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Norwegian Encore Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 25

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
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Norwegian Encore

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 29, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Encore

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 12148

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

This was a last minute decision that was booked 2 weeks out. Everything about the cruise was good. The cruise before on another cruise line had kind of soured us on cruises, but this helped us regain our faith. We are already looking to book in the future with NCL. The concept of 30 places to hang out vs everybody in one central place really makes it feel more comfortable.


5 out of 5
This was very easy and relaxed. Be there by 10:30 am to beat the crowd.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
enjoyed the food and bar options. I really liked the freestyle dining with no time constraints. Hung out mostly at the district brew house, great place to have a beer and relax.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Pool Deck - Sun deck - Go Karts - Observation lounge - Atrium


5 out of 5
Top Notch - Choir of Man is one of the best shows I've ever seen and I'm in the entertainment business. Kinky boots & prohibition were very good also. The beatles and all the musicians were very good at the bars and clubs.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Overall the staff was great. I was a little disappointed in the room steward that I only saw once and then she had our names wrong. but behind the scenes the room was turned down - cleaned and ready several times a day. Although I'm in my 50's I still would like to see a towel monkey or something.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Brand Spanking new - 5th voyage - excellent

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very nice - we were able to bid up to a Balcony. Little bigger then other cruise lines I have been on.

Ship tip

Not dining in one place at one time everyday took little getting used to, but I like it better. This was my most relaxing vacation in a long time.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5
only got on the Ship from Miami.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Becuase of the New Year we were only in port for 5 hours., We have been to San Juan many times. Enjoyed our favorite Choco- bar

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

4 out of 5
Took the Sky ride to paradise point, shopped, it was raining so stayed around the port. We had been to St Thomas before. Pier is 1.5 miles from main downtown.

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

5 out of 5
Our Jeep tour was cancelled due to rain, we did the Virgin Gorda baths, very interesting and fun. Boat - Bus - Hike


5 out of 5
Easy - Easy
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