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Canada & New England Norwegian Escape Canada & New England Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Escape
Canada & New England
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

33

Very Good

21

Average

22

Poor

11

Terrible

8

Cruise type

22 Canada & New England Norwegian Escape Canada & New England Cruise Reviews


pobrien50 avatar

pobrien50

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Lots of Ups and Downs but overall a positive experience.

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The trip was definitely uneven starting with the loading process. We waited online for about 1.5 hours to get on the ship and found that most of the employees were not helpful at this point until someone complained ...
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Sail Date September 2019


lescas avatar

lescas

8 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

NYC to Canada to Maine on the Escape

We have sailed on 22 cruises decided to take in a little cold after the hot summer we had in Maryland. We got a great Casino price so we took this one. This was our 5th NCL Cruise in the past few years. The Ship is ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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dsilbernagel

1 Review Written

Good but could have been better!

Too crowded at times, not personalized, nothing out of the ordinary. We normally have at least have one night where lobster is offered in general dining on cruises with other carriers and it was not offered on NCL. ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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DraesMiran

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Mediocre cruise for an above-average price

This was an extremely average cruise, and by the time we were done, I felt like our "good deal" had become "a little too expensive." I have written a very detailed review below, but if you want a TL;DR here you go: ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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unionhall

1 Review Written

Bad beginning but good cruise

My sister and her husband chose this cruise and we joined her on it. There was a major delay on embarkation due to Hurricane Dorian. Some people received numerous notifications from NCL and a lot of others were like ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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JonInVB16

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First time on NCL. Some Good. Some Bad.

Maybe it was the size of the ship..or the layout...or the itinerary..but overall it was just an average trip. This was our first time cruising on Norwegian and to this part of the US/Canada. We have been on ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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FL-sunny-girl

1 Review Written

A mixed bag

1. Our trip from NYC fell on tail end of Hurricane Dorian. NCL gave us repeated daily text messages, phone calls, and emails for days prior to the cruise informing us there would be delays on embarkation. No ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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mikyb21

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

OK, BUT UNDERWHELMED

This is my second cruise with NCL (and second cruise ever). My first was on the Epic in 2011. For our honeymoon and my birthday we decided to try a fall cruise to Maine and Canada. The itinerary wasn't ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Van Cruisers

1 Review Written

Mostly relaxing, but jam-packed everywhere

The Escape has stylish and thoughtful decor throughout, which extends to their well-designed cabins. Our room was quite comfortable, and the included access to thermal spa area was a highlight, as we used it every ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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dlschaan

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nice ship but just too many people. Good food and drinks and great service.

Wanted to go to Canada and this was the dates that matched our availability. On and off the boat worked smoothly and timely. While the boat had room for everyone, the days at sea were just too crowded. There was ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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dsl52

1 Review Written

Nice Ship, Needs Input

This is a nice ship, but really BIG! There are not enough places to sit and visit, or play a board game, or write a note, or sit and plan your next day. The outdoor area is fun but small. The slides are great, ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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NOWAY999

1 Review Written

Black Historic Tours need to added to Halifax excursions and Outstanding staff

Given rich African/Black cultural traditions and experiences in Halifax NCL needs to offer related excursions. We did the research and planned an outstanding day by visiting: 1 Africvile Museum with an ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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mistertoaster

15 Reviews Written

61 Helpful Votes

Freestyle or Feestyle?

Introduction We previously sailed on the Escape in 2016. When we saw the fall colors itinerary on this ship, we decide to book the Escape again. We have traveled on several cruise lines, but have the most ...
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Sail Date September 2018


ano avatar

ano

5 Reviews Written

54 Helpful Votes

OK Ship but VERY Crowded

Just got off the Escape. I should say this was a 7 day cruise to Maine and Canada out of NYC. The Escape is about 3 years old and was a BIG ship by Norwegian standards. We had 4300 passengers, and I guess if ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Ohlinbo1

1 Review Written

Excellent staff, amenities lacking

New England/Canada Staff is top notch however I have traveled on Royal Caribbean and was disappointed with the amentaties Norwegian offered. Restaurants were hard to get reservations for. MargaritaVille was ...
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Sail Date September 2019


annemarie771 avatar

annemarie771

1 Review Written

It’s okay cruise

Embarkation was a little bit disorganized because of the late arrival of the ship due to Hurricane Dorian. Disembarkation runs smoothly with no hitch. The ship is nice and clean but the cabin is getting smaller ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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grandgracie

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Wish I Could Recommend

We chose this cruise trying to get away from the stifling heat with hopes of enjoying the fall foliage season. Unfortunately there were no beautiful colors this year. I understand Mother Nature controls that. The ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Kincaid42

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Overall impression is so so.. met minimum expectations

A group of six of us, three couples, chose this cruise to celebrate a birthday and an anniversary. The overall cruise was OK, not impressive and I never had the feeling that Norwegian went out of his way to impress ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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waverunner123

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Gluten Free on Norwegian Escape

We wanted to see Portland and Bar Harbor, Maine; and, New Brunswick and Halifax, Canada. It was also an easy trip from our home area (NYC) and we previously cruised on the Escape which we liked. I have Celiac ...
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Sail Date September 2018


Bruce S avatar

Bruce S

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good cruise except for the SMOKE

There was a major problem on this cruise: SMOKE from disgusting cigarettes. There was smoke from the casino that permeated all 3 floors of the area by the restaurants, floors 6,7 & 8, by the Tobacco Rd bar (The ...
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Sail Date September 2019


uccman46 avatar

uccman46

3 Reviews Written

Great itinerary but a below average ship

We chose this cruise based solely on the itinerary as we wanted a relaxing cruise to Canada. The ports did not disappoint as we found good things in all of the ports, especially going to Peggy’s Cove in Halifax. ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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BJRyczek

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good service, food, management but ship size was challenging.

Ship as chosen for the New England, S Canada experience.. Loved the outside decks for walking and relaxing. Staff was very polite, friendly and accommodating.Good choices of food and restaurants on board. Size of ...
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Sail Date September 2019


Norwegian Escape Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.2
Dining4.04
Entertainment5.03.9
Public Rooms4.04
Fitness Recreation4.03.9
Family5.03.9
Service3.04
Value For Money4.03.6
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