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My wife and I love to cruise on Norwegian and this cruise put us at the Platinum Plus level. We live in Brooklyn so we have no problem travelling to the ship. We like the New England cruises because of the great lobster in Maine and the wonderful, welcoming people in Canada. We had no problems boarding but as Platinum members we generally are allowed to board slightly before the other cruisers but that didn't happen this time. Disembarkation was the best we ever had since they used facial recognition so we didn't even have to show our passports. We just picked up our luggage and walked right out. No line whatsoever! The Escape is a huge ship so we made sure to get a room near the elevators which cut down a lot on our walking. Since there were only two banks of eight elevators each on the ship we thought they might not have enough elevators but after our sailing day we had no long waits at all. We had a balcony room and it had enough room for us and our luggage. The sink and shower worked fine and there was no noise to disturb us. We enjoyed the Cruise Critic Meet and Greet on our first at sea day and had a lot of fun with the slot pull afterwards. We saw two great shows: A Chorus of Men and After Midnight. We played bingo twice and won one prize. We ate at four specialty restaurants and enjoyed all of them, particularly the seafood one. There were no problems at any of the four ports and the tendering to Bar Harbor was smooth. All in all a great vacation.

Great time in Canada and Maine.

Norwegian Escape Cruise Review by heavyoiler

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My wife and I love to cruise on Norwegian and this cruise put us at the Platinum Plus level. We live in Brooklyn so we have no problem travelling to the ship. We like the New England cruises because of the great lobster in Maine and the wonderful, welcoming people in Canada. We had no problems boarding but as Platinum members we generally are allowed to board slightly before the other cruisers but that didn't happen this time. Disembarkation was the best we ever had since they used facial recognition so we didn't even have to show our passports. We just picked up our luggage and walked right out. No line whatsoever! The Escape is a huge ship so we made sure to get a room near the elevators which cut down a lot on our walking. Since there were only two banks of eight elevators each on the ship we thought they might not have enough elevators but after our sailing day we had no long waits at all. We had a balcony room and it had enough room for us and our luggage. The sink and shower worked fine and there was no noise to disturb us. We enjoyed the Cruise Critic Meet and Greet on our first at sea day and had a lot of fun with the slot pull afterwards. We saw two great shows: A Chorus of Men and After Midnight. We played bingo twice and won one prize. We ate at four specialty restaurants and enjoyed all of them, particularly the seafood one. There were no problems at any of the four ports and the tendering to Bar Harbor was smooth. All in all a great vacation.
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Cabin Review

Family Balcony Stateroom
Cabin B4 9286
The cabin was fine. We put our suitcases under the bed and had plenty of room to store our clothes. Every thing worked well: shower, sink, toilet, door to balcony, safe, thermostat, etc. Norwegian has discontinued towel animals and we did miss them.
Deck 9 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

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