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Norwegian Escape Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Escape
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2,797 Norwegian Escape Cruise Reviews


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CruiseFanatic09

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

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


drsalch avatar

drsalch

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Oh, the brussel sprouts!

We enjoyed our cruise very much. This was the next-to-last sailing before the COVID 19 shut down NCL, and we approached it warily. We observed no especially stringent sanitation efforts, other than an inescapable ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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reedbn202

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The Cruise of Disappointments

Plain and simple - disappointing. To say the least we were very mislead. This was not a cheap vacation and we didn’t expect it to be, but we also expected it to be at least worth what we paid. We chose this cruise ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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swcjlc1

11 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Last Cruise before virus shutdown

Sailed for the first time on NCL in a Haven Penthouse Balcony room. The NCL embarkation and disembarkation processes need a lot of work. Although we were pretty much escorted through the throngs of people it was ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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busyone

7 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Overall a Good Time on the Final Cruise before CoVid 19 Shutdown

We book a cruise with our adult children and our grandchildren during spring break each year. We choose Norwegian because of the kids sail free offers and the number of activities available for the little ones. This ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Oconnor

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Something for all...

We bid on and upgrade suite and got it.. it looked the same as a regular suite with double the size balcony and bathroom.. 3 of us in the room so it was comfortable. Mark took care of our room.. he was great and ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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sooxin67

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Just OK

We thought we would try Norwegian Cruises - really liked the route and got a great deal on a mini suite. I had visions of a large cabin and large balcony - not so much. Cabin was well appointed but indistinguishable ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Ryanfifield95

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Couldn’t wait to escape the Escape!

Because NCL hasn’t told anyone this, Margaritaville is longer existent on this ship, and we booked in February (it was removed before we even booked). We tried to upgrade rooms and had no help from Norwegian ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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silverbrook761

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

NCL may have a new loyal customer

One of the main reasons I chose this crusie was the Free at Sea promotion that included the drink package. I find that purchasing this separately almost doubles the cost of your cruise. Although I originally booked ...
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Sail Date February 2020


hewent avatar

hewent

8 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Escape 2-29-20

Chose this cruise to hopefully miss spring break but discovered it was Canada’s spring break. Very crowded and rowdy crowd. Tried to find quiet places and all the designated quiet areas were full of unruly ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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mruggier0

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Just ok

I chose this cruise based on departure port and date. I really didn't care where it was going. The ship was nothing fancy. In fact, if I didn't know I would have thought it was a refurbished ship. My room balcony ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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OceanTherapyHereICome

1 Review Written

Amazing Vacation!

Escape is a beautiful ship! We loved mostly everything and definitely recommend it and especially a balcony if you can. It was so nice to go out every morning and have coffee on our own balcony. The beds were ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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DiscalC8

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great cruise overall - some minor opportunities for NCL to improve

As this is a potentially longer review, I'll put the bottom line up front: NCL Escape has a great mix of spaces to cater to different cruising needs, especially some quieter areas (my preference). Staff on this ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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stu132u

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Ship w/a small pool area

Embarkation was the worst I have ever seen since I started cruising (1979). Three and a half hours in line (made Disney & Universal envious w/their lines) and no water available along the way. Only once you were in ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Familycruiser1212

1 Review Written

Probably won’t cruise Norwegian again

After waiting 4 hours just to get on the ship, my expectations were pretty low. Finally got on about 4pm and rushed to get food. Staff was trying to rush us to leave for the muster stations but people were still ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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dave2485

1 Review Written

Be careful

The offer of canceling your cruise within 48 hours and you will get your money back is not true, they will give you a cruise credit for a future cruise. Also do not get sick whilst onboard my wife starting ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Silvercup avatar

Silvercup

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Had fun but a lot of small issues

This was my 2nd cruise and I enjoyed myself however there could be many improvements. First off, the logout page for the wifi only seems to work once in a while so I probably wasted 30-40 minutes just trying to ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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rich5258

1 Review Written

First NCL Cruise

We received a promotion through tour company from our time share. We rejected sales pitches much to their dismay, cruise paid so no worries about canceling. We have been on Celebrity & Carnival this was our fifth ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Soundman81 avatar

Soundman81

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Very unorganized

Beautiful ship and friendly crew. The entertainment is top notch. Food was good, but not spectacular. The boarding process took nearly 2 hours even though we had paid for priority boarding. 1st Tender Port: ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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mscloyd

1 Review Written

Wonderful - already booked again!

I decided to take a girls trip with my daughter who had never been on a cruise. We chose this cruise because of price and itinerary and wasn't really particular about the ship itself, other than I like somewhat ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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El Viaje

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great cruise ship

We chose Norwegian Escape because his itinerary and packages included . Having the balcony is a must and thermal Spa this will get to be well relax and enjoy your trip. The only drawback is the amount of people ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Sliq786

1 Review Written

Amazing and Extremely Enjoyable

We sailed from Miami on a 7 night Western Caribbean cruise. This was our first cruise ever. 12 family members went with ages ranging from 55 to 2. This was our first cruise ever. Everything was just amazing. Ship ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Tbennewi

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful ship but you will learn to hate people

This was my very first cruise. I can say I went into it feeling very nervous and overwhelmed. I tried to make sure I had done all my research on all the ports prior to sailing to ensure it was a worry free vacation. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Oak1981 avatar

Oak1981

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First time family cruise in the Caribbean

First of all, I want to share a little background of us: we are a family of three from Finland. Cruise culture, as we know it here, consists of fairly short crossings to Sweden or Estonia. The ships are small and ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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RobertHemsley

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Thoroughly Enjoyed - Bang for Buck Cruise.

Background and booking: (Summary at bottom for shorter read) We are a couple in our late 20's form the UK who did our first cruise with Royal Caribbean Oasis of the seas in September 2019 and the NCL escape is ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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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