While NCL Encore was beautiful, the Captain instead of taking a easier/more southern route went head on into the storm(s). First thought it was to rush through bad weather but crew suspected it was to test the ship. SPA kept having things NOT working.
Norwegian Encore Cruise Review to Transatlantic
Review summaryHave had "adventurous" transatlantic before that I have absolutely loved but this was not great trip. I liked the ship (so many bugs or questionable design choices) and would liked the Ship again if we traveled in warmer climates & calmer seas. It seemed were obviously using us to test the ship on it's Inaugural trip. If the Captain had taken a more warmer/southern route avoiding the storms and allowed us to enjoy the facilities (deck facilities & pools closed 75% of the time) the trip would have been wonderful. It didn't help having to wait and wait in NY so they could have a "photo-opt" with the Escape or the loss of the last night the day before disembarkation day for passport control (they made us empty the ship then get back on - the crew tried to make it as painless as possible - loved them for that). We had an OK time but it could have been so much better.
Food and Dining
Savor Restaurant - Main Dining Room
Savor & Taste is Incredible Service With Great Food. Staff will take care of all your needs. It is elegant dining at it's best - Loved Taking Breakfast there. They will seat you any way you want ... it is FANTASTIC!!!
Be aware that this is not a Vegetarian or Vegan friendly place (EXCEPT for the Indian selection). They sometime miss posting ingredients (have to ask), and every veggie burger was either cooked on meat shared grill or over cooked till hockey puck. If allergic to shellfish they put the shrimp everywhere and think that it is a SALAD ITEM. Cross contamination from serving equipment is a danger. Safer/better to eat at the restaurants.
KNOW THAT THERE IS A WEIGHT LIMIT - not sure how much because it strangely varied depending the person (nothing was visibly or officially posted). My friend attempted to try the speedway and they rudely told her she was too fat to go on the go-karts (she actually weighed less than 250, though they said it was 265, she rushed back to her cabin and cried).
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Ports of call
New York, New York Did not visit port