Norwegian Escape Cruise Ship Profile

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Tropical Weather

Atlantic

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Eastern Pacific

ALL CLEAR for cruisers

Itinerary

Norwegian Escape sails seven-day cruises year-round from her homeport of Miami. Port stops include: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Tortola, British Virgin Islands and Nassau, Bahamas.

Norwegian Escape News

Norwegian Escape Floats Out

Posted August 15, 2015

Norwegian Escape,  with her signature hull artwork designed by famed marine wildlife artist and conservationist Guy Harvey, was floated out of MEYER WERFT’s covered building dock II on Saturday, August 15 in Papenburg, Germany, where the 164,600-ton ship has been under construction since September 2014.  Norwegian Escape is the first ship in the line’s Breakaway Plus Class, measuring 1,098 feet in length and 136 feet wide.

Following the ship’s float out, the next milestones will be mounting the ship’s signature Norwegian Cruise Line funnel and adding a third story to Norwegian Escape’s ropes course—due to be the largest at sea.

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Keel Laying for Norwegian Escape Celebrated

posted September 19, 2014

Norwegian Cruise Line and MEYER WERFT today celebrated the keel laying of Norwegian Escape at MEYER's state of the art facility in Papenburg, Germany.  read more...

Norwegian Cruise Lines Announces New Dining Plan

posted January 14, 2014

Norwegian Cruise Line today introduced an all-new way for guests to have access to one of Norwegian’s specialty restaurants every night of their cruise. Called “Norwegian’s Ultimate Dining Package,” this new program provides the opportunity for guests to experience each of the line’s most popular specialty restaurants. Read more...

NCL orders new Breakaway Plus ship

Posted August 16, 2013

Norwegian announces it has placed an order for another Breakaway Plus ship with German builder Meyer Werft scheduled for delivery during the Spring of 2017.  According to NCL, the cost of the two Breakaway Plus class ships is approximately $1.4 billion.

CDC Ratings

Sanitation Report

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2015 Rating  92 (Dec)
2016 Rating 100 (Dec)

Deck Plan

Deck 19

Sports Complex

Deck 18

Ropes Course

Passenger Stateroom Categories - The Haven Deluxe Owner's Suite (H2 H3), The Haven 2-bedroom Villa (H4), The Haven Courtyard Penthouse (H5)

Deck 17

Margaritaville at Sea, Spice H2O, Entourage

Passenger Stateroom Categories - The Haven Deluxe Owner's Suite (H2 H3), The Haven 2-bedroom Villa (H4), The Haven Courtyard Penthouse (H5)

Deck 16

Garden Cafe, Aqua Park, Kid's Aqua Park

Passenger Stateroom Categories - Haven Deluxe Spa Suite (H8), Haven Spa Suite (H9)

Deck 15

Passenger Stateroom Categories - Haven Aft Penthouse (H6), Mid-Ship Mini-Suite (MA), Guarantee Mini-Suite (MX), Spa Mini-Suite (B9)Aft Balcony (B1), Mid-Ship Balcony (BA), Balcony (BD), Guarantee Balcony (BX), Mid-Ship Inside (IA), Inside (IX)

Deck 14

Passenger Stateroom Categories - Haven Aft Penthouse (H6), Haven Penthouse (H7), Mid-Ship Mini-Suite (MA), Guarantee Mini-Suite (MX), Aft Balcony (B1), Mid-Ship Balcony (BA), Balcony (BD), Guarantee Balcony (BX), Family Oceanview w/large picture window (O2) Oceanview w/large picture window (OA), Guarantee Oceanview (OX), Family Inside (I1 I2), Inside (IA IC IX)

Deck 13

Passenger Stateroom Categories - Haven Aft Penthouse (H6), Haven Penthouse (H7), Mid-Ship Mini-Suite (MB), Guarantee Mini-Suite (MX), Aft Balcony (B1), Mid-Ship Balcony (BB), Balcony (BE), Guarantee Balcony (BX), Family Oceanview w/large picture window (O2) Oceanview w/large picture window (OA), Guarantee Oceanview (OX), Family Inside (I2), Inside (IA IC IX)

