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Norwegian Escape Entertainment Cruises Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Escape
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

139

Very Good

86

Average

47

Poor

27

Terrible

23

Cruise type

Family Cruises

1,072

Romantic Cruises

407

Entertainment Cruises

322

Senior Cruises

160

Spring Break Cruises

109

322 Norwegian Escape Entertainment Cruises Cruise Reviews


CruiseFanatic09 avatar

CruiseFanatic09

1 Review Written

Norwegian Escape Review

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This Cruise ship's crew have went above and beyond in almost everything. When boarding the ship out of Miami, you would be welcomed onboard by some of the crew members. Upon departure the muster station drill was ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Suzgirard

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Better than anticipated

Our first cruise last year was on a smaller Royal Carribean ship, and we loved it. The only down side we found was that there weren't enough activities or entertainment for our age group (mid 50s). This is why we ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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justmike57

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Everything was great except getting to see entertainment

It's a very large, highly populated ship. The pool area could and should be bigger to accommodate the 4,000 plus guests. It's shoulder to shoulder in the pool area but there's a very busy bar and it has a great ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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SiestaKeyCruiser

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Ship

My husband and I just returned from our cruise with two friends. We drove to Miami on Friday and arrived early on Saturday so we could park at the port. Embarkation was easy and they had our cabins ready by 1:30! ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Yadi1014

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Best Trip Ever

We wanted to do something different and my husband planned thus cruise.Best trip I’ve ever done.Would do it all over again.The staff made me feel i was at home at all times and always with a smile.The food was ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Ceci0807

1 Review Written

Great entertainment while at sea

My friend won a cruise for Two and asked me if I wanted to go with her. We had no problem getting on and off the ship, which was great. We received our luggage at our room in a very timely manner All the ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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spot111999

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First time cruising

This being my first cruise I wasn't sure what I would expect. I live on Long island so driving to Manhattan Cruise terminal was not a big deal. Arrived early walk through security very quickly. Waiting no more than ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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andy6221

6 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

You get what you pay for but generally good

I wanted a low cost cruise and I got it. The Escape has obvious design flaws, pools are too small and not enough elevators, and 6 hot tubs for 4000 people is not enough, but beyond that was fun time. The ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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NoraExplorer

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The Best First Time Cruise Experience!

My husband decided to take me on our first cruise to Bermuda. We both never went on a cruise before, so, we were very excited. From the phone reservation that we made with Starling (NCL representative), to the end ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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KearstheCruiser

1 Review Written

First trip with Norwegian

I have to start by saying the staff onboard this ship certainly give the impression that they love what they are doing! That was very refreshing! The activities were plentiful and entertaining. The food was good, ...
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Sail Date October 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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orangeman1952

1 Review Written

Much to like and dislike on this ship

We chose this cruise because we wanted to go to Bar Harbor Maine. We like sailing out of New York City. We were on the ship by 11:45 am. The ship was completely full and many times this presented a problem. There ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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nicgin245

4 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great cruise and staff

The service was wonderful. The ship is big and clean bur you would never know there was 4200 guest aboard. Elevators were plentiful. The cruise was to maine and Canada out of NYC. The weather was superb. The ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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1505pinehurst

1 Review Written

Not pleased with the cruise

it recommended by a travel agent, the ship was late because of hurricane but did not received a notice from the ncl app. waited 4 hours to board the ship. did not like the excursions for the money. the stops were ...
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Sail Date September 2019


Diana O avatar

Diana O

1 Review Written

Great staff/service. Extremely LARGE ship Food quality plummeted

Enjoyed all of the music everywhere-nice touch. GREAT comedy shows, top notch stand up professionals, and plenty of performances! Rowan, the washy-washy singer was delightful. Sadly, the quality of the food in ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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KDRICE

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Bermuda Cruise

Generally the ship was nice and clean. The food was above average. Entertainment was very good. Staff was courteous and always helpful. Biggest problem with ship is the swimming pool situation and no real ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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chiarinago

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The best vacation and birthday in 56 years!

I choose Norwegian Escape to Bermuda because I wanted lots of time to relax and be pampered, great excursions and one port of destination. From boarding to disembarkation, I felt like I was treated like a ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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GianisRex

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

An otherwise great experience marred by small ship missteps

I think it's important before leaving a rating to understand the frame of mind of the traveler and their expectation levels before cruising. Let me say that in my case - I love cruising. To be it's about ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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lisaanne3286

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Bermuda Bliss!

Had a wonderful time on Norwegian (as always). Choose this line over others because of the specialty restaurants offered. Teppanyaki is always a crowd pleaser. If I could change one thing about cruises would be ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Samdeen

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The crew was obviously not happy to be there and the food... :(

The quality of the crew, their attentiveness and professionalism was far lacking. It was apparent they did not care to be on the ship. From boarding to disboarding the overall attitude toward passengers made me wish ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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joules72

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Open Bar Package, Thermal Suite Passes, and Choir of Man are a must!

Bermuda has always been a bucket list item for us and what better way to travel than a cruise! I thought the port time was long enough and was able to get to the major sites I wanted to see. I have been on a few ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Fireplace777

3 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Very enjoyable

This was our first time on the Escape. Embarkation was quicker than our previous cruises from Manhattan. Our dining experience was the best of the four NCL cruises we’ve been on. We dined in Chaney’s and Le ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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spedteacher908

4 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

The food, the service, the entertainment!

This has been my 7th NCL Cruise. Everything was perfect. Food was wonderful, service was impressive and we loved all the entertainment also. Ship is kept spotless and the crew is tirelessly working for us. We also ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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onabright

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Horrible last day

Dedicated NCL membersDisembarkation took 3 hours. They lost our souvenirs which they were holding for us and then were nasty about it. Two nights for dinner at Cagneys were fair at best. Our potatoes came first ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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JomarR

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

May 26 2019 Bermuda Cruise

We were a group of ten and we all had a wonderful experience! Will we do it again? Most definitely, we are actually planning the next cruise lol! Our 3young one had a great time. Also all the adults had a fabulous ...
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Sail Date May 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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