We Are Setting Sail. Won't You Come Sail Away With Us Abroad the Norwegian Escape?

Those who love to go on cruises, come close. Those who have never been on a cruise ship before, come closer. Now is your time. The Norwegian Escape may be calling for you to hop on board and set sail. Norwegian Escape holds endless possibilities for vacationers. Up to 4,266 passengers can climb aboard this luxurious cruise ship and be whisked away to the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Bermuda, or Canada & New England. Pick your destination, pick how long you want to sail for and be off in no time.

The Norwegian Escape is the largest ship that Norwegian Cruise Line has to offer. The ship is packed with activities, restaurants, bars, and entertainment options. It will take far more than one trip to Bermuda on the Norwegian Escape to try everything the ship has to offer. Today, we are breaking down for you all the things to do, see, taste, and experience on board the Norwegian Escape. So, come, let's set sail together. Let's find out what's on deck.

Outdoor Activities

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Aqua Park & Kid's Aqua Park

Put your swimsuit on, lotion up, and get ready. The Aqua Park is a favorite feature onboard the Norwegian Escape. Why is it a favorite? Well, the majority of cruise ships nowadays already have an outdoor pool where guests can catch some rays and hot tubs for guests to warm up on cool evenings, but how many have a water park? Featuring four water slides, the Aqua Park is a dream for those who love splashing around and zooming down water slides. After racing down the slides with friends, order a frozen drink to enjoy pool side. There are always activities happening around the pool for guests to participate in. Or, bring a book and find a quiet location to read as the ship cuts through ocean waters. You can easily spend the entire day lounging by the pool and enjoying the activities at Aqua Park.

If Aqua Park seems too intense for little kids, we know a place that they will love. Kid's Aqua Park is a smaller, but just as fun, water park for young kiddos who also want to splash in the water and fly down slides.

Sports Complex

In addition to the pool, hot tubs, and water park, there are plenty of other activities for those who don't want to get wet. If you're not in the mood to swim, head over to the Sports Complex on deck. There are a plethora of activities available, including a mini golf course, a basketball court, and a three-story ropes course for those brave enough to zip line over the ocean. Ropes courses are well-known activities on board many Norwegian cruise ships. However, the ropes course on the Norwegian Escape surpasses them all. This Norwegian new ship has the largest. It is the largest and therefore, the activity that the adrenaline-junkies won't want to miss.

Shopping & Entertainment

Boutiques can be found all over the Norwegian Escape. Those wishing to shop until they drop will be pleased. Carolina Herrera, known for dressing First Ladies in stunning attire, has a boutique on the ship. Lacoste, the Beauty Shop, Sandbar, the Tides, the Time Zone, and Tradewinds are also ships that are located on deck. For all of your pool and beach needs, visit the Marketplace to find the best deals for your tropical excursions. And for those who want some bling-bling, The Jewel Box offers sparkling stones and diamonds for travelers wanting something extra special to remember their trip.

There are complimentary live performances offered on the Norwegian Escape cruise ship. Some of which include musical concerts, comedic performances, and magicians that the whole family will enjoy. For those itching to experience Broadway, you'll love the music and dancing in After Midnight. For those who love both wine and comedy, Wine Lovers the Musical will be the place for you. At Wine Lovers the Musical, guests are invited to taste wines, while enjoying lunch and a musical comedy. Some entertainment options are not complimentary, so be sure to do your research ahead of time and snag a seat for all of your favorite must-see performances.

For Kids & Teens

Entourage is the place where the teenagers you are traveling with will love to hang out. No parents are allowed in this fun oasis that has movies, music, dance parties, and video games. Entourage is the ideal place for teens to meet people their age, listen to their favorite pop music, and watch movies. And another great place for kids to make friends? The Video Arcade. The Video Arcade has loads of video games to choose from – everything from pinball to PAC-MAN.

The Norwegian Escape offers the very first nursery aboard a Norwegian Cruise Line ship. Parents who want some alone time will be grateful for this nursery. Guppies Nursery has a quiet room for babies to rest and catch up on sleep. There is also an activity room for kids to play games. Little ones 2 and under are invited to come and play (or sleep) at Guppies Nursery, while parents get some rest of their own. The staff is attentive and dedicated to keeping your children safe and happy while you are off relaxing at the Spa, by the pool, and getting a bite for lunch.

Norwegian Escape Fitness Center & Spa

Norwegian Escape Fitness Center & Spa

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Fitness Center

The all-you-can-eat nature of cruise ships may have you wanting to hit the gym while you're at sea. Lucky for you, the Norwegian Escape features a state-of-the-art fitness center for guests to get their workout on. The workout center has windows that display the beautiful outside world, so those exercising are sure to have a stunning view of the sea as they work up a sweat. Exercise individually at the fitness center, or take a group class while on board the Norwegian Escape. All of the fitness equipment you could want is at the center. There are treadmills, stationary bikes, elliptical machines, and free weights to use on your own. Also, the fitness center offers group yoga and spinning classes that guests can sign up for.