Deck 12

Passenger Stateroom Categories - Haven Aft Penthouse (H6), Haven Penthouse (H7), Mid-Ship Mini-Suite (MB), Guarantee Mini-Suite (MX), Aft Balcony (B1), Mid-Ship Balcony (BB), Balcony (BE), Guarantee Balcony (BX), Family Oceanview w/large picture window (O2) Oceanview w/large picture window (OA), Guarantee Oceanview (OX), Inside (IB ID IX) Studio (T1)

Deck 11

Passenger Stateroom Categories - Haven Aft Penthouse (H6), Haven Penthouse (H7), Mid-Ship Mini-Suite (MC), Guarantee Mini-Suite (MX), Aft Balcony (B1), Mid-Ship Balcony (BC), Balcony (BF), Guarantee Balcony (BX), Family Oceanview w/large picture window (O2) Oceanview w/large picture window (OA), Guarantee Oceanview (OX), Inside (IB ID IX) Studio (T1)

Deck 10

Passenger Stateroom Categories - Haven Aft Penthouse (H6), Haven Penthouse (H7), Aft Facing Mini-Suite (M1), Mid-Ship Mini-Suite (MC), Guarantee Mini-Suite (MX), Aft Balcony (B1), Mid-Ship Balcony (BC), Balcony (BF), Guarantee Balcony (BX), Family Oceanview w/large picture window (O2), Oceanview w/large picture window (OA), Guarantee Oceanview (OX), Inside (ID IX), Studio (T1)

Deck 9

Passenger Stateroom Categories - Haven Aft Penthouse (H6), Haven Penthouse (H7), Family Mini-Suite (M2 M3 M4), Guarantee Mini-Suite (MX), Aft Balcony (B1), Family Balcony (B2 B3 B4), Large Balcony (B6), Guarantee Balcony (BX), Family Oceanview w/large picture window (O2), Oceanview w/large picture window (OA), Guarantee Oceanview (OX), Family Inside (I1 I2), Inside (IF IX)

Deck 8 (Waterfront)

Bayamo Restaurant, Cagney's Steakhouse, Food Republic, La Cucina, Pincho Tapas Bar, Prime Meridian, Sugarcane Mojito Bar, 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar, The Cellars, District Brew House, Tobacco Road

Stateroom Categories - Guarantee Mini-Suite, Family Balcony (B2 B3), Guarantee Balcony (BX), Inside (IF IX)

Deck 7

O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar & Grill, Manhattan Room, Casino, 678 Ocean Place

Deck 6

Savor, Taste, Le Bistro, Moderno Churasscaria, Teppanyaki, Mixx Bar, Headliner's Comedy Club

Deck 5

Guppies Nursery and Splash Academy

Stateroom Categories - Family Oceanview with large picture window (O1 O2 and OB), Guarantee Oceanview (OX), Family Inside (I1 I2) Inside (IX)

Adults Only Areas

Adults have two private lounge spaces to enjoy onboard at Vibe Beach Club ($) and Spice H20, which will feature an all-new grotto area for guests to cool off after a day of sunbathing. Read more below

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Norwegian Escape

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Norwegian Escape joined the NCL fleet in October 2015. Beginning November 14, 2015, Norwegian Escape sails seven-day Eastern Caribbean sailings from her year-round home port of Miami.  The 164,600 gross ton ship will be the largest ever to home port year-round in Miami.

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Norwegian Escape’s signature hull artwork is designed by marine wildlife artist and champion of ocean conservation, Guy Harvey.  

From the ship’s eye-catching hull artwork to thrilling waterslides and ropes course, Norwegian Escape, as the first ship in the Breakaway Plus Class, represents a true evolution for the Norwegian brand, incorporating guest favorites and providing further freedom and flexibility for guests.

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Specifications

Ship Class: Breakaway Plus

Launched: 2015

Refurbished:

GRT: 163,000

Speed: 22 Knots

Length: 1098 ft.

Width: 136 ft.

