Norwegian Encore Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York
Review summaryOverall this is a fantastic ship with lots of great areas to hang out. The Manhattan Room is a gorgeous dining room. If you sit near the back of the dining room there are huge windows that afford an excellent view of whatever you might be cruising passed. In the front of the ship you'll find the Observation Lounge. This is a great place to grab a bite to eat (they typically have snacks set out) and relax. The front of this room has windows spanning two decks and it's usually pretty quiet so it's a nice place to relax. The go cart track and laser tag are awesome, as is the Galaxy Pavilion which features immersive 3D games and rides. Late at night be sure to swing by the Local for wings or burgers. It's a good place to people watch if you grab a seat near the balcony the looks over deck 6.
Food and Dining
Savor Restaurant - Main Dining Room
Nice dinning room. I like the Manhattan Room better, but this is a little smaller if that's what you like. I think it's quieter.
Show up early to watch the seafood buffet. Even if you don't eat fish - it's a spectacle to watch the people!
The Humidor Cigar Lounge
It's good, not great. It's cozy and quiet, not brightly light, and near the whiskey bar - which is what you want in a cigar lounge - but I found it almost too smokey. I know that seems like a strange comment on a Cigar lounge but it felt like there was absolutely no ventilation whatsoever. There were also people smoking cigarettes in there, which is posted as a no-no, but that went completely disregarded.
The Manhattan Room - Main Dining Room
This is one of the nicest dinning rooms I've seen on a ship. It's just a beautiful room. The furnishings are nice and comfortable, it features massive windows off the back of the ship, the lighting is perfect. It's just a great place to grab a meal.
Great late night venue! They serve food late and it's in a central part of the ship so you can people watch here and never get bored.
It's a regular Startbucks, but on a ship. There's always a line and it never seems to move very quickly.
Love this place! Nice and quiet, huge windows with great views. Very relaxing.
Mandara Spa & Salon
I didn't have any services but we did take a tour and it looked awesome. They offer extensive services and it looked very relaxing.
The Cavern Club
AWESOME. The Cavern Club is one of my favorite things with this series of Norwegian Ships. The Beatles show is not to be missed.
Social Comedy and Night Club
Nice bar. We didn't catch a comedy act, but there's a few little side rooms where you can break away from the bar area and relax with friends.
Really cool stuff. Maybe it was opening cruise jitters, but it did seem like a lot of the machines had to be frequently restarted which led to long lines.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Don't miss the Beatles show at the Cavern Club