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rebel1712
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 helpful votes
I have been in a total of 17 cruises. This is my 3rd NCL. Last year I went on NCL getaway and was very very happy so i figured the new sister ship would have to be the same or better right? well very very wrong. The food was just not ... Read more
Doxie Red
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
First time cruising on NCL. Have cruised on Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity before. Choose this cruise for the drink package and newer ship. Embankment was easy and waited about a half hour to board the ship. The ship is very nice! ... Read more
Islandtimeflorida
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our 2nd time in 6 months on the Escape and truly enjoyed the cruise. Food: If you plan to eat at the Garden Café, make sure you take a walk around the entire area before you decide what to eat or you'll need more than ... Read more
f18sailor
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
We were on this same ship Jan '16, so we knew what to expect. We chose this ship again because this time we were taking our children (20/22) and the UBP and option to allow our 20 year old to drink wine was a nice selling point. We are ... Read more
Arizona204
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
We just got off the Escape yesterday and it was a great cruise! It's a beautiful ship with an awesome crew--Tyler was the cruise director and was so entertaining...really good guy at what he does...everyone was so nice. I was in a studio ... Read more
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JakerJ
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
My sister and I chose this cruise for our combined retirements. We decided to really pamper ourselves and be a Haven cruiser. We loved it! This was our first cruise and we loved the extra help we received. We had help with embarkation ... Read more
Medusa0422
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We were so excited to go on this cruise and see Tortola. We have always gone on Royal Caribbean, but decided to try Norwegian. We booked a spa suite with a balcony. The room was quite spacious with a nice big shower. We had access to the ... Read more
jose_rosado
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was my first cruise and I had the best time of my life. The entire experience was out of this world. I have nothing negative to say. The ship was absolutely beautiful. The food was delicious!!!!! My balcony room was beautiful and very ... Read more
nelsonja5
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
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
16 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
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
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Cruisewithm
Member Since 2017
1 review
93 forum posts
10 helpful votes
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
7 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
9 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
stacysparty
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
4 helpful votes
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
11 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
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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 May 2017
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
KBBeachGirlAZ
Member Since 2013
1 review
9 forum posts
Sailed April 2017
Background: Husband and I started cruising in August 2012. We have sailed on many of the Carnival Cruise Lines ships for our last 12 cruises. We consider ourselves experienced cruisers. We love Carnival, we always will, however they have ... Read more
nutocruzing
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
97 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My mom, sister, aunt and I went on this very last minute cruise back in April and had a fabulous time. I am confident we would all give it 5 stars. Entertainment/ Activities - You can't go wrong with this ship in terms of activities ... Read more
StopherNJ
Member Since 2011
1 review
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
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
3 helpful votes
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 April 2017
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 April 2017
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
2 helpful votes
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 April 2017
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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