Norwegian Cruise Line was kind enough to welcome us aboard this winter to tour the beautiful Norwegian Escape. This ship, currently sailing from the New York Port is doing Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda itineraries until September. This ship has lots of great public spaces, dining venues, and well laid out cabins which will suit guests of all ages. Lets take you through some of the sections we were able to visit and discuss what you might expect on board. Part 1 we will discuss the staterooms and Haven Complex and then in Part 2 we will talk about the public spaces on board.
Norwegian eSCAPE aCCOMODATIONS
The Norwegian Escape basic accommodations provide a variety of options from the entry level inside cabins (Pictured Top Right) through the upper level mini suite cabins. The cabins are modern in feel with nice touches of decor to satisfy most. The rooms feature ample storage space between the dressers, closet, and under the bed storage spaces. As well, the Norwegian Escape has the single occupancy cabins, know as the Studios, where single passengers can sail without paying for a double occupancy cabin. These cabins also include access to the Studio Lounge where singles can mingle and make plans with new friends they meet on board.
These photos were taken during our ship tour. Note that the bathroom here was typical in all classes of regular staterooms except for accessible rooms.
The Haven accomodations
The Haven is the suite product aboard Norwegian Cruise Line. These accommodations feature butler and concierge service on all ships, and their newer ships feature access to the Haven Complex. The Haven Complex is a private retreat for suite guests where they can enjoy a small plunge pool, Jacuzzi, and sauna in a private covered atrium. As well, these ships feature a private sundeck area, Haven lounge, and the private Haven Restaurant. The restaurant features its own special menu that is not available elsewhere aboard the ship and is open for all meals.
Additional Haven Guest Amenities include:
hAVEN cOMMON AREAS ON ESCAPE
These photos were taken during our ship tour. The Haven Complex features a enclosed plunge pool, whirlpools, sauna, and plenty of lounge chairs to relax. As well, there is a outdoor sundeck area reserved for Haven guests that adjoins the enclosed space. The complex also features a private lounge with bar and a full service restaurant, The Haven Restaurant, which is available for all meals.
Note: We were not able to tour the Haven Staterooms as the guests were already on board in this area. We will have more information in September after I sail in the Haven on this ship. Keep an eye on our social media and the blog after the trip for pictures and reviews!
Escape Stateroom final thoughts
I was really excited to tour the Escape and got to see a lot of cabins. I was impressed by the layout of the standard rooms. Despite being similar to other ships, I felt the rooms were spacious and used space in a good way. As well, the decor and atmosphere was really warm and welcoming. I could easily see myself spending a week on board in a standard room.
For those of you that are looking to have the "VIP" experience, the Haven complex is absolutely amazing. Anyone sailing in this category would be spoiled by its amenities and the cabins live up to that point. These cabins allow the guests who want an elevated experience to not lose out on all of the fun and family friendly activities that Norwegian Cruise Line is known for. Most of the upscale lines reduce or eliminate much of the family fun options, like water slides or ropes courses, to put in other spaces. So if your traveling with family and want something that high end with all the fun things to do, I highly recommend you take a look at the Haven with Norwegian Cruise Line.
That's it for today, check back next time where we will show you some of the public spaces aboard the Norwegian Escape.
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