I  sailed on NCL’s latest ship the Norwegian Escape prior to its Transatlantic crossing to its home port of Miami, from where it will cruise the Eastern Caribbean sailing to St Thomas, Tortola and Nassau.

At over 164,000 tons catering for over 4,000 guests the ship offers a wide choice of entertainment venues including the Million Dollar Quartet, For The Record and The Brat Pack Live At The Supper Club. There are 28 bars and restaurants onboard including the Food Republic by the Pubbelly Boys complete with iPad ordering system and the Pinchos Tapas by Jose Garces.

When the ship is at sea there is also plenty to occupy the time including a 3 storey high rope course with 99 different challenges, a 4 storey Aqua Park or you can have a round on the miniature Golf Course.

All the public areas tend to be loud and busy and because of this and its itinerary, Escape will be attracting a younger clientele which will be predominantly Americans including those with families, with only small percentage of British holidaymakers.

In summary the Escape is ideal for an action packed holiday with non-stop entertainment, but if you are looking for quiet relaxing cruise this is not the ship for you.

For more information on the Norwegian Escape go to www.ncl.co.uk/ships/norwegian-escape/

George Reynolds – October 2015

Norwegian Escape