Mitsugirly needed to ESCAPE from the cold weather
Ship Tour Pictures
On to the ship pictures.....
We will start at the top, since that's the most happening and funnest part of the ship. 😂
Anyone for a game of golf plinko?
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville:
This is an extra paid venue with Jimmy Buffett signature items like Cheeseburger in Paradise, Who's to Blame Margarita and so on. The charge is $14.95.
HOWEVER, remember that this place also offers a FREE buffet breakfast in the mornings. Both hot and cold items and coffee. This place will NOT be crowded if you are looking for a good place to eat breakfast instead of the fast and busy crowded place at the buffet.
We will just do all the water slides in this part.
You have the Aqua Racer, Family Slide and the Free fall slides.
This is the slide that you use the tube in and it has the lights and other interesting things in it.
These "carvings" in the tube is where they have the paint missing in the shapes of animals and when the sun is shinning, it shows when you're inside. (At least this is what Sakari told me).
This is an adult-only retreat area during the day. There are lounge chairs and hot tubs along with a nice waterfall grotto to cool off in. There is a bar there and a smoking area around the bar.
At night, they hold dance parties here including the GloParty. There's also a huge video screen and they host movies there in the evenings.
WAVES POOL BAR
This bar is located in the middle and overlooks the adult pool and tv screens and the back side you can see the kiddie waterpark, family pool and slides. It is a smoking area in front and down the sides of the bar.
Main Pool, which is the "family" pool. Notice they have a red dot over the "No" in lifeguard on Duty. They have lifeguards. After all the drownings and problems with kids over the last several years, I believe NCL, RC and Carnival all have them now.
They had a small area in the back of the pool with a waterfall and this area is very shallow and not for swimming.
The towel "exchange" area is right across from the family pool and the kiddie water park. Although it says "exchange only" on it, they would also take your room number (given to them verbally and not with a key card) and write down on a paper how many towels you checked out. HOWEVER, this system is flawed if they are trying to keep track of the towels. For one, they don't verify your room number or if you even gave them the right number. Another thing is, when you turn in the towels, they never checked your name off. Yet another thing, when you are coming back from port, they have an area before you get on the ship that you can offload your wet towels (not get new ones) and then go back up and get dry ones from the pool area. There's no way for anyone to know how many you have out or in. Kinda weird if you ask me.
They stepped up their game from all of the other ships I have been on. It's still not as extensive as Carnival's waterpark on a lot of their ships, but it's better than NCL's previous areas for the kids.
This area, which runs between the kids area and the adult pool area, is used during certain days of the cruise and has pool and beach items like sunscreen, beach toys, sunglasses, and so on. However, I did not see it open one day during our cruise. (It does get pretty windy in that area because it sometimes works as a breezeway when the ship is moving).
Adult Only Pool and chairs
There is a stage by the pool and live bands will play here.
There's also 2 hot tubs in this area. I believe they are adult and children because every time I looked, I always seen kids in them. If you want an adult only hot tub, you can go to the back in H20.
There are ping pong tables in this area as well.
Pool Bar by the adult pool area
I apologize in advance, I didn't manage to get any pictures of the actual seating area in the buffet. There always seemed to be people there and at other times, I just plain forgot. Oops. Mitsugirly failure.
They do have several actual hand washing stations when you enter the dining area
Pulse Fitness Center
The Barber Shop:
Full service beauty salon and barber shop.
Cool looking picture that was 3D
They had the prettiest looking jellyfish ornament on their Christmas tree.
5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
Live musical performances are here in the evenings and this is the first of a kind place on NCL Escape.
Bayamo by Ocean Blue
You will find fresh seafood dishes, which also has waterfront seating.
American Steakhouse with premium cut Angus Beef.
Authentic Brazilian Churrascaria with a 43-item salad bar. 12 slow-roasted meats are carved tableside.
This place is located on the opposite side of Cagneys.
Several different shops to get just about anything you need...for an inflated price of course. They do run "specials" along the hallways during certain days.
NCL has a great system and on your key card you will find your "number" listed for your photos. You simply go to that folder and pull it out on the turn rack and you'll find all the pictures they have taken for you during your cruise.
Close up of the turn tables here in the yellow section.
PINCHO TAPAS BAR
Spain cuisine tapas bar and A la carte
This is located between Moderno and Cagneys and is a bar.
Just a close up of the light
Fusion food from cultures around the globe. Mexico, Japanese and Thai. Prices are A la carte
Humidor Cigar Lounge
You can purchase cigars here as well. It is located right beside the Tobacco Road bar area.
Now there was a sign up saying that it was for cigars only and no cigarettes or vapes allowed. I'm not sure if that's just this ship or things have changed fleet wide since August because the Breakaway didn't say that.
Tobacco Road Bar
This place was ALWAYS crowded when they were open. I don't know why this was the happening place to be. I even found a couple that went in there to read a book and I don't know how they could even concentrate because it's so loud there.
La Cucina Italian Restaurant
They have classic Italian dishes like Spaghetti Carbonara and Veal Scaloppini with Marsala sauce and even oven baked pizza's. This place is A la carte.
The Cellars Wine Bar
More than 50 different bottled beers or 24 draft beers on tap. They also serve cocktails. Live music can be found here and they have a photo booth.
SUGARCANE MOJITO BAR
Just a few pictures along the waterfront area around the outside of the ship.
I JUST LOVE THIS PICTURE FOR SOME REASON.
They had some of those viewfinder looky out at the water thingymabobs out here.
I don't even know what this is for. We never seen anyone here.
O'SHEEHAN'S BAR & GRILL
This is an Irish pub type of place to get draft beer, comfort foods like fish n' chips, shepherd's pie, hamburgers & fries, nacho's, wings and so on. It is open 24 hours a day and a great sit down little restaurant. I just love this place. It's the one thing that puts NCL a step above the other cruise lines I sail with. You're not stuck with just eating deli sandwiches or pizza when everything else is closed.
I didn't really get a chance to take pictures of this restaurant because...since it's open 24/7 there's always people in there. It's located on both sides and a huge sit down restaurant on one side and bar type tables and chairs on the other side. You are served food at both.
Then they have an entire area with games like skeet ball, pool, darts, air hockey, bowling and so on. Cool place to hang out at and have some fun. You can also sit at the tables around the edge of the glass that overviews the atrium area down below that they play music, play games and so on.
This bar is located in/around the casino and provides live music, a high-definition digital landscapes screen and a bar/lounge area with seats.
Don't forget the casino has an area with coffee and snacks.
One of the 3 main dining rooms.
They have a huge dance floor and a stage for a band. However, I noticed on this ship, half of the dance floor had tables and chairs on it. I guess they don't do the dancing there anymore?