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Norwegian Escape

184 reviews
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Traveller (1,815)
Common Areas (1,952)
Dining and Bars (1,138)
Itineraries for this ship
7 Night Cruise to the Western Caribbean
Departure date
Saturday, 11/12/21
Port Canaveral (Orlando), Cozumel, Grand Cayman (Georgetown), Ocho Rios, Great Stirrup Cay, Port Canaveral (Orlando)
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Passengers: 4,266   |   Crew: 1,733
Passengers to crew: 2.46:1
Launched: 2015   


  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 10
Additional decks
Deck 5 layout
  Mid-ship Oceanview Stateroom with Large Picture Window (OB)  
  Oceanview Stateroom with Large Picture Window (OX)  
  Inside Stateroom (IX)  
  Family Oceanview Stateroom with Large Picture Window (O2)  
  Family Inside Stateroom (I1)  
  Family Inside Stateroom (I2)  
  Family Oceanview Stateroom with Large Picture Window (O1)  
Splash Academy
Guppies Nursery
The Private Room At Taste


Cabin size: 103 - 276 sq. ft.
Connected rooms: 213
Accessible rooms: 16
Maximum passengers: 6
Number of cabins: 1168

Activities & entertainment

Activities (39)
  • Aqua Racer
  • Aqua Racer
  • Arts & Crafts classes
  • Behind the Scenes Tour*
  • Dance Classes
  • Deck Parties
  • Entourage Teen Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Fitness Classes*
  • Free Fall Slides
  • Game Shows
  • Gaming Lessons*
  • Hair & Beauty Salon*
  • Hot Tubs (8)
  • Hydrotherapy Pool*
  • Jogging Track
  • Karaoke
  • Kids' Aqua Park
  • Late Night Music and Dancing
  • Live Nightly Music
  • Mini Golf
  • Pools (3)
  • Poolside Games
  • Ropes Course
  • Ropes Course and Zip Line
  • Spa*
  • Spice H2O
  • Sports Complex
  • Sports Games Televised
  • The Haven Spa*
  • The Library
  • Trivia
  • Vibe Beach Club
  • Video Arcade*
  • Waterslide (4)
  • Wine Tasting*
  • Guppies Nursery
  • Splash Academy
  • The Haven Lounge and Courtyard
Entertainment (5)
  • Comedy Performances
  • Escape Casino*
  • Escape Theater
  • Headliners Comedy Club
  • Onboard Movie Screenings
Dining (36)
  • Bar at the Atrium - Atrium Bar*
  • Moderno on the Waterfront - Brazilian Steakhouse*
  • The District Brew House - Brewpub*
  • Garden Café - Casual*
  • Open-Air Garden Café - Casual*
  • The Humidor - Cigars & Scotch*
  • Skyline Bar - Clubby Bar*
  • Tobacco Road Liquor Bar - Clubby Bar*
  • Café at the Atrium - Coffee Bar*
  • Prime Meridian Bar - Cozy Bar*
  • Le Bistro French Restaurant - French*
  • Dolce Gelato - Gelato*
  • Food Republic - Global*
  • The Supper Club - Gourmet*
  • Savor Restaurant - International
  • Taste Restaurant - International
  • The Manhattan Room - International
  • The Private Room At Taste - International
  • La Cucina Italian Restaurant - italian*
  • La Cucina on the Waterfront - italian*
  • Teppanyaki - Japanese*
  • 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar on the Waterfront - Jimmy Buffet*
  • Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville At Sea - Margaritaville*
  • Pool Deck Bar - Pool Bar*
  • Sun Deck Bar - Pool Bar*
  • Waves Pool Bar - Pool Bar*
  • O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar & Grill - Pub Fare
  • Bayamo on the Waterfront - Seafood*
  • Bayamo Restaurant - Seafood*
  • Cagney's on the Waterfront - Steakhouse*
  • Cagney's Steakhouse - Steakhouse*
  • The Haven Restaurant - Suite Guests
  • The Bake Shop - Sweets*
  • Pincho Tapas Bar - Tapas*
  • The Cellars Wine Bar - Wine Bar*
  • The Cellars Wine Bar on the Waterfront - Wine Bar*
* May require additional fees
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rcwskjw2736 wrote a review Nov 2021
11 contributions14 helpful votes
Over the last 10 years, my husband and I have taken cruises on five different cruise lines. We started with about six or eight cruises on Carnival. We then wanted to try out Royal Caribbean. In our most recent, pre-covid cruises, we cruised on Disney, Princess and Celebrity cruise lines. With the exception of the food, we were pleased with Carnival but after about five different cruises with Carnival, decided to step up so we booked and cruised on Royal Caribbean. We found this was a big mistake that we have not repeated. We were both extremely impressed with Disney, Princess and Celebrity and did not feel any other cruise line (outside of Viking) could compare with these three cruise lines. This is our first vacation on Norwegian. On this trip, we selected Norwegian for the convenience embarking and debarking location. Port