Later on this year – in the month of October, to be exact – Norwegian will be launching its newest cruise ship, and it’s called the Escape. Although much of what’s known about the ship is known through artists renderings and things that Norwegian Cruise Lines has shared about it, it looks as if this will be Norwegian’s most amazing ship yet! Currently though, it is still under construction.
Many of the things that make the Escape fun and exciting will be familiar to fans of NCL’s other cruise ships. Naturally, you’re going to find all the aquatic fun you could ever want up on deck, and there are even places to take the family for a little spirited competition. Fans of Norwegian’s ropes courses will also have something to truly get excited about. Finally, the Escape promises to offer some world-class dining at a restaurant that’s helmed by a famous celebrity chef.
So, come take a virtual tour of the Norwegian Escape. After you see what this ship has to offer, we’re willing to bet you’ll be trying to book passage on it for it’s maiden voyage later on this year. And, when you do, be sure to check out some of the accommodations, which you’ll find at #24 on the list!
1. Artist’s Rendering
When the Escape launches later on this year, it will be capable of carrying up to 4,200 passengers.
2. Under Construction
The cruise ship is being built Meyer Werft in Germany, and the first section of the ship touched water for the first time in the beginning of December 2014.
3. Aquatic Fun
Like other Norwegian cruise ships, the upper deck will be a place for everyone to enjoy a lot of aquatic fun in the sun.
4. Check Out Those Slides!
Fans of the water slides on other NCL ships will love how the Escape has truly brought things to the next level.
5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
For more family fun, you can check out the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mini golf course, which is sure to be a favorite of the little ones.
6. Three-Story Ropes Course
If you look up while you’re playing mini golf, you’ll notice the three-story ropes course that the ship boasts.
7. Little Ones Won’t Be Left Out
If you have small children in your party, then you can take them to the kids’ Aqua Park, which offers the aquatic fun of the rest of the boat on a small scale.
8. Take in a Film
Spice H20 is there for those that want to sun themselves while they watch a film. They can also take a break in the waterfalls located in the back.
9. Sun-Drenched Dining
One of the cheeriest and most attractive places to eat on deck will be Food Republic, which will serve fare inspired by locations all around the world.
10. A New Kind of Spa
The spa is always a popular destination about an NCL ship, and the one on the Escape will feature a snow room!
11. Beer Fans Rejoice!
If you’re looking to grab a frosty brew, and you’d like to still have a view of the ocean, then you should head to The District Brewhouse.
12. Have a Mojito
There are few cocktails that go hand-in-hand with the cruising experience like a Mojito. So, be sure to visit The Sugarcane Mojito Bar when you’re on board.
13. Alfresco Dining
Another place to enjoy a meal is at Bayamo, which is a Jose Garces restaurant that offers outdoor seating.
14. Have a Laugh
Norwegian Cruise Lines fans will be familiar with the onboard comedy on their boats, and they won’t be disappointed by Headliners.
15. Have a Fancy Meal
Fans of fine cuisine will want to check out the Supper Club, which will offer tremendous gourmet fare in a high-class atmosphere.
16. Go Back to the 20s
Once the Escape launches, one of its debut shows will be “After Midnight”, which will style itself after the famous Cotton Club.
17. The Million Dollar Quartet
Fans of Johnny Cash, Elvis and others will want to check out this show, which will pay tribute to famous recording stars of yesteryear.
18. Gamble the Night Away
Those who want to try their luck can hit up the onboard casino, which is located in the ship’s atrium.
19. The Atrium
The atrium itself will be an excellent place for families to gather before they set out to explore all of the fun that the Escape has to offer.
20. Put up Your Fins!
Another thing that goes hand-in-hand with cruising is Jimmy Buffet. That makes the “Five O’Clock Somewhere” bar a must visit for fans of the musician.
21. Before You Have Too Much Fun…
Be sure to drop the little ones off at the Splash Academy, where they’re sure to find plenty to keep themselves entertained.
22. And if You Had Too Much Fun…
Then maybe you should nurse that hangover at the Escape’s stunning spa, which offers views of the ocean or ports of call.
23. Get Some Rest
When you find yourself burning the candle at both ends, you’ll appreciate the comfortable cabins aboard the Escape.
24. For Truly Amazing Accommodations
You’ll want to book your passage in the Deluxe Owners Suite, which is a private oasis aboard the Escape.
25. More to Come…
After the Escape launches later on this year, it will be joined a some time later by its sister ship, the Bliss, which is sure to have even more amazing features!