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Norwegian Escape

190 reviews
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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
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fyshtyme wrote a review 17 Jan
DeLand, Florida1 contribution
Norwegian has cancelled our cruise 3 time on very short notice due covid, each time increasing the cost of the cruise to rebook the same room on the same cruise, they refuse to give our money back, I have filed a complaint , but they dont care they have our money and tell us " I know how you feel" will never cruise with them again, did nothing to try to compensate us for the inconvenience except increase the cost to us.
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Serena J wrote a review 7 Jan
Dodge City, Kansas1 contribution1 helpful vote
2 days before our 11 day cruise (Dec 23, 2021 -January 3, 2022) a mask mandate was implemented for indoors. Covid testing line took over an hour. (12:30 time slot). There were computer issues at check in, so another hour wait to board. On the ship, the staff for the rooms and dining were great. Dining rooms were well staffed and friendly. As usual, the higher quality meals were in the non-complimentary restaurants. The ropes course and miniature golf course were shut down for maintenance...as they had been on the cruise prior to this one. We received no notification of this before time. It was down the entire duration of the cruise. Assuming it was covid related, most likely staffing issues. On entertainment, there were once again covid issues. The highly acclaimed big acts only performed one night. If you did not see it the first night it was on, you did not see it at all. And some were cancelled due to unforseen circumstances, which I assume were covid related. The entertainers that were left did multiple shows. So many shows, that people would frequently walk out, when they realized it would be the same as the previous days' shows, even if it was titled slightly differently. Shore excursions and disembarkation at ports was often chaotic. While everything seemed to run smoothly in the dining areas, there seemed to be a serious lack of communication as far as shore excursions and disembarkation went. Every person you asked would give a different answer, leading to a runarounds and incorrect information Disembarkation was usually a free for all. It did not matter if you had an excursion booked, either through the cruise line or elsewhere, all got off at the same time. If you missed the time for your excursion, they would find you a different time if possible, or a refund. The walk off ports were not bad, other than the ship was late disembarking at every one, leading to a backlog. Usually the issue was the port of call giving permission to disembark. I would not schedule anything within the first 2 hours of the expected arrival time. The upper deck areas (out in the sun and fresh air) were relatively normal. The water slides and pools were still open, only the ropes and mini golf were closed. The cruise ship was doing the best they could, with various restrictions and covid issues. If you are wanting a pre-pandemic type of cruise, wait to go. I do think they did their best to work with a bad situation.
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world248 wrote a review Dec 2021
The Villages, Florida71 contributions19 helpful votes
The check in process was professionally handled and easy. Once the C-19 tests were complete masks were not required on board the ship. The food selections were plentiful and the ship was kept very clean. The Choir of Men show was one of the best cruise shows we have experienced. Also, the New York Minute show had a fabulous soprano soloist. The After Midnight show was disappointing.
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Adventurer524207 wrote a review Dec 2021
9 contributions5 helpful votes
I had the included drink package, just had to pay service charges. The drinks throughout this ship were just bad. Not only weak, but the mixers and juices just didn't go well with the drinks. Tasted like stuff from a 99 cent store. There was no Coca Cola on board only Pepsi. That's fine if you want to drink soda, but not as a mixer. Who wants rum and Pepsi? The "Head Mixologist" was pleasant and apologized, but that didn't make the drinks any better. The bartenders seem to be under such stringent restrictions they measure and mix the drinks to written guidelines, regardless of taste or complaints. In addition NCL sold an itinerary that included a port which they did not have permission to stop at, Caymans. They cancelled the stop, several weeks before the cruise. Despite charging the port charges, no on board credit was offered. Went to Guest Services, where they said that because it was cancelled before the cruise, it would be a refund. Still waiting, weeks later.
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0ur_0pini0n wrote a review Dec 2021
Winter Garden, Florida1142 contributions324 helpful votes
We were on the first relaunch of the NCL Escape out of Port Canaveral in November. It was our third time on this ship, but our first time on an NCL cruise in over 3 years. We have been using CCL recently and love CCL and were even on the CCL Mardi Gras in September. But to be perfectly honest, the food and service on the NCL Escape, far exceeded what we got on the CCL Mardi Gras. Our room steward Jose was phenomenal, the staff and employees that we came in contact with were amazing on the Escape. The only negative that we experience on the entire trip was the preboarding Covid 19 procedures. We did not care for at all the procedures they did prior to boarding compared to Carnival. We went to the Brazilin Steakhouse and the Italian Restaurant which were fantastic. We totally recommend both of them and we would go back to either of them. Jerome in the Italian restaurant was fantastic and made us feel very welcomed. We ate the other five nights in the Manhattan Room and Christiana was our server each night. Christiana and her team were amazing and we asked for her each night on the dine at your time. We cannot recommend Christiana and her team enough, she made our dinners each night fantastic. The Cruise Director Jacky was always out and about and the 70's and 80's parties, and the Glow Parties were incredible. We were extremely impressed with the constant questioning by the ships officers if we were having a good time or not and what we thought. Props to Yusuf Ozarslan the Assistant Food & Beverage Director for caring about what we thought during our cruise. Even thought we are going on the Mardi Gras again next year, we plan to go on NCL again in the future based on this experience. Thank you for a wonderful birthday cruise, we will be back in the near future.
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