All about the Norwegian Escape

The Norwegian Escape was built in 2015. It was rennovated in 2019. It's considered a large size ship. Coming in at 1,069 ft long and 179 ft wide, it's roughly the length of 3 football fields, as wide as 3.4 tractor trailers and the same height as a 15 story building.

The Norwegian Escape can hold 4,266 based on double occupancy (two people per room) and more when you take into account 3rd and 4th passengers. When you compare the number of people to the total tonnage of the boat, the Escape has a space to person ratio of 39. Depending on this stip, this number can range from 30 to 52 (with a bigger number meaning more spacer per person) so this ship's space to person ratio is about average.

ClassBreakaway Plus
Gross Tonnage165,157
Passenger Decks15
Passengers (double occupancy)4,266
Passenger to Crew Ratio2.5
Passenger To Tonnage Ratio39

Dining Establishments

Food is a big part of any cruise, and on the Norwegian Escape, there will be plenty of it. You have 23 different dining options to choose from. Of those options, 5 are complementary, or included with your cruise fare. The other 18 options have an additional fee. Some options are a set price and some are a'la cart menu pricing. Only 22% of the dining options are included which means you might spend more while on the ship due to the additional fees.

RestaurantRestaurant TypeDress CodeCostType of Food
American DinerSit downCasualA la cartAmerican
Atrium CaféQuick serveCasualA la cartCoffee
BayamoSit downFormalA la cartSeafood
Cagney's SteakhouseSit downFormalA la cartSteakhouse
District Brew HouseSit downCasualA la cartBar food
Dolce GelatoQuick serveCasualA la cartDessert
Food RepublicSit downFormalA la cartFoodie
Garden CaféQuick serveCasualIncludedBuffet
La Cucina ItalianSit downFormalA la cartItalian
Le Bistro FrenchSit downFormalA la cartFrench
Main Dining RoomSit downFormalIncludedDinner
Margaritaville at SeaSit downCasualA la cartAmerican
Moderno ChurrascariaSit downFormalFixed feeBrazilian
O’Sheehan’s Neighborhood Bar & GrillSit downCasualIncludedIrish Pub
Pincho Tapas BarSit downCasualA la cartTapas
Studio LoungeQuick serveCasualExclusiveSnacks
TeppanyakiSit downFormalFixed feeAsian
The Bake ShopQuick serveCasualA la cartDessert
The HavenSit downFormalExclusive
The Supper ClubSit downFormalFixed feeShow

There are also plenty of bars available on this ship. Alcohol is not included in the base price of this cruise ship. To see if you would save money with a drink pacakge, try our Drink Package Calculator.

Pools and Hot Tubs

Nothing beats relaxing by a pool with a nice drink in hand as you feel the fresh sea breeze pass by you. The problem is that with thousands of people on a ship, there's not always room. We're a firm believer that if you want to just spend all day for 7 days in a pool, a cruise isn't for you. You would have a much better bet choosing a resort with a huge pool complex. That being said, a quick dip in the pool can be nice on a hot day. The Norwegian Escape has a total of 4 pools and 10 hot tubs.

Tired of loud kids and splashing? 1 of the pools and 2 of the hot tubs are adults only. 1 of the pools and 4 of the hot tubs are exclusive access, which means there's either an extra charge to access them or you need to book a certain class of cabin to have access to them.

Total Pools4
- Pools - General Access2
- Pools - Adults Only1
- Pools - Exclusive1
Total Hot Tubs10
- Hot Tubs - General Access4
- Hot Tubs - Adults Only2
- Hot Tubs - Exclusive4


There are quite a few things to do on the Escape. These are the main ammeneites that are available. Some are included in the cost of the cruise, while other have an additional charge.

Adult Only Relaxation Area (extra fee)Flat fee
Adult Only Relaxation Area (free)Included
ArcadeA la cart
CasinoA la cart
Comedy ClubIncluded
Escape RoomIncluded
Fitness CenterIncluded
Mini golfIncluded
Ropes courseIncluded
Shows - musical reviewIncluded
SpaA la cart
Sports SquareIncluded
Thermal SuitesFlat fee
Water slidesIncluded

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