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  1. Kmcgillian

    Norwegian Escape

    Weird question : Will NCL Escape punch hole in cruise card ? Shopping for the right landyard.
  2. Anyone have any secrets for the Norwegian Escape? Thanks!
  3. Just wanted to see if they offer pay one price for all photos taken during the cruise like Princess does ?
  4. What is the supper club on the Norwegian Escape? Anyone have any dinner pics? Pics of the menu? Etc... Thanks for The Help!
  5. We arrive at NYC at 8am on the 21st December after a 12 night Southern Caribbean cruise - just wondering at what time everybody has to be off the ship? I know they give staggered times to disembark but we don't have to be at the Newark Airport until about 1pm for our 3.15pm flight to Calgary. Just wondering if we should get off early and spend a few hours in NYC or should we stay on till about 10am and then start to make our way to the airport? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
  6. Does anyone have a picture of 2018 menu for Norwegian Escape Haven?
  7. Does anyone know where I can find a chart showing aft- facing balcony sizes BY DECK on the Norwegian Escape? I know they're bigger on some decks than on others, and I want to pick the best cabin for my next cruise. Annette
  8. Wedding Review: (I’m only reviewing the wedding here and not the cruise itself). This will be long and very detailed. I’m sorry for any spelling errors and if I just jump around from topic to topic since I’m typing this quickly. Embarkation Day: So I was on the 10/21/18 sailing and got married 10/22/18 at sea for a symbolic ceremony. Upon boarding, the first thing I did was go to the salon and make a hair appointment. I decided to make the earliest possible appointment which was at 8am. There were NO makeup services on board, but I had a makeup artist as a friend traveling with us so it was okay. When I got to my cabin, I had a message on my stateroom phone from Mary Ann, who was the group service coordinator/my wedding coordinator. We scheduled to meet at 7pm that night. I sat in her office and she went over my contract from top to bottom discussing all of the wedding details. There, I met my photographer and discussed what type of pictures we’d be most interested in (outdoors, indoors, etc). I had to bring down my cake topper so it would be ready for the next day. Mary Ann was extremely sweet and so easy to work with. She answered all of my questions and helped me out when needed. Wedding Day (morning): I arrived to my hair appointment at 7:45am and they were ready for me about 10 minutes early before my appointment was scheduled. I came with pictures of what I wanted and the woman who did my hair did it even better than the photos. It took approximately 1 hour. I can’t remember her name but I addressed that I was concerned about it not staying in place all day and she made sure it would. My hair stayed in place from 8am-3am when I took the Bobby pins out. After my hair appointment I headed up to my mom’s room to start getting my makeup done and getting ready. She was staying in The Haven 2 bedroom family villa and there was plenty of room for myself, my maid of honor, and 3 bridesmaids to get ready together. Wedding Day (afternoon): At 1:50 I headed down to Moderno which was where my ceremony was taking place. Let me tell you, walking through the ship in a wedding gown is an experience. I had to walk from the forward elevators all the way to the aft elevators and people were stopping me to congratulate me. It was amazing and so sweet. When I arrived outside of Moderno, Mary Ann already had my bridesmaids/groomsman in place ready to begin the ceremony. We walked into the restaurant and lined up right by where we’d be walking but still out of everyone’s sight. What felt like hours (but was really about 5 minutes) Captain Niklas Persson arrived and soon after I heard my bridal parties processional song beginning. All in all, the ceremony was beautiful and Captain Niklas did an amazing job. There is nothing I would change about my wedding ceremony. Immediately after the ceremony, we had our recessional and were walked back in to do our keepsake certificate signing. Then we were able to take pictures with the Captain. After that it lead into my first dance as husband and wife and my dance with my father. We then had a quick champagne toast and started taking photos. Lorie (our photographer) started posing us and little by little more people joined our pictures until we had our whole group there for some very nice photos. After the group photo, everyone left and my husband and I were taken right out the back door of Moderno for some beautiful aft facing photos. After, Lorie took us to deck 8 to take photos in front of the beautiful chandelier. We then took photos in the elevators (which were more beautiful then I originally expected) and she lead us down for photos