Passengers: 4,200

 Features

Norwegian Escape is the first ship in her class, built by MEYER WERFT through a highly-efficient construction process that delivered the ship of 164,600 gross tons in just over 19 months from steel cutting to delivery.

The ship features the largest ropes course at sea, a three-story multiplex of heart-pounding challenges complete with two planks and five Sky Rails, and a zip tracks that allow guests to soar through the air. Norwegian Escape's Aqua Park is the largest at sea and includes a new Aqua Racer slide, while the expansive sports complex boasts a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle miniature golf course. Adding to the family fun, Norwegian Escape also featurex an expanded Kids' Aqua Park; entertainment from Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids; along with the line's first dedicated nursery for young cruisers two and under.

The ship's signature hull artwork is designed by marine wildlife artist and champion of ocean conservation, Guy Harvey, which features an underwater scene of marine wildlife. Norwegian's newest ship is Harvey's largest canvas to date, at 1065 feet in length, with his artwork spanning from the hull to the aft featuring two undersea scenes that blend seamlessly. Norwegian Escape boasts all of the exciting and innovative features found on Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway, plus a number of new spaces and interactive experiences. 

Accommodations

Accommodations include the company's signature luxury ship-within-a-ship complex: The Haven by Norwegian; along with Studios, designed and priced for solo travelers; and many options for families, multi-generational groups, spa enthusiasts and more.

All the amenities and comforts of NCL's Freestyle 2.0 enhancements are included with upgraded bedding, linens and towels, Euro pillows, Elemis bathroom products and MP3 connectivity upon request. Balcony and deluxe staterooms have bathrobes, a customized fruit menu, a fresh-baked cookie at turn down on the last night of cruise, an escort to the stateroom on embarkation day, priority restaurant reservation and reception hotlines and special color keycard for ship-wide recognition.

Stateroom sizes

Studio 100 Sq. ft.
Balcony 203-302 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Mini-Suite 283-301 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Suite 365-1440 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Haven 322-852 Sq. ft. w/veranda

The Studios

A first in design for the cruise industry, these ultra-modern staterooms maximize space and feature a large, round window that looks out into the corridor, along with customizable color changing light effects that mirror different stages of the day or the guest's mood, including a love setting for those romantic nights at sea. The Studios occupy two decks and have exclusive key-card access to the Living Room, a two-story shared private lounge. The area is a two-floor lounge which features a concierge, bar, room service, two large TV screens, and comfy seating for hanging out, reading a book or just enjoying a cocktail before dinner. Located on Decks 11 and 12.

Inside

560 Inside staterooms, with contemporary décor and open living space, including a bathroom that is completely unique with a separate shower stall, water closet and a modern vanity top sink; located on Decks 8 through 14.

Balcony

These staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a pull out sofa to accommodate one more. Includes a sitting area, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a private balcony with an amazing view. The room comes with a separate bathroom. A family balcony includes additional bedding for two more or a sofa bed. Family balcony have curved walls and separated shower and vanity sink.

Spa Staterooms

Located on Deck 15 & 16, deluxe balcony and balcony staterooms have private key-card entry to the enclave surrounding Norwegian Escape's ultra-luxurious thermal suite and fitness center.

Deluxe Balcony Staterooms

98 Deluxe Balcony staterooms featuring NCL's signature New Wave design, with contemporary curved architecture and open living space. The curved walls and ceilings maximize the living space with a bathroom that is completely unique with a separate shower stall, separate water closet and a modern vanity top sink.

Family Staterooms

225 Family Deluxe Balcony and 146 Family Balcony staterooms, with triple and quad occupancies, are located on two decks (13 and 14) within close proximity to the expanded Kids Crew. These staterooms feature Norwegian's signature New Wave design with contemporary curved architecture and open living space. The curved walls and ceilings maximize the living space with a bathroom that is completely unique with a separate shower stall, separate water closet and a modern vanity top sink.  Many of the family staterooms can connect, perfect for families and multigenerational groups.

