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

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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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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

 

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Oh yeah there was some drinking involved here

 

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A mai tai is a safe bet

 

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Along with a friend shrimp sandwich

 

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Fast forward to Fort Lauderdale! My flight was very uneventful from Chicago

 

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

 

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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!:D:D:D

 

I am following along!

 

BILL

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

 

I am following along!

 

BILL

What is this alcohol you speak of? [emoji16][emoji16]

 

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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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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.....

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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

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Welcome to NCL and the NCL boards. Looking forward to your adventures and hope you have a blast!

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WOOHOO!!! Can't wait to hear about all of your adventures! We will be sailing on her in one month!:cool:

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

 

 

 

I am following along!

 

 

 

BILL

 

 

 

Lol. Shhhh, the coffee is in between drinks, it clears the liver so you can drink more. [emoji12]

 

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

 

 

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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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Chris really looking forward to your review since I’ve never sailed on NCL before. Have a fantastic cruise. 🎉🕶🍸

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No martinis tonight. Martinis were replaced by the always popular Mai Tai! [emoji6] [emoji6]

 

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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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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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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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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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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!

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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!

 

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The resort's private beach section

 

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