in her studio. Taking the photos was so much fun for us. Wedding Day (evening): We decided not to have a reception and instead did a group dinner at Taste restaurant. They sat my party of 30 on the balcony area so it felt like a private section. They had a table decorated with my wedding cake on display. The group dinner went great and the waitstaff was fantastic. After dinner, we cut the cake and everyone enjoyed it. I had a 2 tier cake with vanilla cake, vanilla custard, and white buttercream frosting. It was surprisingly better than I expected. After dinner, we got changed and decided to go to the Norwegian Night Out Party at Spice H2O. Alvin (Cruise director) hosts a great party and all of my guests had a great time. Photos: The following day, Lorie called me up and asked me to come view our pictures. It was so fun because she put them up on a big tv screen in her studio and played a cute slideshow with all of the pictures and she took over 250 of them. The photography package I chose was 50 photos on USB and 10 prints. It was hard to choose only 50 but all of them was well over $1,000 which we didn’t see worth it. By that night, Lorie had my flash drive and prints ready for us to pick up. Complaints: Despite a great day, not everything went as expected. I received chocolate covered strawberries, assorted canapés, and the remainder of my wedding cake delivered to my room while I was out. I was out from about 5:30-3am and the food was sitting out for so many hours so it wasn’t good anymore. It had to go right in the garbage which I was upset about. Also, my package includes a 6inch wedding cake delivered to my stateroom and a printed photo with a frame. It was never sent to me and I realized it when i was reviewing my contract on the 5th night of my cruise. I went down to guest services to ask about it and was told the wedding cake I received at my ceremony was the 6inch cake? I had a 2 tier cake that I spent $500 and I explained that but they claimed I received it. I said okay whatever because I didn’t want to argue and didn’t really want it much anyway. I asked about the photo and they sent me up to the photo gallery. At the photo gallery they said I had to talk to my photographer. I ended up receiving my photos but it was definitely a hassle to get it. Final Opinion: Overall, the ceremony was beautiful. Norwegian definitely did an amazing job. The staff was the friendliest I’ve ever had on a cruise ship before. I probably wouldn’t sail on the Escape a second time but I’m very happy with how my wedding turned out.
  9. We arrive at NYC at 8am on the 21st December after a 12 night Southern Caribbean cruise - just wondering at what time everybody has to be off the ship? I know they give staggered times to disembark but we don't have to be at the Newark Airport until about 1pm for our 3.15pm flight to Calgary. Just wondering if we should get off early and spend a few hours in NYC or should we stay on till about 10am and then start to make our way to the airport? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
  10. Hi, is it worth it to save approx. $1,000 CAN on a BX category balcony vs B2, B3, B4? What are the chances to get something bad? What's "bad"? I think deck 13 overhang, views on the broadwalk restaurants, from what I read? Anything else? I really want to enjoy my balcony, but I'm wondering if I could enjoy both a balcony and some great savings... Any input? Thanks!
  11. The final voyage of the Norwegian Escape from Miami until her return in November 2019 Miami, Florida Nassau, Bahamas At Sea Ocho Rios, Jamaica George Town, Grand Cayman At Sea Miami, Florida Our vacation is off to a first class start. On Wednesday, our “poor” bid from a mini to H5 Haven room was accepted and the luggage tags for Deck 15 went in the trash, and tags for Deck 18 came rolling off the printer (along with new eDocs). Yeah! On Friday, we arrived in Miami (day before cruise) and checked into the Conrad Miami for our “view of the dumpster” cheapy room. After chatting-up the desk agent, he gave us a complimentary upgrade to a 2BR residence with a beautiful view of Biscayne Bay. Saturday. Cruise day. Arrived at the port at 10:15. Haven check-in was fast and painless. We were escorted to a private waiting area between Terminal B and C. 11:00 Haven boarding starts 11:00 Ambassador, Platinum Plus and Platinum boarding starts. And our cruise begins Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. A tour of NCL's Thermal Spa on the Escape .
  13. We are cruising on a 12 night Southern Caribbean itinerary on the Escape leaving NYC on the 9th of December. A member of our group will be turning 50 while on the cruise and I wanted to book one of the restaurants on the night of her birthday - just wondering if anybody can suggest which restaurant would be best??? There are 6 in our group and we will be sailing out of St Thomas that day at 5pm.
  14. crusinpeg

