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

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#41
Ottawa, Illinois
12,269 Posts
Joined Nov 2011
The coffee ladies were ready for me





Main tower of the resort



Marina tower



South Beach tower where I'm staying



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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
#42
Ottawa, Illinois
12,269 Posts
Joined Nov 2011
Originally posted by A&L_Ont
I’m ready for the adventure. Thanks for the live review Chris.
Good morning my friend!

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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
#43
London, Ontario
10,926 Posts
Joined Aug 2006
Originally posted by BugsyCruiser
Good morning my friend!

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I’m off to find coffee too. A great start to my day.
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Next Muster: Harmony -- March 10, 2018

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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
#45
Ottawa, Illinois
12,269 Posts
Joined Nov 2011
The restaurant believes in a Costco sized cup of coffee





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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
#46
Maryland
959 Posts
Joined Jun 2006
Good morning! Great pictures already. I'm extremely jealous as I sit in my office staring at my computer... At least I can look forward to living vicariously through you for the next 10 days
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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
#47
Georgia
1,257 Posts
Joined Jul 2012
Hi Chris! I'm here! Can't wait to sail away with you in just 2 short days!!!
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Norwegian Sky-October 2011
Norwegian Pearl-October 2012
Norwegian Dawn-November 2013
Norwegian Getaway-October 2014
Norwegian Getaway-November 2015
Carnival Glory-October 2016
Norwegian Escape-October 2017

Norwegian Getaway-October 2018
#48
Littleton, CO
568 Posts
Joined Jun 2005
Originally posted by TonyFred
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!
I hope you have the best cruise. We will be boarding her as you are disembarking. Please, please, please post on the Thermal Spa issue. I am really hoping that they, at a minimum, let you use "open areas". Id love to hear what you were able to use, if anything. Or I am hoping they only have closed for a few days. If you hear anything about it being closed the following week as well would you kindly let me know so I can get my brain to understand that I will not be able to soak up heaven the week of 10-21. They are saying that it will be open for our cruise but if that is not going to happen I need a couple of days to mourn the Thermal Spa before I board.

Id love to hear about your favorite food venues and what you had at each. Enjoy your cruise everyone!!!!!!
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#49
Ottawa, Illinois
12,269 Posts
Joined Nov 2011
No mermaids have been spotted yet at the Wreck Bar











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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
#50
New Jersey
578 Posts
Joined Feb 2007
HI Chris,
Following along on your latest adventure. Have a great cruise!

Barbara
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2nd Street Girl
Anthem/Seas 11/16, Celebrity Silhouette 5/16, Quantum/Seas 4/15, Explorer/Seas 2/14, Celebrity Solstice 4/13, Celebrity Constellation 10/12, Celebrity Silhouette 4/12, Celebrity Millennium 3/11, Celebrity Summit 10/10, Explorer/Seas 4/10, Emerald Princess 12/09,
Sapphire Princess 5/09, Freedom/Seas 10/08, Explorer/Seas 3/08, Brilliance/Seas 3/07,
Infinity 5/04, Zenith 5/03, Galaxy 8/02, Monarch/Seas 6/2000, Sun Princess 5/99,
Dawn Princess 10/97, Norweigian Dreamward 7/94 Zenith 5/93
#52
Ottawa, Illinois
12,269 Posts
Joined Nov 2011
Pool time and drinks!!!



And fish tacos



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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
#54
North Georgia
639 Posts
Joined Jun 2009
Do me a favor, we just got off last Saturday (10/7). Go by the upper waves pool bar (near the tube waterslide) and tell bartender Danny that William, Jacob and Andrew say hello....Please. Best bartender I've ever had. Would see us out of corner of his eye and immediately grab us a beer.
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Emerald Seas 6/1990 Bahamas (High School Senior Trip)
RCCL Mariner of the Seas 10/2006 Western Caribbean
Carnival Glory 10/2009 Western Caribbean
Carnival Victory 3/2011 Southern Caribbean
Carnival Dream 3/2016 Eastern Caribbean
NCL Escape 9/2017 Western Caribbean
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#55
Ottawa, Illinois
12,269 Posts
Joined Nov 2011
I am chillin at the bar. I know everyone is shocked that I'm at a bar....

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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
#56
Florida
3,635 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
Looks like the perfect pre-cruise day to me.


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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)



#57
Ottawa, Illinois
12,269 Posts
Joined Nov 2011
Happy hour tuna tacos, a fuzzy navel, and an awesome bartender named Lee here at the hotel!



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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
#58
Ottawa, ON Canada
801 Posts
Joined Jan 2010
Following another of your great live reviews. Really hope you enjoy Escape as much as I did. Think it might be my favorite ship so far. Have a great time Chris.
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I've got the cruise bug, too!


1st Cruise - Carnival Liberty March 2010 We are HOOKED
Carnival Victory Feb 2011
NCL Sun New Years Eve 2011
Caribbean Princess Jan 2013
Carnival Glory 17 Feb 2013 son's University break
RCCL Oasis of the Seas 4 May 2013 25th Anniv
Emerald Princess 18 Jan 2014
Carnival Conquest Jan 2015
RCCL Quantum of the Seas Apr 2015
NCL Escape B2B 23 & 30 Jan 2016
Regal Princess 7 Feb 2016

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#59
Ottawa. ON
59 Posts
Joined May 2017
Following along ... I will be on the Escape in January for a first time cruise. Looking forward to your live report.


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