Norwegian Encore Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Review summaryThis is my second cruise. The first was with Carnival. I would rate Norwegian higher for food and entertainment. But I the end I enjoyed both cruises
Food and Dining
The Manhattan Room - Main Dining Room
It is more formal and hosts large groups. Same menu as taste and savor. MoreChaotic.
Just so so. Food ok. Limited menu. Supposed to be open 24 hrs but in the middle of the night they are cleaning etc.
Savor Restaurant - Main Dining Room
all 3 dinning rooms have the same menu. Good variety each day. The best thing about taste Ana savor is the staff. Every time we were there a manger came to talk to us! The waiter and co waiter were incredibly attentive. Best service ever !
Q Texas Smokehouse
Good meat. Again the sides were not to our liking. The county band was terrible.
The best food we ate on the ship
As far a buffets go. 5 star. Upon entering everyone must “Washy Washy”. Staff gave you hand sanitizer. Food was good and there was a variety at lunch and dinner.
Really good place for desert
Good food and service. The side dishes were not to our liking but the steak was really good
Good food. Good service not expense
Vibe Beach Club
A must if you want an adult place to hand out. The main deck area is over packed and is heavy with children even in February. The vibe has its own bar. Adult only. Two levels. Two jacuzzi’s. 209$ per person but well with it. We never had to hunt for an open seat. Plenty if room. Good waiter service also
Social Comedy and Night Club
The comedy club was great. One of my favorite things when cruising. I didn’t give it 5 stars because on the Encore the room is very small. All chairs on the same level and uncomfortable. They had a host and two comedians. The host was better than the two headliners. NCL only allows you to book one reservation per headliner. On the upside though all 3 did a finale the last night in the theatre.
Pretty good deals. They did need more T-shirtsAnd jackets. They were almost sold out
This area was not what was expected. Not nearly the large game room as advertised. We did pay for the escape room. We were paired up with 4 other passengers. It was awesome to see 6 people who did not k is each other come together as a team to solve the escape.
We saw Kinky Boots and Choir of Men. Reading the bios for the shows NCL went out of their way to have top performers. Both productions were 5 star!
The observation lounge was pretty. Many sofa, lounges and chairs. The far side had a bar and it was so noisy and busy with hyper people that we always left.
Mandara Spa & Salon
NCL went way out when making the spa area. OMG. Terrific. Warming beds were not warm enough but they were there along with relaxation beds that faced the ocean. Two saunas. Snow room. Salt room to clear your lungs, and a jacuzzi. It also has a large therapeutic pool. It has a relaxing area. Then areas of water pulses to work on your neck,back, legs, and whole body. They serve water and fruit. Towel service. The best! We had a room on the spa floor. Great service and quiet.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Don’t buy the WiFi package. Rarely worked. We came home with almost all 250 minutes we started with.