The 2017 Sweepers Escape

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Posted by [email protected] on July 8, 2017 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

The excitement is building! With only 75 days until the Sweepers Escape, it is time to start booking extra activities for your cruise. The first step is to log in or sign up for a My NCL account at

If this is your first time, you will need to register using the following form.

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Cruise Critic's 10 Things Not to Do on Sea Days

Posted by [email protected] on May 11, 2017 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

By now you know that I am not the most punctual blogger. It's nothing for me to go for weeks (okay months) without thinking about it. I think it's called "Life" getting in the way. But this morning I was inspired by Cruise Critic's blog. It was so good, I just have to share. 

Cruise Critic's subject is "10 Things Not to Do on a Sea Day". I'll post the link below and some suggestions of my ow...

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First Class Forever Stamps

Posted by [email protected] on March 15, 2017 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (11)

I love the variety of interesting and colorful stamps the U.S. Postal Service sells. My husband couldn’t care less. He comes back from the post office with rolls of Forever Flag stamps every time. Boring! I want to view all the choices and select the ones that appeal to me the most.

So now that you know how much I enjoy the selection process you will understand t...

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Tips #9 & #10 by John Minges

Posted by [email protected] on March 8, 2017 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (2)

Tip #9: If you signed up online for an internet package or wish to purchase one you will need to visit the Internet Café’ that is located on Deck 6 beside the Cruise Consultant Desk to create your account with a user name and password to be able to log in to the internet using the ships WiFi connection.

You can also telephone, telex, radiogram or fax to anywhere in t...

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Tips #5, #6, #7 & #8 by John Minges

Posted by [email protected] on February 16, 2017 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (1)

Tip #5: Each night in your cabin you will receive a copy of the “Freestyle Daily” which is a schedule of all the activities onboard the ship for that day. Also the night prior to arriving at a port of call you will also receive another flyer for “Port Shopping Information” that will include a small map that highlights certain stores.


**Inside the “Port Shopping Information” guide you wil...

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Tips #2, #3 & #4 by John Minges

Posted by [email protected] on February 6, 2017 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (1)

Be sure to read John's first blog post by scrolling past this one.

Tip #2: Your key card will NOT have your room number on it…This card is your onboard charge card in addition to your cabin key. You must have this card when you leave the ship when you are in port and must be shown in order to get back onboard the ship!

After you open your cabin door in order for the light switch to work and the electricity to ...

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NCL Escape Review - Tip #1 by John Minges

Posted by [email protected] on January 27, 2017 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (5)

Hello Sweepers!

My name is John Minges, a fellow sweeper, and I will be joining you on the cruise in September of 2017.

The reason for my post is to let you know I sailed on the Norwegian Escape the last week of June 2016 so I can help you with questions you might have about the NCL Escape as well as tell you a little bit about the ports of call we will be visiting on the Sweeps cruise in 2017 ...

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Where to start?

Posted by [email protected] on December 9, 2016 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (1)

When you first board the ship your room will not be ready, but no problem. Lunch will be waiting for you in the Garden Cafe buffet (Deck 16 Aft), Savor Restaurant (Deck 6 Aft), Taste Restaurant (Deck 6 Aft) or O'Sheehan's Bar & Grill (Deck7 Fwd). Meet up with some of your sweeping friends and have a leisurely meal while you wait. 

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Food Glorious Food

Posted by [email protected] on October 21, 2016 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (1)

Number 1 question of first time cruisers: IS THE FOOD FREE?

The answer is yes, Yes, YES!!! In fact, your biggest problem is going to be eating too much. You may want to make use of the Fitness Center and jogging track, because you can eat all you want in any of the complimentary restaurants on the ship. These include the Garden Café Buffet, O’Sheehan&...

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A Meet & Greet like no other!

Posted by [email protected] on October 4, 2016 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (2)

At the back of the ship (aft), on the 17th floor you will find one of the most popular spots on the Escape: Spice H20. This is the place to be for some really exciting parties during the cruise...starting with OURS! Spice H2O encompasses a large area from port (right side of the ship) to starboard (left side of the ship) with a huge projection screen, 2 hot tubs, a private bar and even a cold water cave you can wade through. On Saturda...

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