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Norwegian Encore Cruise Reviews

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Norwegian Encore
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190 Norwegian Encore Cruise Reviews


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BirdTravels

13 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

BirdTravels on the Inaugural Voyage of the Encore to the Eastern Caribbean

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION This was the inaugural voyage of the new Norwegian Encore to the Eastern Caribbean. With a guest capacity of 3,998, nearly 1100 feet long, 160 feet wide and weighing in at nearly 170,000 ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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golfnskee

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

One of the BEST!!

My 5 star review is based on the entire experience. Obviously not everything was perfect. Nothing is. This was our 7th cruise, 6th on NCL. The great - Brand new ship that is beautifully appointed. Art work was ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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davraa

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Encore is a spectacular ship

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Jim Raffan

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Not for us

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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RitaGS

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Not fond of this ship design

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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MandMmissouri

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cheers To Encore

This was our(two of us) 3rd cruise with Norwegian (Escape & Getaway prior) and we did enjoy the crown jewel. There were many things we missed and many things that made us scratch our heads. Check in/embarkation ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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cindyjoy

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

March 1-beat the spring break rush

This was our 5th cruise. 4th one with Norwegian. a quick trip to get away from the Candian winter. The ship is big. VERY big... almost too big. I found the ship easy to move around in... easy to find things.. ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Laurie7

5 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Choose your ship wisely

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, ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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JeffBrandlin

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not Impressed

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Louise roy

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Here comes the sun with the Itzcovitch

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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buckeyebandman

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great ship, get a pass to the Vibe Beach Club.

- The food, especially the beef was probably the best of any cruise I have been on.Enjoyed the BBQ restaurant. - Onda Italian restaurant was very good. - Buffet was very good. - We got passes to the Vibe ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Wupzdaisy

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

NCL Encore - 3/2020

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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colinsdad61804

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

I would not cruise on the Encore again

I would not cruise on the Encore again. If you like Norwegian, try the Breakaway or Getaway instead. Overall, the food in the main dining rooms and buffet was good. We were a party of 8 and never had to wait more ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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PS1

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Enjoyed my first cruise

I have wanted to take a cruise for many years. There were four in my group. My sister and I were in a balcony cabin near the center of Deck 10. My brother and his wife had an inside cabin on the same deck. My ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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cruiselover98765

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing cruise!

For starters it blows my mind that people are actually complaining about the amount of kids on the ship. You're looking at a cruise ship that headline a go kart track, waterslides, laser tag, and virtual reality. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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kforrencej

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

One of their newest ships and also one of the worst

I booked Norwegian because I have enjoyed my previous 2 cruises with them. I love the free-style dining and always felt like I had great value for an exceptional overall experience. Not this time. Here is why I ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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packercruising

8 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Encore February 23, 2020

Any Ratings listed will be on a scale of 1-5 Stars. The main purpose of the review is to give you ratings wherever possible and focus on the ship. Day 1 We got to the terminal around 11 am. Encore took up ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Best Life

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nice ship for a Bahamas weekend

This was our 39 th cruise, 8th NCL, 6 th Haven. I read the reviews before booking and didn’t have high expectations however I did expect more being in the Haven. Let me start by saying when arriving at the port ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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cftetley

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

NCL Encore, Caribbean

The cruise was selected for our group (family/friends) by the Bride & Groom. We sailed during school vacation week and it was BUSY!! That being said, we didn't find the ship to be overly crowded except at the ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Marialice

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Caribbean Again Oh My

NCL Encore is the newest ship currently. NCL has really improved in traffic flow, decreasing congestion, a wide range of activities for all ages. Nightly bars, shows, comedy clubs, entertaining music all occurring ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Dipsylee

11 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Excellent time on the Encore

We chose this cruise because our son and his family were sailing on it and since we were going to be in Florida at the time we decided to join them. I was hesitant about it because the ship was so big. However I ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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PeteD44131

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Gorgeous ship, A++ service but upcharges galore and limited common space

We chose this cruise primarily because it was a new ship and we wanted to experience the latest and greatest in cruise ship offerings. This was also our longest cruise to date (7 nights) so we spent the extra money ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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chrissyholden

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Tried to get too fancy...ended up being impractical.

My husband and I picked Encore for our 15 year wedding anniversary getaway. The first one without kids. We were so looking forward to poolside relaxation and sunshine. The promise and allure of a shiny new ship ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Michelleg1199

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Such a wonderful trip!!

I was anxious to come home and write this review after reading so many negative reviews since encore set sail in November. I can 100% say I don’t know why so many have complaints from this ship. This is my 4th ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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VA-WC

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

No Encore for us - wheelchair challenges

We were on the Encore for a 7 day Western Caribbean cruise departing on Feb 16th in accessible room 10886.  Automatic room door was a great help.  My husband in his wheelchair could handle room access unassisted. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Norwegian Encore Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.1
Dining4.53.9
Entertainment5.03.7
Public Rooms5.03.7
Fitness Recreation5.03.4
Family4.02.8
Enrichment3.53.1
Service4.03.9
Value For Money3.03
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