Eastern Caribbean NCL Encore inaugural season

Norwegian Encore Cruise Review

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 28

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Norwegian Encore

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 08, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Encore

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 8124

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We had a great week. We were looking forward to sailing on Encore since January. We sailed on bliss last year too. I liked NCL

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Arrived a bit early, and had to wait in the holding area. Got lucky, and was given an earlier boarding number by guests waiting. Checked in around 11, on board by noon.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Lots of bars and restaurants. I found I spent a lot of time at Local. Less crowded at breakfast, and I love the wings at lunch!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
So much to do, but like any new ship, a few kinks to work out. Go karts were great. Spectators can participate by shooting lasers at the karts to boost power! Ocean loop slide closed awaiting extended repairs. Some rides at galaxy pavilion glitchy

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Kinky boots and choir of man are great. Temperature band had great music on the pool deck and elsewhere. Good piano shows in District, atrium, and observation. Don’t miss the Deck party, featuring all the entertainers on one stage. DJ kept the deck parties hopping! Did not see Beatles or Prohibition show on Encore, but they were good on Bliss, so I’m sure you’ll enjoy

Encore Speedway

5 out of 5

Both the kids and adults had fun here

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
My friends niece ditched family time for Splash academy, so that says something!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5

Ship tip

Book restaurant reservations prior to boarding or on the first day, especially in a large group.

Ports of call

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
St John champagne catamaran. Another beautiful day, with great snorkeling and beach

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

5 out of 5
Virgin Gorda baths. It’s a great spot

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
We had an evening stop, so we opted for bioluminescent kayak trip It was a beautiful evening

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Fairly easy. We had a late flight, so we picked the last time slot, most had left already

Traveler Photos

large balcony
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