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four 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
kimkimco
Member Since 2016
1 review
45 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
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
14 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
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

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