Ship Spotlight: Norwegian Escape
Before you get onboard, get to know Norwegian Escape, voted Best Cruise Ship for Families by USA Today.
Quick Facts about Norwegian Escape
On a Norwegian Cruise Line voyage, you may sail to lovely tropical retreats, but the ship itself is a destination all its own. Exhibit A – Norwegian Escape. Escape invites you to escape the everyday cruise ship and enjoy your voyage unlike any other with exciting entertainment and unforgettable eats. Here’s the rundown of facts that should wow you about this incredible ship.
Classification: Breakaway Plus Class
Destination: Paradise (Caribbean, Bahamas & Florida)
Year Built: 2015
Gross Register Tonnage: A ship never reveals its weight (164,600)
Guest Capacity: 4,266 (to meet and greet)
Ship Crew: 1,733 (at your service)
Max Beam: 136 feet
Overall Length: 1,069 feet
Entertainment from the Top (Deck) Down
With 20 decks of excitement, Norwegian Escape is a true retreat at sea with incredible amenities and exciting experiences you won’t find on other cruise ships. The only problem you’ll encounter is trying to fit everything in. We couldn’t even do it in this blog! But we did select a few of our favorite experiences you should try on your voyage on Norwegian Escape.
- Aqua Park – tandem water slides, free falls, family rides, and pools and hot tubs, all on the top decks
- 678 Ocean Place – three decks of nonstop action, including bars, lounges, NCL’s biggest casino, and specialty restaurants
- Ropes Course – Walk the Plank and zip over the seas in this exhilarating activities course, high above the rushing ocean waters.
- Snow Room – Relax and refresh where the sea meets snow.
Cruise ships are also known for their spectaculars, and Norwegian Escape does not disappoint. Some show offerings include:
- After Midnight – smash-hit musical from Broadway, highlighting the Harlem’s Cotton Club and its storied history
- For the Record: The Brat Pack – a one-of-a-kind theatrical rock ‘n’ roll concert experience, set to the songs of favorite 1980’s movies
- Levity Entertainment Group – 12 sidesplitting shows a week at Headliners Comedy Club
- Wine Lovers the Musical – Called “a great evening out,” this show offers wine tastings along with musical comedy.
Take to the Waterfront, Norwegian’s promenade with shops, bars, and specialty dining for a relaxing evening. Sit back with a drink in your hand and good company, and enjoy an experience you can’t have anywhere else, the pleasure of the unobstructed sunset at sea.
Fill up Your Plate
With complimentary dining on your Norwegian Escape voyage, you’re invited to delight in the flavors of the world. With dining rooms featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, a contemporary New York look, and even dance floors, you’ll enjoy more than a meal; you’ll savor the experience. This is especially true at O’Sheehan’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill, an Irish pub featuring favorite comfort foods like chicken pot pie, chicken & waffles, and fish ‘n chips.
Wake up to delicious offerings at your stateroom door with 24-hour room service, or indulge with specialty dining. These 11 restaurants offer robust menus, complemented by featured ambiance. Choose from the oceanside Cagney’s Steakhouse with Angus beef and made-from-scratch jumbo crab to Pincho Tapas Bar, offering small plates like Queso y Charcuterie with sangria. Make sure to try Le Bistro French Restaurant for a night with your special someone or have a Cheeseburger in Paradise with a Who’s to Blame Margarita.
The Ultimate Escape
After a thrilling day enjoying everything you can do on the Escape, you’ll want to retreat to your own sanctuary to relax and recharge for tomorrow. Norwegian offers an extensive range of staterooms, from a studio with no single supplement to the mini-suite featuring a private balcony. For absolute luxury at sea, select the Haven, a secluded sanctuary with 24-hour butler service, a private sundeck, private restaurant, and accommodations featuring bedrooms and penthouses. Some categories even have complimentary access to the Thermal Spa Suites. Oh, and that’s what you can do on the ship. Don’t forget about the immersive shore excursions when you reach ports in Florida, the Caribbean, and the Bahamas.
Departing from New York City, Norwegian Escape is ready to be your next great getaway. Don't wait to book your voyage as staterooms and suites are going fast. Talk to a travel consultant now to start planning your next cruise in paradise with great deals on Norwegian Escape.