The Norwegian Escape Spa has over 40 rejuvenating treatments for guests to choose from, including a teen spa menu. All those who are craving some needed relaxation time will find just that within this two-deck Spa. The Thermal Suite offers hot tubs, a steam room, and lounge chairs that face the sea. The Salt Room is another noteworthy feature of the Spa. Good for your lungs and good for your skin, a step into the Salt Room will refresh anyone who enters.

For guests who want to cool off, and we mean cool off, they can venture into the Arctic Snow Room. The Norwegian Escape is the only cruise ship to offer a Snow Room. The temperature within its four walls is a frigged 14 degrees Fahrenheit. So, whether you want to sweat in the sauna, or see snowflakes in the Snow Room, the Norwegian Escape is revolutionizing the game when it comes to the wide range of Spa options offered on the ship.

Norwegian Escape Dining Options

Norwegian Escape Dining

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Complimentary Dining

There is no shortage of culinary delights on the Norwegian Escape. Every cruise fare includes complimentary dining in the ship's three primary dining rooms – Savor, Taste, and the Manhattan Room. In addition, all guests receive complimentary access to the Garden Café and O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar & Grill for scrumptious meal options. Room service also allows for guests to dine in or order breakfast in bed for a small convenience charge. The best part? Any time of the day (or night) the dishes will be freshly prepared and then brought straight to your door. Guests of the Haven will also have private access to the fine-dining of the Haven Restaurant.

Specialty Dining

In addition to these options, guests can also choose from over 25 specialty dining locations. The Norwegian cruise menus are mouth watering and serve global cuisine. Dining options range from authentic Japanese dishes, to Latin American cuisine, to steakhouses, Italian delights, and Mediterranean culinary wonders. Or, if you are in the mood for American food, grab a cheeseburger in paradise at Jimmy Buffett's Margaretville at Sea. The options are endless and taste buds will surely be satisfied on board the Norwegian Escape. The Norwegian Escape is also the first cruise ship to have an oceanfront promenade. The Waterfront, as the cruise line calls it, has dining options, bars, and breezing, beautiful views. Eat a meal while the sun sets on the water. The Waterfront is a romantic setting for couples wanting an intimate space to dine and enjoy the view.

Lounges and Bars

There is quite the nightlife on deck, with 21 lounges and bars to enter on the Norwegian Escape. Order a beer or glass of wine in the evening. Grab a cocktail before dinner, or after. Order a tropical drink poolside during the day and a late-night cappuccino at night. Each bar and lounge provide a different feel, depending on the preference of the guest. From low-key vibes to upbeat dance parties, the variety of options of places to drink and mingle is not limited on this cruise ship. And for travelers who want a good laugh, the Headliner's Comedy Club serves drinks and hilarious stand-up performances throughout the week.

Norwegian Escape Cabins & Accommodations

Norwegian Escape Cabins & Accommodations

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The Norwegian Escape cruise ship provides a wide variety of cabin options, from penthouses with balconies to solo studio rooms. The Haven, located at the top of the ship, provides by far the most extravagant accommodations. It is the most exclusive area of the ship. Suites in the Haven have access to a private pool (that's breathtaking), a private restaurant & lounge, and a 24-hour butler service. The suites located in the Haven also range in how many guests one can accommodate, so every family can find their most comfortable fit. The Penthouse and Spa Suites located outside the Haven also have access to these amenities.

The other cabins located throughout the Norwegian Escape include Mini-Suites, Spa Suites (that includes unlimited access to the Spa Thermal Suite!), Balcony Rooms, Inside Staterooms, Oceanview Staterooms, and Studio Rooms designed for solo travelers. The rooms may each be unique, but the stylish and modern interior designs will all provide cozy spaces for guests to relax after an eventful day of exploring the ship.

We are Setting Sail. Are You?

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From the plethora of dining options and the comfortable accommodations to the Aqua Park and the live theatrical performances, the Norwegian Escape is the ship for families and adults who want lots to do on their vacation. Balance on the ropes course, visit the Casino, relax at the Spa, or read a book by the pool. There are options for everyone on this large and spacious cruise ship. Set sail to Bermuda or the Caribbean on this fun ship that holds lots of passengers and lots of activities.

Does all the adventure sound like something you are interested in? This ship may be the fit for you. If you are looking for your next family vacation spot, why not try the Norwegian Escape cruise ship? You will get sunkissed, you will create new memories, and you will enjoy your time aboard this ship. So, come and escape on board this Norwegian cruise line.

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