Prepare to embark on a thrilling journey aboard one of the most captivating ships at sea – Norwegian Escape! This remarkable vessel is poised to sweep you away to various destinations, including the Caribbean from Miami and Orlando, Canada & New England from New York, and the Mediterranean from Rome. Unforgettable vacations are all about indulging in every desire.
Picture yourself chasing mesmerizing sunsets along The Waterfront or crafting pink sandcastles in Bermuda’s pristine beaches. Perhaps, you’d prefer savoring Napa’s finest blends at The Cellars, A Michael Mondavi Family Wine Bar, or exploring our unique hand-crafted specialty cocktails. Norwegian Escape ushers in a new realm of freedom and flexibility for your vacation adventures. Get ready to experience it all!
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Galveston serves as a popular cruise departure point in Texas, offering travelers a convenient gateway to various cruise destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico.
Norwegian Escape Overview
A high flying zip line rounds off the thrills on deck. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, your taste buds will thank you for trying flavors as exciting as the action onboard. Grab some fresh sushi at Izumi, check out Tuscan inspired dishes at Jamie’s Italian or indulge in Alice inspired cuisine at Wonderland.
The ship also features unique bars, from the Bionic Bar which has laser precision robotic arms working in perfect synchronization to make your drink automatically, to the Rising Tide Bar, a moving bar that rises and descends between deck 5 and 8.
Kids have their own centers so that adults can check out the adults-only retreat, the Solarium. Other amenities include live entertainment, AquaTheater shows, a spa, mini golf, a rock climbing wall, an arcade, a sports court, outdoor movie nights, an escape room, a casino, FlowRider surf simulation and an aqua park for the kids.
Norwegian Escape offers a diverse range of culinary delights to satisfy all tastes. Our complimentary dining selections encompass three main dining rooms, a self-serve buffet, and an array of casual cafes, grills, and convenient on-the-go options. What’s more, our Main Dining Rooms present daily-changing menus, Chef’s Signature Dishes, and thoughtfully chosen wine pairings, ensuring a unique culinary journey with each visit.
Savor an evening of epicurean delights at our array of specialty restaurants. Unleash your inner food enthusiast at Bayamo by Ocean Blue, where delectable seafood creations await. Come hungry to our Brazilian steakhouse, Moderno Churrascaria. At Teppanyaki, prepare to witness shrimp take flight in a culinary spectacle. Whether you choose to dine indoors or along The Waterfront with an ocean view, our specialty restaurants promise the flavors you desire.
Bars & Lounges
Explore our numerous bars and lounges, and it might take a little while to find your ultimate hangout. Enjoy the calming ocean view with your favorite wine at The Cellars – A Michael Mondavi Family Wine Bar on The Waterfront. Delight in a handcrafted mojito at Sugarcane, or unwind in The District Brew House, boasting over 50 bottled beers and 24 draft beers on tap. Whether you’re reconnecting with old friends or forging new connections, there’s always an opportunity to enjoy great company and mix things up.
Prepare to be astounded by the entertainment aboard Norwegian Escape – it’s a feast for your senses. Take a seat at The Choir of Man and toast to the high-energy dance performances and chart-topping hits, all as lively as the flowing beer. If you’re in the mood for laughter, Headliner’s Comedy Club, featuring a lineup of top-tier comedians from Levity Entertainment Group, will tickle your funny bone.
Whether you’re exploring from the highest deck to the very bottom, and from the front to the back, Norwegian Escape offers a wealth of onboard activities to make every moment of your cruise unforgettable. Seeking a thrill? Plunge into the watery excitement of Aqua Park with Free Fall, home to the fastest waterslides at sea. Or, head to our multi-level Sports Complex and test your courage by walking The Plank, extending a daring 8 feet over the ship’s edge. Feeling lucky? Try your hand at our award-winning Casinos at Sea®. With an abundance of excitement, you’ll be drawn back for more adventures.
