Norwegian Encore ship stats

  • Price:

    $$$$
  • Size:

    XL
  • Total Passengers:

    3,998
  • Total Crew:

    2,100
  • Passenger to Crew Ratio:

    1.90
  • Built:

    Aug 2019
  • Number of Decks:

    16
  • Total Cabins:

    2,031
  • Cabin Categories:

    34
  • Length:

    1,094

Norwegian Encore overview

By Cruiseline.com Staff - Updated Mar. 9, 2020

Norwegian Cruise Line has done it again with the all-new Norwegian Encore. Sailing in the fall of 2019 from the sunny shores of Miami, Encore is the latest addition to Norwegian's fleet of Breakaway-Plus cruise ships. This cutting-edge ship is filled with action-packed activities for the whole family: Put the pedal to the metal on the Formula 1 race track, bank the curves of the high-speed Aqua Racer waterslide, eliminate the competition on the Atlantis-inspired laser tag course, or spend hours playing virtual reality games in the Galaxy Pavilion.

If you enjoy Broadway shows and live music, Norwegian Encore's entertainment won't disappoint. With three onboard shows, including the Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots, the fringe-fest favorite Choir of Man, and Happy Hour Prohibition: The Musical, you can catch a different performance every night. The ship's restaurants are equally diverse. Keep it casual with a visit to the buffet or main dining rooms, or treat yourself to an exquisite meal from Ocean Blue or The Chef's Table. If you plan on enjoying the nightlife during your cruise, there are plenty of adult-friendly hangouts onboard. Enjoy a chilled rosé in The Cellars, an ice-cold cocktail from the Sugarcane Mojito Bar, or a comfortable chair in the Observation Lounge as you watch the sunset over the Caribbean Sea.

For its debut season, Norwegian Encore itineraries depart from Miami and Bayonne. New Jersey departures visit Bermuda, the Bahamas, and destinations across New England and Nova Scotia. Florida itineraries visit ports of call in the eastern and western Caribbean, including Panama, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Norwegian's private Harvest Caye resort in Belize. Travelers may also book transatlantic journeys between New York and England's storied Southampton port for the ultimate at-sea cruise vacation.

Top activities for Norwegian Encore

  • Water slides and Kids' Aqua Park
  • Open-air Atlantis-themed laser tag
  • Formula 1 Go-Kart track
  • Galaxy Pavilion with virtual reality games
  • Entourage teen club
  • Splash Academy kids area
  • Tony award-winning Kinky Boots production with music by Cyndi Lauper
  • Choir of Man from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • Happy Hour Prohibition dinner and drinks theater
  • Multiple bars and lounges, including The Cellars
  • Diverse dining, including Q Barbecue and Los Lobos
  • Social Comedy and Nightclub
  • The Cavern Club music venue
  • Observation Lounge with 180-degree views
  • The Waterfront open-air promenade
  • Duty-free shopping
  • Casino games
  • Mandara Spa

Before you book

Why Sail on Norwegian Encore: Norwegian Encore is ideal for families and couples seeking action-packed activities and high-end amenities. The ship’s 82 studio cabins are also perfect for solo travelers looking to avoid the dreaded single supplement fee.

You should know: Norwegian Encore's amenities place a greater emphasis on premium pay-per-use features, such as laser tag and go-karts, which may impact cruisers traveling on a budget.

Norwegian Encore ratings:

  • Cabin / Stateroom 4.5
  • Children's Programs 3.6
  • Entertainment 4.4
  • Food and Dining 4.4
  • Onboard Activities 4.0
  • Service and Staff 4.6
  • Ship Quality 4.5

Norwegian Encore cabins

2031 cabins and 34 cabin categories.

Inside Cabin

Inside

(8 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $160/night
Oceanview Cabin

Oceanview

(1 Review)
Avg. Cost: $215/night
Balcony Cabin

Balcony

(51 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $248/night
Suite Cabin

Suite

(17 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $388/night

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Norwegian Encore dining

Food Republic

Food Republic

5.0
(3 Reviews)
Coco’s

Coco’s

5.0
(3 Reviews)
The Haven Restaurant

The Haven Restaurant

5.0
(1 Review)

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Norwegian Encore onboard activities

The Beauty Shop

The Beauty Shop

5.0
(1 Review)
Vibe Beach Club

Vibe Beach Club

5.0
(3 Reviews)
Aqua Park

Aqua Park

5.0
(3 Reviews)
Haven Sundeck

Haven Sundeck

5.0
(2 Reviews)

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239 Norwegian Encore Reviews

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Beautiful and Breathtaking by BubbaDat

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Encore

Icy straight point /Hoona is still a wasted time because of the small area of shops and space. We were not even a full ship and people were on top of each other everywhere. Small walking trail around the docks was not allowed to go to town (small as it is) because of Covid. Hallways are tight in the cabin areas and very hard to get around with scooters and or people on them. In the public areas they are fine but they will have problems with a full ship. Be prepared to walk a lot on the ship to get from one side to the other.

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Disappointing by tbdal

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Encore

This trip was for our 25th anniversary. Wish we had done something else.

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Alaska is calling me 2021 by Kclnolle

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Encore / Destination: Alaska - Inside Passage

Once in a lifetime experience, amazing mountains, glacier

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199 Norwegian Encore tips

CruiselineMich

Nov 27, 2019

There is a free shuttle from the port to Bayside Marketplace. It picked us up at terminal A Port of Miami: take the free Coral Way trolley to the Biscayne Blvd. stop!

2jcrater

Aug 31, 2021

Take advantage of the Port Track luggage direct from your room to your destination.

tenece

Sep 04, 2021

Take advantage of the go kart speedway on dry days. If it is wet out, you can't use it. Otherwise the ship is one of the best laid out ships ever been on.

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