Norwegian Cruise Line's newest ship the Escape
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Meet Norwegian Cruise Line's Newest Ship, Escape

By Melissa Klurman

Norwegian's newest and largest vessel, Escape,  is so full of action and entertainment you'll be forgiven if you forget that you're at sea instead of on land. The ship has enough activities to fill every hour of the day, including the largest waterpark at sea and a ropes course 20-decks above the water; a "snow" room to chill out in and a rock "grotto" that turns into an outdoor disco come evening; and two Broadway shows, After Midnight and Million Dollar Quartet, indoors. Honestly, there's more to do on this 165,000-ton ship than in many small cities. And when you're ready to rest (or at least relax), there are 21 pools and the massive Mandara spa

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Ship Capacity:4,248
Decks: 18
Staterooms: 2,175
Crew: 1,731

How big is it?
At 1,069 feet it's longer than the Chrysler Building (by 23 feet) 

Number of pools: 12
Number of bars: 21
Places to eat: 28

Firsts on Norwegian Escape:

Jose Garces restaurants Bayamo and Pincho
Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville and 5 O'Clock Somewhere
Miami bar Tobacco Road Bar
Miami food hall Pubbelly Boys
Wynwood Brewing

Waterslides on Norwegian Escape
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The Aquapark
The Escape's multi-level pool deck holds the world's biggest floating Aqua Park, home to some of the twistiest, turniest, fastest waterslides you've ever experienced.
Nowegian Escape's Rope Course
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Escape's Multi-Level Ropes Course
Norwegian Escape has the largest ropes course at sea with three levels of sky rails, zip tracks, and over-water planks.
The plank, part of the ropes course.
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Walk the Plank
As part of the ropes course, guests can "walk the plank" 172 feet above sea level.
Pool deck on Escape
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Pool Deck
One of two LED screens on the pool deck of Escape.
Escape's Mandara Spa
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Mandara Spa
The state-of-the-art Mandara Spa on the Escape
Private Haven Restaurant on Norwegian Escape
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The Haven Restaurant
Haven is a luxurious ship-within-a-ship, featuring this private restaurant.
Escape balcony stateroom
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Balcony Stateroom
Soothing color palettes and streamlined decor are a hallmark of the staterooms on the Escape, including  this balcony cabin.
Escape's Haven Courtyard
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The Haven Private Courtyard
Escape's luxe suites-only area is called Haven and it's a "ship-within-a-ship" centering around this three-story covered courtyard (pictured). The Haven features an exclusive restaurant, private pool and lounge just for suite guests.
Escape Haven Suite
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A Suite in The Haven
Guests in the 55 plush suites of "The Haven" receive complimentary butler and concierge service. Each suite features an oversized balcony (getting bigger as the price tag does).
Escape Atrium Chandelier
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Atrium Chandelier
The stunning contemporary chandelier in the Escape's atrium.
Bayamo Restaurant
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Jose Garces' Bayamo Restaurant
Iron chef Jose Garces has two exclusive dining spots on Escape—his very first at sea. Pictured is the Latin-influenced Bayamo.
Pincho Tapas Bar
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Pincho Tapas Bar
Garces second restaurant is a classic Spanish tapas bar. Both restaurants carry an additional charge.
5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
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It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere
Also exclusive to Escape, the first 5 O'Clock Somewhere bar at sea, part of Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville
Tobacco Road bar
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Tobacco Road
For some authentic Miami flavor, the city's oldest bar, Tobacco Road, has been recreated on the Escape.
Manhattan Dining Room
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The Manhattan Room
One of the three main dining rooms that are part of the complimentary dining on board Escape. It features live music at dinner.
Guppies Nursery
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Guppies Nursery
Part of the family areas onboard the Escape, the Guppies nursery is for babies and toddlers age 6 months to 3 years.
Entourage teen lounge
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Entourage Teen Lounge
In the something-for-everyone category, there's a complimentary kids program, Splash Academy, for ages 4 to 12, and teens have their own parents-free lounge, Entourage.