Monday, January 11, 2016

Things I Love About The Norwegian Escape

There is no denying that one of the best perks of my job is the opportunity it gives me to cruise, particularly the chance to experience many of the new ships! Somebody once asked me if because of that, do they tend to all blur together and lose their uniqueness? Absolutely not!  I was recently aboard the new Norwegian Escape and I can’t stop talking about all her! Here are some things I love about her.

What I love about all the newer Norwegian Cruise Line ships, including the Escape is the Waterfront. The idea behind the Waterfront is to connect the inside area of the ship to the outside by adding open air entry ways and seating areas for bars and restaurants.  What’s more romantic than dining under the stars with the sound of the ocean lapping softly against the side of the ship? Just thinking about how lovely it was to dine al fresco makes me want to immediately book another cruise!

When I cruise I’m all about eating where and when its right for me, and freestyle dining lets me do just that! I love the fact that the Escape had so many choices…all my favorites and some new places that were incredible.  I can’t say enough about Jose Garces’ places. The Iron Chef is one of the leading chefs and restaurateurs in the country and his onboard restaurant, Bayamo, which showcases seafood with a Latin twist did not disappoint. However, Pincho Tapas Bar was the best!  I absolutely loved the yummy small plate dishes that brought back wonderful memories of eating my way through Spain!

I remember when the show “Million Dollar Quartet” was on Broadway, and I passed on seeing it because I didn’t think I’d enjoy the story or the music. I went to see it on the Escape because my husband wanted to see it.  The show is about an impromptu jam session involving Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash on December 4, 1956, at the Sun Record Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. All I can say is WOW! The talented performers captivated the audience from the opening scene to the ending standing ovation.  Don’t miss this show!

The Norwegian Escape is the perfect family ship because there is just so much for kids of all ages to do.  There’s a wild and crazy Aqua Park, the largest aqua park at sea, which features four water slides, two pools, four hot tubs, and a section for kids only! The three-story Ropes Course includes a plank that extends over the side of the ship and zip line tracks that allow guests to glide out over the side of the ship, offering a bird’s eye view of the vessel!  Now don’t worry: not all is created for adrenaline junkies!  There is age-appropriate youth programming, mini golf, a sports court, and a video arcade!

This next item I’m almost afraid to mention, as I fear if it is discovered by the masses everyone will flock there and I’ll then have to share it!  I’m talking about Spice H2O, the adult-only sun deck. This isn’t a new concept for Norwegian Cruise Line ships, but on the Escape the design includes a huge waterfall grotto - a cave-like water feature where guests can cool down in shallow water as it trickles along the rock. The area has many lounge chairs, hot tubs and a bar. I’d spend every day of my cruise out here!  By night, it’s a whole different vibe where you can dance beneath the stars as images display on the huge video screen.

What else can I say other than the Norwegian Escape is an amazing ship!  This was just a small list of what really stood out to me, but there is so much more which you should experience for yourself! 

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