Norwegian Encore Inaugural

Norwegian Encore Cruise Review

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 22

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Norwegian Encore

Great Stirrup Cay Round Trip

Sail date: November 17, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Encore

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 11174

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Overall it was a fantastic experience. Absolutely love the shipping staff. The food was fantastic and the entertainment was fabulous! I love going to the private island because you can either relax and do nothing and just lay out on the beach or they’ve got great water sports and other activities to do. I would recommend Norwegian as a great family cruise vacation. Thank you for inviting me to come on your inaugural for the Encore... What a great experience!


5 out of 5
We arrived early and embarkation was seemingly easy.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
I have to say I was very impressed with the non-plastic water bottles by Norwegian Cruise lines, in fact, I took them home and I reuse them!! The food In the buffet and the dining rooms were very good but I have to say Onda by Scarpetta was outstanding! I’m gonna tell you I’m an Italian girl from New York, a cook and very spoiled when it comes to my Italian food, my daughter and I were very impressed with Onda And it was absolutely delicious! Don’t let me forget about the seafood extravaganza in the buffet WOW

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Aqua Park

5 out of 5

My daughter and I were able to do the tube slide just wasn’t brave enough to do the Straight down plunging slide LOL


5 out of 5

Social Comedy and Night Club

5 out of 5

We had a ball doing the silent disco!!

Encore Theater

5 out of 5

Kinky Boots was one of the best shows I’ve seen on a cruise ship!! The cast was outstanding.. bravo

Encore Speedway

5 out of 5

That was a lot of fun!! Great experience

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Although I did not have a child with me I was able to tour the children’s facilities and it looks fantastic. Lots of room and lots of things to do

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The service and staff were excellent, very accommodating and friendly

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Accommodations were beautiful. Just couldn’t figure out what that centerpiece hanging from the atrium was

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The size of the cabin was perfect for two people and the accommodations are beautiful

Ship tip

You MUST Pre-book your Dinner reservations in the specialty restaurants, shows and activities or you will not have the opportunity to enjoy them

Ports of call

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

5 out of 5
Absolutely loved Great Stirrup Cay!! Plenty of space, Plenty of chairs and beach space.. We had parasailing booked first thing in the morning but it was too windy and it was canceled. Was a little disappointed but completely understood and was grateful that they didn’t risk our lives for an excursion

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5
Easy access and easy parking


5 out of 5
Very smooth disembarkation
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