Let's Escape aboard the Escape, LIVE October 14th!

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#1
Ottawa, Illinois
12,269 Posts
Joined Nov 2011
Hello friends!! This is a first for me..... a live review on the Norwegian boards! Why? Because this is FINALLY my first cruise on NCL and I am ready to share my adventure aboard the amazing Escape! What the heck took me so long to finally cruise on Norwegian? Who the heck knows, but I am finally here ready to share my adventure, including my pre cruise fun here in Fort Lauderdale! Are you ready to find out what Bugsycruiser thinks of NCL? Well let's go!!!! Let's experience the fun aboard Escape!!!





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Future cruises

Enchantment of the Seas(Super Bowl cruise!) 2/02/17
Norwegian Bliss 8/04/18
Norwegian Getaway 10/14/18
Celebrity Edge 3/24/19
Someone hurry up and open up MSC Seaside for the second half of 2019!!!


Past cruises:
MS Eurodam November 12th, 2011
Ruby Princess April 1st, 2012
Oasis of the Seas October 13th, 2012
Celebrity Silhouette April 7th, 2013
Allure of the Seas November 17th, 2013 and April 27th, 2014
Quantum of the Seas April 12th, 2015
Regal Princess November 3rd and 8th, 2015
Oasis of the Seas May 7th, 2016
Liberty of the Seas October 30th, 2016
Harmony of the Seas April 22nd, 2017
Norwegian Escape October 14th, 2017
#2
Ottawa, Illinois
12,269 Posts
Joined Nov 2011
So what happened between now and last night? Here's a quick recap of my time in Chicago!

Spent the night pre cruise at the Holiday Inn Chicago Midway





Oh yeah there was some drinking involved here



A mai tai is a safe bet



Along with a friend shrimp sandwich



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Future cruises

Enchantment of the Seas(Super Bowl cruise!) 2/02/17
Norwegian Bliss 8/04/18
Norwegian Getaway 10/14/18
Celebrity Edge 3/24/19
Someone hurry up and open up MSC Seaside for the second half of 2019!!!


Past cruises:
MS Eurodam November 12th, 2011
Ruby Princess April 1st, 2012
Oasis of the Seas October 13th, 2012
Celebrity Silhouette April 7th, 2013
Allure of the Seas November 17th, 2013 and April 27th, 2014
Quantum of the Seas April 12th, 2015
Regal Princess November 3rd and 8th, 2015
Oasis of the Seas May 7th, 2016
Liberty of the Seas October 30th, 2016
Harmony of the Seas April 22nd, 2017
Norwegian Escape October 14th, 2017
#4
Ottawa, Illinois
12,269 Posts
Joined Nov 2011
Fast forward to Fort Lauderdale! My flight was very uneventful from Chicago



The B Ocean Resort here in Fort Lauderdale will be my spot for the next 3 nights











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Future cruises

Enchantment of the Seas(Super Bowl cruise!) 2/02/17
Norwegian Bliss 8/04/18
Norwegian Getaway 10/14/18
Celebrity Edge 3/24/19
Someone hurry up and open up MSC Seaside for the second half of 2019!!!


Past cruises:
MS Eurodam November 12th, 2011
Ruby Princess April 1st, 2012
Oasis of the Seas October 13th, 2012
Celebrity Silhouette April 7th, 2013
Allure of the Seas November 17th, 2013 and April 27th, 2014
Quantum of the Seas April 12th, 2015
Regal Princess November 3rd and 8th, 2015
Oasis of the Seas May 7th, 2016
Liberty of the Seas October 30th, 2016
Harmony of the Seas April 22nd, 2017
Norwegian Escape October 14th, 2017
#5
Florida
3,632 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
Wahoo! Got my coffee and am all ready to see your new adventures!


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Upcoming Cruises
Empress of the Seas. September 13, 2017

Oasis of the Seas. November 12, 2017
Rhapsody of the Seas. February 18, 2018
Symphony of the Seas. October 28, 2018


Past "Live" Trip Reports

RCCL - Brilliance of the Seas "Live" cruise report. December 12-16, 2013. "Live" report can be found HERE.
RCCL - Allure of the Seas "Live" cruise report. Nov 17-24,2013. "Live" report can be found HERE
RCCL - Enchantment of the Seas "Live" cruise report. July 19-26, 2013. Back -2- Back. "Live" report can be found HERE
RCCL - Jewel of the Seas "Live" cruise report. April 13-18, 2013. "Live" report can be found HERE.
RCCL - Monarch of the Seas "Live" cruise report. July 20-23, 2012. "Live" report can be found HERE
CCL - Carnival Sensation & Carnival Freedom B2B "Live" cruise report. November 8-17, 2012. "Live" report can be found HERE.
CCL - Carnival Ecstasy "Live" cruise report. December 3-8, 2012. "Live" report can be found HERE.

CCL - Carnival Ecstasy. Nov 24-27,2000. Report can be found HERE.

