Norwegian Escape 2017 – Day 8 (Disembarkation Day)
Carnival Vista and Glory docked as Norwegian Escape pulls alongside the pier

Norwegian Escape 2017 – Day 8 (Disembarkation Day)

I woke up around 5:30am in order to video our arrival into Miami and to take pictures of other ships in port. Carnival Vista, Carnival Glory, and MSC Divina were already docked, and we were the last ship to dock.

Carnival Vista and Carnival Glory
MSC Divina

On embarkation day, the ship was facing inland, so we turned around in the turning basin, and the Captain did the same today, meaning that the ship faced the ocean when docked. Some cruises include two turning basin visits via arriving and departing POM, and on other cruises, Escape never uses the turning basin because it is already facing the necessary direction. It depends on weather conditions, currents, etc.

Norwegian Escape in the turning basin
Carnival Vista and Glory docked as Norwegian Escape pulls alongside the pier
Carnival Glory’s funnel
Carnival Vista’s lido deck

After we docked, I went back to the room to go back to sleep. After all, I was tired from a week of exploring and videoing, although I do enjoy it. At 7:45, I went up to Garden Cafe and ate one last quick breakfast, this time staying and eating in Garden Cafe.

Carnival Vista as seen from our balcony

After eating breakfast, we went to the Haven, since Haven guests are escorted off the ship. After a couple of last minutes in the Haven, we were guided into a crew elevator that is accessible via a crew door in the hallway in the Haven Lounge. We reached the disembarkation deck and were escorted off, and merged with the line of other passengers disembarking by themselves. After disembarking the ship, we went through customs, exited the terminal, got in a taxi, and headed for the airport.

Overall, this has been one of my best cruises ever, and I have many awesome things to say about Norwegian Cruise Line and the Escape. Thank you all for following along!

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