Recognized by the vibrant sealife mural that makes up the front port and starboard sides of this cruise liner, the Norwegian Escape is one of the most innovative vessels that Norwegian Cruise Lines has to offer. It was constructed in 2015 and showcases an interior that is both elegantly imposing and modern. The staterooms are decked out in luxury furnishings and plush linens that showcase the true world-class vacation experience offered aboard the ship. With over 14 bars and cocktail lounges, 25 complimentary and À la carte dining options, a three-story shopping complex, and a variety of indoor and outdoor activities to partake in, this ship really offers guests a vacation of their dreams. Offering cruises through places like the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Northern Europe, and the Bahamas, you will get to immerse yourself in the customs and traditions of other countries while enjoying the comforts of home at the same time. Each experience on board this ship is designed to take you away to paradise and melt all of your stress away so you can savor a truly indulgent experience both on the vessel and at port. You are invited to experience renowned Broadway acts at Escape Theater, pamper yourself at Mandara Spa, find the perfect gift at 678 Ocean Place, and simply enjoy some time away.
Along with personalized 24-hour a day room service, you have a choice between 28 restaurants and bars when you sail aboard the Norwegian Escape, making the whole trip a real treat for your palette. The ship offers three main dining halls that offer complimentary meals in a relaxed and elegant setting; all having their own ambiance and menu options. With the construction of this ship came an assortment of first-class restaurants you will not find on any other cruise ship. The Supper Club is an edgy New York-style restaurant where you get to watch a popular 1980s movie while you dine. Bayamo Restaurant is also a new establishment where guests get to dine on fixed menu items created for the restaurant by Iron Chef Jose Garces. Get your fill for small plated menu items at Pincho Tapas Restaurant, which also has a menu created by Iron Chef Jose Garces.
Featuring the same high-class entertainment you would find in Hollywood or on Broadway, the Norwegian Escape pulls out all the stops in ensuring guests have a good time during their cruise. From live comedian shows to music concerts, there are performances that will appeal to just about anyone. Located inside the spacious auditorium of the Escape Theater you can relax and be transported back to the early days of Harlem for After Midnight - a witty musical that celebrates Harlem's Cotton Club jazz heritage. Headliners Comedy Club is the place to be if you are looking for some laughter to go with your evening cocktails. The club hosts a variety of hilarious comedians from all over the globe. Howl at the Moon is another must-see music act where performing artists spoof some of the hottest music of the late 20th century up to present time.
Break a sweat and get your heart pumping, even while on vacation, at Pulse Fitness Center located on the 16th deck of the ship. This massive slice of health and fitness paradise features floor-to-ceiling windows, which make working out a beautiful adventure. Pulse Fitness Center is high-tech and offers the crème de la crème of cardio machines, strength conditioning equipment, and free weights. There are daily yoga, pilates, and cardio classes offered daily for those who wish to work with a personal trainer. Feel the burn while challenging yourself on 99 exhilarating obstacles at the Ropes Course located on the top deck. This outdoor course allows you to get a workout like never before, and do some zip lining while you're at it! Additionally, The Sports Complex allows you to break a sweat while competing with others at basketball games, ropes course challenges, and other outdoor sports activities.
For those who enjoy trying out new beauty treatments or receiving an expert massage amid beautiful scenery, the Norwegian Escape offers some of the most prestigious luxury spa services around. Stimulate your body and get your blood flowing with a trip into the Snow Room; its cold, its snowy, and it will rejuvenate your senses. The Thermal Spa Suite provides you with "me time" as you have never experienced before. While at the Thermal Spa Suite, treat yourself to a sauna detox, steam room stress relief, water therapy, or even a cat nap on the heated tile lounge chairs. The Spa Salt Room is a new-age therapy that rejuvenates the skin and improves your respiratory function. Mandara Spa is your go-to pampering place for professional massages, facials, shave services, manicures and pedicures, lip enhancements, Botox treatments, and nutrition consultation.
Shop until you drop at one of the fine boutique stores located around the Norwegian Escape. You do not need to wait until you pull into a port of call to find good deals on the brands you love. The best part about shopping aboard the ship is that all purchases are tax and duty-free! In addition to a fully-stocked general market that sells everything from toothbrushes to newspapers, you will also find an assortment of stores offering beauty supplies, perfume, cigars, liquor, handbags, beachwear, jewelry, and more. Look for designer brands such as Channel, Michael Kors, Bulgari, Oakley and save money while you shop. 678 Ocean Place is considered to be the heart of the ship and is where you will find most of the stores, restaurants, and indoor activities. It encompasses an area of three decks and is designed to look like a contemporary shopping mall.
Keep your kids active and entertained in between port stops with one of the many kid-friendly activities found on the Norwegian Escape. Your child will have the opportunity to mingle with the other kids on the ship and make memories that will last a lifetime. Kids can splash around and enjoy some fun in the sun when playing at Kid's Aqua Park located on the top deck of the ship. It features everything from water cannons to water slides and will keep your kids occupied for hours. For those looking for a relaxing afternoon family activity, head over to the Mini Golf course and play 9-holes of put-put golf. A timeless activity among kids and young adults, the Video Arcade mimics the old joints you used to hang out at as a kid. At Video Arcade, kids will find pinball machines, carnival games, and a variety of video-based games.
Try your luck at winning it big when playing at Norwegian Escape's private casino. This casino is the biggest and best that the cruise line has ever designed and offers a spacious place for guests to relax and unwind while having some fun gambling. With hundreds of manual and digital slot machines, poker tables, craps, roulette, card tournaments, and a VIP high roller room, you are sure to find something to play that appeals to your inner gamer. The casino is open most hours of the day and you are welcome to enjoy refreshments and cocktails while you play.