Norwegian Encore NYC Inaugural 2019

Norwegian Encore Cruise Review

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 21

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Norwegian Encore

2 Night New York City

Sail date: November 11, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Encore

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

I loved the Encore and would love to book again (this time some place warm!!!)


5 out of 5
Very seamless boarding the ship. I arrived a bit late so the lines were short, but everyone who greeted me was very friendly and helpful. Since we weren’t sailing to another port, the ship did not leave the pier.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food and drink was excellent. We frequented the District which is a craft brew bar and had a decent selection of IPA’s and Stouts. The Encore also has a full Starbucks if you need your kick (it’s a real Starbucks, not a “proudly serving”). I enjoyed a “Bloody Maria” which is a Bloody Mary with tequila at the A-List bar. Maltings is a whiskey / cigar bar where I enjoyed an Old Fashioned and a cigar I brought from home (they weren’t able to sell me any since we hadn’t left the dock so luckily I had one of my own.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff was great, from the folks greeting you on board, from the bartenders and wait staff to the concierge. Housekeeping was excellent. Very friendly, informative, and always willing to help you.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
It had that “new ship smell” so what could I say that was negative! The ship was elegant but modern and fun. Lots of nooks and crannies to explore.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
My room was aft and very comfortable. Had a great view from my balcony, I can only imagine if I was sailing in the Caribbean!!!

Ship tip

As soon as you book you want to get in on all the excursions, dining, and spa reservations EARLY!! That is the best advice I could give to a new cruiser.


5 out of 5
We never left the dock so leaving was quick and easy.

Traveler Photos

The District Brew House Pole Position on steroids
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