The Norwegian Escape made its inaugural visit to the Port of Bridgetown on December 15, 2018.

Sailing in with 4 424 passengers and 1728 crew on board, Captain Niklas Persson said he was delighted to be in Barbados.

To mark the occasion, traditional plaques were exchanged between Barbados Port Inc.’s (BPI) Divisional Manager Corporate Development & Strategy, Captain Karl Branch and Captain Persson.

Joining the BPI delegation to officially welcome the Norwegian Escape were representatives of Foster & Ince Cruises led by Managing Director Mr. Martin Ince Platinum Port Agency, led by Managing Director, Kevyn Yearwood and Chairman of Barbados’ Cruise Development Commission, Mr. Errol Humphrey.

The three-year-old vessel, boasting 17 decks, is one of the tallest cruise ships in operation and is the most innovative ship in the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet.  Among its extraordinary features are the largest aqua park at sea, the largest thermal suite spa at sea and  the first Snow Room, where temperatures range from a frosty 21 degrees to 32 degrees Fahrenheit and a flurry of powdery snow is released throughout the day.

The Norwegian Escape, is currently on a 12-day, round-trip Southern Caribbean cruise which originated from New York.