When you’re in need of a little self-indulgence, Mandara Spa® is your haven. Unwind with a hot-stone massage or choose from a selection of over 50 specialized treatments. Our onboard spas offer a spectrum of experiences, from timeless classics to lavish luxuries. Allow our skilled experts to pamper and revitalize you with a variety of services, including facials, massages, acupuncture, and an extensive menu of wellness offerings.
No need to fret if you’ve left something behind – we’ve got you covered! Our onboard gift shops offer all the essentials for your sunny adventures, including a diverse range of souvenirs, cosmetics, apparel, snacks, and various sundry items. Indulge in some retail therapy at our duty-free stores, where you’ll find incredible discounts on exquisite jewelry, accessories, fragrances, liquor, and tobacco. Notably, Norwegian Escape is the pioneer at sea in featuring renowned brands like LACOSTE and Carolina Herrera, with boutiques specially designed for a Norwegian Cruise Line ship.
Dining Options Onboard
O’Sheehan’s Bar & Grill
Indulge in traditional Irish pub favorites while sipping your preferred draft beer in a relaxed 24/7 setting. Enjoy classic comfort foods like Shepherd’s Pie or Fish n’ Chips or have a game of darts while catching a sports match.
• Price Per Person: No additional charge
Available round the clock, simply place a call to order breakfast, lunch, dinner, or late-night snacks. A room service fee may be applicable.
• Price Per Person: Room Service Fee may be applicable.
Whatever your cravings, you’re likely to find them at the Garden Café. This complimentary indoor buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
• Price Per Person: No additional charge
Savor is a must-visit, offering a delightful blend of classic favorites and unique new dishes. With its chic and modern ambiance, this Main Dining Room promises a menu brimming with fresh and delicious flavors.
• Price Per Person: No additional charge
Featuring a broad range of cuisine, Taste offers a contemporary and stylish atmosphere. Additionally, its daily changing menu and expertly chosen wine pairings ensure a fresh culinary journey with each visit.
• Price Per Person: No additional charge
The Haven Restaurant (Exclusive for The Haven Guests)
The Haven Restaurant offers a private, upscale dining experience for The Haven guests, featuring signature dishes and an impressive wine selection.
• Price Per Person: No additional charge for The Haven guests
The Manhattan Room
One of the ship’s three Main Dining Rooms, The Manhattan Room serves specially crafted modern and classic dishes prepared with the freshest ingredients.
• Price Per Person: No additional charge
The Private Room at Taste
Taste, with its diverse cuisine, contemporary ambiance, daily changing menu, and expertly chosen wine pairings, offers a distinct culinary adventure with each visit.
• Price Per Person: No additional charge
Special meals are available including low-fat, vegetarian, gluten-free, lactose-free, low/no sodium and low/no cholesterol meals, as well as sugar-free and fat-free desserts. Kosher meals are available on all ships and itineraries and must be requested at least 90 days prior to sailing for European and South American itineraries, and at least 45 days in advance for all other itineraries. Kosher for Passover meal requests must be received at least 90 days in advance in order to be accommodated.
Staterooms & Accommodations
Begin your day with the invigorating embrace of fresh ocean breezes and a radiant sunrise from the comfort of your own private balcony. Our acclaimed fleet provides an extensive selection of modern and cozy accommodations tailored to your needs, whether you’re traveling solo, with family, or as a group.
The best address on board, The Haven is a world of luxury at the top of the ship, featuring 24-hour butler service. They sleep up to 6 guests are between 309 to 1307 square feet with balconies ranging from 32 to 395 square feet. Amenities include 24-Hour Butler, Concierge Service, Exclusive Courtyard Pool & Valet, Private Hot Tubs and Sundeck, Priority Embarkation/Disembarkation, Personal Escort On and Off the Ship, Exclusive Haven Restaurant & Lounge, Priority Specialty Dining Reservations, Suite Room Service Available 24-hours, White tablecloth In-Suite Dining, Fine Bed Linens & Pillow-top Mattress, Plush Bathrobe, Slippers & Products, Sparkling Wine/Fruit on Embarkation, Delicious Treats Delivered Nightly, Invites to Exclusive Breakfast/Lunch, and Cocktail Party with Ship’s Officers.
