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

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#21
Florida
3,635 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
Originally posted by BILL-WI
Coffee....come on now...this will need an alcohol infusion!



I am following along!



BILL


Lol. Shhhh, the coffee is in between drinks, it clears the liver so you can drink more.

Speaking of drinks, I can't wait to see tonight's martini of choice Chris.


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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)



#22
LWR, FL
237 Posts
Joined Sep 2010
Originally posted by chloemonkey
Will be following also....SADLY as we were supposed to be ON this cruise....
We were originally booked on this sailing also. I've been looking forward to your review Chris, have a blast!
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9/9/2017 NCL Escape - Cancelled due to Irma

12/2016 RCI Brilliance of the Seas
03/2014 NCL Epic
11/2011 NCL Epic
05/2011 RCI Allure of the Seas
11/2010 NCL Epic
04/2009 RCI Navigator of the Seas
10/2004 RCI Sovereign of the Seas
1997 Viking
1996 Royal Majesty
#23
Tucson, Arizona
340 Posts
Joined Mar 2009
Wow! I'm looking forward to your review too while I'm on the the Escape with ya!
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UPCOMING:
Ruby Princess 7-day Mexican Riviera 1/6/18
Ruby Princess 7-day Mexican Riviera 1/13/18
Carnival Dream 7-day W. Caribbean 7/15/18
NCL Escape 7-day Bahamas/Florida 10/14/18
Celebrity Summit 12-day S. Caribbean 1/5/19
Royal Caribbean Symphony OTS W. Caribbean 3/9/19

SAILED:
Princess: Sapphire 7/07, 3/09, Emerald 10/09; Caribbean 10/10, 9/11; Golden 3/12; Crown 11/14; Royal 1/15
Carnival: Magic 12/12; Miracle 3/13, 1/16; Breeze B2B 1/14; Freedom 3/14
NCL: Epic 1/15; Breakaway 5/15; Sky 11/15; Getaway 3/17, Pearl 9/17, NCL Escape 10/17
Holland America: Noordam 4/10
Disney: Dream 6/13
Royal Caribbean: Liberty OTS 12/16, Allure OTS 10/17

Celebrity: Summit 4/17
#26
Jersey Shore
7,265 Posts
Joined Feb 2005
Chris really looking forward to your review since I’ve never sailed on NCL before. Have a fantastic cruise. ⚓️🎉🕶🍸
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#28
Long Island, NY
1,417 Posts
Joined Jul 2008
Hi Bugsy. Following along. Looking forward to your review.


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Cruise history: 22 Royal, 1 Princess
Upcoming...
Oasis - May 2018
Explorer - Sep 2018
#29
Ottawa, Illinois
12,269 Posts
Joined Nov 2011
No martinis tonight. Martinis were replaced by the always popular Mai Tai!







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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
#30
3 hours east of Toronto
7,976 Posts
Joined Aug 2006
HI all!

Bugsy ~ great you're doing a live from! I'll look forward to reliving the cruise through your story.
See you Saturday, no pink feather boa for me, a lei was the best I could do.

~ Jo ~
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#32
Jackson TN
1,771 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
See ya onboard! Folks this has to have been one of the most active roll calls ever. Never a day that we werent all counting down to October 14!
Yeeha!
Bugsy, I am glad you picked the Escape for your first NCL review. She is a marvelous vessel! I have been so looking forward to walking back across that gangway! It will feel like home!
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Happy Cruising!
Tony




Norwegian Escape - Western Caribbean Oct 2017
Harmony of the Seas - Eastern Caribbean Aug 2017
Norwegian Escape - Eastern Caribbean Oct 2016
Norwegian Getaway - Eastern Caribbean Oct 2015
Allure of the Seas - Eastern Caribbean Oct 2013
Allure of the Seas - Eastern Caribbean Oct 2012
Freedom of the Seas - Eastern Caribbean Oct 2011
Golden Princess - Alaska Inside Passage May 2009
Norwegian Star - Mexican Riviera April 2008
Navigator of the Seas- Western Caribbean March 2007
Pride Of America - Hawaii September 2006
Jewel of the Seas - Western Caribbean February 2006
Caribbean Princess - Eastern Caribbean March 2005
Norwegian Sky - Alaska Inside Passage May 2002
Carnival Fantasy - Bahamas June 1992
#33
Jackson TN
1,771 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
It will also be interesting to get your take on comparing the Escape to the Harmony. I got off of her 6 weeks ago.
I give the edge foodwise to the Escape but no complaints on the Harmony either. For me, Cagneys wins over Chops but Izumi beats Teppenyaki.
Food Republic and District Brew House give the edge to the Escape overall. We were very surprised at the quality of food and drink in both venues.
The entertainment was better on the Harmony though.
I like the Harmony casino much better.
The Thermal spa on the Escape is my favorite cruise ship amenity on any ship I have been on....but we wont open that can of worms again! Ha.
In other words they are both fantastic ships.
See you Saturday!
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Tony