Royal Caribbean Cruises:
Harmony of the Seas(1), Enchantment of the Seas(3), Monarch of the Seas(2), Jewel of the Seas(1), Allure of the Seas(1), Brilliance of the Seas(2)
Carnival Cruises:
Carnival Ecstasy(2), Carnival Freedom(2), Carnival Legend(2), Carnival Inspiration(2), Carnival Imagination(2), Carnival Fantasy(2), Carnival Sensation(2)



#7
Ottawa, Illinois
12,269 Posts
Joined Nov 2011
Originally posted by Tyron
Dude!!!

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Future cruises

Enchantment of the Seas(Super Bowl cruise!) 2/02/17
Norwegian Bliss 8/04/18
Norwegian Getaway 10/14/18
Celebrity Edge 3/24/19
Someone hurry up and open up MSC Seaside for the second half of 2019!!!


Past cruises:
MS Eurodam November 12th, 2011
Ruby Princess April 1st, 2012
Oasis of the Seas October 13th, 2012
Celebrity Silhouette April 7th, 2013
Allure of the Seas November 17th, 2013 and April 27th, 2014
Quantum of the Seas April 12th, 2015
Regal Princess November 3rd and 8th, 2015
Oasis of the Seas May 7th, 2016
Liberty of the Seas October 30th, 2016
Harmony of the Seas April 22nd, 2017
Norwegian Escape October 14th, 2017
#8
Just North of Milwaukee, WI
12,570 Posts
Joined Dec 2006
Originally posted by MrFunInTheSun
Wahoo! Got my coffee and am all ready to see your new adventures!

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Coffee....come on now...this will need an alcohol infusion!

I am following along!

BILL
#9
Ottawa, Illinois
12,269 Posts
Joined Nov 2011
Originally posted by BILL-WI
Coffee....come on now...this will need an alcohol infusion!

I am following along!

BILL
What is this alcohol you speak of?

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Future cruises

Enchantment of the Seas(Super Bowl cruise!) 2/02/17
Norwegian Bliss 8/04/18
Norwegian Getaway 10/14/18
Celebrity Edge 3/24/19
Someone hurry up and open up MSC Seaside for the second half of 2019!!!


Past cruises:
MS Eurodam November 12th, 2011
Ruby Princess April 1st, 2012
Oasis of the Seas October 13th, 2012
Celebrity Silhouette April 7th, 2013
Allure of the Seas November 17th, 2013 and April 27th, 2014
Quantum of the Seas April 12th, 2015
Regal Princess November 3rd and 8th, 2015
Oasis of the Seas May 7th, 2016
Liberty of the Seas October 30th, 2016
Harmony of the Seas April 22nd, 2017
Norwegian Escape October 14th, 2017
#10
Maryland
959 Posts
Joined Jun 2006
I love your reviews....I think there are a few of us who have been following your countdown! Have a fantastic time in Florida, I'll be virtually following along - yay!

Ginger
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125 days at sea so far...and looking forward to many more!

RCCL Harmony of the Seas - February 2017
RCCL Oasis of the Seas - February 2016

RCCL Freedom of the Seas - March 2015
RCCL Independence of the Seas - February 2014
RCCL Vision of the Seas - February 2013
RCCL Allure of the Seas - February 2012
RCCL Explorer of the Seas - May 2011
RCCL Liberty of the Seas - March 2010
Carnival Liberty - May 2009
Celebrity Zenith - June 2006
RCCL Grandeur of the Seas - September 2004
RCCL Adventure of the Seas - January 2003
Carnival - 2000
NCL - May 1999
RCCL Grandeur of the Seas - September 1998
NCL - Setember 1997
NCL - September 1996
#11
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
31,077 Posts
Joined Jan 2001
Ready to 'escape' along with you
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EMMY

FUN~FEATHERS~FRIENDS
#12
710 Posts
Joined Jul 2009
Will be following also....SADLY as we were supposed to be ON this cruise....but looks like we are going to have to cancel.....So depressed right now....but your photos look like you are having a wonderful time! And I hope that the cruise is everything that you dreamed of and more! Maybe next time for us.....
#14
Enfield, NH
2,498 Posts
Joined Oct 2006


Chris,


So excited to read your review.. So ready to see NCL through your eyes!!
Your reviews are always great!!


Thanks for sharing your vacation!!

Kathy
#15
Seattle
106 Posts
Joined Jan 2015
Welcome to NCL and the NCL boards. Looking forward to your adventures and hope you have a blast!
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Future Cruises:
12.17 Caribbean - Celebrity Equinox

Cruise history:
9.16 Pacific Northwest - Princess Crown
1.16 Eastern Caribbean - NCL Escape
9.15 West Coast - NCL Pearl
2.15 Eastern Caribbean - NCL Getaway

1.14 Mexican Riviera - Princess Sapphire
1.12 Eastern Caribbean - NCL Epic
1.11 Eastern Caribbean - NCL Epic
1.09 Mexican Riviera - NCL Star
8.07 Alaska - NCL Star
11.06 Hawaii - NCL Pride of Hawaii