Club Balcony Suite
Indulge in expansive, exquisite suites designed for romantic getaways, family vacations, or both. Revel in lavish details and enjoy awe-inspiring, secluded vistas.
This suite sleeps up to 4 guests with room sizes from 251 to 513 square feet. Balconies range from 44 to 210 square feet. Amenities include Private Balcony, Sitting Area, Room Service available 24-hours, Pre-book Dining/Entertainment Early, Fine Bed Linens & Memory Foam Mattress, Complimentary Bottle of Sparkling Wine, Delicious Treats Delivered to Stateroom, and Complimentary Laundry or Pressing Service.
Convenient proximity to the Spa and Fitness Center is available, with complimentary access to the Thermal Suite during standard operating hours. The Spa suite accommodates up to three guests and offers room sizes spanning from 208 to 540 square feet. Balconies for these suites vary from 32 to 86 square feet. Amenities encompass complimentary Thermal Suite access, round-the-clock room service, a hot tub in The Haven Spa Suite, an oversized waterfall shower, and a serene spa-inspired ambiance (available in The Haven and Club Balcony Suites).
Immerse yourself in the beauty of it all, both day and night. Your personal sanctuary features floor-to-ceiling glass doors that lead to a private balcony with awe-inspiring vistas.
The Balcony suite can comfortably accommodate up to four guests and spans from 207 to 322 square feet. Balconies for these suites vary from 32 to 77 square feet. Enjoy the convenience of a private balcony, a welcoming sitting area, 24-hour room service, a hot breakfast menu, a continental breakfast menu, and a coffee maker for your comfort.
Experience exceptional comfort while at sea in our elegant staterooms, complete with tasteful furnishings and unobstructed ocean vistas.
The Oceanview suite can accommodate up to 5 guests and spans from 161 to 340 square feet, offering the convenience of 24-hour room service for your enjoyment.
Discover the perfect fusion of style and refinement in contemporary staterooms that provide both comfort and a range of amenities, including television.
The Inside suite accommodates up to 4 guests, with room sizes varying from 135 to 201 square feet, and offers the convenience of 24-hour room service.
Tailored for solo travelers, our Studio suite offers everything you require to rejuvenate and return to the onboard excitement.
The Studio suite is designed for a single guest and provides approximately 99 square feet of space. Included amenities encompass 24-hour room service and access to the Studio Lounge.
Norwegian Cruise Payments & Refunds
To reserve your cabin and lock in the final price, you will be required to place a deposit on your cruise. After you have placed a deposit to secure your reservation, you will be asked to pay the remaining balance of your fare at the final payment due date.
Payment / Deposit Timetable for Sailings
Departing AUGUST 15, 2022 AND BEYOND
|Sail Days||Deposit in USD|
(per person, perperson
including 3rd thru 8th)
|Final Payment Due|
(days prior to sailing)
|Final Payment Due Holiday Sailing Only|
|1 – 6 Days||$100*||120 Days||120 Days|
|7+ Days||$250||120 Days||120 Days|
(Categories H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6, H7, H9, HA, HB, HC, HD, HE, HF, HG, HH, HI & Suites)
& Garden Villa
(Categories H1 & S1)
|1 – 6 Days (1st / 2nd)||10% of Voyage Fare||120 Days||120 Days|
|1 – 6 Days (3rd – 8th)||$10% of Voyage Fare||120 Days||120 Days|
|1 – 6 Days (Singles)||$10% of Voyage Fare||120 Days||120 Days|
|7+ Days (1st / 2nd)||$10% of Voyage Fare||120 Days||120 Days|
|7+ Days (3rd – 8th)||$10% of Voyage Fare||120 Days||120 Days|
|7+ Days (Singles)||$10% of Voyage Fare||120 Days||120 Days|
All cruise passengers, including third through eight passengers, must pay the deposit set forth in the following table for the applicable cruise within the option period offered on the cruise at the time of booking and must pay the final payment within the time prescribed in the table for the applicable cruise. Group passenger policies may differ. An additional deposit may be required for holiday sailings.
