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Norwegian Escape - Something for Everyone 

Norwegian Escape - Something for Everyone

As part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about the cruise ships you want to sail by visiting them firsthand. Recently we had the pleasure of sailing on the Norwegian Escape for her pre-inaugural cruise. This ship is as good if not better than any other cruise ship we have personally experienced. From the gourmet food to the top notch entertainment to the multitude of exciting onboard activities, this ship really does have something for everyone! 

We Recommend This Resort For:  Multigenerational Families, Solo Travelers, Couples in their 20's and 30's, and Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties


The Norwegian Escape at her christening ceremony in Nov. 2015.

Photo Tour

Take a photo tour and see for yourself the variety of fun the Norwegian Escape has to offer.  All pictures were taken on our cruise and none have been modified or enhanced.

The pools decks are wide and spacious with plenty of places to relax.
The Aqua Park includes a variety of fun waterslides
3-story Ropes Course with 2 planks to walk
The interactive Kids' Aqua Park
The waterfall grotto is a great place to cool off in the Adults only Spice H2O area of the pool deck
The Waterfront is a quarter-mile oceanfront promenade with outdoor seating at many signature restaurants.
The 5 o'Clock Somewhere Bar is the first at sea located on The Waterfront.
Dolce Gelato serves freshly made Gelato on The Waterfront.
The beautiful atrium is called 678 Ocean Place.
678 Ocean Place is on deck 6, 7 and 8.
Le Bistro is the French restaurant located at 678 Ocean Place.
The District Brewhouse has 24 draft beers on tap and 50 different bottled beers.
The fitness center is very spacious.
The Mandara Spa offers the largest Thermal Suite at sea and a Snow Room
The Haven by Norwegian is a private area reserved for those staying in The Haven Suites.
The Haven Courtyard Penthouse with Balcony
The Haven 2-Bedroom Family Villa with Balcony living room
The Haven 2-Bedroom Family Villa with Balcony master bedroom
The Haven 2-Bedroom Family Villa with Balcony bathroom
The Haven Deluxe Owners Suite with Large Balcony living room
The Haven Deluxe Owners Suite with Large Balcony dining room
The Haven Deluxe Owners Suite with Large Balcony bathtub
The Haven Deluxe Owners Suite with Large Balcony balcony

Ship Highlights

  • A plethora of dining options are available with 11 Complimentary dining choices and 17 Specialty dining options (extra charge applies).
  • The Escape is the  first Norwegian cruise ship built under CEO Frank Del Rio. The founder of premium cruise line, Oceania, has upgraded the food, the bedding and just about every aspect of this ship.
  • The District Brewhouse offers the most craft beer choices at sea with 24 beers on tap and 50 different bottled beers.
  • Other unique and fun bars including the first ever at sea Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville and 5 O'clock Somewhere Bar.
  • With all of the great dining and bar choices, you can make your cruise all-inclusive when Norwegian offers their Free At Sea promotion.
  • You can eat or have a drink outdoors with amazing ocean views at many different restaurants on The Waterfront.
  • The Escape is great for multi-generational families and other large groups because it caters to a variety of clientele including families, couples, affluent travelers and solo travelers.
  • The Haven is a dedicated area for those staying in The Haven Suites and includes a private pool and sundeck, private restaurant and lounge, and the personal service of a certified 24-hour butler, giving one the private luxurious area of a small ship and all of the activities and restaurants of a large ship.
  • Studio cabins are available for solo travelers with no single supplement fee and include access to a private studio lounge to meet other solo travelers.
  • The pool deck is nothing short of amazing with thrilling waterslides, a 3-story ropes course, 2 planks to walk, mini-golf, a kids splash area, and of course swimming pools and plenty of lounge chairs.
  • The pool deck also includes a great adult only area called Splash H20 with a waterfall grotto.​

Why Book With Us

  • We personally travel on multiple cruises every year and know the ins and outs of different cruise lines.
  • You will always have a dedicated travel agent who cares about your vacation to call directly with questions or help with any problems that may arise.
  • We can help you plan your pre or post cruise stay including hotels, activities, and transfers. 
  • You can book your vacation with a low deposit and even utilize our no interest Payment Plan option.
  • We can help recommend Shore Excursions that go above and beyond your expectations.
  • We have access to discounted airfare and can help you save money!

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About the Author

My name is Amy Burbank, owner of Purple Palm Vacations and the Traveling Travel Agent. I travel throughout the year to the destinations that are in high demand looking for quality vacation options that go above and beyond. This blog is a collection of my Resort and Cruise Ship reviews that I feel are the best of the best and will truly provide a great vacation. Happy Travels!

Posted: Sun, Apr 10, 2016

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