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Norwegian Southampton Cruise Reviews

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I was on the media tour (11-12 to 11-13, 2019)

Review for Norwegian Encore to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Consciousone

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

The ship is beautiful. The decor is really done well. The food is awesome. The layout of the ship is fine. However on some levels you have use the stairs move around to different parts of the ship. You can use the elevators but its a little confusing. I enjoyed the ice shop and the comedy club, The bars are similar to most ships. There is not enough real security to take care of real ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Good, not great.

Review for Norwegian Encore to Transatlantic

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Ragann63

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Chose this for the crossing, our first. Booked adjoining mini-suites. Stay away from Deck 9! Rooms are above the clubs and music is crazy loud. Southampton is a great town full of personality and history. Spend a few extra days there. Don’t miss the Titanic part of the SeaCity Museum. Food on board was iffy at best. Bland, tended to be over cooked and frequently saw items from lunch buffet ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


Inaugural trans Atlantic , non stop Southampton, UK to NewYork , USA.

Review for Norwegian Encore to Transatlantic

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expatriate

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Basically used as transport from the UK to the Caribbean, we had time to take this trip as part of our itinerary to reach home. Southampton check in -very quick and efficient the only flaw was NCL’s oversight in prebooking information in failing to advise that documentary proof of ESTA is required. Ship-We had anticipated some shortcomings as this voyage was essentially a shake down , ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Mini-Suite with Balcony

Traveled with disabled person


Latest but not the best in class

Review for Norwegian Encore to Transatlantic

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Single Cruiser

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

Having completed inaugural cruises on Breakaway, Getaway,Escape and Bliss. The latest new ship Encore was booked when first released. This was my 18th NCL Cruise (around 30th Cruise overall) and 6th trans-Atlantic crossing. Embarkation at Southampton was incredibly swift as per the norm, was onboard by 11:30AM with first drink ready, Having sailed on the Bliss in 2018 there was no need to ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


First transatlantic cruise on a new ship!!

Review for Norwegian Encore to Transatlantic

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travelnewbie63

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Well, always wanted to do a transatlantic cruise, why not on a new ship. The embarkation was quick and painless. Since the Encore is pretty much the same as The Bliss and The Joy, it was easy to find everything. Everything was so clean and fresh. The entertainment was wonderful, enjoyed every show. Love the snow crabs, grilled king crabs, and the giant shrimps at the Garden Buffet. Love Ocean ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom


The Inaugural

Review for Norwegian Encore to Transatlantic

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SevenSeas83

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Our first inaugural cruise. We would definately do another. The shows were all excellent. The entertainment in the Observation Lounge should have lasted longer into the evening. Ending at 10pm was to early. The ships 3 piece band should have played there. They were wonderful and needed a bigger room to play in. Overall the Lounge was underutilized! The activities in the atrium were fun but when ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Working out the kinks...

Review for Norwegian Encore to Transatlantic

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bb62rich

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

An inaugural cruise is used to get the kinks worked out. Let's remember that the ship was just delivered from the shipbuilder to NCL only days before the transatlantic crossing. So, we couldn't be expected to find everything flowing as if the ship had been in service for months. Yes, there were issues with the spa's thermal pool being cooler than normal on that first day at sea. And, it had to ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Family Oceanview with Large Picture Window


Inaugural & Transatlantic Cruise...What's Not To Like?

Review for Norwegian Encore to Transatlantic

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owsaw

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Overall all these CC reviews are fair and accurate. Being an Inaugural cruise with roughly 50% occupancy our experience most likely will not be the norm on a full boat in season. Still all of pros & con assessments noted in the prior reviews can be expected. We read Cruise Critic Reviews as part of our decision making process. Keeping this in mind these are our views and suggested ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Best cruise ever

Review for Norwegian Encore to Transatlantic

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TexasAggieTraveler

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

I love transatlantic cruises, and I’ve only been on Royal Caribbean for these, but this inaugural cruise from Southampton allowed me to enjoy two things I love: cruise and visit London! Rough seas kept the upper/ pool decks closed for all but one day, But the events and activities were plentiful. The Haven area was the best experience I have ever had on a cruise! The staff was phenomenal ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: The Haven Aft-facing Penthouse with Balcony


Disappointing design choices by NCL in their newest fleet addition

Review for Norwegian Encore to Transatlantic

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TravelGalValerie

10+ Cruises

Age 30s

Overall NCL Encore seems like a downgrade from it's Breakaway Plus class sisters/predecessors. NCL has removed some outside public deck space in favor of an expanded Vibe Beach Club (requires purchase of a pass, limited availability, adult-only). The lounge chairs in Vibe are not as comfortable or nice as previous iterations of Vibe and have allowed NCL to cram in more people. Parts of Vibe are ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Aft-facing Balcony Stateroom


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