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Norwegian Encore Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 34

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Norwegian Encore

9 Night Transatlantic Westbound (London To New York)

Sail date: November 02, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Encore

Cabin type: Inside

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

This cruise was my first transatlantic. I was celebrating my birthday and it didn’t disappoint. The entertainment was top notch. The dance parties and game shows were so much fun. I had an excellent cruise!!


5 out of 5
Fast, efficient and no lines

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Main dining rooms were my preference on this voyage. Buffet was spread out and difficult to navigate. Not much variety in selections. Specialty restaurants were a toss up. Los Lobos was excellent in terms of food and service. Carney’s was excellent on the first visit and mediocre on second. Onda was a complete fail. The tables had no tablecloths and with tile floors the noise was distracting.

Savor Restaurant - Main Dining Room

4 out of 5

Food was served with beautiful plate presentation. Improvements in table service at breakfast. Slow to refill coffee and serve food items.


5 out of 5

Full serve Starbucks

Onda by Scarpetta

1 out of 5

Slow service, food was mediocre at best. Decor comparable to a cafeteria style diner.

Los Lobos

5 out of 5

Great food and service. The restaurant decor was so beautiful!!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Participated in most of the games

Observation Lounge

5 out of 5

Beautiful place to relax, read and watch the water. They also served light breakfast and snacks throughout the day.


5 out of 5
Kinky Boots and Choir of Man we’re both outstanding. Onboard bands were all very good. Pianist WT Greer was excellent. Encore DJ from St Lucia was great. Guest DJ was terrible.

Children's Programs

I was traveling solo

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Waitstaff in restaurants need more training

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Decor in tones of blue was soooo beautiful. The ship was lovely top to bottom.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
I had the bed divided into twins to create more walking space. Room was spacious for one. Bathroom was very nice. Glass walled shower :)

Ship tip

Attend all of the shows

Ports of call

Southampton (London), England

5 out of 5
Many hotels and restaurants in the area. Walkable distance from London bus station to the port.

New York, New York

5 out of 5
NYC is one of my favorites. Who doesn’t love a city that’s going 24/7!!!


5 out of 5
Quick, easy and efficient.
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