The Norwegian Escape is the newest member of the Norwegian Cruise Lines fleet, launched in Autumn 2015. A family friendly ship, with a range of kid’s programmes for 3 to 17 year-olds, this new ship boasts innovative features and interactive spaces never seen before on a Norwegian Cruise Lines vessel.
Onboard the Norwegian Escape, you’ll find a great choice of comfortable accommodation; choose from Studios for solo travellers, Inside Staterooms, Oceanview Staterooms, Balcony Staterooms, Mini Suites and Suites. The Norwegian Escape will also play host to The Haven – a private luxury area of the ship with Suite, Villa and Penthouse accommodation as well as a 24-hour butler service.
The ship will sail around Miami and the Caribbean, offering guests the chance to explore the exotic shores of the Bahamas and the British Virgin Islands, relax with a cocktail underneath a palm tree or sample one of the delicious fish tacos in Miami. Once in port there are a number of optional shore excursions available which will give you a deeper insight into the local surroundings, history and culture.
There are plenty of dining options to tantalise all taste buds onboard the Norwegian Escape. Experience two complimentary restaurants, 24-hour room service and bottomless buffets, all included in the price of your cruise.
The Norwegian Escape will also feature a number of speciality restaurants, serving everything from fresh Teppenyaki to traditional Italian cuisine. Delicious Asian Fusion, authentic French, hearty steak and churrascuria style meat are some of the other specialities on offer.
For an extra special experience, guests can book a meal at the Chef’s table, which comes with nine exquisite courses, complimentary wines and a tour of the galley. There will also be a champagne reception with the onboard hospitality management and Executive Chef as well as souvenir photos to remember your experience by.
For guests of The Haven, a number of further complimentary restaurants and cafes will be available. Guests can also choose to dine in Suite where a butler will provide a white tablecloth service.
When the sun goes down you’ll find plenty of lively evening entertainment onboard. Watch glamorous cabaret acts, big musical revues, comedy performances and more - you can even catch a performance by the world-renowned Million Dollar Quartet.
If you wish to have a pre- or post-dinner drink then there are a number of bars onboard; bars specialising in cocktails, whiskies and champagne, plus atmospheric jazz and blues clubs. If you want to dance the night away, you’ll find late-opening nightclubs, such as White Hot Party. From time to time when the weather allows, you’ll also find al fresco evenings, set under the stars.
The Norwegian Escape’s Casino features a host of table games and slot machines, where you can play to win relaxing spa treatments and complimentary cruise experiences. If you’re feeling competitive you can even take part in a tournament against the other guests. For tricks, tips and advice on how to win big, the Casino staff put on regular ‘Learn to Play’ sessions.
Visit the Mandara Spa and enjoy a range of rejuvenating treatments, from hot stone massages to revitalising facials. You’ll also find hair treatments, manicures, pedicures and foot therapies which will leave you looking and feeling great. To further your spa experience, you will have the chance to participate in the Mandara’s own fitness programmes, including Pilates, yoga and indoor cycling.
Also onboard are basketball courts, a jogging track and a fitness centre complete with plenty of cardio and weight training equipment. Get those muscles pumping with a boxing class or defy gravity on the climbing wall. There are so many opportunities to keep active on the Norwegian Escape!
There are plenty of activities to keep all ages happy whilst onboard, including entertainment for children between 6 months and 17-years-old. Enjoy endless family fun at the bowling alley, play Nintendo Wii on a huge screen or compete to win a game of giant chess.
There are four kids clubs on the Norwegian Escape; the Guppies for 6 month – 2-year-olds, the Turtles for 3-5-year-olds, the Seals for 6-9-year-olds and the Dolphins for 10-12-year-olds. There are also late night childcare programmes that run until 1.30am for parents who want to spend the evening to themselves.
Treat yourself to a new outfit, jewellery, perfume and more, or pick up some gifts for friends and family back home at one of the onboard shops. If you’re an art fan you can browse some of the fantastic pieces in the art gallery and bid for your favourites in one of the art auctions. For a unique look into the workings of the Norwegian Escape, you can book a behind the scenes tour. Here, you’ll get an insight into the day to day running of the ship, as well a glimpse into the ‘Staff Only’ areas.