    Escape Room

    Can anyone tell me the price of the Escape Room on the Harmony?
  15. Hi everyone, My husband and I are embarking on our 1st anniversary cruise on October 14th on the Escape. We sailed on the Gem last year for our honeymoon and found the pool area to be constantly packed and if we weren't out early enough we never had seats. Wondering what it is like on the Escape and if it is worth it to purchase passes for Vibe on the days at sea? Does anyone have personal experience with this? We don't want to be stuck in a "stuffy" area where we can't be having fun, but we also don't want to be surrounded by tons of children and be unable to ever find a seat at the pool. Thoughts? Thanks in advance.
  16. cruiser123!

    Muster on Escape

    I'll be on the Escape out of NYC. We leave at 3pm. What time should I assume muster will be? I'm trying to book dinner reservations. thanks!!
  17. fairygirl1

    Escape

    Can anyone tell me the cost for the Thermal spa on the Escape, and how to sign up? Also, Is there a limited number of sign- ups? TIA! :cool:
  18. oliver35

    Escape

    Just wondering what is going on it can't dock in berumda because there a 2 ships docked there?
  19. cruisingpluto

    Escape - HDMI?

    Hi everyone, Does anyone know what type of tv's are on the ship? Has anyone been successful plugging in an hdmi cable? Thanks.
  20. cathi007

    Secrets of the Escape

    Hello, We will be on the Escape in Jan. We are traveling with our DD and her hubby and two children 3&14 months. We have adjoining mini-suites. I am just looking for any must see areas of the ship. This is my first mega ship experience. I was hesitant about booking such a big ship, but the itinerary was amazing. So where are all the best kept secret places hubby and I can visit to have some time alone? I am so excited! 90 days 🙂
  21. Steff79

    NCL Escape

    Hamburg to Southampton 2015
  22. 123veranda

    Escape

    Going on NCL Escape Haven for 1st time & have few ?s ...do the balcony walls open (on 17th floor between Family & penthouse suites)? ....do u get access to spa salt room & snow room & ,if so , is there an extra charge? In reading “activities “ it says “free” ....can u make dinner & show reservations using NCL OBC before boarding? ..do u recommend making reservations b4 or wait to board & have concierge do? Thanks so much. We want to get the most out of this. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  23. Brownie57

