New York has been described as the best short break city in the world, and that’s very true. You could spend a lifetime in New York and not have experienced everything it has to offer. Take in as much of New York as you can and after a frenzy of museums, galleries, bars and clubs, enjoy the relaxed and fun-filled atmosphere of a cruise on-board Norwegian Escape. It promises a welcome change of pace.
Most of New York’s iconic attractions are very familiar to anyone who has ever seen a movie or watched television, but nothing compares to experiencing them first hand. Take a stroll through the West Village, relax in leafy Central Park, sail by Liberty Island on the Staten Island Ferry and take in the breath-taking views from the top of the Empire State Building. Visits to The Met and Times Square are also highly recommended. New York has so much to offer, there is always something to see or do in the city that never sleeps!
Get ready to escape on the newest and most exciting ship on the seas! Norwegian Escape! Norwegian Cruise Line’s most innovative ship ever built, is ready to whisk you away to the Bahamas and the Caribbean from Miami. Indulging in every whim is what unforgettable holidays are made of. Get ready to chase sunsets on The Waterfront. Explore a world of exotic flavours with two new restaurants from Iron Chef Jose Garces. Get closer to paradise with two quintessential Jimmy Buffett venues: Margaritaville at Sea and the 5 O’clock Somewhere Bar. Sip on some of Napa’s best blends at The cellars, a Michael Mondavi Family Wine Bar. Or try our unique speciality cocktails, hand-crafted by Bar Lab. Be dazzled by Broadway hits like After Midnight. Discover a new world of Freestyle Cruising on Norwegian Escape.
New York-Don't be afraid to wander. Gone are the days when people were warned not to venture into Alphabet City or the Lower East Side. Pretty much nowhere in Manhattan is off-limits though it's still an urban area, so do use your common sense (for instance, you may not want to walk around at 3 a.m. by your lonesome). Most of Manhattan, with the exception of a few downtown neighborhoods like the West Village, the Lower East Side and Battery Park, is laid out on a grid system with very few hills, making it extremely easy to find your way around.
Grab your friends and your favorite song requests and head for Howl at the Moon, the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll dueling piano show. From Billy Joel classics to modern-day Lady Gaga pop tunes, my friends and I spent the first night and every night thereafter singing along to favorite songs from the 70s, 80s, 90s.
A highlight of embarkation day is that first dinner in the main restaurant where you'll meet your wait staff and tablemates. Order whatever you like from the menu of appetizers, salads, soups, and entrees, but save room for dessert!