2.06 Western Carribean - Princess Star
2.03 Mexican Riviera - Carnival
#16
Solarium Bar
5,446 Posts
Joined Sep 2009
Looking forward to this Chris. Have a blast on this amazing ship.
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SYMPHONY OF THE SEAS 9-MAR-19
FREEDOM OF THE SEAS 3-MAR-18
HARMONY OF THE SEAS 30-SEP-17 - 4-Headed Monster LIVE Review
GRANDEUR OF THE SEAS 8-JUL-17 - LIVE Review
NAVIGATOR OF THE SEAS 3-MAR-17 - LIVE Review
MAJESTY OF THE SEAS 3-FEB-17 - LIVE Review
ANTHEM OF THE SEAS 20-OCT-16 - LIVE Review
GRANDEUR OF THE SEAS 2-JUL-16 - LIVE Review
NORWEGIAN ESCAPE 20-FEB-16 - LIVE Review
OASIS OF THE SEAS 5-SEP-15 - LIVE Review
QUANTUM OF THE SEAS 20-FEB-15 - Review
OASIS OF THE SEAS 22-NOV-14
EXPLORER OF THE SEAS 2-MAR-14
OASIS OF THE SEAS 31-AUG-13 - Review
EXPLORER OF THE SEAS 15-MAR-13
ALLURE OF THE SEAS 9-SEP-12
EXPLORER OF THE SEAS 9-MAR-12
OASIS OF THE SEAS 3-SEP-11
NORWEGIAN GEM (CTN) 11-FEB-11
FREEDOM OF THE SEAS 17-OCT-10
FREEDOM OF THE SEAS 27-SEP-09
LIBERTY OF THE SEAS 13-SEP-08
LIBERTY OF THE SEAS 22-SEP-07
NORWEGIAN DAWN 19-AUG-06
S/S NORWAY 28-MAR-98
M/S SUNWARD II 1982
#17
Bozeman, MT
367 Posts
Joined Apr 2004
WOOHOO!!! Can't wait to hear about all of your adventures! We will be sailing on her in one month!
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Suzon



Crown Dynasty- Panama Canal-1992
Celebrity Century-W. Caribbean-1996
Celebrity Infinity-Hawaii-2004
Freedom of the Seas-W. Caribbean-2006
Liberty of the Seas-E. Caribbean-2007
Voyager of the Seas-Mediterranean-2008
Serenade of the Seas-Bahamas-2014
Navigator of the Seas-B2B-2014
Serenade of the Seas-Bahamas-2015
Allure of the Seas-W. Caribbean-2016
#18
Pool Bar
1,261 Posts
Joined Oct 2016
Enjoy the Escape. She is a fantastic lady.
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Rick

Completed Mustering:
Norwegian Seaward - August 1992 | Carnival Ecstasy - August 1996 | Carnival Imagination - August 1998 | Voyager of the Seas - March 2004 | Navigator of the Seas - August 2004 | Carnival Imagination - July 2005 | Explorer of the Seas - October 2005 | Carnival Valor - April 2006 | Majesty of the Seas - July 2006 | Navigator of the Seas - October 2006 | Enchantment of the Seas - December 2006 | Liberty of the Seas - September 2009 | Oasis of the Seas - December 2009 | Celebrity Eclipse - November 2010 | Allure of the Seas - September 2011 | Explorer of the Seas - May 2012 | Celebrity Solstice - October 2012 | Liberty of the Seas - March 2013 | Majesty of the Seas - September 2014 | Independence of the Seas - December 2015 | Independence of the Seas - March 2016 | Anthem of the Seas - June 2016 | Anthem of the Seas - September 2016 | Oasis of the Seas - September 2016 | Enchantment of the Seas - October 2016 | Empress of the Seas - November 2016 | Navigator of the Seas - December 2016 Live Thread | Majesty of the Seas - February 2017 | Navigator of the Seas - March 2017 Live Thread| Anthem of the Seas - May 2017 Live Thread | Norwegian Escape - May 2017 Live Thread
| Harmony of the Seas - September 2017 Live Thread

Future Hand Washing Tutorials
Harmony of the Seas - December 2, 2017
#19
East Coast - United States
111 Posts
Joined Feb 2017
Have a great trip. I caught your scope earlier. I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the ship.
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March 5, 2017 Allure of the Seas 7 Night Western Caribbean
April 11, 2015 Liberty of the Seas 5 Night Western Caribbean
February 9, 2014 Explorer of the Seas 7 Night Bahamas
May 8, 2012 Liberty of the Seas 5 Night Short Western Mediterranean
April 30, 2011 Serenade of the Seas 7 Night Southern Caribbean
June 5, 2010 Oasis of the Seas 7 Night Easter Caribbean
May 8, 2009 Monarch of the Seas 3 Night Bahamas
April 27, 2008 Freedom of the Seas 7 Night Western Caribbean
#20
Austin, TX
1,571 Posts
Joined Apr 2007
HEYYYYY my friend! I'm glad to be following along. That hotel looks amazing!
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Susan


Visit my travel blog - Oh, the Places We'll Go!

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Sailing Flotilla (14 days) - June 10, 2013 - Saronic and Argolic Gulfs, Greece More info HERE
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Carnival Imagination - Oct 17, 2011 (4 night) Bahamas
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