We love NCL and we wanted to try the beautiful new ship Escape! we had a wonderful time and enjoyed many family adventures on board such as water slides and pools and late night snacks... From a pleasant and speedy Embarkation through the final night celebration our trip was amazing! Our 8 year old enjoyed splash academy but our 17 year old was a bit "mature" for the teen club. He went to activities and there were plenty, but the crowd tended to be between the ages of 14 - 15 ;) our cabin was great for us, we had a forward balcony and loved it. We enjoyed the Supper Club and the Company Men as a dinner show, dined at the Manhattan room (this was O.K., we thought there was going to be dancing and a band, we went at 6 and there wasn't any entertainment.
we booked 3 excursions through the ship and they were fantastic! We were pleasantly surprised that the food was actually "more flavorful" than we've experienced on past cruises! My husband and I ate at Taste one evening and the Lava Cake... WOW!