The Best Vacation ‘Escape’

Though our older kids didn’t make this trip, cruising on the Norwegian Escape was an amazing experience for our little guy (and for us!)

The 1069ft cruise ship was built in 2105 and was a perfect combination of glitz & luxury and kid-friendly fun. That’s really what traveling with our kids is all about: fun and new experiences.


From pools and waterslides, ziplines and putt-putt golf, and even a splash pad, the upper decks have plenty to keep the kids and parents busy.

But when Mom & Dad need a break, there is also the Splash Academy, “where they’ll learn to juggle at Circus School, break a sweat with a wide range of sports and enjoy creative play and fun family activities in an age-appropriate atmosphere. ” Tristan loved that. It was like going to school for half a day, on the days that we were at sea.

There was a great variety of food, including a couple of fine dining restaurants. Food is something that you never run out of on a cruise. I would have been totally content staying at sea, reading and enjoying the Escape… But let’s look at the other reason that cruising is awesome! Ports!

Jamaica, mon
Housekeeping left surprises every evening

It really was a great experience for all of us. But for me, my favorite time was early in the mornings, watching the sunrise while being virtually alone on the top deck. Dad got to find the most beautiful, quiet moments while the others slept.

Sunrises were magical
On the deck just before dawn

When it was over, nobody wanted to leave… Thank you, Norwegian

Time to go home
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