The Haven Villas and Suites

A total of 60 Courtyard Villas, Penthouse Suites and Deluxe Owner's Suites on two private decks high atop the ship on Decks 16 and 17. All have exclusive access to a private pool, two whirlpools, saunas, sun deck, fitness facility, private indoor/outdoor dining, bar and concierge lounge. There are 46 of NCL's signature Courtyard Villas featuring two bedrooms and two bathrooms of ultimate luxury. Six Courtyard Penthouses include a bedroom with separate living and dining area. Eight Deluxe Owner's Suites feature all-around floor to ceiling windows, bedroom and separate living and dining area. There are also seven Penthouse Suites located in other areas of the ship.

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Dining Venues

$= Specialty restaurant. Surcharge applies.

Manhattan Room

Dinner and dancing to live music.

Savor

Traditional fare with a contemporary flair, Savor is one of the Main Dining Room options.

Taste Restaurant

Taste is another complimentary Main Dining Room option with an different décor and a delectable menu that changes daily.

Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville at Sea

Grill food like burgers and fries, nachos and chps and salsa.

O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar & Grill

Serving up Irish/American classics in a relaxed, pub atmosphere 24/7. Located midship on deck 7  at the atrium.

Garden Café

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Garden Café goes beyond a traditional buffet. Popular action stations feature made-to-order omelets and waffles, an Italian pasta station, a carving station with freshly prepared meats sliced to your liking, grilled specialties, ethnic favorites, and a dessert area lined with sweet surprises.

Carlo's Bake Shop ($)

Featuring all of the delicious treats and confections that the original bakery is known for, Carlo's Bake Shop also give guests the opportunity to pre-order custom specialty cakes for celebrations such as birthdays and anniversaries.

Dolce Gelato $

Delicious gelato in a variety of flavors. Prices á la carte. 

Cagney's Steakhouse ($)

Steak is the standard at Cagney's, an American-style steakhouse. Select from choice cuts of Black Angus perfectly prepared like our traditional T-bone or tender Prime Rib. Other specialties include made-from-scratch jumbo crab cakes and truffle fries. $30 adults and $15 for children.

La Cucina ($)

Offers classic Italian fare in a trattoria-style venue.

Teppanyaki ($)

An authentic Japanese hibachi restaurant on the high seas. $

Le Bistro ($)

Serving French cuisine at its finest. The Atrium Al Fresco seating options allows you to feel like you’re at a sidewalk café in France.

Bayamo by Jose Garces ($)

Latin seafood specialty restaurant.

Pincho Tapas Bar by Jose Garces ($)

Shareable small plates = Tapas

Moderno Churrascaria ($)

An authentic Brazilian steakhouse Moderno Churrascaria serving skewers of slow-roasted meats including beef, pork, lamb and chicken all carved tableside. $20.00 adults and $10 children.

Food Republic by Pubbelly Boys

Upscale food emporium - A fusion of foods and cultures from around the globe, every dish has been specially curated by the Pubbelly Boys, the culinary team who have reinvented the South Beach dining scene.

Ultimate Dining Package ($)

On three to six day voyages, guests can dine anywhere throughout their cruise at a set price of $59 per person; for seven-day voyages, the package is $119 per person; $149 per person on eight to 10 day cruises; $199 per person for cruises of 10 to 15 days; $259 per person during cruises of 16 days to 25 days; $299 per person during cruises of 26 days to 35 days and $349 per person during cruises of 36 days to 45 days.

Notable Interior Features

The District Brew House

Hip, urban craft beer hall featuring an exclusive partnership with Miami’s own Wynwood Brewing Company, serving up more than 24 draft beers.

The Cellars

Michael Mondavi Family Wine Bar featuring an array of immersive wine experiences, focusing on tasting, education, and the enjoyment of wine.

Tobacco Road

Miami’s oldest and most legendary bar.

5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar

Music venue and outdoor bar on The Waterfront that will feature live nightly performances where guests can enjoy the sounds of the tropics.

Escape Theater

Featuring two Tony Award-winning Broadway musicals.  After Midnight, the smash-hit musical that combines the big-band songs of Duke Ellington and the best dancing from Broadway; and Million Dollar Quartet, the smash-hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.

