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Norwegian Escape

Norwegian Cruise Line packs even more into its biggest ever ship

From the ship’s eye-catching hull artwork to thrilling waterslides and ropes course, Norwegian Escape, as the first ship in the Breakaway Plus Class, represented a true evolution for the Norwegian brand, incorporating guest favourites and providing further freedom and flexibility for guests.

Norwegian Cruise Line’s largest ever ship to date began sailing weekly seven-day cruises from its year-round homeport of Miami to the Eastern Caribbean when she entered service on 14 November, 2015.

The 164,600- ton ship was the largest ever to home port year-round in Miami, carrying 4,200 guests to tropical Caribbean destinations including St Thomas, Tortola, and Nassau.


Norwegian Escape
Norwegian Escape is packed full of cruise innovations

Its signature hull artwork was designed by marine wildlife artist and champion of ocean conservation, Guy Harvey.

Dining and entertainment includes outposts of several popular land-based outlets, including the first-ever floating Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant and 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar, a music venue and outdoor bar on The Waterfront that will feature live nightly performances.

James Beard Award-Winning Iron Chef Jose Garces has two concepts onboard, a Latin seafood specialty restaurant and Pincho Tapas Bar, while Miami-based The Pubbelly Restaurant Group develops the menu for the Food Republic, an upscale food emporium.

The District Brew House, a hip, urban craft beer hall featuring an exclusive partnership with Miami’s own Wynwood Brewing Company, serves up more than 24 draft beers while The Cellars, A Michael Mondavi Family Wine Bar, features an array of immersive wine experiences, focusing on tasting, education, and the enjoyment of wine. Norwegian Escape also features Miami’s oldest and most legendary bar, Tobacco Road.

The ship features the largest ropes course at sea - a three-storey multiplex of heart-pounding challenges complete with two planks and five Sky Rails, zip tracks that allow guests to soar through the air.

The Aqua Park was also the largest at sea, including a new Aqua Racer slide. Adding to the family fun, Norwegian Escape also features an expanded Kids’ Aqua Park, along with the line’s first dedicated nursery for young cruisers two and under.

Accommodations include the company’s largest signature luxury ship–within-a-ship complex: The Haven by Norwegian; along with Studios, designed and priced for solo travellers; and many options for families, multi-generational groups, spa enthusiasts and more.

Vital statistics

Operated by Norwegian Cruise Line
Built by Meyer Werft, Germany
Registered: Bahamas
Entered service: November 2015
Gross tonnage: 164,600 tons
Passengers: 4,248
Passenger decks: 10
Crew: 1,640
Lifts: 9
Cabins: 2014 including
:: With balcony: 962
:: Ocean view: 162
:: Inside: 450
:: Single: 59
:: With wheelchair access: 42
Crew: 1,731
Length: 1,098ft
Width: 136ft
Draught: 28ft
Speed: 22 knots
Engines: diesel-electric

Facilities

There area 28 dining options, varying from two main dining rooms to Teppanyaki and steak houses - many of the restaurants charge a premium -  three swimming pools (one inside), show lounge, three-storey theatre, bowling alley, ice bar, climbing wall, cinema, library. casino, fitness centre, sauna, steam room.

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