Norwegian Escape has been a fan-favorite ship ever since her launch in 2015. It may be because she has a little bit of everything: fantastic dining, dazzling entertainment and a wide variety of options for families. Keep scrolling to learn why Norwegian Escape was awarded 2017 Ship of the Year by Ocean & Cruise News.
1. So Many Dining Options
There are an astounding 25 distinct places to catch a bite to eat. Whether you're craving a quick bite to eat on your way to the pool or a more luxurious atmosphere to celebrate your cruising adventure, Norwegian Escape has it all. Hit up O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar and Grill for relaxed pub fare or head to Taste for culinary delights to please your palate. You can't miss Teppanyaki, our authentic Hibachi restaurant, which is sure to please the whole family. And if you are looking for something to satisfy a late-night craving, it's helpful that room service is available 24 hours a day.
Pro tip: Did you know that you can make dining reservations online around 90 days before your sailing by using MyNCL?
2. A Bar and Lounge to Fit Every Taste
Naturally, after you satiate your hunger with one of the many dining options, you'll need a cocktail or two to liven up your night. Luckily, you'll have no shortage of access to your favorite alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks with 14 different bars and lounges to choose from. Stop by Prime Meridian, aptly named because of its close proximity to three separate restaurants, for a pre-dinner drink. Or head to Spice H20 if you're looking to escape to an adults-only environment.
3. The Waterfront: Ocean Views for Everyone
When cruising, don't you wish you could just stroll along the water in a peaceful and serene setting? That's exactly what Norwegian Escape's quarter-mile oceanfront promenade provides. The Waterfront, offers first-class amenities all within walking distance, with an unmatched ocean backdrop to get that perfect selfie or group photo.
Gaze upon the sparkling ocean or make a pit stop at one of the nearby bars or restaurants. The Waterfront truly mimics the look and feel of an exclusive boardwalk, and it's a great place to watch the sunset every night.
4. Outstanding Live Shows
If you're going on a seven-day cruise, you'll have a new show to watch every night. These seven shows cover everything from Tony award-winning musicals to comedy acts.
"The Choir of Man" provides high-energy dancing to classic rock songs that will get you bobbing back and forth in your seat. If you'd like something a little more comical, "Wine Lovers The Musical" provides plenty of laughs while also serving you up six wine tasters paired with a fitting lunch. An absolutely must-watch is After Midnight, the smash-hit musical that combines the big-band songs of Duke Ellington, roof-raising onstage jazz and the best dancing from Broadway!
5. The Spa is Out of this World
Norwegian Escape is home to a world-class spa at sea that includes amenities such as the Thermal Suite, Salt Room and unique offerings such as the Snow Room. As soon as you enter this icy, 14-degree chamber, the immediate drop in temperature triggers blood circulation through the body. A visit to this tundra pairs well with a sit in the sauna beforehand to give your body a good temperature shock. Watch as real snow falls to the ground, and warm up again afterward with a complimentary cup of coffee or tea.
6. There Is a Ropes Course
Just because you're on a cruise, doesn't mean you can't get a little workout in. This three-story ropes complex was built for adrenaline junkies. You'll have the choice to blaze down five different Sky Rail zip lines which extend out over the ocean waters, or you can try to walk across one of two sky-high planks without panicking. Overall, there are 99 different challenges you can try on this ropes course, meaning you'll never run out of adventures to experience on your cruise.
7. It Goes Everywhere
Unlike some cruise ships that just stick to one or two itineraries, Norwegian Escape hits pretty much every corner of the world. Choose from cruises to the Bahamas and Florida, Bermuda, Canada and New England, The Caribbean, or Europe. This freedom to cruise anywhere makes Norwegian Escape a great option if you're not entirely set on your destination. Check out some of the upcoming itineraries to see if there's a cruise that fits your needs:
- 7-day Bahamas and Florida from New York
- 7-day Western Caribbean from Miami
- 7-Day Bermuda from New York
The Norwegian Escape is replete with hidden amenities and the only way to discover them all is to book your cruise. Check out cruise stories from past guests of Norwegian Escape to see what their favorite attractions were and start preparing for your cruise so you're ready for the best experience of your life.