Payment is required at the time of booking.
Once payment is applied to the reservation, you will be unable to change the credit card used for payment after 24 hours. Reservations will be subject to cancellation fees according to the below schedule.
The deposit/payment schedule for The Haven and Suites categories are as listed below.
New policies apply to all bookings including Group bookings.
All amounts are in USD.
Cancellations and Refunds
Cancellation Fee Schedule For Cruises
Booked ON OR AFTER AUGUST 15, 2022
|Days Prior to Departure Date||Cruise/Cruisetour and Air Cancellation Fee||Land Add-on Cancellation Fee|
|All Sailings (Club Balcony Suites and Below)|
|119 – 91 days||25%||0%|
|90 – 61 days||50%||0%|
|60 – 31 days||75%||75%|
|30 days or less||100%||100%|
|The Haven Suites, Suites, Garden Villas and Holiday Sailings|
|119 – 106 days||25%||0%|
|105 – 91 days||50%||0%|
|90 – 61 days||75%||0%|
|60 days or less||100%||100%|
|*Cancellation Fee for 3-8 Guests will also follow the schedule outlined above|
Note: Select promotions require full payment at the time of booking.
Norwegian Cruise Line accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB Card, and Diner’s Club.
Required Travel Documentation
Carefully read the documentation that each guest must present at the pier prior to boarding. Travel to some destinations may require special visas and travel authorizations before the cruise. You can find more information on required cruise documentation here.
If traveling internationally, the countries you are flying to and/ or connecting through may have different visa or travel requirements, while we attempt to provide you with most up to date information below, we encourage you to visit the government and airport websites of every country you will be traveling to throughout your journey to familiarize yourself with their requirements.
Please visit Norwegian Cruise Line global visa support center for additional visa requirements for your cruise by clicking here.
Cancellation Fees on Cruise Fares, Air Add-Ons, Land Packages, Ground Transfers and Other Add-On Charges
Cancellation fees for cruise, air, land and other charges will follow the schedule above and apply to all guests on the reservation. Cancellation fees for air, land and other add-on charges will apply even if the reservation is not canceled in full. Gateway changes for air and name changes for cruise, air, land and other add-ons are considered cancellations. Cancellations must be telephoned to our Reservations Department by your travel agent. Depending on when the cruise is canceled, cancellation charges will be assessed as stated on the Cancellation Fee Schedule.
No refunds will be made in the event of interruption or cancellation by any passenger after commencement of the cruise. Requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to Norwegian Cruise Line. Cruise tickets, air tickets, transfer coupons and/or vacation package vouchers must be returned before a refund can be made. Refund processing time is about 3-4 weeks. Air tickets issued by our Air/Sea Department for passengers on our Air/Sea programs are refundable only to Norwegian Cruise Line. Group passenger policies may differ. Norwegian Cruise Line’s Payment and Cancellation Policy is subject to change without notice.
- Reservations that are not paid in full by the final payment due date are subject to cancellation and in the event a reservation is canceled, a cancellation fee will apply.
- No refunds will be given on any cruise for no-shows.
- No refunds will be made in the event of interruption or cancellation by any passenger after commencement of the cruise.
- Name changes and departure date changes are considered reservation cancellations and are subject to the above cancellation fees.
- Requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to Norwegian Cruise Line. Cruise tickets, air tickets, transfer coupons and/or vacation package vouchers must be returned before a refund can be made. Refund processing time is about 3 to 4 weeks. Air tickets issued by our Air/Sea Department for passengers on our Air/Sea programs are refundable only to Norwegian Cruise Line. Group passenger policies may differ. Norwegian Cruise Line’s Payment and Cancellation Policy is subject to change without notice.
- No refunds will be given for any missed days of a Land Package.
- Cancellation fees for air, land and other add-on charges will apply even if the reservation is not cancelled in full.
- Cancellation fees for ground transfers will apply if removed within 21 days of the start of the sailing.
