Norwegian Cruise Line released more details today about the Norwegian Escape at Cruise Shipping 2014. The Escape is scheduled to being sailing in October, 2015 and will be not only be the 14th cruise ship in Norwegian’s fleet, but also the largest at 163,000 gross tons.
The Escape will sail 7 night cruises out of the Port of Miami with stops in Nassau, Bahamas; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; and Tortola, British Virgin Islands.
The hull art on the Escape will be painted by conservation artist Guy Harvey. The art will feature a gaint sailfish, stingray, sea turtle, and other marine creatures. Harvey currently lives in the Cayman Islands and is a wildlife artist and fisherman.
The 4,200 passenger Escape will have many of the same features as the first two Breakaway ships, the Breakaway and Getaway. Norwegian has stated that there will be new features added to the Escape but has yet to provide many details.
If you are looking at booking a cruise on the Escape, travel agents can begin group bookings on March 19, 2014. Latitudes Members (past guests of Norwegian Cruise Line) can begin booking on March 25 and will open to the general public on March 26.
This will be the second Norwegian cruise ship to sail from Miami to the Caribbean year round. The first was the Getaway which began sailing to the Eastern Caribbean in February 2014.
The Escape is the first of two Breakaway Plus class ships that have been ordered by Norwegian. The 2nd will be the Norwegian Bliss which will make her debut in early 2017. The Escape is currently under construction at a shipyard in Germany.
Cruise Fever will continue to have all updates as Norwegian releases details about the Norwegian Escape.