By Tom Stieghorst
Escape will continue the Norwegian Cruise Line practice of designing a separate ship within the ship area for high-paying guests.
The Haven on Escape will include 95 suites, including 22 penthouse suites, 25 family villas and 14 spa suites. The solo traveler complex on Escape will include 82 studios.
The two-story Haven on Decks 17 and 18 will include a private restaurant with outdoor terrace, a lounge and a courtyard area with retractable roof. All suites will feature pillow-top mattresses and linens from the Bliss Collection by Norwegian.
Benefits for the Haven’s guests include priority embarkation and disembarkation; the personal service of a butler and concierge; in-suite espresso/cappuccino machines; and plush bathrobes, slippers and oversized towels.
The 4,200-passenger ship, due in the fall of 2015, will feature 1,168 balcony cabins, 114 oceanview staterooms and 407 inside cabins.
The balcony offerings include 172 cabins designed for families, and the oceanview category has 48 cabins that accommodate five guests. There will be 47 wheelchair-accessible cabins.
Accommodations also include 308 mini-suites, including 40 family mini-suites and 20 spa mini-suites.
Norwegian said it will unveil the home port and itineraries for Escape in mid-March.