10 Thrills to Expect on Norwegian Cruise Line's Newest Ship

Snowstorms in March. Planes skidding off icy runways. It's time to escape this polar vortex. Norwegian Cruise Line's largest ship to date, Norwegian Escape has some amazing new activities and dining options that will warm the heart of any cruising fan. Things like a three-story ropes course, a miniature golf course with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle theme and Jimmy Buffett's first restaurant at sea. Here are 10 things to look forward to on Norwegian Escape, which sets sail from Miami in November 2015.

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Norwegian Escape will offer seven-day cruises from Miami to the Eastern Caribbean beginning Nov. 14, 2015. The 164,600-ton ship will be the largest year-round ship in Miami to date. Carrying 4,200 guests, Escape will feature signature artwork by Guy Harvey on its hull.Courtesy Norwegian Cruise Line
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Kids will love the Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Rooftop 9, a nine-hole miniature golf course inspired by the animated TV series.Courtesy Norwegian Cruise Line
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Norwegian Escape offers a three-story ropes course that spans the entire width of the ship. Are you up for the challenge? There are 99 different elements along the course for you to conquer.Courtesy Norwegian Cruise Line
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On Norwegian Escape, you can literally walk the plank. As part of the three-story ropes course, two planks (actually 6-inch-wide beams) extend eight feet from the side of the ship. Pretend you've just taken a bunch of One-Eyed Willy's jewels and are running from the Fratellis.Courtesy Norwegian Cruise Line
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Ever heard of the Million Dollar Quartet? In December 1956, an impromptu jam session broke out at Sun Record Studios in Memphis. The musicians: Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash. The legendary recording event has been turned into a Tony Award-winning musical called, ahem, Million Dollar Quartet, and it's the showcase event at the Escape Theater.Courtesy Norwegian Cruise Line
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Jimmy Buffett's 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar makes its debut on Norwegian Escape. Live music and signature margaritas keep the good times going, and you can leave the driving to the ship captain.Courtesy Norwegian Cruise Line
Have a cheeseburger in paradise (literally) at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville at Sea, appearing at sea for the first time on Norwegian Escape. It's the only place you don't have to remember the lyrics to his signature song to order the perfect burger.Courtesy Norwegian Cruise Line
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Iron Chef and restaurateur Jose Garces is the inspiration behind Pincho Tapas Bar on Norwegian Escape. The eatery specializes in Spanish and Mediterranean tapas.Courtesy Norwegian Cruise Line
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The District on Norwegian Escape slings more than 50 bottled beers and 24 drafts, including brew from Miami's Wynwood Brewing Company.Courtesy Norwegian Cruise Line
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The ship's Mandara Spa offers more than 50 specialty treatments. Among the unique features: the "Thermal Suite" with heated tiled loungers; the Salt Room, a relaxing grotto layered with body-cleansing salt crystals; and the Snow Room, an ice-cold environment designed to stimulate blood circulation.Courtesy Norwegian Cruise Line