Norwegian Escape - Western Caribbean Oct 2017
Harmony of the Seas - Eastern Caribbean Aug 2017
Norwegian Escape - Eastern Caribbean Oct 2016
Norwegian Getaway - Eastern Caribbean Oct 2015
Allure of the Seas - Eastern Caribbean Oct 2013
Allure of the Seas - Eastern Caribbean Oct 2012
Freedom of the Seas - Eastern Caribbean Oct 2011
Golden Princess - Alaska Inside Passage May 2009
Norwegian Star - Mexican Riviera April 2008
Navigator of the Seas- Western Caribbean March 2007
Pride Of America - Hawaii September 2006
Jewel of the Seas - Western Caribbean February 2006
Caribbean Princess - Eastern Caribbean March 2005
Norwegian Sky - Alaska Inside Passage May 2002
Carnival Fantasy - Bahamas June 1992
#34
Tulsa, OK
156 Posts
Joined Aug 2010
Looking forward to your review and what your opinion of the Escape. I'll be sailing on the Escape out of NY with you in less than a year. Safe travels!


Nicole


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Upcoming Cruises:
NCL Epic - March 17, 2018

NCL Escape - September 30, 2018

Previous Cruises:
NCL Dawn - March 12, 2017
NCL Breakaway - May 2016
NCL Jewel - March 2015
NCL Epic - April 2013 "10th Wedding Anniversary"
NCL Sky - November 2010
Grand Princess - November 2006
Carnival Victory - April 2003
Carnival Tropicale - July 1999
#36
55 Posts
Joined Jun 2009
Pretty awesome role call. I’m hoping it translates into an awesome trip as well! Look forward to meeting you all on board. Glad you are doing this report so I can relive the adventure when we get home!
#37
Melville, New York
53 Posts
Joined Aug 2014
Looking forward to your review. I’ll be sailing the Escape in 66 days.


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2/24/02 RCcL Adventure of the Seas 7 day Eastern Caribbean
8/21/04 RCCL Navigator of the Seas 7 day Western Caribbean
2/16/08 NCL Sun 7 day Western Caribbean
4/24/10 NCL Jewel 7 day Bahamas & Florida
10/30/10 NCL Epic 7 day Western Caribean
12/16/12 NCL Star 7 day Western
7/28/13 NCL Breakaway 7 Bermuda
2/15/14 RCCL Independence of the Seas 7 day Eastrn Caribbean
8/9/14 NCL Getaway Eastern Caribbean
8/30/15 NCL Breakaway Bermuda

Upcoming cruises:

8/12/17 RCCL Anthem of the Seas Bermuda
12/16/17 NCL Escape Easter Caribbean
#38
Binghamton, NY
95 Posts
Joined May 2015
Looking forward to following along!
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Upcoming
NCL Escape - 03/17/19 - 07/24/19: Port Canaveral, Great Stirrup Cay, Nassau! Solo & Studio

Past Cruises
NCL Breakaway - 10/16/16 - 10/23/16: Bermuda! Solo & Studio
#39
London, Ontario
10,924 Posts
Joined Aug 2006
I’m ready for the adventure. Thanks for the live review Chris.
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Next Muster: Harmony -- March 10, 2018

To see my past LIVE reviews, expand my signature below!




Western Caribbean (Harmony) - Sept 2017 Live Review
Western Caribbean (Harmony) - Mar 2017 Live Review
Eastern Caribbean (Harmony) - Nov 2016 Live Review
Eastern Caribbean (Allure) - Aug 16 Live Review
B2B Eastern/Western Caribbean (Allure) - Mar 16 Live B2B Review
Western Caribbean (Independence) - Oct 15
Western Mediterranean (Allure) - May 15
B2B Western/Eastern Caribbean (Allure) - Mar 15
Western Caribbean (Oasis) - Nov 14
Eastern Caribbean (Oasis) - June 14
Eastern Caribbean (Oasis) - Mar 14
Eastern Caribbean (Oasis) - Nov 13
Eastern Caribbean (Oasis) - Aug 13
Eastern Caribbean (Oasis) - Mar 13
Eastern Caribbean (Allure) - Jan 13
Western Caribbean (Allure) - Oct 12
Eastern Caribbean (Oasis) - June 12 RLS cabin review
Western Caribbean (Oasis) - May 12
Panama Canal (Island Princess) - Jan 12
Eastern Caribbean (Oasis) - July 11 Review
Eastern Caribbean (Emerald Princess) - Oct 09
Eastern Caribbean (Crown Princess) - Feb 09
Southern Caribbean (Caribbean Princess) - Nov 08
Eastern Caribbean (Caribbean Princess) - Mar 08
Eastern Caribbean (Caribbean Princess) - Nov 06
Alaska (Serenade of the Seas) - July 06
Western Caribbean (Grand Princess) - Feb 06
Hawaii (Radiance of the Seas) - Sept 05
Western Caribbean (Star Princess) - Jan 05
Alaska (Dawn Princess) - July 04
#40
Ottawa, Illinois
12,269 Posts
Joined Nov 2011
Good morning friends! It's day 2 of the pre cruise adventure! Hopefully the rain will fizzle out later this morning and I can hit the pool....not literally of course. In the meantime enjoy some photos before I got absolutely drenched!









The resort's private beach section



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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