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Norwegian Encore Cruise Reviews

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More hype than substance overall
"This was my first voyage with NCL and I chose Encore due to it being a new vessel and even though I have cruised several times before I had yet to sail on a brand new ship and was excited at the prospect. The ship..."Read More
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Not fond of this ship design

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RitaGS
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

I wanted to experience a new mega ship and this one seemed right. I have sailed Norwegian several times and always enjoyed it. So getting right to it: Pros: beautiful decor and public areas. Food was very good overall and wonderful in the Specialty restaurants. Bars were plentiful. The two main shows, Kinky Boots and Choir of Man, were the best I have seen at sea. Staterooms were well designed ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children


Encore is a spectacular ship

Review for Norwegian Encore to Caribbean - Eastern

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davraa
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

This is my first review on Cruise Critic (pardon the length - I hope this is helpful for those who are interested). Encore was my 7th cruise - sixth with NCL. This was Encore’s last voyage before the major cruise industry shut down due to COVID-19. On that note, kudos and appreciation to the crew who worked tirelessly to keep passengers and crew safe and healthy. Each day, we noticed ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Inside Stateroom

Traveled with children


Amazing experience!

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Islandgal123
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Initially we had an Asian destination cruise with Norwegian, that was canceled. We were able to secure the Bahamas cruise, departing in Miami. Everything about this cruise was great. The crew managed the increasing corona virus concerns well, and passengers were generally patient and understood. With the exception of two adult passenger tantrums we witnessed, that I must say were handled very ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Choose your ship wisely

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Laurie7
10+ Cruises • Age 2020s

This was our 17th cruise, our 2nd on NCL. I was really excited when I booked this cruise over a year ago on this new 'amazing' ship, but alas it did not live up to my expectations. Embarkation was fairly fast, we arrived at the port approx. 10:30am and they started letting us board at 11:30, then the race begins. If there are any shows, meals etc. that you want to attend you have to rush to ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


Not Impressed

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JeffBrandlin
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

We chose to do an eastern Caribbean cruise on the Norwegian Encore because of the destinations. We were quite unhappy with multiple aspects of the cruise starting with the 2 hour boarding process. The rooms seemed significantly smaller than the Carnival cruise. We even booked a more expensive balcony room but still preferred our basic Carnival room. This ship is new to the water and we were ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


The Encore is Excellent

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Vanderneucker63
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We had a mid ship mini suite on the Encore. There was plenty of storage and a gorgeous bathroom that had a double sink and a step in shower. We booked all our entertainment and dining either online before we embarked or the day of embarkation. We had absolutely no problem scheduling all the things we wanted to do. Anyone who complains about doing this is flat out not computer literate or they ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


Encore

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SueGreg
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Chose this cruise because we wanted to sail on the new ship. Encore is a beautiful ship but lack of pool space is a serious problem! And to top it off, Vibe now has fee which really is not right, especially because there was never a seat at the pool. We loved Teppanyaki!! The food was outstanding as was Cagney’s! Los Lobos was not very good and the service was terrible. The buffet was always ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


Here comes the sun with the Itzcovitch

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Louise roy
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

This cruise line always delivers the best 1- food ( we ate sushi x3 went to a fish/ meat restaurant and also to a pub all were excellent A- buffet excellent choices for all dietary restrictions ( just need to ask inform them B- a la carte restaurant C- multiple bakery gelatos ice cream eatery 2- entertainment A-Broadway shows ( saw kinky boots: it was entertaining but lacked ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children


NCL Encore - 3/2020

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Wupzdaisy
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

NCL Encore - room 12605. 3/2020 Embarkation - showed up at 10:30. By 10:45 we were seated in a huge airport-like waiting area, checked in and ready for them to start boarding. With so many people, even on a day that was 60 degrees outdoors, the area warmed up pretty fast. Cool water and unclean restrooms available. Group 9. Started calling #s at 11:08 am with people who required special ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Inside Stateroom


Not for us

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Jim Raffan
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

CONS Ship design The go karts laser tag and the Haven take up to much space on the ship The burger diner under the track was empty every time we walked by Not enough pools and deck space The lawn chairs are set up so tight it’s hard to get on them 1 small adult pool for everyone Tiny hot tubs People were crammed around the pool like sardines the music was so loud you ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Inside Stateroom


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