A great ship overall

Norwegian Encore Cruise Review

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

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Norwegian Encore

Great Stirrup Cay Round Trip

Sail date: November 21, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Encore

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

A beautiful ship with lots of activities for the right client. Not for everyone in my opinion but NCL did a great job with this one.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
We ate mostly at the main dining room and the food and service was great. Wait time to get in was minimal and food was timed well.

Los Lobos

2 out of 5

We ate 1 night at specialty restaurant Los Lobos. Atmosphere, service and timing was good. Food was not as good as we hoped, especially since we love Mexican food. Empenadas were very doughy and flavor of filling was off.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Overall there was a good variety of things to do during the day and night times.

Main Pool

1 out of 5

Very small area with 2 Pools. 1 is considered an adult pool but I can imagine a full ship of people trying to huddle around that small pool. The kids pool adjacent to the splash zone again very small and at capacity kids will be bumping into each other.

Encore Casino

3 out of 5

Casino was very small compared to other ships. With the atrium stairs in the middle really cut down on the excitement you usually get in a casino.


5 out of 5
The silent disco was fun and the comedians were hilarious. I would do those multiple times during the sailing. Mojito bar had the same singers 2 nts in a row and thier song set was exactly the same. A bit disappointed about that because we usually enjoy relaxing at that bar at night

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Overall a well laid out ship and of course being the 3rd sailing it was immaculate.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Spacious balcony cabins with what you would expect for a bathroom. Ample space for luggage and plenty of closet and drawers for clothing when unpacked.

Ship tip

This ship felt more adult focus than children. With limited pool and 1 water slide I believe there are better options for kids

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

2 out of 5
Very limited activities overall. If you are looking for a quiet beach day, it's the perfect place. Beach chairs are set on a hill so if you not in the first few rows your laying on a hill


5 out of 5
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