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Hi all!  I'm wondering if there is any way to know for certain when the Escape will go into dry dock?  I originally read fall 2020, but then read April 2021?  We are considering changing our December 2020 cruise from the Encore to the Escape, but we do not want to switch if the ropes course will have been removed from the Escape (which I just assume is occurring, but obviously isn't know for sure).  Also, any opinions on the switch are more than welcome.  We will be in the Haven either way, so not super concerned about open deck space, but my kids really enjoyed the ropes course and I do not think the go karts and laser tag will be as much of a hit.

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No official informations at the moment. At fall 2020 there is only a gap with 5 days at the moment at two Southampton cruises. That should be not enough time for a big dry dock ( getaway was about 14 days ). So if they are not cancel cruises the next big gap is at spring 2021. 

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When was the last one?  Add 5 years and you have the approximate timing for the next one, generally.

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27 minutes ago, hallux said:

When was the last one?  Add 5 years and you have the approximate timing for the next one, generally.

There hasn’t been a previous one, as the ship was launched in 2015.

 

We know that one is due because it will be 5 years next autumn. People are wondering when it will actually be, as in specific dates rather than just that it will be some time in 2020 or 2021.

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4 hours ago, Steff79 said:

No official informations at the moment. At fall 2020 there is only a gap with 5 days at the moment at two Southampton cruises. That should be not enough time for a big dry dock ( getaway was about 14 days ). So if they are not cancel cruises the next big gap is at spring 2021. 

 

Thank you!

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So when the deck plans show a before and after date, that's not indicative of a planned drydock date? The Escape has plans for before and after October 11, 2020.

Edited by reeinaz

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Sorry, just realized that this thread is more recent about the topic than the one that I just responded to. We are very curious about possible dates for planning purposes of course.

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I would get info on the drydock from NCL before booking. NCL has a track record of doing heavy construction on cruises immediately before and after a drydock. 

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2 hours ago, blcruising said:

I would get info on the drydock from NCL before booking. NCL has a track record of doing heavy construction on cruises immediately before and after a drydock. 

 

Thanks. Yes, I asked a PCC at NCL for the dates. He was not aware of dates. Planning not to sail right before or after for sure. 

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13 hours ago, blueslily said:

 

Thanks! Wow, only four days. Plus, the Epic is on the schedule again. Wow. 

 

Paintjob only I think! :classic_happy: Hopefully!

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We will be on the ESCAPE OCT 11 to the 21  of 2020   do you think the ship will be ok the few days before dry dock

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I see the Epic is scheduled for an approx 2 week dry dock in late 2020. Generally speaking what happens in these dry docks?  Could a lot of work be done in two weeks like upgrades on the boat or would it only be a bit of paint and some minor touching up of the ship?

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the Ta to Europe starts April16th for 15 days. The next cruise at the moment after the TA is at May 28th. Maybe there will be a longer dry dock? we will see.

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On 10/27/2019 at 9:27 PM, Rob32 said:

I see the Epic is scheduled for an approx 2 week dry dock in late 2020. Generally speaking what happens in these dry docks?  Could a lot of work be done in two weeks like upgrades on the boat or would it only be a bit of paint and some minor touching up of the ship?

The last Epic dry dock was a bit longer because they replaced two engines (cut a big hole in the side of the ship and remove and install new engines). But in that time, they demo’ed all of the public areas down to the deck plates and rebuilt them. And replaced a lot of the stateroom furniture and carpets. We sailed right after the dry dock and our cabin steward was retiling bathrooms until midnight before they picked us up. 

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On 9/15/2019 at 4:58 PM, jimandami said:

  We will be in the Haven either way, so not super concerned about open deck space, but my kids really enjoyed the ropes course and I do not think the go karts and laser tag will be as much of a hit.

Are you saying that the ropes course is being eliminated on the Escape ??

 

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1 hour ago, kitty-sail said:

Are you saying that the ropes course is being eliminated on the Escape ??

 

It’s not confirmed, but most people seem to think so.  They have added the go-karts to the last 3 ships of that caliber, so speculation is they will do the same in dry dock.

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2 hours ago, jimandami said:

It’s not confirmed, but most people seem to think so.  They have added the go-karts to the last 3 ships of that caliber, so speculation is they will do the same in dry dock.

I'm betting it has to be with liability. I did the ropes course on the Escape a few yrs ago. Fun to try.  Wonder how many people would prefer go-karts over ropes ?

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5 hours ago, kitty-sail said:

Are you saying that the ropes course is being eliminated on the Escape ??

 

When we were on the Escape in April, the plans were undergoing engineering review and evaluation. So, it was more than random speculation. 

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