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Norwegian Cruise Line

Information about Norwegian Escape
Year Built
Space Ratio

General Information

The Norwegian Escape started sailing in 2015. Former names: none. The Norwegian Escape is registered in Nassau, Bahamas. The Norwegian Escape has 2174 cabins.

You can expect between 4348 to 5218 passengers on a typical sailing. This means that at the higher number (usually peak and holiday sailings) Norwegian Escape has a space ratio of 31.5. (A space ratio less than 33 means that you may find the ship crowded in areas. A space ratio greater than 39 means that there should be plenty of space for each passenger.) When this ship isn't sailing at capacity the space ratio can be as good as 37.9.

The Norwegian Escape has 1731 crew members on board. There are 3 passengers for every crew member on board. There are no self serve laundromats on this cruise ship.

Sister Ships

The following ships share the same class as this ship. This means the basic design and layout of the ship is the same. For the most part the cabins will be identical among these ships, but may be decorated differently.
2015- Norwegian Escape
2017- Norwegian Joy
2018- Norwegian Bliss
2019- Norwegian Encore


There are 47 special needs cabins on this ship. These cabins have been modified for accessibility purposes.

20 Decks

There are 20 on this ship. The highest deck number is 20. The number of decks with passenger cabins is 12.

72% Balconies

This is the percent of the staterooms on board have balconies.

Other Information

The Norwegian Escape is a larger version of the Breakaway class of ships. It features one more deck of cabins, more public space including a larger more open main pool area. The Escape class also has two venues extending out on the forward part of the wrap around outer promenade deck. NCL also added two hot tubs to the public sun deck on the top forward part of the ship.

Although the Norwegian Breakaway is a new class for Norwegian, many of the staterooms share the same layout and features as the Breakaway class. However the sister ships to Norwegian Escape will have more significant differences to the earlier class. These ships include Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Bliss and Norwegian Encore.

An expanded Haven area includes an outdoor terrace, private restaurant, courtyard with retractable roof, swimming pool, whirlpools, spa treatment rooms, sauna, and private sundeck.

There are 2174 staterooms on board with the largest being the Haven Deluxe Owners Suites.

This ship has 20 restaurants with 11 of them being complimentary, so there are plenty of options for everyone:

Private Room at Taste-100-seat, group private dining venue
Savor Restaurant-forward Dining Room, complimentary
Taste Restaurant-forward Dining Room, complimentary, with Your Time dining
Le Bistro-French dinner-only restaurant; reservations-only; US$20 cover charge
Teppanyaki-Japanese Hibachi restaurant, reservations-only; US$25; open for Lunch and Dinner;
features live cooking demonstrations
Manhattan Room-aft-location Dining Room; complimentary; Freestyle dining, Dinner only
O’Sheehan’s Neighbourhood Bar & Grill-sports bar, with 24-hour American cuisine - burgers, steaks,
desserts; complimentary
Shanghai’s Noodle Bar-Asian cuisine complimentary restaurant inside O’Sheehan’s Pub area
Food Republic-via partnership with Pubbelly Restaurant Group is a specialty restaurant open for
lunch through dinner, with international cuisine and iPad ordering system.
Pincho Tapas Bar-Latin dishes
Wasabi-sushi bar
Cagney’s Steakhouse-specialty dinner restaurant for prime steaks and gourmet seafood specialties;
reservations-only, US$30 cover charge per person and free Kids Menu
Moderno Churrascaria-Brazilian steakhouse; reservations-only; US$20 per person cover charge; with
outdoor seating waterfront area
La Cucina-Italian restaurant; reservations-only, US$15 cover charge; with outdoor seating waterfront
Bayamo Restaurant-Cuban/Latin seafood restaurant by Jose Garces
Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville At Sea-ala carte
Garden Cafe-complimentary buffet restaurant with various cuisine stations

Thrilling activities on this ship include the Aqua Park with water slides and a kids zone, zip line, ropes course, bungee trampoline, and climbing wall.

Also during the day, kids and teens can enjoy themselves in their own areas that offer plenty of organized activies. Adults can head to the Fitness Center or Spa or check out one of the adults-only relaxation areas, Vibe Beach Club and Spice H20.

At night, guests of all ages can head to the Escape Theater which offers 2 grand shows per night. Live entertainment can also be found in the Atrium, Headliners Comedy and Nightclub, and the Supper Club, which offers aerial acrobatics and dining. There is also a casino, nightclub, and plenty of other bar options throughout the ship.

Norwegian Escape Ship Stats

Item Detail
Year Built 2015
Years Old 9
Tons 164,600
Speed 22.0 knots
Length 1,082 feet
Beam 136 feet
Total Cabins 2,174
Crew 1,731
Expected Passengers 4,236 to 5,218
Expected Space Ratio 32
Total decks 20
Decks with cabins 12

Norwegian Escape Features


  • 3 Outdoor Pools swimming
  • 8 Whirlpools (hot tubs)
  • No Rock Climbing Wall
  • No Flow Rider
  • No Ice Rink
  • Bowling
  • Zipline
  • Waterslide
  • Water Park
  • Ropes Course
  • Mini Golf golf
  • Sports Court
  • Jogging Track


  • Casino casino
  • Cigar Lounge
  • No Chapel
  • Video Arcade
  • Show Lounge
  • Hair Salon
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Library library
  • No Bridge Viewing Area
  • Outdoor Movie Screen
  • Teen Lounge
  • Passenger Promenade Deck
  • No Upper Deck Sea Viewing Lounge
  • Adult Only Outside Lounge Area
  • Private pool for suite guests.

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Smoking Policy

  • Smoking cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, and pipes is strictly prohibited in all staterooms and on balconies, in or near venues serving food, the jogging track, outdoor sporting venues, The Haven outdoor areas, and children's pool areas
  • Smoking cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, and pipes is permitted only in designated indoor and outdoor public spaces to include designated smoking lounges and cigar bars, and in the casino for players only.
  • On ships with "The Waterfront", smoking is permitted on the starboard side excluding any food service areas.

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