Encore Inaugural 2019

Norwegian Encore Cruise Review

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Norwegian Encore

2 Night New York City

Sail date: November 11, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Encore

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 8718

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

This was a 2 night inaugural in the port of New York so casino and shops weren't open. Overall the ship was fantastic. We had two days to explore most of the ship and while we weren't able to experience it all, most areas were at least open for viewing. Service and staff were very friendly and professional making you feel welcomed and the food was amazing. Definitely would sail again!


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Waves Pool Bar

5 out of 5

Nice view with a good mix of signature drinks.

The Manhattan Room - Main Dining Room

5 out of 5

Service was phenomenal each night and the food was excellent.

The Local

5 out of 5

Great option if you're looking for a late night snack.

The District Brew House

4 out of 5

Good mix of beers on tap. Had live music each night but can be in the loud side making it difficult for conversation.

Maltings Whiskey Bar

5 out of 5

Great option for drinks if you’re a fan of whiskey.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

The Cavern Club

5 out of 5

The Liverpool Beatles put on a great show. Caught the second night performance of Abbey Road. Great show and was impressed how much they each took on the mannerisms of the original Fab Four!

Galaxy Pavilion

5 out of 5

Galaxy Pavilion is a great interactive spot to spend a few hours. From virtual racecourse simulators, roller coasters, hanggliding and more it was a must see spot.

Encore Theater

5 out of 5

Saw Choir of Man which was a great show. Very interactive with a good mix of new and old music.

Encore Speedway

5 out of 5

Wasn't able to experience it myself but was able to observe others. Looks like a fun track with a great spot for other guests to observe right in the middle of the upper bend in the track on the top deck.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff onboard were very polite and attentive greeting you any time you passed them throughout the ship. Service was timely and took great attention to detail.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Good size cabin. Liked that it was a full size shower versus a smaller corner shower. Extended balcony was huge. Just wishing the weather had cooperated to have been able to enjoy it.

Ship tip

Book shows, events and dining reservations as early as possible to be able to experience the full ship.


5 out of 5
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