Best cruise ever!
Norwegian Encore Cruise Review
Review summaryThe Encore is our new favorite ship and this was our favorite cruise experience ever! No cruise will ever be perfect but this was as close as we would expect.
Food and Dining
Amazing shakes and desserts!! Really friendly crew here too.
There's something here for virtually everyone. Well-staffed so is always clean and tables are cleared quickly!!Washy washy people are friendly and always happy.
Great atmosphere and service. However, this was the only culinary disappointment on the ship. Quesadillas were excellent, as was dessert, but the main dishes didn't meet our expectations.
The District Brew House
My favorite place on the ship! As a craft beer enthusiast, it was really nice to have access to non-mainstream beer. The choices were quite good. The District has certified Cicerones on staff who are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The beer tasting activity was informative and fun.Love that they bring highly talented piano entertainers to this venue too!
Q Texas Smokehouse
This one thoroughly exceeded our expectations! The food was amazing! Service was fantastic! Great atmosphere too. Highly recommend Q!
We loved our experience here! So much fun and the food was excellent!
Waves Pool Bar
Too busy, overwhelming the staff. Drink selection is lacking.
Social Comedy and Night Club
Nice venue but the comedians were just ok. They recycled most of their jokes.The bar is only open for a few minutes before a show and closes too soon. Bartenders are overwhelmed.
The carts are a lot of fun. The only part that wasn't fun was dealing with other racers on the track who don't follow the rules (i.e.: driving too slow and blocking the track for faster drivers; people who stop in the track; people who simply obstruct the fun for more capable drivers)Would have preferred more time on the track too, but it's still a must-do activity on Encore.
Kinky Boots is absolutely a 5 star show, with incredibly talented cast, great set and awesome direction. Loved it!The Choir of Man deserves MORE than 5 stars! Easily the best live theatre performance we've ever attended on land or sea!!
Really fun activity but understaffed and confusing. We spent half our time waiting for guidance on whether the different attractions were working, how to use them, or simply getting started.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Be prepared for extras. The Encore does not provide an all-inclusive vacation.