    solo cabins on Escape

    Can someone tell me the approximate price of solo cabins on NCL Escape? My husband and I are planning a 7 day Bahamas trip out of NY in March, and would like to bring my mother. Thank you
  24. So, just got back from our Norwegian Escape 7-day cruise from NYC to Bermuda and just wanted to share experiences for others, particularly about things I wasn't able to find out or found inconclusive in my searches... First: cruise was awesome, had a great time! highly recomend to all!! But you hear the good all the time, so here is some of the not-so-good :D ... As you might have heard, the (included in the plan) food is quite a mixed bag! Had a minestrone soup that would have to be a contender for the single worst soup I've ever had (think: salt water with some pasta, beans & veggies... yuck!) (most soups on the cruise really sucked, but strangely, the bouillabaisse didn't .. wasn't awesome, but was not horrible either! who knew?) ... but also a (very) few really good things: crepes & omelets to order in Garden Cafe, nicely done Lamb Shank in Manhattan Room. Eggs Benedict in Garden Cafe is blech! But in Taste / Savor, not too bad! Over-all, however, the "complimentary" dining options usually suck really bad or are mediocre at best. Resolution? Order or take much more food in a large variety then you can actually eat ... then only eat that which doesn't suck :) Enough about food .. When the ship get's into the Wharf, the lines for the ferries to Hamilton & St. Georges will be crazy!! So will the line to rent a scooter at Oleander's ... and that line will move MUCH slower (even if you have a reservation it seemed to us, but maybe we came the wrong time?) Solution? Get in the Hamilton (or perhaps St. Georges) line... when the ferry comes in, it will load quickly ... MUCH more quickly than the Oleander's rental line .. and rent at that destination .. Oleander has rental locations all over the island. We did this (after standing in line in Oleander Wharf place for 15min that just didn't move) and had no line at all in Hamilton. And, while you're in Hamilton visit the Rock Island Cafe ... such an awesome little cafe! See https://www.thebermudian.com/awards/best-of-bermuda-awards/ to find all the best spots.. this is a particularly awesome website!!! Woody's has the very best fish sandwich! Swizzle has the best .. wait ... can you guess??? ... Swizzle!!! (ummm, so good :) (they invented it and they own it!) Tip: Don't bother ordering a Swizzle nor a Dark N' Stormy on board ... ALL mixed drinks suck on board, and those they do particularly badly. I got a Dark N'Stormy on the first day ... YUCK!!! 4 lime slices just totally killed it :( What were they thinking??? I tried ordering a straight Manhattan with just a splash of Cointreau, but it still came out so sweet I thought my teeth would fall out :D And all of the other mixed drinks we tried were worse ... A Sugarcane Raspberry Mohito sounded nice, but it wasn't. Good Stuff: In Bermuda, there are a few foods you MUST try, and, if so, these are the best (check the "best of bermuda awards" (above) for a full list: (the new) Woody's has the single most AWESOME Fish Sandwich you'll every eat!! So good!! https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Bar/The-New-Woodys-Sports-Bar-165237370231046/ Swizzle Inn invented the Sizzle cocktail and it is better than any other I've tried by far! ... not to mention many others and I hear the food is amazing too ... 2 locations, both great: http://www.swizzleinn.com/locations.php I didn't get to the Lobster Pot ... so sad!! I hear the Bermuda Fish Chowder beats all others there ... next trip for sure: http://www.lobsterpot.bm/ BTW, they sell Gosling's rums on sale last day of cruise, they DON'T have Gosling's Ginger Beer (the best!!!!!) ... buy on shore and bring aboard!! Wish I had realized this. (the premixed swizzle & dark'n'stormy packs, which they do have, suck.) Scooters: Bermudians are crazy. Really crazy. If you are going 55kpm in a 35kpm zone they will still pass you like you are standing still. Around tight corners. It's nuts. We saw 2 bad scooter accidents in the 2 days we were on the island. Heard sirens that I assume were at least two more. BE CAREFUL!! Scooter really is the best way to get around, but you must be very aware of all around you at all times. They also rent electric cars, but finding a charging station is a problem and parking them is also. And they're more expensive. I like the scooters, but you really have to be on guard at all times. DISEMBARKATION: Getting off the ship at the end of the cruise is particularly annoying. We decided to wait until as close to the end of the process as possible ... and still had some lines to deal with. But, not so bad. But we hung-out in our cabin / balcony and watched the lines (our balcony was just above the aft gangways), and from what we saw I recommend: 1. get off as early as possible, or, 2. wait to the last possible min .. otherwise, expect horribly long and slow moving lines. That's all I have for now. Any questions, I'll answer if I can :) Enjoy your cruise!
  25. cruisekitty22

    Ncl Escape

    Are the adjoining cabins on the Escape soundproof?
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