- Gateway changes, flight date changes and name substitutions are considered cancellations, and air cancellation fees will apply. Additionally, spelling corrections may be considered cancellations.
- Name substitutions and departure date changes for cruise, land and other add-ons are considered cancellations and are subject to cancellation fees.
- The above schedule of cancellation fees will begin immediately once money has been applied to the reservation.
How do I pay for onboard expenses?
For your convenience, all shipboard expenses are charged to your Onboard account. Sign up when you check in, establishing your method of payment with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB Card, Diner’s Club. You may also use your debit card however please be advised that we obtain pre-authorization, as we do for all Credit Cards, and some banks hold these funds for up to 30 days. The maximum initial pre-authorization amount for all credit and debit cards is $300. Cash can also be used as a method of payment to settle your account with an initial deposit paid in advance.
Using your debit or ATM card
- Norwegian does not recommend the use of a debit card as payment for your onboard folio.
- Please be advised that multiple holds will be placed on your debit card account based on your onboard purchases.
- After settling your onboard folio, these debit card holds may remain on your account up to 30 days after the cruise ends.
- To avoid overdraft charges from your bank, please make sure that you have enough available funds in your account during this hold period.
- Norwegian will not be responsible for overdraft charges resulting from holds placed on Debit Card accounts.
Traveler’s Check / Cash Procedures
A cash deposit may be placed on your onboard account in the following amounts:
7 day cruises – $300 USD per person
Less than 7 days – $150 USD per person
More than 7 days – $450 USD per person
Once you have exceeded the deposited amount, your account will be closed to further charges. You can deposit as much money as often as you’d like throughout the cruise, however, refunds cannot be made until the day of disembarkation for any excess.
**Personal checks will not be accepted, nor can they be cashed on board.
Norwegian Escape Parking Information
Departure for Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Escape will be via Cruise Terminal 28. Parking can be found at one of several outdoor parking garages, covered parking lots, indoor parking garages, or the is also free cruise parking at one of the many cruise friendly hotels on the island. Simply arrive the day before departure and stay as a guest at their hotel and you can safely park your car with them until you return from your cruise.
The Official Port Of Galveston Parking - Galveston Park
Our Port of Galveston discount cruise parking allows cruise passengers to reserve a parking spot when sailing out of Galveston. Find where to park in Galveston for Cruises for the port of Galveston parking. Find Parking near Galveston Cruise for Carnival and other cruises. With the pre-paid parking program, the Port is offering discounted parking rates for spots in the Port of Galveston’s official parking lots. Cruise passengers can secure a spot in advance through our online service and be sure to secure a worry free spot for parking near Galveston Cruise Port. This port parking can be used by Carnival Cruise parking. We value our customers and so if you Park by the Ports, it is safe cruise parking.
Caribbean: Harvest Caye, Cozumel, & Roatan
In Costa Maya, dive into the crystal-clear waters surrounding the awe-inspiring Mesoamerican Reef, the world’s second-largest coral reef, teeming with diverse marine life. On the island of Roatán, embark on an eco-adventure at Manawakie Nature Park, where you can engage with capuchin monkeys and sloths, and experience an adrenaline-pumping all-terrain buggy ride through lush, tropical jungles. Afterwards, make your way to the premier resort-style destination in the Caribbean, Harvest Caye, where you can soar over sapphire waters on a thrilling zip line and unwind in a private, luxurious beachside villa.
What you need to know before visiting Galveston
Operating out of Galveston Island, the is at the heart of cruise life and sits in the West Bay at the beginning of the Houston Ship Channel. This port currently has 3 cruise terminals and serves, on average, over 1 million cruise passengers a year. Located on Harborside Drive in Galveston, the port is connected to the mainland via the San Luis Pass toll bridge and Interstate 45. The city’s cruise industry has grown significantly over the years, making it a key player in the Gulf of Mexico cruise market.
Are you planning a cruise adventure from Galveston but have a boatload of questions? You’re in the right place! This FAQ page is your one-stop source for everything you need to know about cruises departing from Galveston.