Canaveral is within a little more than an hour’s drive from us. Previously, we had always avoided Norwegian as we did not feel the atmosphere would be what we are looking for, but, as it turns out, we were absolutely incorrect! Both my husband and I thus far have not only found ourselves beyond pleased with Norwegian, we both agree that this is the best experience we’ve ever had on any cruise ship. Although the decor and food on Disney, Princess and Celebrity are all competitive with Norwegian, Norwegian, by far exceeds in their customer service and staff and customer relations. Not only are the staff extremely friendly and polite, but they also all ask their customers questions regarding their likes or dislikes concerning their cruises. All staff acknowledge their customers in such a pleasant and welcoming manner. Staff either state “Hello and usually accompany it with a “How is your day going” or “How is your cruise going?” About 90% of the staff that we have come into close proximity of, always give us a genuine smile versus a polite smile or nod. We have never experienced this level of customer service whether it was on a cruise, vacationing on land, or interacting in our daily lives with staff employed in various customer services industries. We find the services and environment on Norwegian outshines any of the above listed cruise lines. Moving forward, Norwegian will always be our first choice. For those of you out there reading this review, if you have not tried Norwegian, please, treat yourselves and do so soon. Again, thank you to the staff of Norwegian cruise line.
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Glendee R wrote a review Nov 2020
Kingston, Jamaica3 contributions3 helpful votes
This trip really hit the spot for my family as it provided a welcome get away before the stress of the pandemic hit home. The room was great, the service was great although it did feel like Norwegian put in every effort to get clients to spend more along the trip at every opportunity but this was totally up to the guest.
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Sonya P wrote a review Oct 2020
Crown Point, Indiana1 contribution1 helpful vote
Norwegian Cruise Lines cancelled sailings like every other cruise line, they offered that cruise credit in the beginning, call you convince you to schedule your next cruise, so you do, then it gets cancelled, at that point you say enough is enough, you request your refund and guess what???? Because you used your cruise credit after the first cancellation - they won't give you a refund but simply another cruise credit. While you think you are going to get your actual cash refund back an agent is calling you, so you finally answer the phone and guess what, you don't get anything back, and the agent is condescending as she says too bad so sad. This is bait and switch at its finest. Don't book with Norwegian while the world is shut down, if your cruise is cancelled get your money back within that first 5 day window! Lesson learned. Shame on you Norwegian for making a bad time in the world even worse.
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Del34 wrote a review Aug 2020
Quebec, Canada62 contributions19 helpful votes
My favorite NCL ship after 4 cruises with them. Perfect size, perfect shows, perfect food, perfect staff:) had an inside cabin (IX), bought a wine package aboard. There were a lot of fun activities. Eastern carribean stops where nice. I would go back on the Escape anytime
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Joe G wrote a review Jun 2020
Saint Louis, Missouri44 contributions25 helpful votes
My group of 16 waited in line for 4.5 hours to board the ship. We stood in line on an asphalt parking lot in the Miami sun. We were not offered water or shade. We were not offered an explanation except to be told that due to the coronavirus the registration was taking longer than usual. Once inside, there were many open registration stations. We were approached by a woman in an NCL uniform who offered to move us to the front of the line if we gave her $20.00. I turned her down because we were nearing the front of the line already. Not a single ships officer was present to welcome us once we got on board! I reported the bribery and the entire debacle of embarkation to the ships captain and hotel manager. I did not get a satisfactory response. We will never travel with NCL again.
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7 Night Cruise to the Western Caribbean
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