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Norwegian Encore Cruise Review

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Norwegian Encore

Great Stirrup Cay Round Trip

Sail date: November 21, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Encore

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 12146

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Wow! Wow ! Wow ! I was on the Inaugural Christening celebration. For starters Kelly Clarkson preformed as she is the godmother of this amazing ship! This sailing and event was amazing! I had to pinch myself to make sure this wasn’t just a dream ! The Encore is everything and more . Food did not disappoint. We ate and tried as many places possible in three nights. You can’t go wrong with any of the dining selections. Get ready to have the type of fun you will talk about for years to come because there is no shortage to what you can do onboard. Go carts , water slides, laser tag, shows, or just relaxing on the many decks and areas. Norwegian knocked it out of the park on this one ! The elegant, modern design is over a 5-star experience. Amenities galore! The design and layout very classy and simple. Private island was beautiful and if you want an adrenaline rush i recommend doing the zip line , if not grab a drink and sit back and relax ! Hands down my favorite vacation and i can’t wait to get back on this ship again ! I’d recommend for all ages and recommend as a must !! Thrill. Chill. Encore ! Thank you Norwegian!


5 out of 5
Process was very easy and smooth.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Talk about food heaven!

Savor Restaurant - Main Dining Room

5 out of 5

Food was great and so many options to choose from. Loved all the hand washing stations!

Waves Pool Bar

5 out of 5

Great place to grab a drink to cool off and still enjoy the amazing weather. Fast and friendly drink service! Can make and mix pretty much anything you can think of.

The Local

5 out of 5

This was our breakfast spot and late night spot. Food was great and hot and fresh. Service was always quick and everyone friendly.


5 out of 5

Love me some coffee! Glad it was an option for us Starbucks lovers out there !

The District Brew House

5 out of 5

Great drinks and service!

Sugarcane Mojito Bar

5 out of 5

Can’t go wrong with a Mojito! Another great place to visit. Friendly and falls in line with all other classy, modern touches the Encore has. Also make sure you get a drink from the bartender Chocolate Cowboy! He makes a perfect drink and everybody’s favorite bartender.

Food Republic

5 out of 5

This was my favorite restaurant! Wow! Just wow , we as a group of 4 tried over 10 separate items ! There was not one disappointing dish on the menu! Amazing. Waiters were so friendly and fun.

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

Love the classy, elegant atmosphere. Had surf and turf it was delicious. Service was amazing, meal courses came out in perfect timing and presentation was on point. Wine glasses are huge which who wouldn’t love a big glass of wine.

American Diner

5 out of 5

Don’t let the traditional burger place fool you! We ate here twice even. Burgers are huge and delicious. Great atmosphere and so yummy.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Fun,Fun, for Everyone! Go-cart racing and water slides so much fun !

Vibe Beach Club

5 out of 5

Relax and enjoy the sun and some fabulous drinks !

Aqua Park

5 out of 5

So fun !


5 out of 5
Shows were great ! Kinky Boots was AMAZING! Loved The Choir of Man. Comedy club did not disappoint. Cavern Club also a favorite! All are a must see!

The Cavern Club

5 out of 5

Loved the Beatles shows. Each night was a different album! Great atmosphere and service!

Social Comedy and Night Club

5 out of 5

Great late night entertainment

Encore Theater

5 out of 5

Loved the shows!

Encore Speedway

5 out of 5

Who wouldn’t want to go-cart on a cruise? So much fun!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Excellent service from start to finish! Our room stewards were beyond exceptional! Also shoot out to the photo shop! Great service and great deals !

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Wow! Design is just hard to describe! So high-end luxury throughout. Classy, contemporary, and clean. Cabins and all common areas very clean and maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Loved our balcony. Beds very comfortable and cabin was clean.

Ship tip

Be ready to have fun and enjoy all these great amenities, activities, and restaurants. Don’t be discouraged if you can’t get a reservation for shows or restaurants, people cancel and if you show up you have a chance of getting in.

Ports of call

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

5 out of 5
Loved the private island . Zip lining was so much fun! Staff were great, they explained everything , safety was their main concern and they made the experience a once in a lifetime memory! Snorkeling was fun. The beach areas are just pure serenity! Lots to do on this island ! Relax or do some high thrill activities! Something for everyone!

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
Fast and organized.
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