Supper Club

The place for dinner and a show.

For Kids

Guppies (6 months - 3 years)

With the first-ever Norwegian nursery on Norwegian Escape, parents can rest easy knowing their tots (6 months – 3 years) are being well looked after by our dedicated staff. Featuring an Active Room with sensory-based activities, games and toys based on a daily theme, plus a Quiet Room for babies to sleep and rest, parents can have the vacation they deserve while their little ones do too.

Splash Academy

Your little ones will have a blast inside Splash Academy where they’ll learn to juggle at Circus School, break a sweat with a wide range of sports and enjoy creative play and fun family activities in an age-appropriate atmosphere.

Kid's Crew  Ages 3-9

The Kid's area includes a space-themed play area, air hockey table, an interactive light up dance floor, Wii" gaming areas, an arts and crafts area, along with a state-of-the-art surround sound cinema.

Kid's Crew Ages 10-12

The Tween Zone has a futuristic feel that includes multiple Wii(TM) and PlayStation® areas, along with a private karaoke performance stage which doubles as a cinema.

Entourage for Teens Ages 13-17

Movies. Art. Music. Video games. Dance parties. Welcome to Entourage – a retreat for teens looking to have fun and hang out with people their own age. One thing’s for sure: absolutely, positively, no parents allowed.

Mandara Spa

Norwegian Escape's Mandara Spa experience, spanning two decks, will transport guests to a deep state of relaxation, with unobstructed views of the ocean, the opportunity to melt away on one of the 17 heated loungers, or find instant stress relief in the spa's hydro-therapy pool, whirlpools, steam room, dry sauna, sanarium and salt room.

Once guests have heated up, they can step into the rejuvenating cold Snow Room, a first for the line, and enter into arctic refreshment. The Snow Room, which ranges from a frosty 21 degrees to 32 degrees Fahrenheit, sends out a flurry of powdery snow throughout the day. Norwegian Escape's Snow Room offers guests a multitude of health benefits, including stimulating blood circulation in the body and strengthening the immune system.

In addition to the spectacular Thermal Suite, Norwegian Escape's Mandara Spa will be equipped with 24 contemporary furnished treatment rooms offering more than 50 signature services for both men and women including massages such as the Elemis Aroma Spa Seaweed Massage; Elemis signature facials such as the luxurious Elemis Pro-Collagen Quartz Lift Facial; and signature body enhancing treatments like the Exotic Lime & Ginger Salt Glow.

A full-service salon is also available.

Outdoor Features

The ship features the largest ropes course at sea, a three-story multiplex of heart-pounding challenges complete with two planks and five Sky Rails, zip tracks that allow guests to soar through the air.

Norwegian Escape’s Aqua Park  includes a new Aqua Racer slide. Adding to the family fun, Norwegian Escape will also feature an expanded Kids’ Aqua Park, along with the line’s first dedicated nursery for young cruisers two and under.

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The main pool area is small compared to many other ships; lounge space is limited and chair hogs start laying their towels out by 7 am. Folks with kids can find a spot at the family pool and waterpark. Adults can go to Spice H2O at the back of the ship.
 

 

Spice H2O, located at the back of the ship on deck 17, is an adult-only enclave offering day-time complimentary leisure. Spice H2OA bevy of sun loungers surround a huge video screen, while two hot tubs await for those looking to de-stress.

An all-new soothing grotto area, complete with waterfalls and perfect for cooling off from the warm Caribbean sun, will enchant guests upon entering the venue, offering an exotic escape. At night, all guests can dance under the stars in this open-air dance club or enjoy a cocktail at the bar with accompanying lounge area, featuring comfortable seating while admiring the ocean views.

Guests ages 18 have the opportunity to enjoy another private retreat, Vibe Beach Club, by purchasing an access pass. Complete with ocean views, a large hot tub, luxurious chaise loungers and a soothing water feature, Vibe Beach Club will be the ideal spot for adults to escape, offering a serene, comfortable setting while soaking up the sun. A full-service bar, water spritzers and chilled towels complete the exclusive experience.