CYBER MONDAY DEALS! Get discounts on top-rated cruises. View Deals
  • Newsletter
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Deals
  • Find a Cruise
  • Reviews
  • News
  • Cruise Tips

Norwegian Escape Review

4.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating
2870 reviews
5 Awards

Fantastic ship, crew and holiday

Review for Norwegian Escape to the Mediterranean
User Avatar
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Rating by category

Value for Money
Public Rooms
Fitness & Recreation

Additional details

Sail Date: Aug 2022
Cabin: Spa Balcony Stateroom
Traveled with children

We chose the ship because of the destinations and facilities for all. This ship does not disappoint. Our teenager was entertained all day on the slides and in the pool and all evening in the teen zone and then in H20 partying until 1am. We had the best time during the day on ship around the pool, eating fine food and off the ship visiting beautiful countries. In the evening we relaxed by taking advantage of the drinks package, speciality dining and the waterfront bar with Willfred and Gian who are a credit to NCL. Our other cabin which was my son who was with his partner and both in their 20's were delighted by the whole experience day and night especially the dining. All of the crew are happy and friendly and professional and work so hard to make your holiday the best it can be. Two things were frustrating and by no means spoilt our holiday as we really did have the best time but being woken up at 7am endlessly by the cruise director giving endless announcements about what we already knew.......Where we were, what time it was, what time we could disembark etc etc all of which is in the freestyle daily leaflet. Very annoying and not necessary. The other weird thing is the client services desk being in the noisiest part of the ship that day and night has either a band playing or a film on full volume so trying to have a conversation was very difficult shouting above the noise. Embarkation and disembarkation was quick and efficient and we really did have a fantastic time.

Cabin Review

Spa Balcony Stateroom

Clean, comfortable, lovely balcony, big enough for three.

Port Reviews

Athens (Piraeus)

Disappointing 25 euros each to walk up around the edge of the Acropolis so didn't do this and was looking forward to it.



Florence (Livorno)

Leaning tower of Pisa was the standout visit of the holiday


Not our favourite port but friendly and interesting never the less


Chaotic and fun. The donkey trail is quite an experience!

Taormina (Messina)

Pretty and very Italian

5 Helpful Votes
previous reviewnext review

Find a Norwegian Escape Cruise from $389

Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy and Cookies Statement and Terms of Use.
About UsCruise DestinationsFirst Time CruisersFind A Cruise

Share your feedback

International Sites

© 1995—2022, The Independent Traveler, Inc.

  • Privacy and Cookies Statement

  • Terms of Use

  • Site Map

  • Cookie Consent